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rugby

playing rugby?

Archard Yabsley has no doubt that rugby is one of the most suitable and accessible sports for children and adults with sight difficulties.

Find out why >

pole dancing

pole dancing?

Alex’s first thought was that pole dancing wouldn’t be accessible, but then her sense of adventure took over!

Read about Alex’s pole dancing lessons > 

Jolt trip of a lifetime

taking the trip of a lifetime?

Charlie, 15 was presented with an opportunity to take a life-changing trip and so he found himself off to the Amazon.

Read more >

marching band

joining a marching band?

Michael finds music a very accessible pastime and enjoys the friendship and team spirit that comes with being in a marching band! 

Read more >

Festival

going to a festival?

Claire visited the Long Road Festival! 

Read about it here

surfing

surfing?

There are specialist surf schools available, we found one in Wales! 

surfabilityukcic.org

Skateboard

skateboarding?

We’re not sure we’re quite brave enough to try this but we love following these awesome skateboarders on Instagram! 

@danthemancina
@victoriaclairesculpture

tennis

tennis?

More and more people are taking up VI tennis! You can find sessions near you on the Tennis Foundation’s website: 

tennisfoundation.org.uk

volunteering

volunteering?

There are lots of great volunteering opportunities out there so why not search for something in your local area? Of course here at VICTA we are always looking for volunteers to help on our activities!

Become a VICTA volunteer

Sailing

sailing a tall ship?

VICTA has partnered with the Jubilee Sailing Trust to offer some incredible once-in-a-lifetime crew experiences on-board the JST’s tall ships.

Jubilee Sailing Trust

Apply for VICTA activities

ski

skiing?

There are a few options here, you can have a taster at an indoor slope or head to the mountains! VICTA have tried both and had a fantastic trip with the help of Seable Holidays in 2017.

Seable

Metro Blind Sport – Skiing

Follow @OutspanRebelsVI on Twitter 

Read about our VICTA ski trip

driving

driving a 4×4?

This is an amazing experience and lots of fun, so much so VICTA has run a driving break for the last few years! 

Visit the Explore 4×4 website 

Visit the VICTA activity calendar

Read about VICTA’s 2018 trip 

Perform arts

performing arts?

There are some great organisations out there offering opportunities in the performing arts, here are a few we found:

Extant

U Can 

Read Robert’s interview with Jenny Sealey MBE, CEO/Artistic Director at Graeae Theatre

golf

golf?

You may not have considered golf as a viable option but there are lots of opportunities out there. Here are some links we came across:

blindgolf.co.uk

Get into Golf

British Blind Sports – Golf

cricket

cricket?

Sounds civilised doesn’t it?! You will find more information on how to get involved in blind cricket on the following sites:

Blind Cricket England and Wales

Metro Blind Sport – Cricket

British Blind Sport – Cricket

cycling

cycling?

Why not get yourself some wheels and try tandem cycling? We found some helpful resources here:

tandem-club.org.uk

metroblindsport.org

British Blind Sport

cycling.org.uk/wheels-for-all/

Charlotte’s Tandems

Indoor skydiving

indoor skydiving?

This is a really fun activity that VICTA groups have done during our youth breaks. A great feeling and slightly less terrifying that jumping out of an actual plane! We did ours here: 

iflyworld.co.uk

photography

photography?

We know lots of VI people with a keen interest in photography, so don’t be put off giving it a go. VICTA is hosting its first photography activity later this year, the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

Register your interest via the VICTA activity calendar

Get inspired and follow renowned photographer David Katz on twitter

goal ball

goalball?

Goalball is a great sport if you want to get fit, have fun and try something new. Goalball UK can help you get involved.

goalballuk.com

DofE

earning your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?

Did you know you can earn your Bronze or Silver DofE Award with VICTA? It is a fun way to build amazing skills and is a positive edition to CV’s and university applications.

Earn your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with VICTA

Start running

running?

There are lots of running groups out there for varying levels of ability. Why not try joining your local Park Run?

runtogether.co.uk

British Blind Sport – Find a Guide

Park Run

 

blogging

blogging?

Elin offers some great tips on how to get started on blogging and other great blogs to start reading.

Behind the blog

vlog

vlogging?

There are lots of great vlogs out there, why not start your own? Here are some of our ambassador’s favourites:

Mackie’s super network

Fashioneyesta

Thinking out Loud

James Rath – This is how I see the world

The Tommy Edison Experience

Molly Burke

Blind SOS

Meeks Speaks

VIP Lounge radio

 

Do you have any great activities to share? We’d love to hear them!

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