Archard Yabsley has no doubt that rugby is one of the most suitable and accessible sports for children and adults with sight diﬃculties.
Alex’s first thought was that pole dancing wouldn’t be accessible, but then her sense of adventure took over!
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.
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!
going to a festival?
Claire visited the Long Road Festival!
There are specialist surf schools available, we found one in Wales!
We’re not sure we’re quite brave enough to try this but we love following these awesome skateboarders on Instagram!
More and more people are taking up VI tennis! You can find sessions near you on the Tennis Foundation’s website:
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!
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.
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.
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!
There are some great organisations out there offering opportunities in the performing arts, here are a few we found:
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:
Sounds civilised doesn’t it?! You will find more information on how to get involved in blind cricket on the following sites:
Why not get yourself some wheels and try tandem cycling? We found some helpful resources here:
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:
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.
Goalball is a great sport if you want to get fit, have fun and try something new. Goalball UK can help you get involved.
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.
There are lots of running groups out there for varying levels of ability. Why not try joining your local Park Run?
Elin offers some great tips on how to get started on blogging and other great blogs to start reading.
There are lots of great vlogs out there, why not start your own? Here are some of our ambassador’s favourites: