Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre is committed to accommodating anyone from any background no matter what physical or mental disability, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, religious or cultural belief or sexual orientation.

We try our best to open our doors to anyone who has an interest in outdoor pursuits no matter what economic or social background and will continue to improve how we operate and keep these activities accessible as it is at the heart of what we’re about.

Part of what we do to promote outdoor pursuits for all includes:

  • Adopting a positive attitude to meet the needs of all participants
  • Competitive prices overall throughout the Centre
  • Lower Prices for school groups, clubs and charities
  • Tax credit and voucher schemes for childcare provision
  • Consistently applying for funding to give out free spaces on our Holiday Schemes
  • Applying for funding to gain specialised equipment to adapt activities for different people’s needs
  • Offer opportunities for people to get involved in outdoor pursuit through volunteering
  • Send our staff on equity, inclusive and adapting outdoor pursuits training to raise the standard of activities for all users
  • Organise fund raising events to raise money for people to use the centre that would not normally be able to

We also have staff constantly working to access funding for people to visit and take part in outdoor pursuits through the following schemes: Sport Unlimited, Sportivate, extended services, disadvantaged subsidy, Closing the Gap funding and summer school funding. Allowing people who wouldn’t normally get the chance to come and enjoy outdoor pursuits.

Part of our inclusive policy is to adapt sessions where possible to allow people with different impairments to enjoy our activities. Please click on the following links to see what we can do on different sessions to adapt to peoples needs:


As a guide we have provided a summary to help you understand what activities are accessible depending on the impairments the participant has:

Visual Hearing Visual and Hearing Mental Health Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Abseiling Yes Yes With support Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Upper Aerial Trekking Yes Yes Yes Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Lower Aerial Trekking 1 to 1 Yes Yes Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Air Rifle Shooting 1 to 1 Yes Yes Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Archery 1 to 1 Yes With support Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Bell Boating Yes Yes Yes Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Bridge Building With support Yes Not recommended Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Bushcraft Yes Yes Yes Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Canoeing Yes Yes Yes Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Kayaking Yes Yes Yes Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Climbing 1 to 1 Yes With support Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Crate Stacking Yes Yes With support Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Fencing With support Yes With support Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
High All Aboard With support Yes Not recommended Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Balance Beam Challenging Yes Not recommended Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Jacob’s Ladder Challenging Yes Not recommended Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Leap of Faith Tandem with support Yes With support Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Orienteering Yes but very different Yes Yes but very different Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Powerfan Yes Yes Yes Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Raft Building With support Yes Not recommended Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Team Building Yes Yes Not recommended Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Zipline Yes Yes Yes Yes - confidence dependent Yes - support dependent
Speech Mobility Dexterity Long-term pain Breathing Learning
Abseiling Yes Wheelchair abseil Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Upper Aerial Trekking Yes Challenging Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Lower Aerial Trekking Yes No Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Air Rifle Shooting Yes Yes Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Archery Yes Yes Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Bell Boating Yes Yes - hoist available if needed Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Bridge Building Yes Yes Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Bushcraft Yes Yes Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Canoeing Yes Yes - hoist available if needed Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Kayaking Yes Yes - hoist available if needed Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Climbing Yes Challenging (can do rope climbing) Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Crate Stacking Yes Will struggle severely on crates Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Fencing Yes Yes Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
High All Aboard Yes Yes - adapted and with help from peers Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Balance Beam Yes Very challenging Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Jacob’s Ladder Yes Very challenging Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Leap of Faith Yes Very challenging Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Orienteering Yes Yes Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Powerfan Yes Yes Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Raft Building Yes Yes Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Team Building Yes Yes - some tasks adapted or not used Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs
Zipline Yes Yes Yes Yes - may cause discomfort Yes - severity dependent Yes - dependent on needs