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What’s On

There’s lots going on at My Life for people of all ages and abilities.

We organise trips and social activities for our members, including theme park visits, fun days, BBQs, pantomimes, live shows and much more. If you have a disability and need support, you will need to bring your PA or carer, as we don’t provide direct support and personal care on our trips. Wherever possible, we try to make sure that the person who is supporting you doesn’t have to pay, or pays a reduced rate.

  • Our Opportunities Programme lists our timetable of classes & activities.
  • Our School Holiday Activities are just £10 per child, per day for members, or £15 per child without membership. They are a great way to get kids out in the fresh air and meet new friends.
  • We also run an inclusive Club Night for adults aged 18+ which is held every first Tuesday of the month.
  • All of our events are visible on the Events Calendar.

We welcome suggestions from our members for new events, trips and experiences.

Upcoming Events

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Opportunities Programme

Our philosophy at My Life is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age and ability through an innovative approach to learning and discovery, in a beautiful country location with indoor and outdoor opportunities all year round.

Children, young people and adults are offered regular workshops to achieve and develop confidence through hands on learning, either in a group setting or on an individual basis. The programme is based on a wide range of opportunities, including the natural environment, the recognition of plants, caring for animals and helping to preserve our planet. Personal skills are considered highly valuable, such as team work, problem solving and self development. Our mission is to not hurry people into taking exams and certificates, but to take our time so individuals can be mindful and genuinely learn and discover at their own pace.

Although the programme offers something for everyone, we can arrange for additional sessions or one to one sessions in carriage driving, equine studies, horticulture, postural care and other aspects of learning, both indoors and outdoors. We are learning what appeals to individuals and groups of people and have the flexibility to adapt our programme as we evolve, develop, but more importantly get to know individuals who would like to spend some time with us.

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School Holiday Activities

Our school holiday activities are for children of all ages and abilities (under 8s must be accompanied by an adult). They run from 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays), and the cost is just £10 per child, per day (My Life member rate), or £15 per child (non-member rate)*. It’s a a great way to get kids out in the fresh air and meet new friends. 

We have got a small animal farm, a soft play area and run animal magic sessions on Saturday mornings.

    For the perfect gift, why not adopt one of our animals! For just £100 per year, you get an adoption certificate, regular letters keeping you up-to-date about your chosen animal, and My Life membership is included.

    And after the perfect gift, here’s a unique party idea – Thompson House Equestrian Centre pony parties.

    There really is lots going on, come down and visit us, phone 01257 472900 or email info@my-life.org.uk to find out more.

    *Please note: if your child needs 1:1 or 2:1 support, this will be charged separately.

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    Respect Reflex Clubnights

    Our inclusive clubnights are held on the first Tuesday of every month.

    It’s open to members and non-members, but you must be aged 18 or over. Tickets cost £2 for members and PAs/support workers, and must be bought in advance. We do not sell tickets on the door. For tickets, phone: 01257 472900. 

    • You can pay over the phone and we can post them out to you. If you pay this way there is an additional £1.50 admin and postage charge.
    • You can send us a stamped addressed envelope and pay by cheque. Remember to state on the back how many tickets you need and for which month(s). Please make your cheque payable to ‘My Life Legacy’.
    • You can call and pick them up at either our Standish or Leigh sites. It’s usually best to ring us before you arrive, so that we have the tickets ready for you. Phone 01257 472900 (Standish), or 01942 487854 (Leigh).

    Visit facebook.com/RespectReflex for more details.

    Venue: Reflex Nightclub, King Street, Wigan.
    Time: 7pm to 10pm

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    ice flyerYes, it’s back!

    Our truly inclusive community experience, ICE 2018.

    This is a 4-day residential event like no other. Meet new friends make new connections, have fun, learn from experts in their field, learn how to involve the whole community, take part in our Come Dine With Me evenings, and enjoy a short break in the fabulous surroundings of Ribby Hall Village.

    This is an event aimed at disabled adults, family members, carers, community builders, health and social care professionals. It’s a very popular event and places are subject to availability. Book now or pay a deposit to secure your place!

    Just £200 per person, which includes 4 nights’ accommodation, workshops, entertainment and food hamper.

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    To book, download and return our booking form.

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