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Fancy trying something new? Blesma is offering it's Members the chance to try lots of activties - just take your pick!

  • Blesma Members on train Seniors' Week - Autumn 2022
    When:
    26 Sep 2022  -
    30 Sep 2022
    Where:
    Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing in and around Somerset
    Who:
    Seniors' Weeks are open to Members, spouses and widow(er)s over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2022
  • rttw Ride To The Wall
    When:
    30 Sep 2022  -
    1 Oct 2022
    Where:
    Burton-on-Trent
    What:
    Join the Blesma crew for this poignant and meaningful ride in memory of the fallen. Finishing at the National Memorial Arboretum.
    Who:
    Any Member with their own motorcycle
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2022
  • sailing Turn to Starboard
    When:
    3 Oct 2022  -
    7 Oct 2022
    Where:
    Falmouth
    What:
    A chance to sail the Cornish Coast
    Who:
    Any Member, please note there will be steps and ladders on board the boat
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2022
  • family Accessible Family Glamping
    When:
    21 Oct 2022  -
    24 Oct 2022
    Where:
    Somerset
    What:
    A new addition to the Activities Calendar and the first of its kind. Based at Wall Eden Farm, this accessible glamping site can be enjoyed by the whole family.
    Who:
    Any member with a family of between two and five members (eg. Member + up to 5 others)
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2022
  • remembrance Remembrance Weekend
    When:
    12 Nov 2022  -
    13 Nov 2022
    Where:
    The Cenotaph, London
    What:
    The annual Blesma Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph over Remembrance Weekend.
    Who:
    Any Member.
    Apply By:
    1 Aug 2022
  • fitness Fitness and Lifestyle Course
    When:
    18 Nov 2022  -
    26 Nov 2022
    Where:
    Fuerteventura
    What:
    The aim of the course is to give Members a chance to look at their fitness levels and current lifestyle choices.
    Who:
    Any Member looking for a change in lifestyle.
    Apply By:
    1 Aug 2022
  • SKI Spectacular Colorado Ski Spectacular
    When:
    1 Dec 2022  -
    31 Dec 2022
    Where:
    Colorado, USA
    What:
    The world's biggest ski spectaculars for adaptive Winter sports.
    Who:
    Most injury types can be catered for on the slopes, however hotel rooms are not adapted and are only outfitted with baths
    Apply By:
    8 Aug 2022
  • christmas market Christmas Market Couples weekend in Germany
    When:
    1 Dec 2022  -
    5 Dec 2022
    Where:
    Cologne, Germany
    What:
    A chance to enjoy the historic city of Cologne and their multiple world-famous Christmas Markets.
    Who:
    Anyone but please be aware the markets get busy and crowded and the street are cobbled in some places
    Apply By:
    1 Sep 2022
  • Autumn widows Widows' Week - Autumn 2022
    When:
    19 Sep 2022  -
    23 Sep 2022
    Where:
    Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing.
    Who:
    Widows' Week is for Widows only
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2022
  • A Member with a friendly Horse Introduction to Horsemanship in Cornwall
    When:
    13 Sep 2022  -
    16 Sep 2022
    Where:
    Cornwall
    What:
    A chance for Members to learn basic Horsemanship and stable management
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    29 Aug 2022
  • Golf day Blesma Golf UK
    When:
    12 Sep 2022 12PM  -
    16 Sep 2022 11AM
    Where:
    Shropshire
    What:
    Members will enjoy three rounds of golf spread across three days at Macdonald Hill Valley
    Who:
    Any Member with a set of golf clubs. Please state your golf handicap when you apply if you have one.
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2022
  • fishing Dorset Fishing Competition
    When:
    9 Sep 2022  -
    11 Sep 2022
    Where:
    Dorset
    What:
    Fishing Competition Weekend - Dorset.
    Who:
    Any Member, regardless of experience
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2022
  • EGX Birmingham EGX London (Date TBC)
    When:
    1 Sep 2022 
    Where:
    Excel Centre London
    What:
    A chance for avid gamers to attend the European Gaming Expo event in Birmingham
    Who:
    Any Member who enjoys playing video games
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2022
  • london Couples' Weekend
    When:
    19 Aug 2022  -
    21 Aug 2022
    Where:
    London
    What:
    A weekend break for Members and their spouse/partner
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    1 May 2022
  • fishing Dave Lewan Memorial Match
    When:
    19 Aug 2022  -
    22 Aug 2022
    Where:
    Newcastle under Lyme
    What:
    Fishing Competition in Memory of Blesma Member Dave Lewan
    Who:
    Any Member, regardless of experience.
    Apply By:
    1 May 2022
  • family Family Glamping
    When:
    14 Aug 2022  -
    18 Aug 2022
    Where:
    Brampton, Cumbria
    What:
    The aim of the week is to engage with other Members and their families
    Who:
    Any member with a family of between two and five members (eg. Member + up to 4 others)
    Apply By:
    1 May 2022
  • Memorial wall Battlefield Tour 2022
    When:
    28 Jul 2022  -
    2 Aug 2022
    Where:
    Ypres, Belgium
    What:
    This is a wonderful opportunity for members and their partners to embark on a historic guided trip.
    Who:
    Open to all Members and partners
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2022
  • Member on bike Introduction to Cycling
    When:
    23 Jul 2022  -
    Where:
    York
    What:
    This one day event is aimed at giving an introduction to all different forms of adaptive cycling, all under expert guidance.
    Who:
    Any Member, bikes supplied!
    Apply By:
    15 Apr 2022
  • shetland Shetland Island Photography
    When:
    22 Jul 2022  -
    30 Jul 2022
    Where:
    Shetland
    What:
    Teaching many different aspects of photography in the Rugged landscape of Shetland
    Who:
    Any Member with a camera, wheelchair access may be limited sometime
    Apply By:
    15 Apr 2022
  • Members on bikes Coastal Cycling Challenge
    When:
    14 Jul 2022  -
    18 Jul 2022
    Where:
    South Wales
    What:
    This cycle challenge will run from Thursday evening until Monday morning and will include three rides.
    Who:
    Any Member with a touring bicycle and who is comfortable cycling 40 plus miles a day.
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2022
  • Members in New York Soldier Ride New York City 2022
    When:
    11 Jul 2022  -
    19 Jul 2022
    Where:
    New York
    What:
    Cycle with the Wounded Warriors around New York for 3 days, ending with a huge celebration!
    Who:
    Open to any member who can use some form of adaptive bike
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2022
  • Paintings done by Members Watercolour Painting Course
    When:
    8 Jul 2022  -
    13 Jul 2022
    Where:
    Somerset
    What:
    A five day course for beginners and improvers.
    Who:
    Any Member, equipment is supplied or you can bring your own. Experienced artists are welcome to come and hone their skills.
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2022
  • Members on bikes Cycling, Coffee, Cake and Castles
    When:
    7 Jul 2022  -
    11 Jul 2022
    Where:
    South Wales
    What:
    A tour for handcycles and recumbents only, allowing time for coffee, cake and taking in the scenery
    Who:
    Any Member with a handcycle and who is comfortable cycling 20 miles a day comfortably
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2022
  • Member with gun Adaptive Shooting 2022
    When:
    23 Jun 2022  -
    Where:
    Bisley, Surrey
    What:
    Fun competition open to any disabled ex-Service personnel.
    Who:
    Any member
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2022
  • Member's Weeknd Members' Weekend
    When:
    18 Jun 2022  -
    20 Jun 2022
    Where:
    Chesford Grange Hotel
    What:
    Members' Weekend is back for 2022 and will be bigger and better than ever.
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    1 May 2022
  • Members on bikes Handcycle Challenge
    When:
    9 Jun 2022  -
    13 Jun 2022
    Where:
    South Wales
    What:
    A tour for handcycles only, designed to be a challenge
    Who:
    Any Member with a handcycle or recumbent bike and who is comfortable cycling 30 plus miles a day and used to a reasonable amount of height gain.
    Apply By:
    1 Mar 2022
  • Race Across America Race Across America 2022
    When:
    1 Jun 2022 
    Where:
    USA Various
    What:
    Places have already been allocated for this event that was due to take place in 2020. For more information, please contact a member of the team. The Race Across America, or RAAM, is an ultra-distance road cycling race held across the United States. RAAM is one of the longest annual endurance events in the world.
    Who:
    This is an endurance event for experienced cyclists only.
    Apply By:
    1 Dec 2020
  • Lino Treescape, Seascape & Landscape Art Course
    When:
    16 May 2022  -
    19 May 2022
    Where:
    Mapledurham, Oxfordshire
    What:
    Learn to develop your own style, and master mindful art techniques
    Who:
    Both beginners and established creatives welcome
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2022
  • longboat Seniors' Week - Spring reserve list
    When:
    16 May 2022  -
    20 May 2022
    Where:
    Littlecote House, Hungerford
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing in and around Hungerford.
    Who:
    Seniors' Weeks are open to Members, spouses and widow(er)s over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    5 May 2022
  • isle of man Isle of Man Photography
    When:
    11 May 2022  -
    18 May 2022
    Where:
    Isle of Man
    What:
    A photography event for all on the stunning Isle of Man
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    1 May 2022
  • A Member with a friendly Horse Introduction to Horsemanship in Cornwall
    When:
    10 May 2022  -
    13 May 2022
    Where:
    Cornwall
    What:
    A chance for Members to learn some basic Horsemanship and stable management
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    3 Apr 2022
  • Off-Road Off-road Expedition
    When:
    28 Apr 2022  -
    2 May 2022
    Where:
    Wessex
    What:
    Three days of off-road cycling
    Who:
    Any Member with a suitable bike (as noted within) and some off-road biking experience
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2022
  • Gaming Expo Insomnia
    When:
    15 Apr 2022  -
    18 Apr 2022
    Where:
    NEC Birmingham
    What:
    Insomnia Gaming Festival is a huge gaming event, uniting players for a weekend of gaming fun and interactive exhibitions all under one roof. The prestige event has something for every gamer
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    15 Apr 2022
  • family Accessible Family Glamping Weekend 2022
    When:
    15 Apr 2022  -
    18 Apr 2022
    Where:
    Somerset
    What:
    The aim of the weekend is to relax and enjoy social time with other Members and their families
    Who:
    Any Member with a family of between two and six Members (eg. Member +up to five others). Please note, whilst there is no minimum age to apply some activities are restricted to an age limit.
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2022
  • Tai Chi Tai Chi & Qigong Eight week course
    When:
    21 Mar 2022  -
    2 May 2022
    Where:
    At home via Zoom
    What:
    Back due to popular demand, we will be holding another series of eight virtual Tai Chi / Qigong classes provided by the amazing instructors at Discover Tai Chi.
    Who:
    Open to all Blesma Members
    Apply By:
    21 Mar 2022
  • Member golfing Golf Grove Sunday Driver
    When:
    20 Mar 2022  -
    21 Mar 2022
    Where:
    Hertfordshire
    What:
    A driving day at the Grove Hotel
    Who:
    Any Member with their own clubs and can hit a ball 100yrds
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2022
  • Fifa x Norwich City 1J Esports x Blesma FIFA Challenge
    When:
    14 Mar 2022 6PM  -
    8PM
    Where:
    Online, PS5 Only
    What:
    An online Tournament which gives Blesma gamers the chance to test their FIFA 22 skills against 1J Esports' Team of professional players!
    Who:
    Any Member with a PS5 and access to FIFA 22 online mode
    Apply By:
    14 Mar 2022
  • EGX Birmingham EGX Birmingham *EVENT CANCELLED*
    When:
    1 Mar 2022 
    Where:
    National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
    What:
    A chance for avid gamers to attend the European Gaming Expo event in Birmingham
    Who:
    Any Member who enjoys playing video games
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2022
  • Breath Workshop Resilience Breath workshop & six-week course
    When:
    9 Feb 2022  -
    16 Mar 2022
    Where:
    Virtual via Zoom
    What:
    We are excited to announce that the Breath Workshop series will return in January 2022 in collaboration with Emily Hightower from Intrinsic. The Activity includes an Introduction to Breath work, along with a six-week 'Resilience breath' course.
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2022
  • Book Club Monthly Book Clubs
    When:
    31 Dec 2021 3PM  -
    3PM
    Where:
    At home
    What:
    A chance to read a variety of books and discuss them with other Members in your area in monthly catch ups.
    Who:
    Any Member who enjoys reading. We have sessions across all regions
    Apply By:
    31 Dec 2021
  • Knitting Knitting and Crocheting for beginners
    When:
    31 Dec 2021 3PM  -
    3PM
    Where:
    At home
    What:
    A great way to learn a new, relaxing hobby.
    Who:
    Any Member in NI
    Apply By:
    31 Dec 2021
  • Video Gaming Join Blesma's E-sports Team!
    When:
    1 Aug 2021  -
    1 Apr 2022
    Where:
    At home, wherever you play your games!
    What:
    Blesma are looking for a team of gaming Members to represent the Association in E-sports tournaments. Whether you're an avid Gamer, or just getting started, join us...
    Who:
    Any Member who plays online Video games and has their own consoles and Internet connection
    Apply By:
    5 Feb 2022
  • winter sports Ski La Plagne **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    15 Jan 2021  -
    23 Jan 2021
    Where:
    La Plagne
    What:
    A week-long trip of snow sports in Blesma's first international event since before Lockdown!
    Who:
    Adaptive skiing, Members must be double vaccinated in order to attend
    Apply By:
    22 Nov 2020