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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!

  • Members on bikes Handcycle Long Weekend
    When:
    8 Jun 2023  -
    12 Jun 2023
    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 2023
  • Member with gun Adaptive Shooting 2023
    When:
    21 Jun 2023  -
    22 Jun 2023
    Where:
    Bisley, Surrey
    What:
    Fun competition open to any disabled ex-Service personnel.
    Who:
    Any member
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2023
  • Member's Weeknd Members' Weekend
    When:
    24 Jun 2023  -
    26 Jun 2023
    Where:
    Chesford Grange Hotel
    What:
    Members' Weekend is back for 2023 and will be bigger and better than ever.
    Who:
    Members’ Weekend is open to all Members and their partners or carers
    Apply By:
    1 Mar 2023
  • shetland Shetland Island Photography
    When:
    30 Jun 2023  -
    8 Jul 2023
    Where:
    Shetland
    What:
    Teaching many different aspects of photography in the Rugged landscape of Shetland
    Who:
    Members must show evidence of photography experience and must have their own camera. Please note that wheelchair access is very limited.
    Apply By:
    15 Mar 2023
  • Scuba Diving Long Weekend
    When:
    1 Jul 2023  -
    31 Jul 2023
    Where:
    UK (TBC)
    What:
    Brush up on your diving skills with some of the UK’s best diving. With tuition from experienced divers, the event will give Members an opportunity to get back in the water post-Covid and return to the social aspects of diving.
    Who:
    Divers must hold relevant qualifications.
    Apply By:
    1 Mar 2023
  • Members in New York Soldier Ride New York City
    When:
    10 Jul 2023  -
    17 Jul 2023
    Where:
    New York
    What:
    Cycle with the Wounded Warriors around New York for 3 days, ending with a huge celebration!
    Who:
    Anyone who can use some form of adaptive bike. These will be supplied by the Wounded Warrior Project. Please note: temperatures will be hot and you will be expected to cycle more than 70 miles in three days.
    Apply By:
    15 Apr 2023
  • Members on bikes Soldier Ride
    When:
    15 Jul 2023  -
    22 Jul 2023
    Where:
    UK
    What:
    The six-day ride will take in some of the most beautiful cycle routes the UK has to offer,
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    15 Apr 2023
  • sailing Turn to Starboard
    When:
    31 Jul 2023  -
    4 Aug 2023
    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:
    15 Apr 2023
  • fishing Dave Lewan Memorial Match
    When:
    1 Aug 2023  -
    31 Aug 2023
    Where:
    Newcastle under Lyme
    What:
    Fishing Competition in Memory of Blesma Member Dave Lewan
    Who:
    Any Member, regardless of experience.
    Apply By:
    1 May 2023
  • family Family Glamping
    When:
    12 Aug 2023  -
    16 Aug 2023
    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 2023
  • Autumn widows Widows's Week - Autumn
    When:
    1 Sep 2023  -
    30 Sep 2023
    Where:
    UK
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing.
    Who:
    Widows' Week is for Widows only
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2023
  • Blesma Members on train Seniors' Week - Autumn
    When:
    1 Sep 2023  -
    30 Sep 2023
    Where:
    UK
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing in and around Hayling Island and the surrounding areas
    Who:
    Seniors' Weeks are open to Members, spouses and widow(er)s over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2023
  • Member golfing Golf Spain
    When:
    1 Sep 2023  -
    31 Oct 2023
    Where:
    Spain
    What:
    Enjoy three rounds of golf in a stunning Spanish location. Golfers of all abilities are welcome but you must have a handicap.
    Who:
    Any Member, not open for wheelchair users. Members must have EHIC or GHIC health insurance cards and must be triple vaccinated.
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2023
  • Paintings done by Members Watercolour Painting Course
    When:
    4 Sep 2023  -
    8 Sep 2023
    Where:
    UK
    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 hone their skills.
    Apply By:
    1 May 2023
  • fishing Dorset Fishing Competition
    When:
    8 Sep 2023  -
    10 Sep 2023
    Where:
    Dorset
    What:
    Fishing Competition Weekend - Dorset.
    Who:
    Any Member, regardless of experience
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2023
  • sailing Greek regatta
    When:
    16 Sep 2023  -
    23 Sep 2023
    Where:
    Greece
    What:
    A chance to set sail and discover the variety of the Med - one of the world's best sailing destinations.
    Who:
    The boat is not wheelchair accessible, and Members must be able to move around, with minimal assistance, on a 40ft nonadapted boat. Members must state if they cannot swim in their application.
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2023
  • Manchester Couples' Weekend
    When:
    22 Sep 2023  -
    25 Sep 2023
    Where:
    Manchester
    What:
    A weekend break for Members and their spouse/partner
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    15 Jul 2023
  • Surfing in Bude Surf and Wellbeing
    When:
    24 Sep 2023  -
    29 Sep 2023
    Where:
    Bude, Cornwall
    What:
    A week of surfing, Yoga and wellness in stunning Bude, Cornwall
    Who:
    Any Member, must be physically fit and a confident swimmer
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2023
  • Scuba Scuba Diving Expedition
    When:
    1 Oct 2023 12PM  -
    31 Oct 2023 12PM
    Where:
    Egypt (TBC)
    What:
    A great chance to enjoy some of the world’s best scuba diving in warm water.
    Who:
    Anyone who can move up and down stairs on a 60ft dive boat with minimal assistance.
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2023
  • rttw Ride To The Wall
    When:
    7 Oct 2023  -
    Where:
    National Memorial Arboretum
    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 2023
  • EGX Birmingham EGX London
    When:
    12 Oct 2023 
    Where:
    London
    What:
    A chance for avid gamers to attend the European Gaming Expo event in London
    Who:
    Any Member who enjoys playing video games
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2023
  • family Accessible Family Glamping Autumn
    When:
    20 Oct 2023  -
    23 Oct 2023
    Where:
    Somerset
    What:
    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 2023
  • Blesma Members on train Seniors Couples Christmas
    When:
    1 Nov 2023  -
    31 Dec 2023
    Where:
    Warners hotel (TBC)
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing in and around Somerset
    Who:
    Any Member who is over the age of 60 with their spouse or partner.
    Apply By:
    15 Aug 2023
  • remembrance Remembrance Weekend
    When:
    11 Nov 2023  -
    12 Nov 2023
    Where:
    The Cenotaph, London
    What:
    The annual Blesma Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph over Remembrance Weekend.
    Who:
    Any Member.
    Apply By:
    15 Jul 2023
  • fitness Fitness and Lifestyle Course
    When:
    18 Nov 2023  -
    25 Nov 2023
    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:
    You must have six months’ validity on your passport at the time of travel, and you must be triple vaccinated.
    Apply By:
    1 Aug 2023
  • SKI Spectacular Colorado Ski Spectacular
    When:
    1 Dec 2023  -
    31 Dec 2023
    Where:
    Colorado, USA
    What:
    The world's biggest ski spectaculars for adaptive Winter sports.
    Who:
    Most injury types can be catered for. However, hotel rooms are not adapted and you must be able to use a bath.
    Apply By:
    1 Aug 2023
  • christmas market Christmas Market Couples weekend in Germany
    When:
    1 Dec 2023  -
    4 Dec 2023
    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:
    15 Aug 2023
  • z VETERANS GAMES AND CONFERENCE
    When:
    27 May 2023  -
    2 Jun 2023
    Where:
    Israel
    What:
    The Veterans Games and Conference is a five-day event based around a sports competition between wounded, sick and injured veterans from the UK and Israel.
    Who:
    Open to any Member and their family.
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2023
  • Poppy Battlefield Ride
    When:
    20 May 2023  -
    27 May 2023
    Where:
    Ypres, Belgium
    What:
    Our annual commemorative bike ride.
    Who:
    Any Member who has their own bike and can cycle 30 miles a day for five days.
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2023
  • isle of man Isle of Man Photography
    When:
    15 May 2023  -
    22 May 2023
    Where:
    Isle of Man
    What:
    A photography event for all. Explore this stunning island and everything it has to offer, taking pictures of rural places and amazing coastlines.
    Who:
    Suitable for all. No photography experience or camera needed as Members can use their smartphones instead.
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2023
  • Lino Lino Printing Workshop
    When:
    9 May 2023  -
    11 May 2023
    Where:
    Taunton, Somerset
    What:
    A weekend of Lino Printing, a basic course for beginners or improvers with all materials provided
    Who:
    Both beginners and established creatives welcome
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2023
  • A Member with a friendly Horse Introduction to Horsemanship
    When:
    9 May 2023  -
    12 May 2023
    Where:
    Cornwall
    What:
    A chance for Members to learn some basic Horsemanship and stable management
    Who:
    This activity is unfortunately not suitable for Wheelchair Users
    Apply By:
    15 Mar 2023
  • longboat Seniors' Week - Spring
    When:
    1 May 2023  -
    5 May 2023
    Where:
    Hampshire
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing in and around Hampshire.
    Who:
    Seniors' Weeks are open to Members, spouses and widow(er)s over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2023
  • Members golfing Golf North
    When:
    14 Apr 2023  -
    16 Apr 2023
    Where:
    Forest Pines, Lincolnshire
    What:
    Golf tuition for all.
    Who:
    Any Member with a set of golf clubs. Please state your golf handicap when you apply if you have one
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2023
  • widows week Widows' Week - Spring
    When:
    10 Apr 2023  -
    14 Apr 2023
    Where:
    Sinah Warren, Hampshire
    What:
    The week focuses on socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing.
    Who:
    Widows' Week is for Widows only
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2023
  • family Accessible Family Glamping
    When:
    7 Apr 2023  -
    10 Apr 2023
    Where:
    Somerset
    What:
    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 six people (i.e. the Member and up to five others). Please note: whilst there is no minimum age to apply some
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2023
  • winter sports Ski La Plagne
    When:
    25 Mar 2023  -
    2 Apr 2023
    Where:
    La Plagne
    What:
    A week-long trip of snow sports in France!
    Who:
    You must have six months’ validity on your passport at the time of travel, and you must be triple vaccinated.
    Apply By:
    1 Jan 2023
  • Two people Scuba diving Scuba Diving Try Dives
    When:
    1 Feb 2023  -
    31 Mar 2023
    Where:
    TBC
    What:
    Learn to dive with experienced dive instructors in the safety of dive pools whilst working towards your PADI qualifications.
    Who:
    Available to all but subject to medical clearance.
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2023