Tips for searching

Try using the search tips below:


    Limit the keywords used to one or two.

    Avoid using unnecessary words such as ‘find’ or ‘show me’.

    You can also use special characters to specify your search results:

    Search term             Results

    +swimming +club      Every listing that includes both the word ‘swimming’ and the word ‘club

    “swimming club”        Every listing that includes the phrase ‘swimming club’

    Filters menu - refine your results

    Selecting one or more of the filters on the left hand side of your search results.

    Sorting your search results

    Change the order of your search results using the options shown in the section just above your results.

    • Best match (most relevance to your search)
    • Name (in Alphabetically order)
    • By distance (within 1 mile, 5 miles or 10 miles)

    Read aloud

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    Making your device easier to use

    AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

    Language translation

    To translates a web pages into another languages use the Google translation service website.

    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

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    Page last reviewed: 23/08/2022

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