Things to do

We all want to have fun, enjoy our hobbies, follow our interests, relax with friends, or go out for a day trip with our family.

Search the Norfolk Directory for things to do for children and young people with SEND that are suitable for the whole family. You can also find mainstream clubs and activities which are accessible to children and young people with SEND. 

Come along to Breathing Space in Norwich, Old Catton, Gorleston or Lowestoft – have something to eat, make some new friends, try something new, be kind to yourself and support your own wellbeing.  All welcome!

Services offered include:

  • Signposting and advice
  • Mental health support
  • Tackling isolation
  • Encouraging independence
  • Links to local services
  • Wellbeing activities, such as massage and arts and crafts

Venues, dates and times:

Norwich group - Nuffield Wellbeing Gym, Barrack Street, Norwich NR3 1TS

  • Fridays 2-4pm - 23 March, 20 April, 18 May, 22 June

Old Catton Group, Parish Council Recreation Ground Meeting Room, Church Street, Norwich NR6 7DS

  • Mondays 10am-12pm - 19 February, 26 March, 23 April, 21 May, 25 June

Gorleston Group, Elmhurst Estate Community Room, Amethyst Close, Great Yarmouth NR31 6DE

  • Fridays 10am-12pm - 16 March, 13 April, 11 May, 15 June

Lowestoft Group, Gunton Community Meeting Hall, Hollingsworth Road, Lowestoft NR32 4AY

  • Fridays 1-3pm - 23 February, 30 March, 27 April, 25 May, 29 June

For further information visit www.thebefriendingscheme.org.uk, email Verena.waldock@thebefriendingscheme.org.uk, or call 07818 267015.

For all vision-impaired little ones under 5, Rainbow Sparks, run by the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB), is the fun place to be!

With Musical Keys, the Sensory Rainbow Sparks Tent and the Rainbow Sensory Room, there’s lots to do and always coffee and cakes!

NNAB’s ‘YoungEyes’ group aims to provide support, friendship, advice and fun activities for vision-impaired children and young people under 18 years old and their families in Norfolk.

As part of the support network in Norfolk they work very closely with the Virtual School Sensory Support and other local organisations, sharing training and ideas and working together on projects and events.

Dates (Thursdays):

  • 22 February
  • 22 March
  • 26 April
  • 24 May
  • 21 June
  • 23 August
  • 27 September
  • 25 October
  • 22 November

Times:  10.30am -12pm

Venue:  The Bradbury Activity Centre (NNAB), Beckham Place, Norwich NR3 3DZ

Further information:  Please call Dorothy Bowen, ‘YoungEyes’ Co-ordinator at NNAB, on 01603 629558 for information about all events and activities, or email dorothybowen@nnab.org.uk. Please note - places are limited for the digital music workshop so if you are interested contact Dorothy to book a place.

Volunteer tenancy mentors for young people aged 16-25 are being recruited across the county by Your Own Place, who are offering free training over two days.

Mentors complement other support workers or social workers. They are aged 21 and over and are from all backgrounds, someone whom a young person can turn to for help, informal support, money skills guidance, goal setting – or just someone to chat to when they are moving to independence.

As a mentor you will get:

  • New skills, confidence and a peer network just for you!
  • A volunteering opportunity in your local community
  • That great feeling from helping a young person who really needs your support

The two-day training includes:

  • Being a Mentor
  • Taking an Asset-Based and Solution Focussed Approach
  • Working Restoratively
  • Money Skills
  • Child and Adult Protection

Dates:

  • 20 and 21 March in Great Yarmouth
  • 27 and 28 March in King’s Lynn
  • 11 and 12 April in Ipswich
  • 17 and 18 April in Norwich
  • 24 and 25 April in Long Stratton
  • 9 and 10 May in Lowestoft
  • 23 and 24 May in Stowmarket
  • 12 and 13 June in Ipswich
  • 27 and 28 June in King’s Lynn
  • 10 and 11 July in Thetford
  • 18 and 19 July in Great Yarmouth
  • 1 and 2 August in Cromer
  • 15 and 16 August in Diss
  • 11 and 12 September in Lowestoft
  • 25 and 26 September in Bury St Edmunds
  • 10 and 11 October in Norwich
  • 30 and 31 October in Stowmarket

Further information:

Please get in touch with Rebecca White rebecca@yourownplace.org.uk on 01603 611910 or 07530 028446, or go to www.yourownplace.org.uk for further details.

Our tennis sessions are for people with a learning disability who want to get active, have fun and meet new people!  Tennis is a great way to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing and can be adapted to suit everyone.  Courts, rackets and balls can be adapted for all abilities.  Never played before? Why not give it a go!

Sundays:

  • 11 and 25 March
  • 22 April
  • 13 May 
  • 3 and 24 June
  • 15 July

Time: 1.30-2.30pm

Venue:  East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club, Lime Tree Road Norwich NR2 2NQ

Cost:  £3 per session - no need to book

If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate get in touch - call Derek Perry on 07966 455012 or email Norma Bowen at disability@norfolktennis.org.

Inclusive Tennis Open Day on Sunday 15 April

Come along and try tennis, whatever your age or ability.  Qualified coaches will be there to help you.  Free equipment will be available , including specialist sports wheelchairs, various sized rackets and adapted balls.

  • Wheelchair/physical disability session - 11am-1pm
  • Open session for all - 2-4pm

Our tennis sessions are for people with a learning disability who want to get active, have fun and meet new people!  Tennis is a great way to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing and can be adapted to suit everyone.  Courts, rackets and balls can be adapted for all abilities.

We can provide a sports wheelchair for those who want or need to use one during sessions.

Sundays:

  • 11 and 25 March
  • 22 April
  • 13 May 
  • 3 and 24 June
  • 15 July

Time: 12-1.30pm

Venue: East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club, Lime Tree Road Norwich NR2 2NQ

Cost: £20 for five sessions, or £5 on the day.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate get in touch - call Derek Perry on 07966 455012 or email email Norma Bowen at disability@norfolktennis.org.

Inclusive Tennis Open Day on Sunday 15 April

Come along and try tennis, whatever your age or ability.  Qualified coaches will be there to help you.  Free equipment will be available , including specialist sports wheelchairs, various sized rackets and adapted balls.

  • Wheelchair/physical disability session - 11am-1pm
  • Open session for all - 2-4pm

Meetings for people with a learning disability aged 16 and over in Norwich and the surrounding areas – an opportunity to have a say about the things that matter to you and to plan group activities for the year ahead.

Any parents, carers or professionals are also welcome to attend.

Dates, times and venues:

  • Tuesday 3 April (postponed from Thursday 1 March due to the weather) 11am to 2.30pm - St Andrew’s Eaton, 41 Church Lane, Norwich NR4 6NW
  • Tuesday 8 May (VIP session) 12 noon to 3.30pm - Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW 
  • Tuesday 10 July 11am to 2.30pm - The Union Building, 51-59 Rose Lane, Norwich NR1 1BY
  • Tuesday 11 September 11am to 2.30pm - The Union Building, 51-59 Rose Lane, Norwich NR1 1BY
  • Tuesday 6 November 11am to 2.30pm - The Union Building, 51-59 Rose Lane, Norwich NR1 1BY

Bookings and further information:

Lunch and drinks will be provided so please book your place. Contact the Royal Mencap Society: email emily.flores-gutierrez@mencap.org.uk or phone 07989 448554.

Weekly social club at the Vauxhall Centre in Norwich, featuring arts and crafts, drinks and confectionery, pool table, raffle and bonus ball game.

Dates (Wednesdays):

  • 11 April - featuring Disco and Women’s Group
  • 18 April - featuring Disco and Cookery Group
  • 25 April - featuring Disco and Cookery Group
  • 2 May - featuring Quiz Night
  • 9 May - featuring Disco and Women’s Group
  • 16 May - featuring Disco and Cookery Group
  • 23 May - featuring Disco and Cookery Group
  • 30 May - featuring Bingo with prizes
  • 6 June - featuring Indoor Sports Session
  • 13 June - featuring Disco and Women’s Group
  • 20 June - featuring Disco and Cookery Group
  • 27 June - featuring New Programme Launch and Choices Workshop

Times:  7-9pm each week

Venue:  Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place (off Vauxhall Street), Norwich NR2 2SA

Cost and booking:  BUILD members £5, non-members £10. Payable on entry – no need to book, just turn up!  Make sure you also bring money to spend in the cafe for refreshments.

Further details:  Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029.  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk for more information.

Using music and dance to inspire, a special night out aimed at 13 to 25 year olds with learning difficulties and disabilities.

This is an inclusive event, so families, friends, support workers and carers are all welcome to attend.

Dates:

  • Wednesday 12 April
  • Thursday 1 June
  • Thursday 10 August
  • Thursday 21 December

Times:  7-9.30pm

Venue:  OPEN Youth Trust, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich NR2 4SF

Cost and bookings:  Tickets are £5 each on the door.  Price includes admission also for one family member, friend or carer.

Join in an exclusive BUILD-hosted trampolining party for people with disabilities, including music and light show, every Monday night.

The one-hour Bounce session runs from 6pm, but you must be there at least 15 minutes before for booking in and safety briefing.

Dates:  Mondays from 16 April to 25 June

Time:  5.30pm-7pm

Venue:  Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside, Norwich NR1 1WT

Cost and booking:

£7.50 entry plus £1 sock hire. Food and drink on sale at venue.  Carers only pay if they bounce. Ideally, and to save time on arrival, please book in advance online at www.gravity-uk.com – or you can just turn up on the night.  Make sure you wear loose fitting comfortable clothes, and bring entry fee and money for refreshments.

Further details:  Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029.  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk for more information.

Your Own Place work with young people from all backgrounds – they may be leaving care, leaving school, leaving prison, leaving supported accommodation, going to college or university or just leaving home for the first time. Your Own Place are there to take the stress and anxiety out of transition in their lives.

Midweek three-day tenancy courses are offered in Norwich. They’re jam packed with engaging activities, resources and information.

Guest speakers include representatives from Anglian Water and Norwich Credit Union, a ‘peer tenant expert’, and a housing officer from the local housing authority. Groups tend not to be bigger than eight and 1-2-1 is possible too.

Free follow-up sessions for attendees are offered as well, particularly those seeking to improve their money skills.

Dates:

  • Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 April
  • Tuesday 8 to Thursday 10 May
  • Tuesday 12 to Thursday 14 June
  • Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 July
  • Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 August
  • Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 September
  • Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 October
  • Tuesday 30 October to Thursday 1 November
  • Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 November
  • Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 December

Venue:

The Training Flat, 23 Johnson Place, Norwich NR2 2SA

Bookings and further information:

The cost for TILS training is £275.00 per place. Go to www.yourownplace.org.uk or phone 01603 611910. Referrals for a young person can be made via the Your Own Place referral form.

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is a truly unique museum and a great day out, whether you want to learn about the lives of Norfolk people in the past or relax and have a fun time with your friends and family.

Visit its 50-acre site and discover:

  • The historic workhouse building (featuring new exhibition galleries exploring ‘Voices from the Workhouse’)
  • The museum of life on the land
  • The traditional farm with rare breed animals
  • The beautiful, unspoilt grounds and an exciting adventure playground

Early openings at the museum are offered on selected dates to children who have autism and other needs, along with their families, carers and siblings. You are welcome to bring anything that will you make you more comfortable, such as assistance dogs, ear defenders or toys. Projections and noises in the museum galleries will be off until 11.00am to allow you to enjoy the galleries in a quiet environment. It is hoped you will stay after this time to explore the site, which closes at 5pm.

Dates:

  • Sunday 29 April
  • Monday 30 July
  • Tuesday 23 October

Venue:

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Gressenhall, Dereham NR20 4DR

Bookings:

Tickets are free but must be pre-booked, and you will receive a visual story via email before the event - go to the art tickets website.

Two free Mencap workshops that are open to anyone with a learning disability and their carers and supporters living in Norwich and Norfolk.

Know Your Rights workshop

Tuesday 5 June, 10am-2.30pm

  • Focusing on your rights in hospital and how to get good health care

Campaigns workshop

Thursday 28 June, 10am-2.30pm

  • Focusing on training you in how to campaign for better healthcare for people with a learning disability

Venue:  The Union Building, 51-59 Rose Lane, Norwich NR1 1BY

Bookings and further information:

Please contact Bindya Mistry (Mencap campaigns officer for Central England) on 0116 2795037 or 07960 453592, or by emailing Bindya.Mistry@mencap.org.uk.  Places are limited.  Tea and coffee provided, but please bring a packed lunch.

Join together with people from across the country to commemorate 90 years since the Representation of the People Act 1928 gave all men and women over 21 the equal right to vote.

As part of the celebrations, three Norfolk libraries are throwing a tea party. Discover some local suffragette stories and try some tasty cake!

Admission is free – no booking required.

Dates, times and venues:

  • Wednesday 27 June
    10am to 12pm
    Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Norwich NR2 1AW
  • Thursday 28 June
    2.15pm to 4pm
    King’s Lynn Library London Road, King's Lynn PE30 5EZ

  • Monday 2 July
    11am to 1pm
    Great Yarmouth Library, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 2SH

Further details:

Go to www.EqualiTeas.org.uk

Travel by minibus from Norwich for a thrill-seeking ride out to sea on a high speed powerboat off Southwold Harbour in Suffolk, followed by fish and chips and a tour of Southwold itself.

Check out coastalvoyager.co.uk for more details.

Date:  Saturday 23 June

Time:  10.30am-4.30pm

Meet at the Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place (off Vauxhall Street), Norwich NR2 2SA

Cost and booking:  £35 covering transport and a 30 minute high speed ride in the powerboat, plus £5 for BUILD non-members (activity support fee).  Please book and pay any fees by 11 June.  Make sure you wear weather-appropriate clothing (waterproofs supplied on the boat) and bring money for fish and chips.  Maximum number of 10 places.

Further details:  Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029.  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk for more information.

Group outing to the VUE Cinema in Norwich Castle Mall.

Please note that mainstream cinema showings change regularly, so the film on offer will not be decided until about a week before.  Contact BUILD to register your interest and confirm attendance once you have been sent the details.

Date:  Sunday 24 June

Time:  To be confirmed – afternoon screening

Venue:  Meet in foyer of VUE Cinema, Castle Mall, Norwich NR1 3DD

Cost and booking:  £4.99 admission (pay at venue), plus £5 for BUILD non-members (activity support fee), and make sure you bring money for refreshments.  Please book and pay any fees by 14 June.

Further details:  Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029.  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk for more information.

Option 1:  Meet at the bowling alley at 5.30pm for pre-bowling dinner

Option 2:  Meet at the bowling alley at 6.20pm to play two games of ten pin bowling

Date:  Tuesday 26 June

Time:  5.30-7.45pm.  Choose from either Option 1 or 2 above.

Venue:  Strikes Bowling Alley, Station Road, Dereham NR19 1DF

Cost and booking:  £5.90 entry, plus £5 for BUILD non-members (activity support fee), and make sure you also bring money for food and drink. Please book and pay any fees by 16 June.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029.  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk for more information.

Nightclub party night in Norwich with music, bar and dancing, specifically aimed at people with disabilities, their friends, families and supporters.

A new venue with everything on one level.  The price has gone up a bit, but DJ Barry is back – so the same great experience as before is promised, with a full bar and an added chill-out area and river terrace to enjoy.

Entry for those aged 16 and over. Proof of age may be required.

Date:  Friday 29 June

Time:  6.30-9pm

Venue:  The Waterfront, 139-141 King Street, Norwich NR1 1QH

Cost and booking:  £5 entry for people with disabilities, with up to two carers or supporters per person getting free entry.  No need to book, just turn up and pay on the door.  Make sure you also bring money for drinks at the bar.  Dress to impress.

Further details:  Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029.  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk for more information.

Nightclub party night in Norwich with music, bar and dancing, specifically aimed at people with disabilities, their friends, families and supporters.

Entry for those aged 16 and over. Proof of age may be required.

Date:  Thursday 28 June

Time:  6.30-9pm

Venue:  To be confirmed – please contact BUILD for details

Cost and booking:  £4 entry for people with disabilities, with up to two carers or supporters per person getting free entry.  No need to book, just turn up and pay on the door.  Make sure you also bring money for drinks at the bar.  Dress to impress.

Further details:  Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029.  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk for more information.

This audio described and signed performance at the Theatre Royal is delivered live during the show via headsets available from the venue’s Welcome Point.  Audio links will stream MP3s directly through your browser or default media player.  A BSL interpreter will also stand stage left and give a sign interpretation of the text sung or spoken by the actors and singers on the stage.

Date and time:  Saturday 30 June at 2.30pm

Venue:  Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL

Please note that at all performances top price seats are half price for those registered blind or partially sighted, and this concession is offered to one companion too.  For details please ask at the Box Office on 01603 630000.

Anyone with a learning disability is welcome to join Mencap’s community support group in Norwich.

Your chance to have your say about things that matter to you, have fun and make a difference!

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday 10 July 2018
    11.00am to 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 11 September 2018
    11.00am to 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 6 November 2018
    11.00am to 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 15 January 2019
    11.00am to 2.30pm

Lunch and drinks provided.

Venue:

The Union Building (Meeting Room 1), 51-59 Rose Lane, Norwich NR1 1BY

Booking:

To secure your place, please email Mencap emily.flores-gutierrez@mencap.org.uk.

First meeting of a new social group for the hearing impaired to seek practical support in a comfortable and CI friendly Norwich venue.

  • Discuss expectations and learn first-hand from CI users what it’s like to be implanted 
  • Find out from others who have been through the process from start to finish
  • Meet new people, relax, chat, laugh, drink tea and eat cake

Date:

Wednesday 4 July

Time:

10.15am to 11.30am

Venue:

Norwich Cathedral Refectory, Cathedral Close, Norwich NR1 4DH

Further details:

Anyone interested in attending can get in touch with Steve Hurley (Development Worker and CI user) by phoning or texting 07748335041 or by emailing stephen.hurley@norfolk.gov.uk

For this captioned performance at the Theatre Royal there will be caption units displaying spoken or sung words as they are delivered on stage.  It’s best to avoid the front three rows when booking to view the captions comfortably.

Date and time:  Wednesday 11 July at 2.30pm

Venue:  Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL

During a captioned performance at the Theatre Royal there will be caption units displaying spoken or sung words as they are delivered on stage.  It’s best to avoid the front three rows when booking to view the captions comfortably.

Audio described performances are delivered live during the show via headsets available from the venue’s Welcome Point.  Audio links will stream MP3s directly through your browser or default media player. Booking in the front stalls is recommended.

For signed performances a BSL interpreter will stand on the stage and give a sign interpretation of the text sung or spoken by the actors and singers on the stage.  The signer will usually stand stage left. Booking in the centre is recommended therefore.

Dates and times:

  • Friday 27 July at 2.30pm – captioned performance
  • Saturday 28 July at 2.30pm – audio described and signed performance

Venue:  Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL

Please note that at all performances top price seats are half price for those registered blind or partially sighted, and this concession is offered to one companion too.  For details please ask at the Box Office on 01603 630000.

A free fun packed day celebrating deaf culture!

  • Deaf Author Joyce Dunbar book signing and story reading
  • Talk by Ishtiaq Hussein, visual vernacular artist
  • Performance from deaf dancer Chris Fonseca
  • The Spectacular Science Show
  • Signing Choir performances
  • National Children’s Deaf Society listening bus
  • British Sign Language tasters
  • Find out about hearing dogs
  • Stalls, information and much more!

BSL interpreters will be available at this event.

Venue:  The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1BH

Date:  Friday 13 July

Time:  10-4pm

Are you 16-25? Not in education, employment or training?

The Prince’s Trust and The Grow Organisation are offering a 7 day training course to create a ‘young person’s journey to wellbeing’ show garden at the 137th Sandringham Flower Show.

  • Help to construct and plant a wellbeing show garden
  • Get involved with making willow obelisks, bug hotels, bird boxes and more
  • Add your creativity to the garden through innovative workshops
  • Enjoy a fun week improving your teamwork, communication skills and confidence
  • Receive three months further support after the programme

This course will cost you nothing and your travel expenses and lunch will be provided each day.

Places are limited. Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 25 June.

Dates:

Friday 20 July to Thursday 26 July

Venue:

Sandringham Estate, Sandringham PE25 6EN

Booking and further details:

Telephone 0800 842 842 to join the course or to find out more.

For children who need a little more… summer activities throughout August, tailored to meet their every individual needs in a calm and tranquil Norfolk setting

Dates:

Mondays to Fridays, from Monday 30 July to 31 Friday 31 August

Venue:

Dandelion Nursery
High Street
Marsham
Near Aylsham
NR10 5AE

Cost:

£45 per day or £200 per week.

Bookings and further details:

Email Dandelion at dandelionsnorfolk@gmail.com or visit www.dandelionsnorfolk.com. Their phone number is 07795 927008.

The annual summer residential event run by ASD Helping Hands for families affected by an autism spectrum disorder.

It is held at Two Mile Bottom Scout Hut just outside of Thetford.  A wide range of activities are on offer, including canoeing, archery, music workshops, arts and crafts, and a lot more.

Dates:  Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 August

Venue:  Bidwell Guide and Scout Centre, Mundford Road, Thetford IP24 1LZ

Cost:  Residential place £40 per person (day place £10 per person)

This cost includes all activities, accommodation, and meals during the break.  Please note that you are required to bring your own inflatable mattresses or camp beds and bedding for the stay – an arrangement which may not be suitable for those with some physical conditions  A limited number of camping pitches are available which will incur an extra charge.

Bookings: Please go to https://www.asdhelpinghands.org.uk/bidwell-2018 

Further information:  Contact ASD Helping Hands on 01362 288110, or email asdhelpinghands@gmail.com or lee.gibbons@asdhelpinghands.org.uk.

A week of different activity events for over 12 year olds run by ASD Helping Hands.

Each day is bookable separately, so pick and choose the ones that suit you!

Monday 13 August (9.30am-1.30pm) -  Combat Paint Balling

Tuesday 14 August (11am-2pm) - Gravity and Pizza Hut

Wednesday 15 August - Water Sports and Bush Craft Day

Thursday 16 August (11am-4pm) - High Lodge and BBQ

Friday 17 August - Drayton Manor Theme Park Day Trip

Further information:

Contact ASD Helping Hands on 01362 288110, or email asdhelpinghands@gmail.com or lee.gibbons@asdhelpinghands.org.uk.

This summer Suffolk Owl Sanctuary will be offering free admission to deaf visitors arriving with their families or carers or in organised groups on Thursday 30 August.

A BSL signing interpreter will be in residence to assist visitors.  Throughout the day there will be three displays of owls and other birds of prey flying free as well as two meerkat feeding talks.

The Sanctuary also has a relaxing sensory garden with tactile sculptural seating, water feature and wheelchair friendly ‘touch and smell’ herb garden.  The children’s play area is custom built with wheelchair accessible equipment and tumble safe surface.  All paths are level and tarmac, affording smooth travel for buggies and wheelchairs, and the bird information boards bear braille overlays.

Date:  Thursday 30 August

Time: 10am-4.30pm

Venue:  Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket IP14 6AT

Further information:  If you have any questions or would like to book a group visit, please contact the Sanctuary office on 0345 680 7897.

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