Autism Friendly Days Out In West Yorkshire

The Ultimate Guide to Autism-Friendly Days Out in West Yorkshire for February Half Term

Are you looking for autism-friendly days out in West Yorkshire for February half term term?

Do you find half term stressful?

Does the lack of routine cause meltdowns in your house?

If your child struggles with crowds and sensory issues, autism-friendly sessions can be a lifesaver. When done well, these sessions can be the difference between an awesome day out and a disaster for families of children who need extra support.

Here I’ve compiled a list of autism-friendly days out in West Yorkshire for February half term 2022. Half term for us is 19th-27th February. There maybe one or two sessions that are just outside West Yorkshire but included as I thought they would be of interest.

Of course there are lots of places without a label that are suitable for children with additional needs. However, this is a list of days out specifically highlighted as autism-friendly on the venues’ websites over half term week.

Check out individual websites and social media for prices and up-to-date information. Although every effort has been made to ensure the information below is correct, please double check dates and times beforehand. Note that some events require booking in advance.

 

Sunday 20th February

 

1pm: Magna Mayhem SEND Sunday at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham. Children can bounce, boing, jump, slide, bop and boogie at this indoor world of inflatable adventure. Book tickets. £9.95 for children age 4-15. Adults are free of charge when accompanying a fee paying child. Children under 16 must be supervised by an adult.

 

6pm: Autism-friendly trampolining session at Gravity in Leeds run by ZigZag. No booking required but you need to be a ZigZag member.

 

 

Monday 21st February

 

10am-3pm: Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource is running a stay and play session at Addingham Youth Centre for its members. Sensory play, crafts, active fun, construction and much more. No booking required. Cost: £7.50 per family per session. Check out their website for details on how to become a member. 

 

4pm-6pm: Autism-friendly soft play session at Kids-Clubhouse in Horsforth run by ZigZag. £3 per child. Booking required.

 

 

Tuesday 22nd February

 

10am-3pm: Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource is running a stay and play session at Dixons Cottingley for its members. Sensory play, crafts, active fun, construction and much more. No booking required. Cost: £7.50 per family per session. Check out their website for details on how to become a member. 

 

12-1pm: Little Hiccups is running a skateboarding/scooters session at LS-TEN. £3.50 per child. Minimum age of 6. Please note that Little Hiccups events are for families that have children that have disabilities or additional needs. You will need to register on the website before booking.

 

Wednesday 23rd February

 

9am-10am: Leeds Gymnastics additional needs holiday session. An unstructured open play session. Adult supervision required. £6 per child. Siblings welcome. Booking required. Leeds Gymnastics Club,Limewood Business Park, Limewood Way, Leeds, LS14 1AB.

 

10am-3pm: Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource is running a stay and play session at Dixons Cottingley for its members. Sensory play, crafts, active fun, construction and much more. No booking required. Cost: £7.50 per family per session. Check out their website for details on how to become a member. 

 

1.05pm: Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music: Arcturus – relaxed performance (50 minutes). The Venue, Leeds Conservatoire. Free. No booking required.

 

Thursday 24th February

 

6pm: Autism-friendly trampolining session at Gravity in Leeds run by ZigZag. No booking required but you need to be a ZigZag member.

 

Saturday 26th February

 

10am-11.30am: Emily: Autism and Me in partnership with Leeds Museums and Galleries is running an autism-friendly session at Leeds Discovery Centre. You will be given a short tour of the store followed by the chance to hold objects from the collection and create your own pieces of art based on what you have seen. The theme for this session is animals. You will receive a visual story via email before the session. The sessions are free, but places must be pre-booked.
 
 

Sunday 27th February

 

10.30: Autism friendly screening of Clifford the Big Red Dog at participating Vue cinemas.

 

6pm: Autism-friendly trampolining session at Gravity in Leeds run by ZigZag. No booking required but you need to be a ZigZag member.

 

 

  • What have I missed? If you know of any other autism-friendly sessions during February half term, pop them in the comments below.

 

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