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?

Then read on…

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 2020. Half term for us is 15-23rd February.

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.

 

Saturday 15th February

 

11am-3pm. Autism Angels Family Fun Day (Summerbridge). A fun day out with the family. Play leading games with the horses, get involved in grooming and tack them up before an afternoon riding out together in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. All in a supportive, can do environment. The cost for the day is £45 per family.

 

 

Sunday 16th February

 

10.15am: Autism-friendly screening of Dolittle at participating ODEON cinemas including Leeds-Bradford, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Hull and Sheffield. Free entry for carers with a valid CEA Card.

 

6pm: Autism-friendly trampolining session at Gravity in Leeds run by ZigZag

 

 

Monday 17th February

 

4pm: Autism-friendly soft play session at Kids-Clubhouse in Horsforth run by ZigZag.

 

 

Tuesday 18th February

 

9am: Leeds Gymnastics Club – additional needs session. These fun and informal sessions take place every Tuesday morning during the Leeds school holidays from 9-10am; when families can use this hour of unstructured play time to introduce their children to gymnastics in our purpose-built facility. Cost: £5.50 per child (£4.50 for siblings).

 

 

Thursday 20th February

 

10am-3pm: Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource in Addingham have stay and play sessions for members on 20th and 21st February. Sensory play, inflatable, bikes, blocks, and much more. Just turn up. Cost: £3 for half a day and £6 for full day, plus £1 for a friend. Bring a packed lunch if you’re staying all day. Supported places available for children 8+ and also family supported places (all ages). Both at a price of £15. Book these with Rachel rachel.aware@outlook.com. Check out their website for details on how to join. 

 

6pm: Autism-friendly trampolining session at Gravity in Leeds run by ZigZag

 

 

Friday 21st February

 

12pm-4pm: Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource in Addingham have stay and play sessions for members on 20th and 21st February. Sensory play, inflatable, bikes, blocks, and much more. Just turn up. Bring a packed lunch if you’re staying all day. Supported places available from midday-4pm for children 8+ and also family supported places (all ages). Both at a price of £10. Book these with Rachel rachel.aware@outlook.com. Check out their website for details on how to join. 

 

 

Saturday 22rd February

 

8.30-10am: Early Birds session at The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. A special event for families with children who have an Autism Spectrum Condition, an anxiety disorder, or a Special Educational Need that means they would benefit from a quieter, more relaxed museum opening.

The museum will open early—at 08.30—and will be available exclusively for Early Birds guests until 10am, when it opens its doors to the general public.

Entry and activities are free but booking is required

 
 

Sunday 23rd February

 

10.15am: Autism friendly screening of Sonic The Hedgehog (PG)  at participating ODEON cinemas including Leeds-Bradford, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Hull and Sheffield. Free entry for carers with a valid CEA Card.

 

6pm: Autism-friendly trampolining session at Gravity in Leeds run by ZigZag

 

 

  • 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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