The ultimate guide to autism-friendly days out in Yorkshire for Easter 2022

Autism-friendly days out in Yorkshire can be a lifesaver for children who struggle with crowds and sensory issues.

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 Yorkshire over Easter 2022.

If you find school holidays stressful, the lack of routine causes meltdowns and you’re looking for activities at Easter that your autistic child will enjoy, then read on…

Of course there are lots of places without the SEN label that are suitable for children with additional needs. However, this is a list of sessions specifically highlighted as autism-friendly.

Do check out individual websites and social media for prices and up-to-date information before you go to make sure you have the correct information. Note that some require booking in advance.

 

Sunday 3rd April

 

10-11am: SEN session at Insane Air trampoline park in Bradford. Please call for bookings: 01274 980999

 

10.15am: Autism-friendly screening of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 at participating ODEON cinemas

 

 

 

Monday 4th April

9.30-10.30am and 3.30-4.30pm Relaxed Museum Sessions in Craven Museum in Skipton. Light levels will be raised, sound levels will be reduced, visitors can make as much noise as they like, ear defenders are available, quiet spaces are available and object handling sessions are running. These are free drop-in sessions.
4pm: Autism-friendly soft play session at Kids-Clubhouse in Horsforth run by ZigZag. £4 per child.

 

Wednesday 6th April

9-10am: Leeds Gymnastics Club – additional needs session. These drop-in sessions take place every Wednesday morning during the Leeds school holidays. Families can use this hour of unstructured play time to introduce their children to gymnastics. 3-15 year olds. £6 per child

 

 

 

Thursday 7th April

 

6pm: Autism-friendly trampolining session at Gravity in Leeds run by ZigZag. £5 jump. Parents and carers jump for free. No booking required but you need to be a ZigZag member.

Sunday 10th April

 

10-11am: SEN session at Insane Air trampoline park in Bradford. Please call for bookings: 01274 980999

 

6pm: Autism-friendly trampolining session at Gravity in Leeds run by ZigZag. £5 jump. Parents and carers jump for free. No booking required but you need to be a ZigZag member.

Monday 11th April

 

10am-3pm: Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource is running a stay and play session for its members 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. Members only. Check out their website for details on how to join.

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

Tuesday 12th April

 

10am-3pm: Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource is running a stay and play session for its members at Green Lane in Bradford for its members. Lego 10am-2pm and Creative Peeps 10am-12 plus usual activities. No booking required. Cost: £7.50 per family per session. Members only. Check out their website for details on how to join.

Wednesday 13th April

 

9-10am: Leeds Gymnastics Club – additional needs session. These drop-in sessions take place every Wednesday morning during the Leeds school holidays. Families can use this hour of unstructured play time to introduce their children to gymnastics. 3-15 year olds. £6 per child

 

 

Thursday 14th April

6pm: Autism-friendly trampolining session at Gravity in Leeds run by ZigZag. £5 jump. Parents and carers jump for free. No booking required but you need to be a ZigZag member.

 

Sunday 17th April

10-11am: SEN session at Insane Air in Bradford. Please call for bookings: 01274 980999

 

6pm: Autism-friendly trampolining session at Gravity in Leeds run by ZigZag. £5 jump. Parents and carers jump for free. No booking required but you need to be a ZigZag member.

Tuesday 19th April

 

10am-3pm: Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource is running a stay and play session for its members 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. Members only. Check out their website for details on how to join.

 

11am-3pm. Thanks to a helpful reader for this one…Nell Bank and The Specialist Inclusion Project are running an SEN Family Fun Day for Bradford residents. Book through The Specialist Inclusion Project.

 

Wednesday 20th April

 

10am-3pm: Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource is running a stay and play session for its members at Green Lane in Bradford for its members. Lego 10am-2pm and Creative Peeps 10am-12 plus usual activities. No booking required. Cost: £7.50 per family per session. Members only. Check out their website for details on how to join.

 

 

  • What have I missed? If you know of any other autism-friendly days out in Yorkshire happening during the Easter holidays, pop them in the comments below.

 

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  1. Nell Bank and The Specialist Inclusion Project (I think possibly just for Bradford residents) are running an SEN Family Fub Day on 19th April 11-3.00. Book through SIP

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      Thanks Claire! I’ve added the details above for Easter 2022. Do you have a link for the details?

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