ABOUT

Exclusive Sensory Sessions

Free Play Sensory Session

Explore and play at your own pace with a selection of our most popular sensory equipment including the magic carpet, ball pit, soft play, musical instruments and a range of educational toys. A popular service for families with babies and younger children.

Sensory Relaxation Experience

This relaxing session focuses on light and sound using an array of equipment such as our bubble tube, projection screen, mood music, aromatherapy, and fibre optic lights and is aimed at young adults, adults, the elderly and those with disabilities, learning difficulties, ASD and dementia.

 

Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Exclusive Sensory Sessions

(From January 2022)

 

Every Monday & Wednesday

10am, 11am, 12,pm, 1pm

Selected Friday Afternoons*

*Free Play Sessions*

Family and small group bookings for up to 10 people, especially catered towards promoting sensory play for babies and young children.

*Relaxation Experiences*

Individual and small group bookings for up to 10 people designed to provide a relaxing and peaceful yet a stimulating sensory environment for children, adults and the elderly.

The last Saturday of every month

From 3pm

*Sensory Saturdays*

Private sessions for families and groups of friends of up 10 people. By appointment only.

All sessions are priced at £25 for 45 minutes. 

*please email to enquire availability

sensory@paviliononthepark.org

WhatsApp Image 2022-01-14 at 18.58.00
IMG_2451-1.JPG

From birth, children are exploring their senses and processing new information. They begin to make sense of the world around them as they grow through the exploration of new textures, materials and resources. Sensory play is a valuable way of engaging children in activities that will heighten their senses and enrich their learning.

Is sensory play really that important?

Yes! Sensory play encourages discovery and independent thinking, as well as inspiring imagination and creativity. Research shows that there are many different ways in which sensory play can benefit a child’s development and learning.

Here are some of the key benefits of sensory play:

Brain Development

Engaging a child in sensory play helps strengthen their brain development for learning, which enhances their memory and ability to complete more complex learning tasks.

Language Development

Sensory play helps children learn new ways of talking about the world. It supports their language development and encourages them to communicate effectively with others whilst playing. 

Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Children identify objects by touch during tactile sensory play, which helps them develop their fine and gross motor skills – such as squeezing, pulling, pushing and throwing. 

Problem Solving Skills

By experimenting with different objects during sensory play, children develop problem-solving skills and decision-making skills. They begin to find solutions to obstacles they come across during sensory play – such as ‘how to make sand stick together’.

Cognitive Growth

Sensory play supports a child’s cognitive growth; enhancing their thought process, understanding and reasoning. As children manipulate new materials, they learn to understand new concepts – such as ‘sink and float’. 

Social Interaction

A positive sensory play environment encourages children to interact and work with others effectively, which is essential for a child’s development. They begin to share their ideas and build new relationships. 

Awareness

Active sensory play helps children become more self-aware and body-aware, which helps them develop a better sense of space around them.

Comforting

Therapeutic sensory play, using items such as light up toys and therapy balls, can help calm an anxious or restless child.

Adaptability

Sensory play encourages children to adapt in new situations. They begin to learn that they can use sensory play resources in a variety of ways and differentiate between different scenarios through discovery.