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Our Top 5 Sensory Parks in the UK

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Sensory is something we care strongly about at Redbank House and all the way through Disabled Living. Our multi-sensory rooms benefit both children and adults and our feedback has demonstrated that the environment is beneficial for our service users in many ways.

Our service users Margaret and Angela suffer from Dementia and thoroughly enjoy the sessions in the sensory rooms. Margaret said “I feel like a child again, I love it!”  

Angela Kirk – De Brooke Lodge Care Home

With our range of equipment we help to ensure that our service users go away with a positive memory of Redbank House from the different colours, shapes, textures, and sounds they have explored on their visit with us.

Did you know that multi-sensory rooms aren’t the only option to support disabled children and adults?

There are many fantastic sensory parks across the UK which gives people the chance to experiment with their senses while enjoying the fresh air. Even those who aren’t disabled can enjoy exploring their senses.

Here are 5 sensory parks from us below which have caught our eye.

Aden Country Park, Scotland

Aden Country Park holds three gardens, each with their own history and purpose. Two of these gardens include their Sensory Garden and their Carer’s Garden. The Carer’s Garden is a place for relaxation, socialising, and to bring all of the many carers together in the UK. The Sensory Garden is there for people to explore the different aspects of nature including plants, birds and wildlife.

The Playpark, Exeter

The Playpark has equipment which mostly caters for wheelchair friendly visitors. Its aim is to encourage more of the older children disabled demographic to enjoy a fun, safe, and welcoming space. Sand textured grounds and sensory painting is involved so that children are able to identify with their touch and sight senses.

Wyndham Park, Grantham

The award winning ‘Green Flag’ Wyndham Park offers range of activities to target all ages. It has been a Green Flag park ever since 2012 and has said to have been recognised as one of the best parks in the country. The sensory garden was refurbished in 2010 along with the refurbished paddling pool opening in 2015.

Hadleigh Park, Essex

Hadleigh Park is for children up to the age of nine-years-old and is a fun, interactive area for them to enjoy themselves. There are many great facilities here including a sensory room where visitors can focus on their senses. This sensory room is open for all ages and there are a number of days when the room can be used for free!

Aldenham Country Playground, Hertfordshire

Located in Elstree, Hertfordshire, the Aldenham Country Playground offers a secure environment for children, families, and organisations to visit. There’s a country playground, adventure playground, indoor facilities, and a sensory play area. From the soft sensory play to their ‘Sensi-Floor’ play, your child is guaranteed to have a good time while they are learning about their senses at the same time.

Which are your favourite sensory parks?

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