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Our Top 5 Sensory Parks in the UK

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We have researched some sensory parks across the UK. 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. Feedback has demonstrated that the environment is beneficial for our service users in many ways. So we thought it would be useful to share another way to develop your senses.

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. 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.

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 can have a good time while they are learning about their senses.

Tell about your favourite sensory parks on Twitter @redbankhouse. You can also share your thoughts in the comments box further below.


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