Social Sensory Area

Social Seating Area: Aromatic, tactile planting and a range of sensory resource baskets compliment areas of social seating for informal meetings, networking and catch up with friends. Colourful images can also be projected onto the walls and ceiling to add further visual effects.


Beanbags and Soft Seating: Small, medium and large colourful, vinyl beanbags are sited around the facility along with other soft seating options. These can all be moved to different areas to support user comfort.

UV Bamboo Fibre Optic Beanbag Cushion: A large, 1.6m x 1.2m beanbag cushion with built in bamboo fibre optic harness encourages users to relax in comfort, whilst interacting with 15 x 2m long, colourful, tactile, UV twinkle light fibres. As the harness is UV reactive, when the cushion beanbag is moved to the UV Dark Room, the fibres will glow in the dark.

Fibre Optic Half Circle Curtain: 1m fibre optic curtain in a half circle shape with shatterproof, acrylic mirrored wall and canopy allows users to safely sit behind the fibres and enjoy their reflection.

I-Digital LED Infinity Panel: This bright, interactive panel has a row of LED lights which are then reflected in mirrors to create the illusion of having an endless tunnel of light. The infinity tunnel has many different programmes for users to explore speed, colour, pattern and sequence.

Tactile Discs: Colourful, tactile discs are located around the walls of the room. Each one features a different colour and patterned texture to challenge users’ sense of touch. Smaller, portable, duplicate disks enable a game of matching to larger discs on the walls.

Social Area

Fibre Optic Curtain

Infinity Panel

Opening Hours and Hire Charges

The facility is available for hire Monday to Friday 9am-9pm. Hire charges for private use of the facility (Monday to Friday): £10 for 30 minutes or £20 for an hour. We recommend no more than 6 users per session, each accompanied by a responsible adult or carer. Please seek advice if your group is larger than this.

Hire can also be arranged for Saturday mornings, £40 fee for a 2 hour minimum booking applies.

The facility is closed on bank holidays and two weeks at Christmas, plus additional dates throughout the year.

All areas must be vacated promptly at the end of your session, in order for the next user to start theirs on time. Please allow enough time for this and plan your session use accordingly.

Our Code of Conduct and Booking form can be dowloaded here