Active Kids Adventure Park is excited to announce that we have partnered with a local charity to provide the best experience possible for children with Additional Support Needs (ASN) and their parents.
We have been working closely with our official charity partner, Perth Autism Support (PAS), to introduce dedicated play sessions for children with ASN.
The quieter sessions, which will take place in the adventure park’s brand-new treehouse-themed indoor play facility initially, will offer the children the opportunity to play and have fun in a calm sensory environment.
The first three sessions, in collaboration with PAS, will run on May 12th, June 2nd and June 23rd from 5pm-6.15pm. The quieter sessions will also be available for children with Additional Support Needs in the local community that are not involved in PAS programmes currently.
A series of workshops are being planned by PAS to take place in the outdoor adventure park at Active Kids during the school holidays this summer and the team are looking to develop sensory backpacks for the children to use when visiting.
PAS will also be delivering ‘Practical Understanding of Autism’ training sessions for the Active Kids’ team, all to help aide staff with being able to provide support to all children who come through their doors.
Also, as part of the partnership, Active Kids will be working with Perth Autism Support’s Employability and Transitions team to schedule work experience for young people preparing to go into the workplace.
The team at Active Kids are passionate about ensuring the play environment is as inclusive, safe and fun as it can be. Rowland Thomson, Business Manager at Active Kids Adventure Park, said:
“It has been fantastic working with the team at Perth Autism Support and we are delighted to be introducing regular ASN sessions in our new indoor playground,” says Rowland Thomson from Active Kids.
“When the indoor play facility was designed, the child’s experience was always at the forefront of our minds. It has been wonderful seeing how the space can offer all children a fun, challenging and immersive experience. We hope the children from PAS have the best time at the sessions.”
Founded in 2011, PAS provides support to autistic children and young people up to the age of 18 and their families across Perth & Kinross and Tayside. The charity work with on average 240 young people every week through a variety of social opportunities in the local community.
Angie Ferguson, Chief Executive of Perth Autism Support, and her team have welcomed the partnership with Active Kids, seeing many opportunities to help young people with ASN in Perthshire and Tayside through working together.
“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Active Kids and for our young people to be able to utilise and enjoy the indoor play facility as part of the planned ASN sessions,” says Angie. “We also welcome the opportunity to work closely with the team in the coming months to ensure that the park is a truly inclusive and accessible experience for all”.
For anyone interested in booking a quieter session, capacity is limited and adult supervision is required. To book or to register interest, please email email@example.com
Active Kids Adventure Park is open daily from 9.30am-4.30pm, seven days per week.
To find out more about Perth Autism Support please go to https://www.perthautismsupport.org.uk/