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Sensory rooms in Sheffield

A sensory room is a therapeutic space that is designed to stimulate the senses through a variety of sensory equipment. This can include coloured lights, lava lamps, sounds, or equipment like swings, squeeze toys or exercise balls.

Sensory rooms can have a calming effect on children with additional needs. They can provide a sanctuary for escaping sensory overload and can also be used as a therapeutic space for building skills like colour recognition or motor skills.

All of the venues listed here have parking, and all are wheelchair accessible.


Alive

Address: Paces Campus, Sheffield S35 3HY

Opening times: Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm

Cost: Room hire £17 per hour

Booking:  Online / Email info@alivesheffield.com / call 0114 284 8401


Concord Sports Centre

Address: Shiregreen Lane, Sheffield S5 6AE

Opening times: 7.30am-9pm weekdays, 8am-4pm weekends

Cost: Room hire £9.90 per hour, for lifeCARD holders

Other: Induction required (£12). Changing Places toilet

Booking: Call 0330 333 0555


Early Days Family Centre

Address: 71 Palgrave Rd, Sheffield S5 8GS

Opening times: Weekdays 8.30am-4.30pm

Cost: Free of charge. Accessible to families from all areas of the city. No age restrictions.

Booking: Call 0114 2734926


Meadowhall Sensory Zone

Address: Management Suite, Oasis Dining Quarter, Meadowhall, Sheffield S9 1EP

Opening times: Closes half an hour before the centre closes

Cost: Free

Other: Changing places toilet

Booking: No booking system. Call 0333 313 2000 for info


More Rehab

Address: 40 Little London Road, S8 0UH

Opening times: Mon/Wed/Fri 8.30am-5pm; Tue/Thu 8.30am-7pm; Sat mornings

Cost: Room hire £15 per hour

Other: Induction required (£25). Hoist available (must be pre-booked)

Booking: Email info@morerehab.com / call 0114 2353150 / book online


Norfolk Park TARA

Address: 89 Guildford Rise, Sheffield S2 2PP

Opening times: Weekdays except Wed 2-5pm

Cost: Donation if possible. Open to anyone, not just Norfolk Park residents.

Booking: Call 0114 270 1191 or 07946045089


Sam’s Space

Address: Firth Park Methodist Church, 8 Stubbin Lane, Sheffield S5 6QL

Opening times: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, private hire on Sat 10am-6pm

Cost: Private hire £10 per hour, or use alongside soft play sessions with prices starting at £3.75 per child

Other: Up to the age of 11

Booking: Email sams.space.info@gmail.com / call 07399 780317


Sheffield Mencap & Gateway

Address: Norfolk Lodge, Park Grange Road, Sheffield S2 3QF

Opening times: Weekdays 9am-4pm

Cost: £5 per hour for one service user and one supporter (maximum two people in the room at any time).

Other: Changing Places toilet. Open to anyone, not just Mencap users.

Booking:  mencapoffice@sheffieldmencap.org.uk / 0114 2767757


Sheffield United FC

Address: SUFC, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4SU

Opening times: On matchdays, 1 hour before kick-off until 30 minutes after full time

Cost: Same as matchday ticket pricing in the John Street Family Stand. A complimentary ticket for a PA may be provided based on eligibility criteria.

Other: Supporters can watch the match from the sensory room with seats also available just outside in the stands themselves. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Max. five supporters and their PAs

Booking: Email Jon Helliwell, Disability Liaison Officer, at jon.helliwell@sufc.co.uk


Watoto Pre-School

Address: 139 Catherine Road, Sheffield, S4 7HJ

Opening times: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm

Cost: Room hire £20 per hour (cheaper options for regular bookings)

Other: Suitable for group bookings. Max. 6 children aged 0-5 years

Booking: info@watotopreschool.org.uk / 03300 165668


Please note: The information on this page is provided for reference purposes only. It is not intended as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications or abilities of any individual or organisation listed. Inclusion in this article does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation; nor does omission imply disapproval.

Information owner: Sheffield Parent Carer Forum
Last Reviewed: 20/05/2022

Last Updated: 20/05/2022
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