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
  • 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.

5 cartoon people, one is in a wheelchair

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

Website: https://www.sheffieldcitytrust.org/fitness/multi-sensory-room

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

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

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

Website: https://www.sheffieldmencap.org.uk/

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

Website: https://www.sufc.co.uk/fans/disabled-supporters-information/sensory-room/

Please note

The information on this page is provided for reference purposes only.

It is not intended as a tool for checking the credentials, qualifications or abilities of any individual or organisation listed.

The spaces included on this page does not mean an endorsement or recommendation.  If a space hasn't been included, please let us know at localoffer@sheffield.gov.uk and we can look to add to the page