Festive Fun For All

Festive favourites like visiting Santa in the grotto have already become more inclusive, such as Santa’s Quiet Grotto at Dobbies Garden Centres across the UK. Click here to find out more. There are other festive activities that can prove lots of fun for the whole family too.

A trip to the theatre to watch a pantomime is a lovely way to make memories together and experience all the fun the festive season can bring. Many theatres offer quieter performance or sign language so it’s always worth checking with a venue if there is something you particularly want to see. One company that ensure that everyone can enjoy it is Imagine Theatre, which has performances across the UK that is ideal for those with Autism Spectrum Conditions, sensory and communication disorders, learning disabilities, dementia, or other conditions. Some performances are also signed or audio described. Click here to find out more.

Ice skating can be a fun way of putting a smile on everyone’s face as they whoosh over the ice. Many rinks across the UK will be disability friendly – just check the details of those local to you. One which prides itself on being accessible is The National Ice Centre, located in Nottingham, which has rinks that can be accessed in a wheelchair or in a purpose built-sledge. There are also skating sessions with lower lights and noise levels too. Click here to find out more.