Free play sessions for children with complex disabilities

Our free children’s play service, Connect and Play, offers families with complex disabilities the chance to come together to develop, communicate, and connect with others.

What is Sense Connect and Play?

Play isn’t just fun – it’s important for a child’s development, too! Our new Connect and Play service helps children with complex needs learn communication skills and form connections with others. 

From sensory stories to forest school, we offer a range of free activities to suit all children. And we’ll support you to learn new ways to play and bond with them, too.

We struggled to come up with appropriate activities for Zach. Sense’s online sessions made such a difference. We noticed Zach loved hearing the other children laugh, which was a huge turning point.

Jemma, whose son Zach is supported by Sense

Sign up for Sense Connect and Play

Not sure if Connect and Play is right for your child? Fill in our enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you for a chat with more information. 

Connect and Play

Not sure if Connect and Play is right for your child? Fill in our enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you for a chat with more information.
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Who’s it for?

It’s open to any children with complex needs between the ages of 0-8 and their parents.

What activities do we offer? 

We offer a range of activities – ranging from group play, to sensory stories and arts and crafts. Scroll down to see our upcoming events and sign up for one that suits you.

All our sessions provide ways for children to find new ways to connect, communicate and play with their parents and with other children. 

See a list of our upcoming activities on our activity finder.

We also offer help from multi-sensory impairment teachers and practitioners for anyone up to the age of 25 who is deafblind or multi-sensory impaired.

Why is play important?

At Sense, we have 65 years of experience in helping children with complex disabilities to live their lives to the full. We know how crucial play is in helping children engage with their surroundings, develop self-awareness and connect with others. 

On top of our play service, we provide information and resources for parents to play with their children. Read our guide on how to play with your child.