Festival Fun | Selly Oak 5-8yrs

Join us for some festival themed fun! We’ll be exploring all the sights, sounds and smells of a festival through sensory stories, crafts and music. There’s an activity for everyone; design your own glitzy headdress, make some tasty festival fudge, or even create your own ribbon dance! We'll also be joined by Spinsonic Entertainment, who will be teaching us lots of exciting new circus skills such as plate spinning, juggling balls and hula hooping!  This session is a great way for children and families to interact and express themselves in a new, fun way.

During our session, Sense's Siblings and Young Carer's team will be joining us, to share information about their service and offer additional activities specifically for siblings aged 5-18yrs. We understand the importance of having your own time and space to relax and share experiences with people who understand. During the session, siblings will be able to enjoy some separate time with their peers, enjoying activities designed just for them. If this is something you're interested in, you can opt in via our session booking form. Please be aware that these activities will take place in a separate room and will be staffed by a Connect and Play Play Leader, as well as a staff member of Sense's Sibling Team.

Our Summer sessions for children aged 5-8yrs are part of Birmingham County Council’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme. This means that, alongside our fun sensory activities, families will be provided with a free lunch during the day.

Session Schedule

  • 10.30am-12.00pm | Sensory Activities
  • 12.00-12.30pm | Lunch
  • 12.30-2.30pm | Sensory  Activities & Circus Skills
Who is it for?

This session is for families who are part of our free Connect and Play service, which supports children with complex disabilities. If you’re not sure whether this session is for you, please complete our service enquiry form or contact [email protected] to speak with a member of our team.

At least one parent/carer must attend the full session with each child and siblings are also welcome to attend for free. This session is specifically for children aged 5-8yrs. We also have a separate session for children aged 0-4; find out more via our activity finder.

How can I join?

Spaces must be booked in advance via our website.

To provide HAF support, there is certain information we need to collect via our booking form and share with Birmingham County Council and the Department for Education. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact [email protected].