Days out and leisure activities

Name of organisation/ venue
Description
Website

Odeon cinema

Odeon cinemas have screenings that have subtitles, are autism friendly and/ or wheelchair friendly.

www.odeon.co.uk  or call the Disability & Accessibility Helpline Phone: 0800 138 3315 or Textphone: 18001 0808 1560 609

Cea Card

The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.

www.ceacard.co.uk

Rush Trampoline Park

Weekly Autism and SEN sessions every Tuesday evening from 4pm – 5pm during term time and school holidays. Carers also go free during these sessions. This quieter, capped session has no music and reduced lighting to avoid glare.

www.rushuk.com/sessions/autism-and-sen-sessions

Inflation Nation

Inflation Nation in Stechford has sessions specifically for those people on the autistic spectrum & their families to enjoy. Parents/ carers can participate free of charge.

Disabled guests are entitled to one free carer with their standard Adult or Child ticket.

www.inflatanation.com/classes/disability-friendly/

 

West Midlands Safari Park

 

Visually impaired guests are admitted free of charge together with a seeing guide accompanying them. It’s wheelchair friendly and also has wheelchairs available to hire.

www.wmsp.co.uk

Drayton Manor Theme Park

 

Guests with additional needs are welcomed. Facilities include accessible toilets and changing rooms guests with additional needs are not required to use the virtual queuing system. For guests who are unable to enter a ride in the usual way, we do offer Access Bands which allow access to a ride via an alternative route

www.draytonmanor.co.uk/useful-info

 

National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

 

On selected dates we’re opening our doors an hour early, with limited tickets available, to provide a quieter SEA LIFE experience that aims to provide a more comfortable visit for those with autism and other sensory requirements.

www.visitsealife.com/birmingham/discover/quiet-at-the-aquarium

 

Cadbury World – relaxed SEN sessions

 

Cadbury World are committed to creating a welcoming environment for all our visitors and are delighted to be able to offer relaxed SEN Sessions for guests on selected dates and times. These sessions are designed to be of benefit to visitors who prefer a quieter and calmer experience, such as those with autism or SEN needs

www.cadburyworld.co.uk/plan-your-visit/relaxedsensessions

 

 

  1. Short breaks

Name of organisation/ venue
Description
Website

Midland Mencap

Provides short breaks for disabled children, offering new and exciting experiences in a safe and stimulating environment.

https://midlandmencap.org.uk/opportunities-activities/

 

Kids

Kids offers activity based short breaks for children that are designed in consultation with families and enable the child or young person to enjoy new experiences, meet new people as well as make friends.

www.kids.org.uk/birmingham-and-solihull-short-breaks

 

  1. Shopping and restaurants

Name of organisation/ venue
Description
Website

Morrisons

All Morrisons have quieter hour 9am to 10am on Saturdays

https://my.morrisons.com/storefinder/

Merry Hill Shopping Centre

Autism Quiet Hour is on the first Wednesday of every month to help make shopping more accessible for autistic people

https://intu.co.uk/merryhill/events/autism

BOM Cafe

 

This new cafe at the Birmingham Open Media (BOM) centre has quieter coffee machines, no music and gentle lighting to make it autism-friendly

www.bom.org.uk