Sensory Room at The Experience
Nestled at the back of the arena, lies our sensory room. This private space offers state-of-the-art, computer controlled sensory equipment, sensory toys, lighting, music and aromas to provide a fully immersive multi-sensory experience.
Users can recreate the magic of nature, from a dewy green forest, underwater world with marine life, sunny beach or calming winter wonderland. Of course, you might also choose a sing-along musical experience – we can cater to your needs.
The sensory room offers a safe space for the public to come along and experience. It is a great resource for children and adults with sensory impairments, complex learning difficulties, autism or ADHD. The sensory room is also popular for baby sensory groups and toddlers.
Sensory Room Equipment
The multi-sensory room features an interactive floor, a large projector showing multiple scenes, mist and aroma machines, glowing bubble tube, tactile disc, fibre optic glow lights, a vibrating platform, and a range of sensory toys and equipment. Mood lighting can be adapted by turning a sensory cube.
Benefits of Sensory
In addition to promoting relaxation which supports overall well-being, children and adults with sensory impairments, complex learning difficulties, autism or ADHD can benefit from tracking, colour matching, vocalisation and auditory tasks. Benefits also include better hand-eye co-ordination, vocalisation and problem solving. The multi-sensory experience provides a variety of stimulus and experiences for all users.
What’s more – it’s FREE
Yes, you read that right – a half hour session is free for all users. Thanks to the extremely generous funding from the People’s Postcode Trust, The Barrack Charitable Trust and The Boshier-Hinton Foundation, we can offer this excellent facility at no cost.
We would ask for a small, optional donation if you enjoy your visit and this will help us to continue to improve the sensory experience for our users.
Book today by calling reception on 0141 883 4005. Our sensory room is available Monday – Sunday (see The Experience opening times).
The Mini Experience
Our new Mini Experience is specially designed to stimulate the imagination of babies and toddlers, encouraging them to use their senses as they enter the relaxing environment of our multisensory room. They will be amazed by the sights, sounds and smells, allowing them to explore and play in a safe, cosy environment. As part of our access programme this room is free to use, donations are optional if you wish to contribute to our programme.
After all the fun it’s time to recharge in our family friendly Academy Café. Grown-ups can enjoy a coffee and cake, or a bite to eat from our menu. Juniors can eat from our Mini or Children’s Menu. You are welcome to bring snacks or lunch for your young explorers if you prefer. The Academy Café is equipped with mini tables and chairs, high chairs and a small selection of toys.
Baby Classes at The Experience
We are delighted that Hartbeeps and Jo Jingles run classes in The Experience on a Wednesday for babies and toddlers, please contact them directly for more information or to join their classes. You are welcome to visit us in The Academy Café for a nice relaxing coffee or lunch before or after your class. We even have pram parking!
Hartbeeps has been delivering its unique blend of original music classes and mini productions to 1000’s of babies and children. Challenging accepted definitions of ‘baby and toddler’ music classes; we create innovative, multi-sensory and highly interactive productions for the very young.
Every Wednesday at The Experience
10am – Happy House – Walking to pre-school including older/younger siblings
11am – Baby Beeps – Suitable for babies who can sit until they can confidently walk
12pm – Baby Bells – Baby classes suitable from newborn to sitting
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Jo Jingles offers fun, interactive music, singing and movement classes for Babies & Pre-School Children. With the help of our cheery mascot doll ‘Jo’ our specially trained and experienced class teachers run the most popular and established music and movement classes across the UK, Ireland and now Australia!
Every Wednesday at The Experience
10am – Over 2’s
11am – Jingle Babies, suitable for babies 3mths – 1yr
1pm – Mixed age, suitable for all ages