Morrison’s Supermarket, Quiet Hour – every Saturday, Morrison’s superstores will be hosting a quiet hour from 9 – 10am. During this time, they will have no stock cages on the shop floor, they will also stop all tannoy announcements and music and ensure the scanners are set to silent on the checkouts and self-scan stations. They’ll even dim the lights. Great effort, Morrison’s, we wish you luck!
Asda, Arrowe Park & Liscard Quiet Hour – Every Tuesday from 10am – 11am Arrowe Park Asda will be trialling quiet hours to help people with additional needs. Why not pop along and see for yourself – Autism Together will be there on Tuesday, 12th February with information about our services.
Mattel Play, Liverpool – Wednesday, 29th May at 4:30-6:30pm (£7 per child with 2 carers for free).
Capacity is limited during these sessions to ensure a calm and relaxed experience for all guests. Mattel Play are also one of Autism Together’s Champions and host monthly sessions. They also run quiet sessions every week-day morning from 9:20 -11:20am. The perfect chance to go with the little ones during term time.
Autism-friendly cinema screenings are great for the whole family. The volume is lowered in the theatre, the lights are raised and there are no adverts before the film – it goes straight to the main feature. Most cinemas offer discounted tickets and all cinemas accept CEA Cards.
Vue Cinema, Birkenhead & Cheshire Oaks – will be showing How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on Sunday, 26th May at 10:15am.
Showcase Cinema, Liverpool – will be showing Avengers: Endgame (12A) on Sunday, 9th June at 10am.
FACT Cinema, Liverpool – will be showing Rocketman on Sunday, 26th May at 11:30am.
Odeon Cinema, Bromborough & Liverpool – will be showing Pokemon Detective Pikachu on Sunday, 26th May at 10:15am.
Cheshire Ice Cream Farm – Will now be hosting regular autism-friendly sessions that will take place on the first Saturday of each month. Their next session will be on Saturday, 1st June from 5 – 7pm. Families will be able to benefit from a discounted price of £2.50 per child on attractions until 10am.
Infunity, Flintshire – Host regular autism friendly sessions on the 1st Monday of every month from 6 – 7:30pm. Booking is essential and costs £5 per child with carers free. Infunity is a large indoor play area for children aged 0-12 years with different zones and areas and a café for drinks and snacks. Check out their website below for images and further details.
Air Unlimited, Liverpool – autism-friendly sessions take places every Sunday from 9-1am and every Monday from 6-8pm. You can bounce for 2 hours for just £6.50 and its free for parents and carers; there are complimentary refreshments for jumpers and designated quiet rooms also available. Pre-booking is recommended as these sessions are very popular.
Spring City, Liverpool – autism-friendly trampolining takes place every Sunday 10-11am and every Thursday 6-8pm. One of our very own Autism Champions, these sessions offer you the chance to bounce as a family in area that understands your needs.
SC2 Rhyl – Waterpark
The main waterpark is suitable for all ages and abilities; there are a number of different water slides, splash areas and interactive attractions for everyone. Then there is Tag Active which is a multi-level play area with timed activity zones to test your skill, fitness and bravery. They are now hosting autism-friendly sessions every Friday from 4 – 5:30pm with free carers passes. Check out all the details and what this place has to offer on the link below.
Cadbury World, Birmingham
Relaxed SEN sessions are designed to be of benefit to visitors who prefer a quieter and calmer experience, they will have reduced sound and an increase of lighting where necessary, the removal of strong scents and fewer visitors to help reduce stress. The next SEN session will be on Sunday, 23rd June from 9:30am. They even have social stories on their website! Check out all the details below:
Manchester have opened a Sunflower Room in Terminal 1 to aid Special Assistance Guests who need to break away from the noise, bright lights and crowds of the main departure lounge to help them relax and feel calm in a quieter environment. Also don’t forget they you can apply for a Special Assistance Guest lanyard for help from staff whilst travelling through the airport, for all the details on this service follow the link below.
Now hosting autism-friendly hours every Tuesday from 9:30am – 12noon – they aim to reduce sensory overload by ensuring music is soothing and played at a lower volume. They also offer shoppers personalised tours to suit individual needs. They are trying to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.