Supporting children and young people with special needs and their families to be happy, have fun and feel included.

Our sessions

Swings & Smiles is open seven days a week, providing a place to play and support for children with special needs and their families. Find out what's on offer and how you can book to come along.

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Sibling support

We understand just how different life is when you have a brother or sister who has a disability or special needs. We run three sessions a month for siblings which are free to attend, as well as offering a 5 week course in schools.

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Book a session

Once you've completed our assessment form you'll be told which sessions you can attend at Swings & Smiles. You can book online via the website or email - we hope to see you soon!

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Our impact

127

Number of siblings who accessed our SIBSupport in 2020

5512

Total hours of support provided to families last year

1240

Hours of respite provided in 2020

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Latest events

  • Professionals Afternoon

    On Thursday 8th July we're opening our doors for any professionals that wish to learn more about what we do at Swings & Smiles.  Read more

  • Golf Day, 14th July 2021

    Join us for a fun-filled day of bacon butties, 18 holes of golf and a delicious lunch at our annual Golf Day to raise funds for Swings & Smiles. Read more

  • Family Open Day

    Swings & Smiles has had a little makeover and on Saturday 17th July we’ll be running three special Family Play sessions to show off all our new facilities, Read more

Latest stories

  • New SIBSupport Group

    At Swings & Smiles we understand just how different life is when you are living in a family where a brother or sister has a disability or special needs, our support includes online support to make sure as many people as possible can benefit. Read more

  • An Update - January 2021

    Following the most recent Government announcement, from Monday 11th January Swings & Smiles will be delivering a reduced timetable alongside some online support sessions. Read more

  • Creating increased play opportunities through additional accessible sensory spaces

    We need your help to raise funds to expand our sensory area and install a new ceiling hoist so that more children with disabilites can fully access our centre. Read more