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.



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!



Our impact


Number of siblings who accessed our SIBSupport in 2020


Total hours of support provided to families last year


Hours of respite provided in 2020

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Latest events

  • Carol Concert

    Join Swings & Smiles at our annual family friendly Carol Concert taking place at St Mary's Church in Thatcham. There will be lots of festive fun and mince pies! Read more

  • Christmas Craft Morning

    Join us for a morning of Christmas fun with crafts and sensory play at The Globe on 21st December. Read more

Latest stories

  • Retirement Gifts for Swings & Smiles

    Recently, we were very lucky to be chosen by a local man, Bob, to be the recipient of his retirement gifts. Bob asked his team at West Berkshire Council to make a collection for Swings & Smiles. Read more

  • 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