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

  • 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