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

Opening times

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 see our latest timetable.


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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

There are lots of way you can book to attend a session at Swings & Smiles - you can call, email or use our booking request form. It doesn't matter how last minute, and we will always try our hardest to find space for you and your family.



Our impact


Individual visits from families in 2018


Hours of support provided to families last year


Number of siblings who accessed our SIBS support in 2018

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Latest events

  • Spectrum and Oasis Spring Term

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  • Swings & Smiles Summer Ball

    We are excited to announce our Swings & Smiles Summer Ball, taking place on Friday 19th June 2020. Early bird offer now available so get your tickets before 29th February for a discount! Read more

Latest stories

  • Thank you, Sian!

    Chair of Trustees and Founder of Swings & Smiles, Sian Cook, will be stepping down after more than 13 years and stepping into a new role as Founder and Patron. Read more

  • Kicking off Christmas with our Carol Concert

    We had a fantastic Carol Concert at St Mary’s Church in Thatcham and raised £1945.13. Read more

  • £1170 raised from Gin Night

    On 7th November we held our first ever Gin Tasting Night at The Globe pub in Newbury where we raised a fantastic £1170! Read more