Swings & Smiles is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled children and their families. 

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


Hours of support delivered by our SIBSupport service in 2022


Total hours of support provided to families last year


Hours of respite care provided in 2022

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Latest events

  • Autumn Hamper

    We are running an autumn raffle for the chance to win a hamper of treats! Entries for the competition cost £1. The winner will be announced on the 1st December. Good luck!  Read more

  • My Family and Friends November Session

    My Family & Friends Play Sessions are an opportunity for families to attend a group within the community specifically for children under 5 with special needs. These sessions include activities to help with development and socialising. Read more

  • SIBSupport Christmas Meal Year 7+

    On Friday 1st December we will having a Christmas meal together as a group to Nandos at the Kennet Centre, agreed unanimously by the group! We will all meet at Buick Mackane by 6pm, at which point we will head to Nandos. Read more

Latest stories

  • Snow update

    UPDATE: The centre will remain open today for the families that are currently booked in. Following an inspection on site this morning, we are happy to say that we are open for Minis from 9.30 - 11. We will be risk assessing throughout the day, follow our posts for news about ENGAGE and After School Club. Indoor play only. Opening will depend on staff availability later in the day and the condition of the car park. Read more

  • Northcroft Kitchen

    Northcroft Kitchen would like to invite parent/carers and their children to a free meal at their new Northcroft Kitchen. Read more

  • A sad update

    We are saddened to have to say that so close to Christmas we have had electrical cables stolen from the Swings & Smiles Car Park. Read more