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Contact us

How to get in touch with or find Swings & Smiles in Thatcham, West Berkshire with details of opening times. Read more

Our story

Swings & Smiles is charity for children with special needs and their families, and was set up in 2007 by Sian Cook whose daughter Amy was her inspiration. We provide a play to play and support for the whole family. Read more

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! Read more

About outreach

Swings & Smiles is able to provide outreach in the community free of charge. We're able to visit schools, groups and individuals with lots of lovely sensory equipment and activities. Read more

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Fundraising ideas

Want to raise some money for a good cause but not sure how? Check out our fundraising ideas to give you some inspiration for how to raise some vital funds for Swings & Smiles Read more

Meet the team

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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. Read more


We have lots of opportunities for volunteers at Swings & Smiles including supporting at sessions, helping at events or assisting with jobs at the centre. We accommodate corporate groups for CSR days and can take young volunteers completing Duke of Edinburgh awards. Read more

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What we do

Swings & Smiles is a place to play for children with special needs and their families. It offers a unique environment where the whole family feels supported and where they can spend quality time together. Our services include play sessions, sibling support and outreach. Read more

The difference we make

We are delighted to be able to provide a specialist, fully resourced recreational play facility for children with special needs and their families. Find out some of the things families have said about the difference Swings & Smiles makes to them. Read more

Our facilities

Swings & Smiles offers play sessions for children with special needs and their whole family at our centre in Thatcham. Read more

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