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.

Swings & Smiles provides activities for children and young people aged 0-19 years old with a wide range of disabilities and special needs to be able to enjoy playing together without the pressures often experienced in wider community settings. There does not need to be an official diagnosis or proof of disability to attend Swings & Smiles, anyone who would struggle to access recreational activity of this sort is welcome to come. 

We support the whole family including parents, carers, the child with special needs, brothers, sisters and grandparents. Our support is hugely varied and depends on the needs of the family, we will tailor support to individual need. Swings & Smiles also welcomes adults with disabilities who may benefit from this type of environment and visits from community groups and respite providers.

Swings & Smiles’ mission is: To support children and young people with special needs and their families to be happy, have fun and feel included

Swings & Smiles hopes to be a friend to our families and offer opportunities for children with special needs, their siblings, parents and wider family to find opportunities for friendship and support.

Learn more about the difference Swings & Smiles makes to families