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Play Activities

The below is ran by the foundation of light not AOT please direct any questions to their page. 

Disability Multi-sports – Enjoy a range of sports including basketball, boxing, hockey, cricket, football and many more.  

After the success of last year’s Foundation Community Fun day we’re doing it all again this year. On Thursday 17th August (10am-3pm) families can come to the Beacon of Light for the free event and enjoy a whole host of activities, with soft play, football challenges, face-painting and lots more to enjoy.


To book into the sessions please email - or please can you fill in this referral form (self referrals welcome!) 


Then book into the sessions here:

The Storybook, Boldon

 0191 5369408

Monday 6-8pm aged 2+

Special Friends – Play for children with disabilities

Hendon Young Peoples Project

0191 5537717

Saturday 9-11.45am/1-4pm

Aged 5-13 Play for children with disabilities

Odeon Cinema, Metrocentre





Sundays 11.30am (once a month)

Autism friendly cinema screenings

For more information see


Empire Cinema, Sunderland



Saturday/Sunday 10.30am

Empire Jrs- Child friendly cinema

All tickets £1

Cineworld Cinema, Boldon



Saturday/Sunday 10am

Movies for juniors with pre show entertainment

All tickets £1

Hydrotherapy Pool, Fulwell Day Centre



Monday- 9.30-11am

Wednesday 5-6.30pm

For bookings telephone 0191 5534127

Sensory Play, Hetton Children’s Centre


Thursday 1.30-2.30pm

For bookings telephone 0191 5536735

Organisation Information Contact Information
Sunderland Families Information Service Provides information about all aspects of family life for all parents and carers.

0191 520 5505

Communicate In Print 2 Communicate: In Print 2 is a desktop publishing program forcreating symbol-supported resources for printing. It is an excellenttool for anyone wanting to make accessible materials for theirschool, home, business or community.
Tabitha’s Toys Loan sensory equipment from this website, originally set up in memory of Tabitha Leees-Moore. Loan equipment from bubble lamps, fibre optics and I-Pads.
Hearts and minds Collect and recycle old mobile phones in return for great technology gifts while also helping Hearts & Minds raise much needed funds to assist families touched by autism.
Sunderland Disabled Children Website Provides information, advice, support and guidance to disabled children with a range of disabilities, young people and their families living in Sunderland.
Sunderland Events Information about things to see and do in and around Sunderland.
Contact a family National charity that provides support, information and advice to families of disabled children
Caroline Comer

Parent Partnership Co-ordinator:
Information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs.

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0191 561 5643

Parent & Carer Council Run by Parent Carers, for Parent Carers. Support for families with children and young people who have disabilities, special education needs and/or additional needs.

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0191 4175322

Disability Living Allowance Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a tax-free benefit for disabled children and adults to help with extra costs. there is a link here on the old website but i can't copy it
Sunderland Carers’ Centre Offers information, advice and support service to carers throughout Sunderland.

0191 5493768

Sunderland Young Carers’ Centre Support and activities for young people who have a caring role.

Dave Wilcox/Sue Callaghan:

0191 5673232

Special Olympics Special Olympics providers of year round sports training and competition for people with learning disabilities.

Kath Rooney: 07897597916

Buttle Fund Small grants programme provides families basic items such as a bed, a cooker, a fridge-freezer or a washing machine.

020 7828 7311