Does your young child or someone you know have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities?

Here at Ferring Country Centre we believe that children learn and develop a lot through play and those with special needs are no different. In fact, play can support the specific difficulties your child might have, for example if your child has:

* a hearing or visual impairment, play can help strengthen their other senses to help them navigate and explore the world.

* a mobility impairment, play can exercise their muscles and improve coordination

* autistic spectrum disorder, they may feel happier in a quieter setting, which private hire can provide, without overwhelming distractions or noises.

* attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) they will have the chance to express themselves and exert some energy.

Although we totally support integration of all children playing in our soft play area together, we are conscious that open sessions do not always suit every child's needs. Therefore, we are hiring out our farm themed soft play area especially for toddlers under 107cm with SEND. 

Private SEND Sessions are £15 for an hour between 3:45pm and 4:45pm weekdays, but we will always try to accommodate you at other times if we can. Please email [email protected] for availability outside of these hours. You are welcome to share the session with friends with similar needs or family members.

 All tickets are non-refundable, so please check your date carefully when booking.

If for any reason you wish to transfer your ticket to another date, we are able to do this if you provide us with over 24 hours notice. Please be aware there will be an administration fee of £1.50

You can book your session via our online shop here.

 Terms and Conditions:

  • Maximum height for entry to our soft play is 3’6” (107 cm) 
  • There is no minimum age or height. 
  • It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure the safety of the child. 
  • No food or drink is allowed in the soft play area.
  • No glassware is to be taken into the play area.
  • Please remove shoes before entering, however socks must be worn at all times.
  • Arms and legs should be covered at all times.
  • Please remove all jewellery, badges, hair clips and other sharp objects.
  • Children who are unwell should not use the play area.
  • Leave all personal items outside the play area.
  • Children should visit the toilet and wash their hands before entering the soft play area.
  • Hands must be cleaned on entry and exit from soft play area.

Perhaps soft play isn't quite what you are looking for or your child is too tall? In that case, have you considered hiring our sensory room?

More information about the sensory room can be found here.