Pop-in activity sessions at the Paralympic Heritage Centre

Taking place on the last Friday of every month at 10:00-12:00. Come and explore our stories, get creative and make new friends. Join in with our relaxed and fun sessions in the Heritage Centre where the activities are created with you!


What we offer:

  • Interactive sensory story-time using our handling collection. Our stories put disability at the centre of the action!
  • Colouring-in and colour stamping activities designed to develop creativity and share our exciting designs.
  • Board games to promote social play and provide a fun competitive start to the day.
  • Lego challenges to develop our design skills. Could you create the next racing wheelchair?
  • A sensory corner with a variety of activities designed to explore sensory feedback and problem-solving opportunities.
  • A chance to meet some of the Paralympic mascots.
  • A trail for those who would like to explore the displays more closely, using our supersonic magnifying glasses!

These sessions will be led by our friendly team of staff and volunteers and new activities will be added as we play together and explore how to expand our offer. Aimed at children from 5 years of age to adult we are keen to welcome anyone who feels they will enjoy these sessions.  Our vision is to bring together people from our local community, from all walks of life, to form meaningful relationships whilst enjoying their local heritage.

Visitors are welcome to come and go at any point during these FREE pop-in sessions but booking is essential as spaces will be limited.  Book your FREE session below.

About the Paralympic Heritage Centre

Our sessions take place in the Heritage Centre where the lighting is subdued, and the video monitors can be switched off if required.  The doors to the Heritage Centre can be partly closed to create a quieter environment, but sound from the café and the gym will be heard.  Visitors are welcome to bring any tools they need to help them feel more comfortable in the space.  

Those attending the session will be responsible for their own health and wellbeing. Children (those aged 18 and under) must be accompanied by an adult. Those aged 18 and over who have needs for care and support must be accompanied by their carer.

Our visual story might help as you prepare for your visit.  Please go to our Planning your Visit page here. 

If you have any questions or would like to know more before you book your place then please email us: [email protected] 


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