ASD Friendly Sensory Circus



The Sensory Circus Stay & Play sessions are designed for children who are on the autistic spectrum. We provide space for children and their parents/carers/siblings to play in our Active Zone, or relax in our Chill Out Zone. They help with physical mobility, social interaction and mental stimulation.  The variety of activities means there are plenty of distractions, and everyone can find something that they enjoy or are good at.

Families can learn new circus skills, enjoy creative play, meet other families – and improve physical mobility, mental stimulation and social interaction through circus play.  Booking is essential, to ensure the space isn’t too crowded.  

In the Active Zone you will find hula hoops, juggling balls, scarves and rings, plate spinning, bucket and metal stilts, a low textured balance beam, a slackline, a textured grippy rolling drum for walking on, poi spinning, diabolo, parachute play, pedal boards.

Instructors are on hand to show you how to get started with the equipment, and to show you some amazing circus tricks.

We have sectioned off a Chill Out Zone, and it has soft matting, circus play tents, sensory toys, and blankets.

The tents each have soft cushions and blankets in. The reversible sequin cushions are a favourite of all the children (and adults!)

Sensory Circus runs every Saturday from 2-2.45 pm, starting the 7th April 2018, at the Sports Hall, Blue Coat School, Harborne B17 0HR.  This session is just for children on the autism spectrum and their families, but there is a session that starts at 3pm which is open to the general public.  All Sensory Circus families are welcome to stay on to the open Circus Club for a nominal charge of just £1 per child.  


Spinsonic Circus School is one of over 600 of the UK’s top family-friendly organisations by signing up to the Family Arts Standards  The Family Arts Standards are helping families find activities that are suitable for all ages that all family members can enjoy together.

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Book for a four week block for April 2018.  7th, 14th, 21st & 28th April.

The four week block costs £16 for the first child, £4 per week compared to £5 single session booking. No charge for adults.

Siblings are charged at £8 for each additional child for the 4 week block.  Entry to the 3pm public session is only £1 per child when booked into Sensory Circus.

You can book for single sessions only, which costs £5 for the first child, and £3 for each additional child.  No charge for adults.

Entry to the 3pm public session is only £1 per child when booked into Sensory Circus.

Please book in advance, so that we can ensure that the hall is not overcrowded.


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