Returning to School During COVID-19 : Information and Resources

Places to go

Lodge Hill

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Harry Potter Studio Tour, Leavesden

We had some of the best Autism friendly understanding we've ever received! We arrived an hour early - nevertheless we didn't need to queue or wait for a tour with slots, they simply moved us to a quiet area in the foyer and we were popped into the tour start place avoiding the queue and the crowd. We were told where to stand so we would be first into the cinema with everyone behind us. We were offered ear defenders if we needed!!! (didn't use them but the offer was there) after that the tour was pretty free roaming.

They were even willing to stop the queue, pop my son in to join the rest of our family and make sure the carriage was clear!!! Do ask if you need any help if you go, I'm not easy to impress - these guys ticked all my boxes I didn't even need to explain why the staff just got it.

Under some criteria carers can receive free tickets with proof, you will need to book this over the phone rather than on the website.

There's a video and extra information here on accessibility. They are assistance dog friendly, wheelchair accessible and also offer BSL Tours here

Alice Hold Forest

We recently visited Alice Holt forest near Farnham and was very impressed with its range of easy access paths designed for wheelchair users and pushchairs.

** Cinemas - Autism Friendly Screenings**

What are they and why?

Dome Cinema - Brighton with Assisted Preformances

We're committed to making a visit to Brighton Dome easy and enjoyable for as many people as possible.

We regularly programme music, theatre and dance performances for adults and young people with a range of access needs in mind. - including BSL interpretation, relaxed performances, touch tours, productions by disabled artists and a partnership with learning disability arts charity Carousel. http://brightondome.org/access/access_at_brighton_dome/

Gaston Farm Lambing day out, Gaston Fram, Slindon.

"Cost is 6 pounds per person which includes a free tractor ride and you can stay all day. Good access to the farm which includes a covered barn, lambing shed and disabled toilet. Hot drinks, refreshments and hot food but you can bring your own picnic and there are lots of picnic tables. Easy to spend more then 4 hours here watching lambs, feeding ewes, cuddling newborn lambs as well as chicks and ducklings. Tractor is not wheelchair accessible but if you child is able to sit on a wooden bench, volunteers will help lift you onto the trailer. Busy around lunchtime when we went. Season stops 17th April. see live webcam on their website."

Horsham Ice Rink - Ramp available and wheelchairs can go on the ice.

Buckingham Palace

https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/buckinghampalace/plan-your-visit/access/autism-information

Portsmouth - Mary Rose Museum

We want to make sure that everyone can enjoy the history of the Mary Rose. That’s why right from the outset we designed the museum to be accessible for everyone. Find out more: http://www.maryrose.org/your-visit/accessibility/

The museum has a fully accessible toilet with adult changing facilities.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum has just run two pilot events to assist those with ASD members in the family with accessing the facility. The May date is now fully booked but you can register interest for further events.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/