Activities and Events

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Activities and Events

We go to great lengths to make sure all our events are as enjoyable as possible for all our families. We have sole hire of settings to give our families privacy and to avoid overcrowding which enables our children to access a variety of experiences. OJ’s staff are at all of our events, apart from swimming, to provide extra support to families if required in a friendly, non-judgmental way.

Family events at Longridge Sports Centre are structured in a way that offers activities and general play with the support of OJ’s staff to help with the smooth running at all times. We   provide activities such as African Drummers, climbing wall, mobile zoo, mobile creepy crawly show and Community Cinema. We differentiate all activities to suit the needs of the children and families.

We offer a tuck shop, bouncy castle fun, sensory room, a range of sensory play, arts and crafts, use of a large sports hall and other areas for general play and lots of fun. Families who attend our events tell us how refreshing it is to be welcomed and for the children to be accepted for who they are. We have children attend our sessions who have different levels of autism and learning disabilities and all are welcome.

Each holiday we have exclusive use of the Stonyhurst Swimming Pool at Hurst Green (postcode needed) where the whole family can come along and enjoy a stress free swim in a very understanding environment. We also have sole hire of Giddy Kids Indoor play area (postcode needed) where again the whole family can come along with children of all ages and enjoy lots of energy zapping fun! Parents should get a chance to have a coffee while the OJ’s staff keep a watchful eye on the children.

We are always trying new settings and aim to have as wide a range of events as possible. This is all dictated by being successful in gaining funding and any new sponsors or fundraisers are much appreciated.