Sensory-friendly Family Days


							
Families
Saturday, 1st April 2023 - Thursday, 1st January 2026
Session Times:
10.00am - 12.00pm
12.30pm - 2.30pm
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Suitable for ages 3+ (all welcome)
£7.50 per person (includes Eventbrite booking fee). Free tickets available for Under 3s.

Book

Saturday, 1st April 2023
Saturday, 8th July 2023
Saturday, 7th October 2023

Visit the Science Oxford Centre for our Sensory-friendly day with a reduced visitor capacity, to better accommodate and support families who experience autism and/or have other additional needs. Explore, discover and play in the Exploration Zone; pick up our Explorer Backpack & trail map and see what wildlife you can spot in the woodland and ponds – why not bring a picnic!

During your visit, we please ask that everyone respects the space and needs of others, so that everyone can enjoy their time at the Science Oxford Centre in a way that is comfortable for them. If you require use of a quiet space during your visit, please ask a member of staff for assistance. We also have noise-cancelling headphones available on request.

What is included in your ticket:

  • Two-hour timeslot in the Exploration Zone
  • Access to the woodland and outdoor areas from 10am-5pm
  • Access to the outdoor Water Lab – change of clothes recommended (excluding January)
  • Parking (limited availability, see below for details)

What is NOT included in your ticket:

  • Entry to Club

Additional Support:

Our skilled staff ensure that every child can access the activities and differentiate to engage all children. If your child has specific additional needs, please get in touch via [email protected] to discuss how they can be best supported.

Resources

Before your visit, we recommend viewing or downloading our Family Day Visit – Visual Story, to help familiarise you and your family with the site ahead of your arrival.

You can also find our virtual 360 tour and other accessible resources here.

Facilities

Café – Emira’s Kitchen café is open on Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Families are welcome to bring picnics and snacks to eat at our lunch tables.

Water Lab – Our hands-on outdoor exhibit runs seasonally from the end of March to the end of October. Carry out a range of water-based play, investigation and problem-solving activities. We advise bringing a change of dry clothes. Children must be supervised by their adult at all times.

Bike Parking – This is available on site

Car Parking – This is only available on the weekends (not on weekdays). Please see here for information on alternative parking and how to get here.
Contact us [email protected] if you require parking for accessibility reasons.

Additional Support:

Our skilled staff ensure that every child can access the activities and differentiate to engage all children. If your child has specific additional needs, please get in touch via [email protected] to discuss how they can be best supported. See our Accessible Resources.

Visit Safely:

  • Visitors and staff may choose to wear face coverings inside the Centre
  • The Science Oxford Centre is  well ventilated, with windows and doors open (where appropriate)
  • Hand sanitizer is available on entry, exit and throughout the Centre
  • If you are showing symptoms of Covid-19 or are in a vulnerable group, please stay at home – you can transfer your ticket to another day (you can do this yourself via Eventbrite or contact us if you have any issues)

Contact

Phone: 01865 810000

Email [email protected]

Ticket booking For information on our refund policy and event terms and conditions visit hereIf you cannot attend, you can request a refund or transfer your ticket to another day yourself via Eventbrite.

Visiting information Science Oxford Centre visiting information and FAQs on our website here.

If anyone would like to attend but finance is a barrier, we can support visits thanks to Austin-Pilkingtons Trust grant. Contact [email protected]

Venue

Science Oxford Centre
Quarry Rd, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8SB


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