Play & Support for families with young people with additional needs
Incredible Kids run inclusive play sessions for children and young people between the ages of 0 up to 25 with additional needs and disabilities and their families. Parent carers and siblings are welcome at all our sessions.
We are currently running outdoor sessions at the Vench in Lockleaze. Watch our video to find out more.
Our sessions are held at The Vench, Romney Ave, Lockleaze, Bristol BS7 9TB.
You don’t need a diagnosis to attend our events but you must be a member. To attend our sessions, please sign up for our membership system before you book any events. All sessions need to be pre-booked once you have signed up for membership and your membership has been approved.
Our family play sessions help children with additional needs have fun and make friends. Every Saturday our team of playworkers welcome families to our play sessions. Whether your child likes to swing, climb, slide, jump. play in sand or water, make slime, watch other children, play with a ball, skate, scoot, chill in our sensory room or make crafts - we have something for everyone. On Saturdays we have 4 pre-bookable sessions following Government guidelines. The sessions are open to young people with additional needs aged 0-25 alongside the family. Parents and carers are welcome. Siblings are welcome.
After school on Fridays at 4pm we help your children let off steam, have fun and make friends. Come as a family and play with the support of our playworkers. They'll have the opportunity to swing, climb, slide, jump. play in sand or water, make slime, watch other children, play with a ball, skate, scoot, chill in our sensory room or make crafts - we have something for everyone. Our sessions follow all the current Government guidelines. The sessions are open to young people with additional needs aged 0-25 alongside the family. Parents and carers are welcome. Siblings are welcome.
Fridays at 5.45PM is Incredible Teens time. (It's actually open to young people aged 11+ but Incredible 11+'s sounds awful so we're keeping the name) There's something for everyone because we really are a diverse bunch at Incredible Kids. Board games for those who like board games. Scooters, slides, zip wires, water games, cooking, crafts, slime, the list is really very long but we find there is usually something for most.
You told us your girls want help forging friendships. The session is for all ages. Siblings under 5 are welcome to join you. We specialise in making our Incredible Girls smile so join us for one of our regular Incredible Girls sessions. As well as space to play on our adventure playground we'll have crafts and activities, messy play, slime making and so much more. Once you sign up for membership you'll get all the dates of our Incredible Girls sessions.
We launched this event late in 2019 and planned our second one for March 2020. Obviously, this was delayed. It’s been a long delay but our PDA sessions are making a comeback. Maybe your child has an elusive diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance, Autism with a demand avoidant profile. or if you are exploring this condition and believe your child may have PDA then this support group is for you. The PDA support group is run by parents of children with PDA who understand your situation.
Come as a family and play, with the added benefit that the other families there understand your unique struggles. The whole family is welcome. It’s just a chance for a cup of tea, a chat with other parents and carers if you want to, while your children really will have fun unless they chose not to… It’s all very laid back, demand free play alongside our PDA support.
If you’re not yet a member and want to find out the dates of our next PDA support group then sign up here and we’ll email you all the details.
Love it or hate it, the Summer holidays are around the corner. But never fear, Incredible Kids is here. We will be open for two sessions every Monday & Friday at 3.15 PM and 5 PM as well as four sessions every Saturday.
We regularly hold sessions for new families to visit and meet other new families. If you consider yourself new or reasonably new to Incredible Kids then come along. Maybe you want to meet more families but would feel more confident saying hello if you know everyone else is new too. If you are new to the Vench but have visited other venues then you may want to try out this session. Whatever the reason, if this sounds right then sign up as a member and book a new family welcome session!
We know that many of our families need a much quieter environment. Whilst all of our group sizes are small, we also run extra quiet sessions with around ten-fifteen children. We have a huge space for them to play in so it never feels busy. These sessions help children who are particularly anxious or don't cope with our busier sessions which are for 25-30 children. There are many reasons why this session might suit your family best. If this sounds like you then try this session first.
Our Playworkers and Volunteers
Our playworkers and volunteers help parents, children and young people who visit us to have fun, make friends and stay safe. We’ve added some of their photos so you can prepare for your visit.