We hope you can join us at Spectrum Play – our dedicated play and meet SEND sessions at Littleport Leisure Centre.
For this session, it’s all about Christmas Waffles and Crafts! Decorate your own waffles made by us with a range of toppings and sauces! Eat it there and then, or take it home as a takeaway! One half-waffle is included per child attending.
Alongside this, we will have Christmas Arts and crafts in the quiet zone as well as free play in the Main Hall!
Of course, it’s also a great opportunity to put on your Christmas t-shirts and jumpers if you wish!
We are delighted to join forces with Littleport Leisure to provide family sessions for our members in a private environment; siblings are most welcome. We have been working with the Littleport Leisure team for over 5 years on our Wrestling events with UBW, so it’s fantastic to extend our work with them even further. Our inclusive sessions here are designed to help families reduce their isolation and increase their social circles with like-minded families. Our sessions are created to encourage opportunities; here is just a small example of the session outline and our plans ahead.
As a guideline, our sessions will range from being spread across 4 adjacent rooms/halls, accommodating different settings.
- Meet other like-minded families in a private setting with light refreshments available
- Expanding friendship circles, improving social skills and gaining peer support
- Provide children with an opportunity to play, join in different sports and try new activities
- Meet the Spectrum team and catch up on our other events and sessions
- Learn about our other sessions, away days, the Arts Award, the Max Card and other services
- Provide themed sessions, parties and photoshoots
- Moving forwards, Spectrum Play sessions provide us with the opportunity to introduce such options as sports, exotic animals, entertainment, expand refreshment options, utilise technology, movie options, including soft play, plus guest visits and much, much more.
We have seen a very high level of demand for the Spectrum Play sessions so far, so we will rotate places to ensure fair access.
As a guideline, confirmations and any waiting list places for this session will be issued by the end of November.
Event Summary & Session Notes
The session is scheduled for between 130pm and 330pm. The cost for this session is £10 per family.
The payment cut-off date for this session is December 4th 2023.
The cost per session is revised each time to reflect new equipment, activities, and external partners joining in the sessions. We will always advise if any additional costs are applicable in relation to the activities we bring in to complement the sessions.
As these sessions are new in our portfolio, please bear with us as we build them up and ascertain what aspects work best. Over the coming months, we will be trying different capacity limits, fine-tuning the sessions in general and adapting to different age ranges to ensure we can achieve the best fit across the board. We will change some aspects/activities each session to keep things fresh and try new things. We will also create some new volunteering roles for these sessions in due course as well as take feedback at different points, to help with development.
We provide no transport to the venue, but ample free parking is available onsite, just a short distance from the entrance.
Please note that sound levels will vary each session depending on the capacity we are testing, the halls we use on the day and the activities we are doing.
Each session is designed to be family orientated and encourage peer interaction. As with our other sessions, your children are your responsibility for the session we provide. It is not possible to drop your children off and leave the venue.
If you are a Facebook user, we recommend joining our private members-only Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/spectrumcio – you will need your membership number with us (starts with the letters SC) after you request to join.
As well as general information, we post here when confirmations, QR codes, reminders and so forth are sent out, so you can be sure to check your email at the right times. This is helpful as many mail providers can filter such emails to junk and other areas, so you can be sure you don’t miss anything or lose your places if it doesn’t land in your main inbox directly.
Our Instagram & Facebook stories are also good places to get news in advance and see the different things we are working on behind the scenes. We also post images, reels and stories to Instagram of our Spectrum Play sessions!
Place Requests for Sunday, December 10th only
Please ensure you have completed one of our Membership Forms prior to requesting places at our events, as a valid Spectrum Membership number is required in the place request process below.
Your Spectrum Membership number starts with the letters SC and is not your Max Card number! Ensuring you have used your correct membership number with us, means your request is both processed far quicker and not rejected.