We hope you can join us at Spectrum Play – our dedicated play and meet SEND sessions at Littleport Leisure Centre, with the excellent Safari Stu joining us as well!
Special Guest – Safari Stu!
For this session, we are joined by our good friend Safari Stu and his fantastic family of exotic animals, which is an excellent hands-on and educational experience, and we are delighted to have him back with us again! Please note there are capacity limits for this session with Safari Stu. The group will be split into two 45min (approx) sessions with Stu and his animals. We have worked with Stuart for many years!
If you have confirmed places for this event, when you receive your QR code from us, it will also state whether you are in group A or B and the timing you need to work to. Please note photos and videos will be taken in our sessions with Stu.
Outside of your time with Safari Stu, a number of our regular activities will be available. As always, if there is high demand again for Safari Stu’s visit, we will be ensuring places are rotated to enable lots of new families to have this experience.
Spectrum Play Overview
We are delighted to join forces with Littleport Leisure to provide family sessions for our members in a private environment; siblings are most welcome. 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 tiny example of the session outline and our plans ahead.
As a guideline, our sessions will range from being spread across 2-4 adjacent rooms/halls to accommodate 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 learn more about our away days and sessions
- Provide themed sessions, parties and photoshoots
- Moving forwards, Spectrum Play sessions provide us with the opportunity to introduce such options as football, exotic animals, expand refreshment options, utilise technology, science, movie options, including soft play, plus guest visits and much, much more.
Should we see a high level of demand moving forward as we have with other sessions, we will rotate places to ensure fair access if they are beyond the capacity limits we put in place.
As a guideline, confirmations and any waiting list places for this session will be issued by the start of November at the latest.
Event Summary & Session Notes
This Spectrum Play session is scheduled for between 130pm and 330pm.
You will be contacted by us from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm if you have places at the event, or are on the waiting list for it.
If you get confirmed places with Safari Stu, sessions (45 mins) will be back-to-back with him from around 2pm (Group A) and 245pm (Group B), these will be allocated by the Spectrum team. Safari Stu will be bringing with him a selection of animals from his stunning family of snakes, spiders, skunks (descented), lizards, lesser tenrecs, chuckwalla, tortoises and mini beasts to name but a few.
The cost for this session is £10 per family and the payment cut-off date will be February 3rd 2024. All payments are non-refundable after the payment deadline date.
As always, any confirmed places, time with Safari Stu etc., will be clearly outlined to you in your confirmation notes and QR codes. Please note that all timeslots with Safari Stu are done to the best fit of the numbers we are working with.
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. 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 sessions we provide. It is not possible to drop your children off and leave the venue.
Please note that not completing payments for places you have confirmed at events and sessions will adversely impact you gaining places in the future. Please always contact us with any issues, or if you need to cancel your places, ahead of the payment cut off date. The team can be reached at email@example.com and will always try and help wherever they can.
Place Requests for Sunday, February 11th 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 processed far quicker.