Spectrum Play

June 16th 2024 – Spectrum Play

We hope you can join us at Spectrum Play – our dedicated play and meet SEND sessions at Littleport Leisure Centre.

For this session, we will have free-play in the main hall as well as our usual activities like soft play and arts and crafts!

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 learn about our sessions and events
  • 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 June 11th.

Sunday, June 16th
130pm – 330pm
£5 per family
Max 50 Children

Event Summary & Session Notes

The session is scheduled for between 130pm and 330pm. The cost for this session is £5 per family.

The payment cut-off date for this event is June 13th 2024.

The cost per session is revised each time to reflect new equipment, activities, 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.

The capacity limit for each session can vary depending on the activities we have on and the number of team members we have available on the day. We will always prioritise direct family members (partner/siblings) but will accommodate extended family members where we can. There will be an additional cost for this.

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.

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 events@spectrum.org.uk and will always try and help wherever they can.



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!

Venue Address

Littleport Leisure, Camel Rd, Littleport, Ely, CB6 1EW

Event Notes - Important

Please remember that prior to attending any of our sessions, days out or events we need you to complete one of our Membership forms. These need to be completed for insurance coverage purposes and also to help us plan future events. You only need to complete a membership form once a year and this will cover you for all future events and session attendances in the same calendar year.

Not completing payment for events you are booked in for, or not showing up for events you are booked on to (free or paid) will affect the success of your future place requests due to the demand we face.



This session is open for requests. Places are currently being allocated, and we expect a waiting list to be put in place. We always recommend submitting a place request if you are interested in the event, even if there is a waiting list, as availability can often change.

Place Requests for Sunday, June 16th 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.

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Health Protection

Due to the nature of the children we support, a person can’t attend our events whilst ill.

This guidance is in line with the Health Protection Agency and similar to that of many local schools. We can’t accept a person at an event or session with sickness/diarrhoea until they have been clear of this for a minimum of 48 hours. Additionally, it is not possible to accept a person with any symptoms of Covid-19.

We hope you can understand our position on this and the caution that we must exercise.