The MegaCentre Sensory Room is a special place that has a range of stimulating experiences that enhance learning, development and relaxation for babies, young children and their carers.
Come and relax and enjoy the lovely colourful but restful surroundings of the sensory room. Leave the jobs till later and spend some quality time with your little ones.
A full fifty minutes of one to one, no popping off to put washing on or other jobs. Enjoy a special time gazing lovingly at your baby as you relax on a bean bag or sit on the floor with your toddlers and explore boxes full of toys, treasures and different textures and no tidying up for you!
You are free to explore and discover all the room offers for the first forty minutes. There is an interactive floor constantly playing a mix of characters, animals and insects for you to practice ‘tummy time’ on or just have fun with. There is a ‘magic cube’ that changes the colours of the room. The colourful borealis tube is surrounded by mirrors, and a soft area where your little ones can relax and be stimulated by the never ending light display. The den offers soft fluffy cushions with twinkly stars on the ceiling. Many have threatened to ‘nod off’ in this special place…no one has yet! The large disco ball, along with music, plays constantly filling the room with magical sounds, and light shining all around the room.
The session is finished off with a ten minute sing song where we use a monkey, props, bubbles, and musical instruments to introduce the good old favourites to the next generation.
Some benefits of using the sensory room are:
◾Hand to eye co-ordination as little eyes track lights and bubbles
◾Colour and shape recognition
◾Gross and fine motor skills through playing with toys
◾Cause and Effect through interaction with equipment that responds
◾Speech and Language development through exploration
◾Baby-parent bonding through session activities and calming environment
All Sensory Play sessions cost £3.50 per child and booking in advance is recommended.
Please note that from 7th January 2019 we have a brand new Timetable. From this date, there will be a small price increase to £4.00 per child. Exclusive hire will be £32 per session. Bookings for January will be open from Monday 17th December 2018.
Sensory Play Timetable
Christmas Opening Hours
The sensory room will run sessions as normal until 23rd December.
CLOSED DAYS: The Sensory room will be closed from: 24th – 26th December 2018 and 31st December 2018 – 6th January 2019.
The sensory room will re-open on 7th January 2019 with a new Timetable, with additional sessions (Please see below). Bookings for January will be open from Monday 17th December 2018.
Other Closed Days: Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day
Sensory Timetable – from 7th January 2019
Soft Play add-on for Sensory Sessions
Monday-Friday during term time we offer discounted pay and play wristbands for children attending our Sensory Sessions.
This is a walk in offer only and is available from reception on arrival.
I love this sensory room! It has everything and more.. than most sensory places that charge the earth! £3.50 per session is great value! Our babies seem to really enjoy it! Everything is so interactive, great for exploring babies! Something different daily. Nicola- the lovely lady that runs it is brilliant! Soo friendly and energetic ( really don't know how you do it nic) thank u for this gem! Oh the handmade sensory toys are fantastic, everything is spotlessly clean! xxx huge thumbs up 🖒🖒🖒🖒 xx
Relax Monday's brilliant, we have already booked again x x
Been to my first session today, what a lovely way to spend a Monday morning! Will be back next week!
I took my 19 month old to the chatty Tuesday session today. He absolutely loved it, he was able to explore the sensory room himself for the first part of the session, where nic who led the session was interacting and reading him stories! My little boy is very active, and nic was able to provide many different resources for him to keep him interested and enjoying the whole 50minutes! The session ended with a brilliant story with props that my son loved joining in with! The room is very well equipped, welcoming and so clean. A definite must visit!
Brilliant. What an amazing safe space for babies to enjoy. Could have stayed all day. Will be going again.
Myself and partner took our 6month old to musical Wednesday in the sensory room & she absolutely loved it and was rolling around like a lunatic! It was nice that other fathers were there too which you don't see often due to work commitments. The teacher was lovely & explained all the sections of the room. We will definitely go back to try out another themed class. ��
Lovey place really friendly staff cant recommend it enough we all left relaxed
Went to the sensory today with my husband and my twins daughters and we all really enjoyed it both our girls played with everything will defiantly come again and recommended it x
My daughter enjoys the sensory room every week. The teacher Sam is really friendly & always engages with all the children. There is lots to keep my daughter entertained & everything is spotlessly clean. Thanks!
Took my niece today for the musical group. The sensory room was great, fantastic resources and completely safe to just let her toddle/crawl around and explore by herself. She was fascinated by the colours, textures and sounds. She loved joining in with the instruments and singing songs. Lovely, understanding staff. Thanks
Just been to my first sensory group. Really enjoyed it and will Definately be back... Sam was brilliant, really got all the children engaged and really friendly ��
My 15 week old had a great time at the musical babies session today � he was so tired and would normally cry if he hadn't slept but he was so calm and mesmerised by the lights and toys and fell asleep towards the end of the session without any fuss which he wouldn't normally do!