The Space Centre Preston

The space centre in Preston is a large multi-sensory environment for children

The Space Centre in Preston is a large multi-sensory environment for children with special needs. The Space Centre also host non-special needs parties and baby & toddler events. They have 3 sensory rooms available for hire privately plus cafe area, gardens, party & conference rooms. We are fully accessible for those with mobility issues & have 2 ‘Changing Places’ for anyone to use.

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SPACE is a large soft-padded multi-sensory environment on two levels connected by stairs and a slide. It is an exciting area with specialist lighting and equipment.
Space offers a totally flexible environment for families, carers, therapists and teachers which :
– Allows freedom for clients to move in safety.
– Builds confidence and motivation increasing learning potential.
– Provides a world of sensory stimulation and enables accessment of senory abilities by presenting one stimuli at one time and excluding unnecessary distractions.
– Encourages relaxation in a calm and controlled atmosphere.
– Gives the opportunity for those who are wheelchair bound to be out of their chairs and experience different positions.
– Enables life skills to be developed through structured and educational programmes using switchwork to give control to the client.
– Encourages communication skills and choice making.

Go Create! is a fantastic craft studio located near Longton on the  A59 between Preston and Southport. We get lots of people travelling from all over Lancashire including Leyland, Chorley, Preston, Southport and Farrington.

Perhaps you have visited The Space Centre and wanted to try something similar? Well at Go Create! we have lots of sensory sessions available for babies and toddlers. For babies upto walking we have unique themed messy play sessions. The sensory experience enables them to understand how things feel, smell and taste and it supports their physical developmentMessy play fosters your child’s curiosity, imagination and experimentation and practices good concentration. When making marks in sand or paint, the children develop an early form of writing.

Did you know that Go Create! do birthday parties. We have held 100’s of fabulous children’s parties for all ages from 1 year old to 12 years old. We have amazing science-themed parties, playdoh parties and of course wonderful craft parties. Parties start from just £10.50 and can include crafts, food, invitations, party games, mini disco and party bags.

At Go Create! we have 66 brightly coloured craft drawers which are filled with almost every craft material imaginable. We encourage children to express themselves through art, have fun and enjoy themselves.  We have lots of examples of things children can make or copy or they can just let their imaginations run wild.
For us, freedom of expression is key and we realise that kids+art+glitter+glue=mess and that’s perfectly fine because we do all the cleaning us afterwards.

If you are looking for a fun place to take toddlers and pre-schoolers during the week while the kids are at school then Go Create! is certainly an option. Throughout the week (Thursday’s and Friday’s) from 09.30-2.30pm they offer unique toddler and preschool activities which include crafts (including mark making) and a mini disco all as part of a guided session for just £5.00. This allows children from toddlers – preschoolers the opportunity to get messy with paint.

Go Create! also serve hot and cold food throughout the day. On the menu, we have sandwiches, toasties, hot dogs and beans/ spaghetti on toast. We also do lattes, cappuccinos, mocha’s, hot chocolates and regular teas and coffees.

Looking for a day out with kids around Preston – Check out Go Create!