Winter Funland to host special autism friendly event

Manchester Family - Winter Funland

Winter Funland, the UK’s largest Christmas indoor Christmas wonderland, will host a special autism-friendly family day on 9 December.

Organisers of Winter Funland have created the autism-friendly, festive sensory experience for autistic children and young people and their families.  The indoor wonderland will be closed to the general public for the event, with fewer crowds and the volume of attractions lowered.  Lighting and flickering lights will also be reduced and a chill out area made available.

The special event will also feature a toned down sensory circus and quieter panto.

Speaking about the event, director Andy Windmill commented, “So many children and young people are affected by autism and we understand that an event the scale of Winter Funland can be very overwhelming and be a sensory overload.

“We have worked with experts to advise us on ways we can make the event welcoming to people affected by autism. We have reduced the sensory input by reducing the volume of the attractions, reducing the flickering and brightness of the lighting.”

Winter Funland is dedicated to creating a fun event that everyone can enjoy. As part of this commitment, full-paying disabled ticket holders are entitled to one free ticket for their carer/personal assistant. Free carer tickets can be booked by calling Ticketline on 0161 832 111.

There is disabled parking available at the venue and disabled toilets within EventCity. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible too.

Mark Kelly

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