Days out for children and young people with SEND

Days out for children and young people with SEND

Accessible days out for people with disabilities including cinema screenings, restaurants, local attractions, day centres and help when out and about

Days out

Many venues are accessible to people with disabilities. You can find them with:

  • AccessAble, where you can search for and discover accessible places such as restaurants, cinemas and play areas for you and your child
  • Visitbristol website, which has a list of accessible activities and attractions in the city
  •, for cinemas showing accessible and subtitled films for people with hearing loss 

There are organisations running days out and activities for young disabled people:

  • The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL) has regular activities such as cooking, sports, games and day trips
  • The Brandon Trust, a charity that runs a holiday club (Children's Playlink) for children and young people aged 11 to 18 with mild and moderate learning disabilities or autism
  • Young and Free, a friendship group offering activities such as bowling, theatre trips or disco and quizzes for disabled young people aged 16 to 25
  • Into the Wild offer inclusive sensory forest school sessions for all children aged 7 to 14, including those with autism (ASC) or sensory processing disorder

Day centres

There are three Bristol Community Links (BCL) Day Centres where your child can make friends and join group activities. BCL North and South have sensory rooms for young people with autism or complex learning disabilities. 

Help when out and about

The Safe Places scheme gives your child somewhere to go and be safe if they become worried when out.

Accessible toilets

You can buy a Radar Key and guide to locked accessible toilets from the Disability Rights UK shop.

The Bristol Parent Carers website has a map of all the accessible toilets and changing facilities.