I blogged back in January about Jump Nation’s plan to host an Autism Friendly session. This took place last month, and it was a huge success. Sam and I attended, and he had an amazing time. There were 40 Autism slots available, and each person could take a carer with them, free of charge.
It was amazing to see not only so many smiling kids on the spectrum, but happy parents as well. Especially Dads. It’s hard, in my experience to find Autism friendly activities that Dads feel comfortable participating in. Most Autism groups tend to have more female carers in attendance, but that wasn’t the case at Jump Nation. It was amazing to see so many Autism Dads in one place – all enjoying family time.
Jump Nation’s no phone policy meant I didn’t manage to snap any photos on the day, so I can’t show you how happy Sam was. I had an amazing time as well – It was lovely not having to explain Sam’s quirks to every single person he hugged, and I enjoyed meeting so many new Autism Parents as well as having a good bounce myself, too!
Jump Nation laid on complimentary drinks and biscuits for us as well – We could go up to the Mezzanine level to enjoy these during the session or afterwards. It got a bit busy in the lockers area once the session ended, so next time I think we’ll go back upstairs for another drink to give the 10am crowd chance to get onto the trampolines before we try to leave.
I was really pleased to hear that Jump Nation have decided to make the session a regular event. From April onwards, there will be one Autism Friendly session per month – You can book your slots here. Remember that for each paying Special Needs visitor, one carer can attend free of charge. All guests and carers must wear non slip socks. (You can buy these on the day for £1.50 a pair, or bring your own if you prefer).
Please be aware, places are limited and it is likely to sell out quickly. There are only 40 guest spaces available, and it’s first come first served. I’d advise booking early to avoid disappointment
For more information, please contact Jump Nation directly.
This is not a sponsored post. I just know lots of other people will be interested in reading about and attending this event.