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Saturday sensory art sessions 

Doodles offers sensory arts and crafts sessions for children aged 5-13 with additional needs. We have a wholly child-centred approach, specifically designing sessions and activities that keep the individual interests and needs of each child at the forefront of our delivery


What you need to know:

  • ​For children with additional needs aged 5 - 13

  • Children using this service must have a Gateway Card PLUS available from the Short Breaks scheme run by the Isle of Wight Council

  • Sessions run every Saturday at the Connect Centre in Newport from 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 4.00pm

  • Activities include seasonal arts & crafts, sensory tactile activities, construction play, and our sensory zone complete with blackout tents, bubble tubes and lights

  • In each session we provide a a different focus activity that changes weekly - for example cake decorating, salt dough craft, sensory tactile play, t-shirt painting and so much more!!

  • Drinks are provided throughout the day, children should bring a packed lunch with them

  • Costs £7.50 per session per child. Booking is essential

  • These sessions are funded through the Short Breaks scheme run by the Isle of Wight Council


Follow us on facebook for weekly updates, to find out when the additional sessions will be taking place in school holidays and to discover what activities are currently on offer. This information can also be found on our Calendar


To register your child for this service please contact Jenny (details can be found here). Bookings are taken on a 'first come, first served' basis and we have limited places - please book now to avoid disappointment!

Follow this link for more information on activities provided by Short Breaks

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