Sensory rooms in Sheffield

Sensory rooms in Sheffield

  • A sensory room is a therapeutic space that is designed to stimulate the senses through a variety of sensory equipment. This can include coloured lights, lava lamps, sounds, or equipment like swings, squeeze toys or exercise balls.

    Sensory rooms can have a calming effect on children with additional needs. They can provide a sanctuary for escaping sensory overload and can also be used as a therapeutic space for building skills like colour recognition or motor skills.

    All of the venues listed here have parking, and all are wheelchair accessible.


    Address: Paces Campus, Sheffield S35 3HY

    Opening times: Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm

    Cost: Room hire £17 per hour

    Booking:  Online / Email / call 0114 284 8401

    Concord Sports Centre

    Address: Shiregreen Lane, Sheffield S5 6AE

    Opening times: 7.30am-9pm weekdays, 8am-4pm weekends

    Cost: Room hire £9.90 per hour, for lifeCARD holders

    Other: Induction required (£12). Changing Places toilet

    Booking: Call 0330 333 0555

    Early Days Family Centre

    Address: 71 Palgrave Rd, Sheffield S5 8GS

    Opening times: Weekdays 8.30am-4.30pm

    Cost: Free of charge. Accessible to families from all areas of the city. No age restrictions.

    Booking: Call 0114 2734926

    Meadowhall Sensory Zone

    Address: Management Suite, Oasis Dining Quarter, Meadowhall, Sheffield S9 1EP

    Opening times: Closes half an hour before the centre closes

    Cost: Free

    Other: Changing places toilet

    Booking: No booking system. Call 0333 313 2000 for info

    More Rehab

    Address: 40 Little London Road, S8 0UH

    Opening times: Mon/Wed/Fri 8.30am-5pm; Tue/Thu 8.30am-7pm; Sat mornings

    Cost: Room hire £15 per hour

    Other: Induction required (£25). Hoist available (must be pre-booked)

    Booking: Email / call 0114 2353150 / book online

    Norfolk Park TARA

    Address: 89 Guildford Rise, Sheffield S2 2PP

    Opening times: Weekdays except Wed 2-5pm

    Cost: Donation if possible. Open to anyone, not just Norfolk Park residents.

    Booking: Call 0114 270 1191 or 07946045089

    Sam’s Space

    Address: Firth Park Methodist Church, 8 Stubbin Lane, Sheffield S5 6QL

    Opening times: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, private hire on Sat 10am-6pm

    Cost: Private hire £10 per hour, or use alongside soft play sessions with prices starting at £3.75 per child

    Other: Up to the age of 11

    Booking: Email / call 07399 780317

    Sheffield Mencap & Gateway

    Address: Norfolk Lodge, Park Grange Road, Sheffield S2 3QF

    Opening times: Weekdays 9am-4pm

    Cost: £5 per hour for one service user and one supporter (maximum two people in the room at any time).

    Other: Changing Places toilet. Open to anyone, not just Mencap users.

    Booking: / 0114 2767757

    Sheffield United FC

    Address: SUFC, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4SU

    Opening times: On matchdays, 1 hour before kick-off until 30 minutes after full time

    Cost: Same as matchday ticket pricing in the John Street Family Stand. A complimentary ticket for a PA may be provided based on eligibility criteria.

    Other: Supporters can watch the match from the sensory room with seats also available just outside in the stands themselves. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Max. five supporters and their PAs

    Booking: Email Jon Helliwell, Disability Liaison Officer, at

    Watoto Pre-School

    Address: 139 Catherine Road, Sheffield, S4 7HJ

    Opening times: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm

    Cost: Room hire £20 per hour (cheaper options for regular bookings)

    Other: Suitable for group bookings. Max. 6 children aged 0-5 years

    Booking: / 03300 165668

    Please note: The information in this article is provided for reference purposes only. It is not intended as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications or abilities of any individual or organisation listed. Inclusion in this article does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by SPCF; nor does omission imply disapproval.

Page last updated: 14th April 2022