Why We Help

There are 66,000 young people with disabilities within an hour of Bristol and over 1.1 million in the UK.

77% of children with disabilities cannot access regular leisure facilities so can’t play, exercise or socialise in the same ways as their peers.

This not only affects them, but leaves whole families in isolation, with 72% of parents suffering mental health issues as a result.

Gympanzees offers a solution, providing accessible fun and fitness for all disabled children.

Gympanzees are a charity in Bristol on a mission – a mission to open up a world of fun and fitness for all disabled children.

Why We Help

There are 66,000 young people with disabilities within an hour of Bristol and over 1.1 million in the UK.

77% of children with disabilities cannot access regular leisure facilities so can’t play, exercise or socialise in the same ways as their peers.

This not only affects them, but leaves whole families in isolation, with 72% of parents suffering mental health issues as a result.

Gympanzees offers a solution, providing accessible fun and fitness for all disabled children.

Gympanzees 66,000 young people with disabilities within an hour of Bristol

Who We Help

We support children and young people (0-25yrs) with sensory, physical, learning difficulties, SEN and any mild to profound disability. 

We want to make sure children and young people with disabilities are given equal opportunities to play and exercise to aid their physical and mental development, ensuring that they can meet their potential

Gympanzees Project Home Appeal

Our Appeal

Gympanzees’ mission from the start has been to find a permanent home – a play, exercise and social facility that will have everything under one roof for our families. We are delighted to announce Project Home, a campaign that will help that dream become a reality.

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"You've opened up a world in which we can just exist exactly how we need to."
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How We Help

Access Gympanzees at Home

From exercise videos, activities, ideas, online therapy webinars with a qualified therapist, and even borrowing specialist play and exercise equipment – we’re here to help you. Our focus is all with a therapeutic twist so that your child receives health and wellbeing benefits – all whilst having a great time.

Visit Gympanzees

We provide play, exercise and friendship opportunities to people with disabilities and their families.  Alongside our current work, we continue to develop our plans to build the UK’s first dedicated play, exercise and social inclusion destination for children and young people with disabilities and their families.

How to Support Us

Please support us if you can through a donation or get involved and fundraise for us. Your donation will will help protect the physical and mental health of 1,000s of children and young people with disabilities by meeting their needs and supporting them and their families with professional guidance and access to specialist equipment.

Ways to Help

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Our Visits to Gympanzees Pop Up

Julia, from Newport, tells us about her first experience visiting Gympanzees with her son and why they came back to visit the Pop Up three …

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The Art of Play: Bringing the magic of Gympanzees to life!

Launching our Project Home Appeal, we were looking for an artist who could help us capture the essence of what a permanent Gympanzees centre would …

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