A world of fun & fitness for all disabled children

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

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.

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.

Watch our appeal video here. We spoke to some of the families that use us about what a permanent Gympanzees would mean to them. 

"You've opened up a world in which we can just exist exactly how we need to."
A young child in a dark sensory room with lights and colourful cloths

How We Help

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.

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.
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.
Gympanzees staff outside SGS Pegasus School

Gympanzees Pop Up returns to SGS Pegasus School

Gympanzees set to return to SGS Pegasus School in Patchway this Easter, following 2 successful Pop Ups in 2022, which saw over 7,000 visitors.  SGS …

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A cheering crowd in walking gear stand behind a Gympanzees sign with trees behind.

2022 – A Year of Fabulous Fundraising!

Gympanzees Fundraising Assistant Jenny Davies reflects on 2022, a year of fabulous fundraising and wonderful people coming together doing amazing things!  I started working for …

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