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’ 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.
How We Help
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
On the flip side – visiting Gympanzees with my brother
We spoke to Liccy, a regular Pop Up staff member, to find out what it is like to see the Pop Up ‘behind the scenes’ …
Celebrating Our Neurodivergent Staff
This Neurodiversity Celebration Week we spoke to the 3 members of the Gympanzees team who are neurodivergent about their nuerodiversity, how it affects them at …