Easter Pop Up

Monday 3rd – Friday 14th April 

Easter Pop Up Cover

Health and happiness for children and young people with disabilities.

SGS Pegasus School, Hempton Lane, Patchway, Bristol, BS32 4AJ

The Pop Up is split into sessions based on your child’s needs, so they can experience the benefits of movement and play in an environment that’s right for them.

Gympanzees sessions are for children and young people (0-25 years) with sensory, physical, learning difficulties, SEN and any mild to profound disability. You do not need a diagnosis to attend Gympanzees.

Different sessions types

We run four session types which meet the needs of children and young people with all different abilities and disabilities – ensuring we are truly inclusive.

Siblings are welcome in all of our sessions. You will need to book separate spaces for each child.

Please make sure you understand our session types before booking: Butterflies, Jungle, Leopards and Gorillas.

This is for the safety of all users and if you are in a session that could cause harm to any of our users you may be asked to leave.

Session Cost

£9 per child/young person – including siblings, £12 for a longer session.

We offer a concession price of £4.50 a session or £6 for a long session, for families on low income. Please note this is only for low income families and you will need bring proof of support to the event. Please see our FAQ’s section below for more details. 

USE CODE CONCESSION23 at the checkout.

Parent/Guardians do not need a ticket for the Pop Up. 

 

What to Expect

At Gympanzees we are passionate about ‘Stealthy Health’ – children and young people getting therapy benefits and exercise without knowing they are!

We will have several different rooms to explore, with something for everyone! There will be a music room, trampoline room, soft playroom, indoor playground, active and calm sensory rooms, outdoor playground and gym. There will also be a sociable café to meet and chat with others after your session.

Fly-through Video

Innowalks

We are delighted to confirm the Innowalks will be back at the Pop Up this year! 

 

These brilliant pieces of kit offer whole-body exercise with weight-bearing, allowing our young visitors to sit, stand and move more comfortably.

 

Innowalk sessions are free with specific time slots for visitors to book. Innowalk sessions are separate to regular Gympanzees sessions and are for specific use of the Innowalk during that time, unless you also have a Butterfly session booked and want to use the innowalk during part of that time.

 

There are two sizes for the innowalks, small (for users 100-145cm in height) and large (users 145-190cm), please pay close attention when booking to ensure you select the right size machine for your child.

 

Innowalk sessions are 1 hour long and will need to be booked in advance. 


The Innowalks will be at the Pop Up on the 4th, 11th and 14th of April.

A young child using an assisted walker.

Timetable

Easter Timetable Week 1
Easter Timetable Week 2

Timetable

 

Click on the session you’d like to book.

Looking on mobile? Slide across to view different dates.  Please note there are two timetables to cover all Pop Up dates. 

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Watch our instructional video on how to book here

When finding us please type in 'Hempton Lane' into your Satnav rather than the postcode.

We are working with local taxi companies to provide a wheelchair accessible taxi service for those who would not be able to reach us otherwise. Please see our FAQ's section for more details.

Thank you to Sunrise Foundation CIO, John James Bristol Foundation, the Postcode Local Trust and People’s Postcode Lottery for supporting our Pop Ups.

FAQ's

All sessions must be pre-booked to allow us to plan for our visitors. Choose the session that best matches your family’s needs. There are sessions for different abilities. Please read the descriptions and get in contact if you need more help to plan your visit. 

The easiest way to book is by downloading the Vagaro app. You will receive notifications about your sessions and can use your phone to scan in and out of the Pop Up.

We have created a How to Book video here for anyone who may need help booking their session.

If English isn’t your first language or you are struggling to book for any reason please get in touch with our team info@gympanzees.org

Yes, siblings are welcome in all of our sessions. You will need to book separate spaces for each child.

No. Parents, carers and older siblings who will not be using the centre do not need to purchase a ticket. 

£9 per child/young person – including siblings, £12 for a longer session

Concessions

We want Gympanzees to be accessible for all children/young people to enjoy. If you receive any of the following means-tested benefits you are eligible for our concession price;

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income support
  • NHS Tax Credit Exemption certificate
  • Universal Credit – not if this is purely for disability benefit

Please note this is only for low income families and you will need bring to the event your proof of support.

USE CODE CONCESSION23 at the checkout. 

If transport or cost of sessions are stopping you or someone you know from booking a space at The Gympanzees Pop Up, thanks to the kind support of Mothers Union and Irwin Mitchell, we can cover the cost of travel to the Pop Up and can provide a fee wavier. Please contact info@gympanzees.org to let us know. 

  • Hand gel will be readily available in all areas.  
  • Staff will not be wearing masks but visitors will fully support visitors who would like to wear a mask if it makes them feel more comfortable. 

We will still be running  Butterflies, Gorillas, Leopards and Jungle sessions for children. To find out which session best suites your child, watch our explainer videos here.  

ButterflyGorilla,  LeopardJungle.

The sessions are 90 minutes apart from Butterfly sessions which are 2 hours (to allow for the extra time needed for hoisting and toileting). We offer some long sessions for other session types please see the timetable for details. 

Whilst we will be happy to lend a hand, make some adaptations to the space and show you how equipment works, we cannot get involved with the moving and handling or supervision of your group. We need to keep an eye on the whole space and so can’t spend too much time with one family. We would be grateful if you can bring enough people to make your visit work for you all, especially if you are bringing siblings. 

Yes, we will have a cafe with refreshments and snacks which you are welcome to use at the end of your session.

The address of the school is SGS Pegasus School, Hempton Lane, Patchway, Bristol, BS32 4AJ

When finding the school please type in ‘Hempton Lane’ into your Satnav rather than the postcode.

Accessible Taxi Service

If you do not drive and are worried about reaching us thanks to the kind support of Mothers Union and Irwin Mitchell we can offer free transport to those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend. 

The following taxi services will provide wheelchair accessible transport to the Pop Ups. If you call them and quote ‘Gympanzees123’

Driving Miss Daisy – 07951079558
Access 2 Travel – 0117 214 1414
Mr Mohammed Islam – 07727179013
 
If you are planning to use this service please book as far in advance as possible.

Yes there is parking on site.

“There is a difference between your children being tolerated and celebrated, but here it is so clear they are celebrated.”
- Parent from Bristol.