Monday 25th July – Friday 19th of August
A Pop Up activity centre for children and young people with disabilities.
The Pop Up is split into sessions based on your child’s needs, from quieter to more active lively sessions, so your child 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.
We will have different rooms for you 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.
We will put up a fly through video once we have set up the Summer Pop Up so our visitors can get an idea of what to expect before they arrive.
Explore our different session types below and scroll to find our Summer Pop Up Timetable!
We run four different sessions which meet the needs of children and young people with all different abilities and disabilities – ensuring we are truly inclusive:
- Jungle sessions: For any child with any disability and their siblings and friends.
- Butterfly sessions: For more fragile and non-mobile children.
- Leopard sessions: Quieter sessions for those with sensory needs
- Gorilla Sessions: Suitable for loud, physical individuals, who prefer their own space. Individuals who can find the environment and others around them challenging.
Visiting our Summer Pop Up? This video lets our visitors know what to expect before coming to Gympanzees.
We are delighted to confirm the Innowalks will be back at the Pop Up this year! With specific time slots for visitors to book.
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.
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 1 hour long and will need to be booked in advance. The Innowalks will be at the Pop Up on the 27th July, 4th August, 10th August, 17th and 18th August.
Innowalk sessions are separate to regular Gympanzees sessions and are for specific use of the Innowalk during that time. You do not need to pay for the Innowalk session but you will need to pay if you wish to access the rest of the Gympanzees Pop Up.
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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Pop Up Timetable
New Hangout space for pre-teens, teens and young adults!
We are also introducing a new hangout space for our older sessions this year! Anyone visiting for our 10-16 and 11-25 years sessions will be able to visit the hangout.
There will be table tennis, table football, board and cards games, giant games (Jenga, bowls, boccia, connect four) and lots of space to chill out with comfy beanbags and cushions. As well as a TV and gaming corner!
More on our different session types
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Thank you to Sunrise Foundation CIO and John James Bristol Foundation for supporting our Pop Ups
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.
Yes, siblings are welcome in almost all of our sessions. You will need to book separate spaces for each child.
You can book a ‘No Sibling Butterfly’ session for our visitors who would prefer a bit more space and are non-mobile, fragile and spend more time on the floor.
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
£4.50 concessions, per child/young person – including siblings, £6 for a longer session
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.
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, we can cover the cost of travel to the Pop Up and can provide a fee wavier. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
Although this may change depending on Government guidance currently our plans include:
A limit to the number of people who can attend each session.
All staff will have had a minimum of two Covid vaccinations.
All staff will be taking lateral flow tests before sessions.
All parents will need to take lateral flow tests before attending.
Visitors must use track and trace when entering the building.
Masks must be worn, unless exempt or when eating/drinking.
Hand gel will be readily available in all areas.
Frequent touchpoints will be regularly wiped down during and between sessions.
The sessions are 90 minutes apart from Butterfly sessions which are 2 hours (to allow for the extra time needed for hoisting and toileting).
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.
Yes there is parking on site.