Sensory sports day for children with brain injury and neurodisability

Published on: 08/07/21

Press release


A first of its kind sensory sports day took place at The Children’s Trust in Tadworth last week, where over 50 children and young people completed several specially adapted activities.

Hosted by Parallel, a lifestyle brand committed to delivering inclusive events, activities were dedicated to each of the five senses and accessible to everyone – with a focus on participation rather than competition.

Activities included a herb kitchen for smell and taste, a nature selfie station for look, hidden feely boxes for touch, and a relaxing music exploration area for listen. There was also a car wash station complete with bubbles and foam! At the end of the day all participants received a medal to celebrate their achievements.

Parallel sensory sports day

Sharon Tuppeny, Head of Therapy - Rehabilitation at The Children’s Trust, comments: “It was a great day! The event was open to all children who wanted to get involved, and the range of activities on offer meant there was something for everyone. The mud kitchen was definitely a firm favourite, facilitating some very messy play. Sensory environments help children and young people with complex needs and multiple disabilities to engage with their senses and interact with the world around them. Thank you to Parallel for bringing such a special sensory 360 to Tadworth.”

The Children's Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability. To find out more, visit:


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About The Children’s Trust

Every year 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness and many have to live with ongoing, long-term difficulties. The Children’s Trust gives children and young people with brain injury and neurodisability opportunities to live the best life possible, by providing specialist rehabilitation, education and community services across the UK.