High Rise is owned and run by Employers For Childcare, a charity and Social Enterprise which invests 100% of its profits to supporting parents to get into, and stay in work. So every time you visit High Rise, as well as enjoying a fun day out, you know you’ll be making a difference to families who need our help.

High Rise opened to the public in October 2019, and welcomed thousands of excited climbers, soft play guests and party goers before we had to close our doors in March 2020 due to Covid-19. High Rise reopened in July 2022 and we are thrilled to once again welcome guests to our fantastic indoor adventure centre.

In designing High Rise we were passionate that it should be a place where all families could come to ensure time together, whatever their ability. That’s why High Rise is inclusive and accessible – we offer activities for those with additional needs and the centre features a Changing Places accessible toilet.

Proud to be a Social Enterprise

As a Social Enterprise, 100% of the profits from High Rise are invested in the work of our charity, supporting parents and families. Every time a family or a group visits High Rise, they are helping us to continue this important work.

To read more about how our Social Enterprise supports our charity*, download our Social Impact Report 2021-22. To find out more about the work of our charity, visit Employers For Childcare.  Here is an overview of some of the work we did in 2021/22.

*Registered charity number: 101176

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Family Benefits Advice Service

Our charity’s Family Benefits Advice Service delivers advice and guidance to parents, employers and childcare providers on issues around childcare and financial support more generally. This can be in person, or over the phone through our Freephone helpline 0800 028 3008. The team can provide regular advice and information sessions in High Rise on a drop-in basis – keep an eye on our social media for dates of upcoming sessions. They can also offer one-to-one advice sessions for parents in High Rise, on an appointment basis. To book an advice session email hello@employersforchildcare.org or call our helpline on 0800 028 3008. Our trained advisors are ready to take your call and help your family find out what financial support you are entitled to.

 

Inclusive and accessible

In designing High Rise, we were passionate that it should be a place where all families come to enjoy quality time together, no matter what their ability. Prior to opening, we carried out research with families of children with additional needs, who told us that often they have to ‘separate out’ to enjoy activities with their children. High Rise is different, High Rise is for everyone.

Read more about how we have made High Rise accessible for those with additional needs below, including our sensory rooms and our programme of autism-tailored activities.

Awards

High Rise was delighted to be named ‘Best New Business’ in the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Awards in 2020.

We received the prestigious Impact Award from Autism NI in recognition of how we have created an ‘autism friendly environment’ for our guests. It is really important to us that High Rise is inclusive and welcoming for all of our guests, whatever their ability.

Our supporters

Our supporters

We are indebted to the many organisations who have shared their expertise and knowledge as we have developed and opened High Rise