High Rise can sometimes be busy and noisy. If you think this will cause difficulties, why not book to come along during one of our quieter autism tailored sessions, which run one Sunday morning each month during term-time at 10am – dates for 2023 are:

  • Sunday 12 February
  • Sunday 12 March
  • Sunday 2 April

We offer both autism tailored Clip ‘n Climb and soft play during this time – you can find out more about how these work below. We always recommend pre-booking for these sessions.

We also have a set of ear defenders that you are very welcome to borrow for the duration of your visit (depending on availability) – but you may wish to bring your own.

Autism tailored Clip ‘n Climb

One Sunday morning per month, during term-time, High Rise goes quiet for our autism tailored Clip ‘n Climb session at 10am. While we always strive to be autism friendly here in High Rise, and our staff have received specialist training on supporting our autistic guests, we know that sometimes just a few small adjustments can make all the difference for someone with autism.

(Please note, the Leap of Faith will not be available during these sessions)

How do the sessions work?

  • Suitable for adults and children (adults can book to climb or can spectate from our viewing area)
  • Available at 10am one Sunday per month during term-time
  • No music playing in the centre
  • Fewer people in the Clip ‘n Climb arena
  • Instructors available to provide support and encouragement
  • Shorter, autism tailored safety briefing

Autism tailored soft play

One Sunday morning per month, during term-time, High Rise goes quiet for our autism tailored soft play sessions from 10am-11.30am. While we always strive to be autism friendly here in High Rise, and our staff have received specialist training on working with our autistic guests, we know that sometimes just a few small adjustments can make all the difference for someone with autism.

  • Open to children with autism and their siblings up to age 12
  • Available from 10am-11.30am one Sunday per month during term-time
  • No music playing in the centre
  • Fewer people in the soft play area

High Rise receives Autism NI Impact Award

High Rise has been presented with the prestigious Autism NI Impact Award in recognition of the ways in we support autistic guests and their families, and how we have created an ‘autism accessible environment’.

Photo caption: Christine Kearney, Autism NI presenting Marie Marin, Chief Executive Employers For Childcare with the Autism NI Impact Award on behalf of High Rise.

Autism Impact Award

Special events and training

Keep an eye on our social media channels and News page for updates on any special events and training we organise to support autistic individuals and their families.