High Rise has been designed to be inclusive and accessible, including for those with additional needs, and we are pleased to have two innovative, state-of-the-art sensory rooms within our centre in Lisburn.

  • Sensory Room 1 is a larger space, suitable for exclusive family bookings, for groups, or for a number of guests to use at the same time (up to a maximum of 6).  This multi-sensory room offers a stimulatory environment that can be adapted to the needs of our guests – whether that’s sensory play, to encourage sensory development, stimulating the five senses or just relaxation.
  • Sensory Room 2 is a smaller, more intimate sensory space. It can accommodate up to three guests in a single group, such as a family, and is particularly suitable for relaxation, quiet and chilling out.

The sensory rooms at High Rise Lisburn are open Thursday-Sunday, providing a welcoming space for everyone, whatever their age or ability.

The spaces can be adapted to meet a range of needs, whether that’s playing with sensory toys, engaging with the stimulating equipment within the rooms or just simply taking some time away from the noise and activity in the rest of the centre. We strongly recommend guests to pre-book the sensory rooms at High Rise, prior to visiting.

For guests who may struggle with the noise levels in the centre, we have ear defenders available to borrow (subject to availability) and can make an alternative entrance available on request that provides direct access to the sensory room, without having to go through the reception/café area. 

 

Key features

  • Two innovative sensory rooms for sensory play, stimulation or relaxation
  • Changing Places toilet on ground floor
  • Group bookings welcome (limit on numbers applies)
  • Programme of sensory classes
  • Ear defenders available to borrow (subject to availability)

Further information

To read more about our multi sensory rooms, including some of the features and who they are for, click here.

Sensory room prices and session times

The sensory rooms at High Rise Lisburn may be booked for individual or group use. Guests are strongly advised to pre-book to avoid disappointment. Please note that parents and carers always remain responsible for the child(ren) or adult(s) they are supporting.

Sensory Room 1

Sensory Room 1 is our larger multi-sensory room. Sensory Room 1 sessions last for 45 minutes and start on the hour eg 10am, 11am etc.

  • Primary guest (Child/adult): £5
  • Accompanying parent or carer: £1

Sensory Room 2

Sensory Room 2 is our smaller multi-sensory room. Sensory Room 2 sessions last for 45 minutes and start on the half hour eg 10.30am, 11.30am etc.

A booking for Sensory Room 2 costs £6 – this is for exclusive use and is suitable for one small group / family (up to 3 people).

For guests who may struggle with the noise levels within the centre, we have ear defenders available to borrow (subject to availability) and can make an alternative entrance available on request that provides direct access to the sensory room, without having to go through the reception/café area. 

 

Journey to the sensory room

Watch this video to find out more about the journey from arriving to High Rise to making your way to the sensory rooms on our first floor.

Our supporters

The installation of the sensory rooms in High Rise has been funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. This has been made possible thanks to National Lottery players. On behalf of those who will benefit from these facilities, we are very grateful for their support.

Thank you also to Leckey, a local Lisburn-based company, that designs and manufactures equipment for children who have a disability who have loaned specially adapted chairs for use in the sensory rooms at High Rise. These are designed to assist children with low muscle control to sit up and enjoy the space.

We are also grateful for support through Start Here, an employment and skill initiative funded by the Rank Foundation.

Guest feedback

Watch the video below to find out more about what our guests told us about the benefits of using the multi-sensory rooms at High Rise.

Know before you go

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions for useful information to help prepare for your visit to the Sensory Rooms at High Rise Lisburn. Use of the sensory rooms at High Rise indicates your acceptance of these.

We want everyone to enjoy their visit to High Rise and have attempted to create an environment that is as safe as possible. However, the very nature of the activities means that accidents can occasionally happen.  We cannot therefore accept responsibility for injury or damage to guests or their clothing whilst using the sensory rooms. Parental/carer supervision is essential.