‘Autism friendly’ event relaunches for 2018 at Staffordshire’s original and best trampoline park 

A POPULAR Stone trampoline park will be relaunching events which provide an ‘autism friendly’ environment for visitors.

Flip Out Stoke, Staffordshire’s original indoor trampoline park, will continue to provide monthly sessions specially for those who have autism.

The ‘autism friendly’ events were first launched in 2016 to ensure the arena remains an accessible venue for everyone.

They will re-start for 2018 this Thursday and will continue to run on the first Thursday of every month.

During the sessions there will be appropriate music played at a low level and the usual Flip Out Stoke disco lights will be switched off.

Flip Out Stoke director Matthew Melling said:

“The autism friendly sessions have been a huge success so we’re glad to continue the events every month in 2018.

“We want to ensure everyone can enjoy their experience at Flip Out Stoke with these monthly events and our aim is to provide a more relaxing and calm environment than our usual day to day atmosphere in the busy arena.

“Our friendly staff will always be there to help during the sessions to support visitors and make certain that all jumpers and spectators have a brilliant time with us.”

The session costs £6 and carers can attend for free.

Socks are required for the jumper and carer and can be purchased for £2 per person.

Each session lasts for one hour and guests can attend at either 6pm or 7pm.

The events will continue to be a regular in the Flip Out Stoke calendar for the new year especially for individuals on the autistic spectrum.

However, Mr Melling stressed that people with autism are welcome at the Opal Way trampoline park any time and did not need to wait for the monthly sessions if they wish to come any other day.

He said:

“We are all happy to support visitors with autism at any time and our staff will always be on hand to make adjustments whenever they can if necessary.

“The Flip Out Stoke team’s aim is that everyone who visits us enjoys healthy, awesome fun – no matter your age or ability.”

To find out more about the autism friendly sessions at Flip Out Stoke or book a place call 01785 719930 or visit www.flipout.co.uk/locations/stoke-stone/