LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort has opened a very special Total Sensory Space area at the park. The park can be an overwhelming place for some visitors, so this new area within Heartlake City is the perfect place to take a little time out from all the LEGO® fun around the park. The area have been created in partnership with Total Sensory and has also be created with autistic people in mind. To learn more about the permanent new area of the park, check out the press release below.
First of its kind Total Sensory Space now open at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
Explore the first sensory space of its kind to open at a theme park resort
Created and designed specially with guest’s needs in mind by Total Sensory
Guests can now explore the all-new Total Sensory Space in Heartlake City at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. The calming space has been specifically designed and put in place for those with additional sensory needs, and is now open at the Resort as a permanent feature for guests to enjoy.
This is the first dedicated sensory facility of its kind in a theme park, providing a calming environment for guests with additional needs who require a quiet moment away from the excitement of the Resort’s 55 rides, live shows, and attractions.
Guests can discover an open space full of interactive sensory experiences, with vibrating bean bags, soft seating, interactive projections, bubble tubes, infinity tunnels, tactile panels, and soft lighting, all designed to create a calm space to relax in for those who need it.
The UV room allows guests to discover brighter colours, fibre optics, and UV mats, whilst the main space includes musical sound pads, activity panels to manipulate, and an interactive carpet, all part of the overall sensory experience on offer.
The space was designed and created by Total Sensory, market leaders in providing calming sensory rooms. The calming environment was created with guests’ needs in mind, giving them a place to relax. Total Sensory provide sensory space projects across a range of sectors, including schools, care homes, hospices, and now for the very first time in a theme park at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort.
Guests can also take advantage of the Resort’s Accessibility Guide which details all the services on offer for guests with additional needs, including the Ride Access Pass, a virtual queuing system, and the free carer’s tickets. The guide can be accessed online to help guests to plan their visit in advance, or a copy can be picked up at Guest Services.
Colin Elborough, Head of Guest Experience at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort commented: “There are already lots of ways guests with disabilities can make the most of their visit with us, and the Total Sensory Space is a fantastic addition to our existing services. We can’t wait to see our guests interacting with its many features and enjoying all the space has to offer.”
Vanessa Ford, Director at Total Sensory commented: “We are so proud to have created a family friendly sensory space at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. We hope that people of all ages with sensory needs enjoy the area, and that it contributes to making a great day out even better.”
A spokesperson for the National Autistic Society, commented: “Many autistic children love trips to theme parks where they can have fun and socialise. But unfamiliar places, especially popular attractions, can increase their anxiety levels and overload their senses. A calming place like a sensory room can help them to decompress, relax and really enjoy their visit. This is why we were delighted to hear about LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s new sensory facilities. Supportive spaces like these play an essential role in opening up the world for autistic children and their families.”
- To find out more, view the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort accessibility guide, and plan your visit, go to www.legoland.co.uk/sensory
- Request a catalogue or sensory room design from the creators of the Total Sensory Space, or explore their product range at www.totalsensory.co.uk
- Day tickets available for the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort from £32pp at www.legoland.co.uk/tickets