Family Fun Sessions

At AP Cymru, we understand just how difficult it can be to go out as a family. The stigma which attaches itself to autism spectrum conditions can feel overwhelming, and most play centres are a minefield of sensory overload for the autistic person.

We have teamed up with a number of family fun centres across Cardiff and Caerphilly to provide an understanding, safe, and (where possible) exclusive access environment for our families to have fun, and children to play in a stage not age manner.

These sessions also give our parent/carers the opportunity to talk to each other, and provide support to one another based on their own experiences and lives with autism.

AP Cymru provides autism awareness training for all staff at each of the family fun centres we use to ensure our families can access their facilities safe in the knowledge that their needs will be understood and met.

Parc play is a centre in which children can play in the fresh air all year round, whatever the weather. With outdoor, indoor, and undercover play areas including climbing equipment, swings, slides, and a giant sandpit, the children can have great fun whilst parent/carers have a well earned sit down in the cafe area.

Parc play is completely secure, with a manned entrance, electromagnetic locks on all entrances and exits, and a high perimeter fence, there is complete peace of mind.

123 Jump is an enormous indoor soft play centre with bouncy castles, an indoor football pitch, climbing equipment, sandpit, and more! This is where our family fun session journey began, and several years down the line, we are still making use of this fantastic facility.

With secure entry and exit points, and friendly and enthusiastic staff, 123 Jump is a hit with all of our families.

Go Air is Wales’ largest trampoline park, and a great place to burn off some energy. From your typical trampolines, to a parkour course, the children (and adults) who bounce are thoroughly exhausted by the end of the hour session. Everyone can enjoy a well earned cake and coffee in the bright cafe which overlooks the bouncing area, which also provides the perfect place for parent/carers to watch their children have fun.

Tenpin Nantgarw is a great hit with everyone, no matter their age or stage. Whether you score 1 or a perfect 300, you are always going to have fun. After your game has finished, you can chow down on some typical American food in the cafe, or try your luck on the games in the arcade area. The best part is, no smelly bowling shoes! You’re free to keep your own, as long as they’re not stiletto heels.