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Quiet Hour

We're introducing one-hour quiet sessions designed to provide a calmer environment for children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory needs.


Quiet Hour

‘Quiet hour’ sessions are now available for children and young people with autism and sensory needs. They will be able to experience swimming and soft play in an environment where they can feel at ease. 

One-hour swimming slots will take place weekly:

Day

Leisure Centre

Times

Friday   

Valley

  4pm - 5pm

Saturday 

Sixmile

  8am - 9am 

Sunday 

Sixmile 

 9am - 10am

Sunday 

Antrim Forum 

8am - 9am and  9am - 10am

One-hour soft play will take place weekly:

Day

Leisure Centre

Times

Monday    

Antrim Forum     

  4pm - 5pm  

Wednesday 

Valley

  4pm - 5pm

Thursday 

Valley

  4pm - 5pm 

‘Quiet hour’ sessions are scheduled at times when there is less footfall and less noise in the leisure centres. There will be no music playing, or operational PA announcements to maintain a quiet space. Sensory-friendly toys will be available.

There is currently no need to book these sessions. 

 
Quiet Hour

Contact Us

To make contacting us as easy as possible, you can reach us via our Leisure Customer Hub:

We are available to help you Monday – Thursday 8AM - 8PM, Friday 8AM - 6PM and Saturday – Sunday 10AM - 4PM.