The Wingate Centre is an ideal place for children and young adults to take part in fitness classes in a fun and safe environment.

Rebound Therapy

Rebound Therapy is a form of physiotherapy. It uses trampolines to  provide therapeutic exercises to people with a wide variety of disabilities and additional needs. By using our sensory equipment on our sunken trampoline, our sessions provide therapeutic exercise and recreation to children and young adults alike who have a wide range of special needs and will benefit from sensory feedback and interaction. Most of all, it’s fun!

Rebound Therapy is one of the most popular activities for children with special needs in UK SEN schools.

Some of the benefits of Rebound Therapy include the development and improvement of:

  • Strength of limbs
  • Numeracy
  • Patience
  • Communication
  • Co-ordination
  • Independence
  • Self-confidence
  • Balance
  • Muscle tone
  • Reaction speed
  • Self-image
  • Eye contact
  • Relaxation
  • Freedom of movement
  • Sense of achievement
  • Stamina
  • Spatial awareness
  • Body awareness
  • Social awareness
  • Consideration of others
  • Trust and confidence in Coach/Assistant
  • Colour recognition
  • Height and depth perception
  • Fun and enjoyment

Please contact our Gym Coaches on 01270 780456 or email gym@thewingatecentre.co.uk to arrange a consultation.

 

Disability Gymnastics

Gymnastics is particularly beneficial to children with disabilities as it encourages social interaction, promotes mobility and strength and the development of spacial awareness.

For children with disabilities Cheshire Gymnastics run a specialist disability class at The Wingate Centre on Saturday afternoons between 3.30pm – 4.30pm. This is a small group class with a low coach to student ratio.

1-2-1’s

If your child’s or young adult’s disabilities are more profound or they prefer a quieter environment then we can offer individual classes (subject to availability). Our coaches can develop tailor-made programs incorporating gymnastics equipment and movement to extend fitness and mobility.

Please contact our Gym Coaches on 01270 780456 or email gym@thewingatecentre.co.uk to arrange a consultation.

 

All Stars Sports Club

Age: 5-16 years

Day/Time: Friday 5pm – 7pm

Cost: £6 per person 

Where: Gymnasium/Recreation Hall/Outdoor space

 

 For 5 – 16 year-olds with disabilities, our Wingate All Stars offers an hour in our gymnasium with trampolines and soft-play then, after a short break (drink included), they can enjoy more coach-led fun in our recreation hall or utside (weather dependent).

Activities will vary weekly and could include dodgeball, kurling, archery, rugby, yoga and more!

Booking is essential. Please call 01270 780456 to book your place. Sportswear is essential.

 

 

Dance and Movement Workshop 

Age: 16 years +

Day/Time: Tuesdays 11am – Midday

Cost: £5 per person 

Where: Gymnasium

Led by experienced arts coach, Ian Linton,  our Dance and Movement workshops offer an opportunity to get fit have fun, build confidence and creativity.
Designed to increase mobility, improve posture and balance whilst making new friends.
Call the Centre on 01270 780456 to book your space (Sportswear required). 

Drama Workshop 

Age: 16 years +

Day/Time: Fridays 10.30am – Midday

Cost: £5 per person 

Where: Recreational Hall

Different to our Dance and Movement workshop, our Drama sessions are designed to encourage creative thought, enhance social awareness and build self-confidence. This fun and empowering workshop works towards an overall group performance at the end of the course.
Call the Centre on 01270 780456 to book your space (Comfy clothes required). 

Information on Theatre Box can be found here > www.theatrebox.co.uk 

Sensory Room

Proven to benefit children with special needs, creating a stimulating yet calming atmosphere, our Sensory Room is ideal for children with sensory impairment and autism.

Well equipped with bubble tube, projector and star carpet, ‘sound cushion’ for profoundly hearing impaired children, toys books and games the sensory room is accessible to wheelchairs and equipped with hoists.

Residential guests have access to the Sensory room throughout their visit but pre-booking is advisable.

The Sensory Room can be booked for 1 hour sessions by contacting our office on 01270 780456 or by emailing office@thewingatecentre.co.uk.