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Low Sensory Experiences Day

Low Sensory Experiences Day at The Hold

Sunday 5th September 2021

10am – 4pm

Suffolk Archives at The Hold are open for a day of low sensory experiences suitable for neurodivergent individuals and their families.

Walk through history in LEGO® bricks

Brick History is a family friendly journey through famous historical moments, all imagined in LEGO® bricks – how many do you recognise? From the dawn of the dinosaurs to space age, LEGO® artist Warren Elsmore and his team have created a celebration of our shared stories, struggles, and triumphs, made from everyone’s favourite Danish toy. From tiny recreations that could fit in your hand, to a 1.5m square medieval castle bustling with activity, there are models to make you smile, to make you think, and to inspire you to build a better world.

We are offering a range of FREE activities including:

the Brick History exhibition book here

Opportunity to view the exhibition with adjusted lighting and sound, with a lower capacity to make it a quieter experience.

Cinema Club – The LEGO Movie 11am book here

Come and follow Emmet, an ordinary, rule-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world.

All ages – Rated U

100 minutes

Adjusted lighting and reduced sound

Build Suffolk out of Lego book here

Help us make Suffolk out of LEGO® bricks. Build a famous landmark, your favourite landscape or even your own home. Or let your imagination run wild with your own creation! Models will be added to the map of Suffolk and recycled throughout the summer so keep coming back to make and see something new.LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, and the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks of the LEGO Group of Companies. ©2017 The LEGO Group. This activity is not sponsored, endorsed or otherwise supported by The LEGO Group.

Let’s get crafty book here

Come and enjoy free family activities inspired by our current Brick History Exhibition.

Take part in fun games and crafts, including making sun catchers and face masks. Each person will also design their own badge to bring home!

In addition, The Hold also offers

  • All areas of the ground floor, including the entrance, are either level or have ramped access.
  • Fully accessible Toilets and a changing place
  • Break out and quiet rooms
  • Limited bookings for quieter sessions
  • Ear defenders on request
  • Free drinking water available on request
  • Guide and helping dogs are welcome
  • Blue Badge parking available in The Hold’s designated parking area at the rear of the building. (parking charges apply) The Hold Car Park | IPSERV – Facilities Management

We have created a visual story which highlights some of the key sensory features of your visit to The Hold. We recommend visitors with particular sensory needs, such as people with ASD or dementia, review our visual story before they come. It is also useful for anyone who could benefit seeing what the venue is like before making a visit.

You can view the visual story of your visit to The Hold here