Charity number  1101968

Friends of Hoylake and Meols in Bloom

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Below are the sensory items we have raised funds for and placed around the Mosaic area of the Parade Gardens for all to enjoy

Ocean Finger Maze

A variety of textures and colours ensure a sensory experience whilst developing motor skills, encouraging social skills by sharing and cooperating, stimulate knowledge of science and maths by measuring and counting.

Flower Table

with engraved stools

The bug picnic table has proven very popular with young families enjoying the gardens and sensory area. On the top of the table and on each of the stools there is an engraving. On one section of the picnic table there is a stool missing to allow a wheelchair space.

To fund the sensory play equipment we held a fund raiser evening at Hoylake Social Club and received a donation from St James Place (Headley Foundation)


Wiggle Bars

A fantastic sensory item which is placed along side a path making it accessible by all, its aim is to assist in developing hand-eye co-ordination as well as lots of fun.

               Rain Wheel

This is a spinning wheel that is accessible to all, as it spins you hear the sound of a rainstorm or as a lot of people think, it is the sea coming in.

Talking Flowers

This consists of two talking flowers invisibly connected by an underground pipe, kids should love it, speak, sing or shout into one flower and have a friend listen in the other.