A community hub in Huddersfield has a multi-sensory room which can be used by anyone.

The Zone just off St Andrew’s Road will unveil its new room on Thursday, April 18.

These kind of rooms are loved by disabled children but this one can be used by anyone, including adults and the elderly.

Huddersfield Giants first team player Harry Rushton is amazed by it.

“On my recent visit to The Zone I was made aware of the facility and its final touches,” he said. “Now having a much better understanding of the benefits the room can bring, I’m delighted to become an ambassador to help raise the profile and awareness of the room.”

The multi-sensory zone is in a quiet room on The Zone’s ground floor providing a calming, quiet yet stimulating environment. It’s part of The Zone’s mission to help people in need throughout Kirklees.

The Zone is run by Huddersfield Giants Community Trust, the official charity of Huddersfield Giants.

It has Yorkshire’s largest indoor soft play structure, two 3G sports pitches to hire, a dance studio, training rooms and a café.

There will be free sessions in the multi-sensory room on the launch day led by The Zone’s inclusion manager, Sheila Conroy.


Giants Community Trust chief executive Lisa Darwin, who initiated and fundraised for the room, said: “This innovative space represents a pivotal advancement in our commitment to enhancing the well-being and outcomes of those in need within our community.”

The sessions on the launch date are:

Morning (10am to 11.30am) for children and schools.

Afternoon (1pm-2.30pm) for adults with special educational needs

Afternoon (3pm) for local businesses, individuals and community groups

After school (4pm to 6pm) for parents and children

All the sessions are free but booking is required due to limited space by emailing Sheila Conroy with the session time you want to sheila@hgct.co.uk

Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR (https://ah-pr.com/) specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting.