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AGE: 7 - 16 Yrs. | Mon to Fri (9am to 5pm)
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Touch Typing for Kids & Teens – a skill for life
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Lower Pendavey Farm Camelford Cornwall PL32 9TX
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The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector in England, with links to the other UK nations.

We are not resourced to provide advice or support directly to families with disabled children or children with SEN. We signpost families on to relevant organisations. Visit our website for information on national policy that impacts upon disabled children and children with special educational needs (SEN) and their families as well as details of organisations that provide advice and support.

Mr Pinschof

Clinical Psychologist
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For those families seeking help and advice regarding children's behavioural and emotional problems. The approach taken is to examine parents childhood experiences and their own parenting practices, their own emotions and expectations of their child with a view to making adjustments to the way they deal with their child.

37 years experience of clinical psychology with children and parents including 32 years within the NHS. Face to face one hour appointments in London and Bristol.

Please contact us on the above number.
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31 Webbs Road, London SW11 6RU
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Drug free, natural and non-invasive treatment of development and learning problems, including:
  • Dyslexia
  • Dysphasia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Hyperactivity
  • Panic Attacks

The David Mulhall Centre was opened in 1995 and has since successfully treated thousands of children and adults. Please phone, write or e-mail for an initial consultation.

E-Mail: info@davidmulhall.co.uk

The Rose Walton Centre

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For cerebal palsy children and associated disabilities. The centre provides pre-school education for children 0-5 years. We belong to scope's network of schools for parents using methods inspired by those of the Peto Institute in Hungary. Programmes are designed to stimulate and awaken the child's senses and encourage self awareness through activities which are fun for both parent and child.

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Sylvia Knight Dip.C.G., Dip A. Psych.

93 Byng Drive, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 1UJ
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Retired teacher offers private or paired tuition for children aged 4-11. Preparation for SATS and selective tests. Special programmes for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia using tapes and varied educational materials.

Gentle support encourages confidence and steady progression. Being a qualified teacher, counsellor and psychodynamic psychologist Sylvia Knight offers understanding therapy and a way forward for all members of families under stress, often marked by children's difficulties at school. Poor results, bullying and absenteeism may follow moving home, bereavement or relationship problems.

E-Mail: knightpottersbar@talk21.com
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Therapy for Children with Special Needs
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Brainwave is an independent Charity based in Bridgwater, providing developmental therapy for children who have both physical and cognitive disabilities, whether caused by brain injury,genetic abnormality, or accident.

A programme of physical and cognitive exercises is designed by the therapy team according to each child’s very specific needs. These exercises are taught to the child’s parents and carers who carry out the programme in the comfort and familiarity of the family home; through which 80% of children make measurable improvements and some achieve a degree of independence far beyond their families’ expectations.

1500 children have benefited from the Brainwave Programme since the Charity was established in 1982.

Email: enquiries@brainwave.org.uk

Ursual Matthews - Craniosacral Therapy

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CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN

Does your baby or child suffer:
  • Crying, Irritability
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Sickness, Colic
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Infections
  • Ear Infections
  • Asthma
  • Sinus and Adenoidal Problems
  • Behaviour Problems
  • Hearing Difficulties
  • Headaches and Pains
  • And More.

Craniosacral Therapy helps the body's inherent healing ability to release stresses and strains, caused by enormous forces the baby is subjected to during the birth process. It will help the system to resolve the problem and work in a more balanced way.

For further information please call the number above.

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BIBIC- British Institute for Brain Injured Children

Knowle Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 8PJ
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BIBIC exists to maximise the potential of children with conditions affecting their social, sensory communication, motor and learning abilities by teaching parents exercises and techniques which can help improve the quality of life for the whole family. A doctor and an interdisciplinary team address issues such as behaviour problems, understanding, mobility, speech and communication. Methods are compatible with school and serve to increase learning opportunities for children with problems.

Web: www.bibic.org.uk

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Grooms Holidays

Affordable, Accessible, Memorable
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Grooms Holidays provide the opportunities for people with disabilities to go on vacation with friends and family to accessible locations at affordable rates and enjoy a memorable holiday.

Discover new places, new faces in beautiful Britain. With its golden beaches, rocky shores and lush, green countryside there’s sure to be somewhere just right for you. What takes your fancy? We offer a select choice of hotels and self-catering accommodation around the UK. There are a variety of attractive coastal and countryside holiday choices to suit different tastes. We have personally selected the accommodation for its suitability to provide the facilities needed and access for those with various degrees of disability.

Grooms Holidays is part of John Grooms charity, the UK’s largest provider of accessible holiday properties.

Email: holidays@johngrooms.org.uk

Web: www.groomsholidays.org.uk

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Dave Martins School of Martial Arts and Fitness

Family Martial Arts and Fitness Centre, Wharf Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6RR
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We are a full time Martial Arts school catering for all ages from 5 years old teaching Taekwondo and kickboxing. The smaller childrens classes are called Little Ninjas, we also provide a special needs class on Saturdays.

Web: www.t-k-d.co.uk

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Since 1977, the Peter Le Marchant Trust has provided day trips and longer holidays for disabled and seriously ill people of all disabilities and all ages on specially designed canal boats. Over half our passengers are aged under eighteen.

From April to October inclusive, “Symphony” takes 26 people on day trips (including weekends), “Serenade” takes 10 people on 3/4 night holidays, and narrowboat “Melody” is available for weekly hire by a family or group with at least one disabled member. Charges are kept to a minimum so as not to exclude any groups. The remainder is raised in donations.

Aspire National Training Centre

Wood Lane, Stanmore, Middx HA7 4LP
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ASPIRE - The Association for Spinal Injury Research, Re-habilitation and Re-integration. This training centre is the first of its kind in Europe, it's equally suitable for everyBODY. 25 metre swimming pool, gym and dance studio.

We do all sorts of sports parties including swimming, football, basketball, cricket, netball and rounders. Can't decide which party to have? Try a 'Megamix' party!
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The SALTO Centre, 98 Camford Way, Luton, LU3 3AN
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Gymnastics for all from 18 months to adult in the Luton & Bedfordshire areas. All abilities welcome.

British Gymnastics Association qualified coaches in General Gymnastics, Pre-School, Sports Acrobatics and Special Needs. We also run daily Playgym sessions for preschoolers, Classes for Home Educated Children and also have the only dedicated Youth Fitness Gym in the county.

Email: info@saltogym.org

British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy

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The college holds a free weekly clinic for children treating many conditions including: asthma, eczema, hyperactivity and weight problems.

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Toybox Agency

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Established for nine years, Toybox offers a professional tailor made service to all our clients. We provide permanent staff for families, nurseries, playschemes and schools, covering Sussex, Surrey and South London as well as having an established emergency staff team for staff sickness and holidays. Overseas positions with families and Mark Warner are available for permanent and temporary assignments. Applicants are personally interviewed, police checked through CRB and all references checked before being sent out on assignments.

A member of the Federation of Small Businesses, Care Standards and Best Bear, we pride ourselves in the quality of our service.

All consultants are trained professionals and most are qualified Nursery Nurse or carers.

Please call:
(01883) 722322 for Sussex, Surrey and London areas.
(020) 8686 1766 for South London area.

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Penniwells RDA Group

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Provision of riding lessons for disabled people of all ages and standards. Open seven days a week. Fun and physiotherapy combined.

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Hope is a unique non-denominational charity for children. The Hope Centre for Cognitive Education is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of learning potential using the methodology of Professor Feuerstein. The Centre helps students with a variety of learning and developmental difficulties ranging from bright under-achievers to those with complex needs including autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, Downs Syndrome.

The methods include Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment programme (IE) a structured thinking skills programme taught individually or in groups and is designed to complement and underpin a regular school curriculum and Mediated Learning Experience (MLE) which develops the learner’s cognitive functions. Mediated Learning involves the child as an active participant in the learning process, making the child consciously aware of how he is thinking. The Centre works as a multi-disciplinary team and actively encourage parents to become mediators with their own children and are invited to participate in teaching sessions.

Clare Allen Dip Hom PHSH RSHom

Shepperton, Middlesex
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I am a fully qualified homeopath, registered with the Society of Homeopaths.

Homeopathy is a tried & trusted system of medicine - effective, non-toxic, with no side effects. Treatment is suitable during pregnancy and for the youngest of babies.

I have successfully dealt with a wide range of common childhood problems,.

For example:

  • Sleep difficulties
  • Gastric Reflux
  • Colic
  • Bed Wetting
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Morning Sickness
  • Delayed Development
  • Glue Ear
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Need for repeated antibiotics

Please call for free, no obligation information and advice.

(Prices for children - £35 first appt, £25 thereafter, cost of remedies is included)

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Russells Equitation Centre

New Place, Allington Lane, Westend, Southampton SO30 3HQ
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We teach the safest method of riding horses. Our speciality is to one tuition for all ages starting from 4 years. We are BHS and ABRS approved.

Group lessons and Private Group lessons, ‘Ride With Your Mind’ Coaching and exam training. We also work with special needs individually, offer tutoring in caring of your animal and we are a Pony club centre.

Russell’s Livery offers full facilities. We can look after your horse or pony for you.

Epona Trust is a non-profit making organisation that re-habilitates horses and ponies. Horses and ponies available for loan.

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My Baby Massage

4 week fun and friendly group workshops www.mybabymassage.co.uk
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SYC Yoga

The Tay Building, 2A Wrentham Avenue, Kensal Rise NW10 3HA
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SYC Yoga is a beautiful yoga centre based in Kensal Rise, North West London (near Queens Park).

We hold a range of classes for children including:
- Mummy and Baby / Mummy and Toddler Yoga
- Kids Yoga ages from 2.5 - teens
- Kids Kung Fu 7 - 12yrs
plus regular family yoga workshops.

For pregnant ladies, we have regular specialist yoga classes as well as our popular Breathe to a Better Birth and Birth Preparation workshops which help you and your partner relax and get ready for big day. We offer Post-Natal Yoga, Baby Massage Courses and an early Early Parenting Support Group for new mums.

Finally for exhausted parents we offer a wide range of Yoga and Meditation classes for all levels, to relax and re-energise you, so there really is something for everyone!

SYC Yoga supports The Special Yoga Centre- a charity and the UK home of Yoga for the Special Child LLB Programme offering yoga therapy for infants and children with special needs. The centre also has a large outreach programme promoting yoga in local schools and community centres. By attending classes or workshops at SYC Yoga you are directly supporting this vital work.

The SYC Yoga Teacher Training programme includes:
- Yoga for Children with Developmental Challenges (Autism, ADD, ADHD, Global Development Delay)
- Teaching Yoga to Children
- Yoga for Teenagers and
- Yoga for the Special Child™

Information on all classes and workshops: www.specialyoga.org.uk Tel: 0208 968 1900 Email: hello@specialyoga.org.uk

If you are interested in yoga for children with special needs, please contact: jess@specialyoga.org.uk

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Helping children with emotional & behaviour problems
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Many children don’t want to, or cannot, talk about their problems. Play therapy is very effective for children aged 3 to 12. The child chooses from a range of activities in the play room. These include: drawing and painting, sand tray, clay, puppets, musical instruments, story-telling, role play. The Play Therapist focuses closely on the child, communicating using the media the child has chosen. Although of course, the child can talk about their problems, when they are ready, on average research shows only 8% of the session is spent in talking.

Between 73% and 84% receiving play therapy to Play Therapy UK’s standards show a positive change – the more severe the problems the higher the change. (Based on over 10,000 cases).

Because play therapy works through unconscious processes, it is important that practitioners are fully qualified and meet the highest standards of practice. Play Therapy is now regulated through the Professional Standards Authority’s Accredited Voluntary Register scheme. The PTUK Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists warrants the quality and effectiveness of its Registrants. Using unregistered therapists can be dangerous.

Play therapy improves a child’s ability to learn and reduces the chance of adult mental health problems.

Your Child Can (www.yourchildcan.co.uk)

Advisor for families with children with special needs
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Craniosacral Therapy for Children and Adults - Judith Timmins RCST

The Old Stables, Rectory Road, Great Waldingfield CO10 0TL
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15 Hurrell Court, Hurrell Road, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 1HT
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Alan is a professional Children's Entertainer and appears regularly at Private and Corporate functions, Schools, Carnivals, Fetes, Playgroups, Handicapped Centres, in fact anywhere children want fun and laughter. Alan's audiences have ranged from 6 to over 600 and ages from 2 to 100 years. He presents his shows in costume as "The Wizard", "Wizz The Magic Clown", "Al The Magical Tramp" or "Mr. Glitter The Magician". His shows include puppets and real live rabbits. He has appeared on TV, Film and Stage and is a member of Equity.

Miranda Cox

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I am a psychotherapsit working from Bideford, North Devon and have been qualified for 20 years. I am registered with UKCP and have an Enhanced CRB check.

I have a certificate in counselling children and adolescents and offer a wide range of play and creative materials and methods for children to use as they explore any troubles they may have in a safe, private and friendly place.

I work in a practical and professional way with, eg, traumatic experiences, wetting and soiling, bereavement, bullying, family relationship struggles, difficulties at school, shyness and anger and can also suggest strategies to help handle things in a clearer way.

Parents/guardians are welcome to come and meet me first for an informal, confidential discussion.

There is disabled access.

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MXT Swimming School

Multiple Areas Mob: 07944 237614
Established since 1990, MXT Swim is a premier swimming school teaching babies from 6 months, children up to 14 years and adults. Our unique programme is designed to produce confident and capable swimmers in a safe and fun environment.

MXT provide a fast track programme with one-to-one teaching as well as group sessions.

Each child is treated as an individual and we progress them at their own pace according to their ability.

Water confidence is nurtured by ensuring that structured lessons are fun and playful while encouraging two-way communication between teacher and child. Swimmers will achieve the highest standard of strokes to equip themselves with the skills required to enjoy all water-based activities.

Intensive swimming courses are also available during all school breaks.

Swimming lessons for babies and children in: Steyning, Chichester, Pulborough

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Julia Kudratt

North London
I have run my massage company for over 13years and am a qualified infant massage Instructor.

I run workshops for both parents and carers teaching the wonderful art of massage in a beautiful environment in Muswell Hill, North London. Massaging your baby can promote a feeling of wellbeing therefore resulting in restful sleep... a happy baby and parent!

I arrange home visits to groups and couples and am based in North London. Call me on the above number or email for further information and next workshop dates.

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Quality Home Tuition
Multiple Areas Mob: 07814 950756
Whatever your tutoring needs, London's Learning has the answer, with qualified, experienced home tutors in all areas of London.

We teach all ages, levels and exams - primary, 11+, secondary, GCSE, AS, A2, degree. We teach all subjects, including English, Maths, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, Computing and ICT, Psychology, Sociology, History, Politics, Law, French, Spanish, German and Italian.

You pay as you go for the tuition, and have as much as you want, when you want it. Unlike many agencies, we have no registration fee.

For top quality, flexible and value for money tuition, London's Learning can't be beaten.

Fun & Achievement
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Established for over 20 years TFH are providers of carefully selected fun products designed to help you or those in your care enjoy life, and achieve more. Positive experiences unlock potential and so our "toys" will lead to functional as well as emotional benefits including:
  • Controlled sensory input stimulates exploration of the environment.
  • Practicing fine and gross-motor movement develops and retains skills.
  • Responsive equipment aids self-awareness, a stepping-stone towards responsibility.
  • Positioning devices and swings help coordination, confidence and self-regulation.
  • Participation in turn-taking games encourages socialization.
  • Interactive Equipment empowers the user, leading to independence.
Order our free colour catalogue or visit our website to stimulate your imagination, begin programs, or reinforce encouraged behaviours, there is a lot that we can achieve…while having Fun.

Email: mail@tfhuk.com

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ACT Psychology Service is run by a Chartered Educational Psychologist. I can provide cognitive and learning assessments for children and young people, advice on behaviour and emotional problems, help for anxiety and phobias, including exam anxiety.

I have knowledge and experience of working with children and young people with a variety of additional needs, in particular Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, Dyslexia, attachment and Dyspraxia. I am trained to offer cognitive behaviour therapy and am qualified as a life coach. I can offer support to you to minimise the impact of separation and divorce on your children. I am available to work with children and young people or to provide help and support to parents through consultation.

I am a member of the British Psychological Society, The Association of Educational Psychologists and am HPC registered.

To book an assessment or a consultation please contact me.

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in Wells and Bristol
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Annie Coyle is a Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist providing therapy for children, young people and their families in Bristol and Street, Somerset. Annie was trained at the Tavistock Centre in London and is experienced in working with troubled children both in NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and in community settings. Annie is also qualified and registered with the Health Professions Council as a Drama Therapist and has an enhanced CRB check.

Annie assesses and treats children and young people who present with a range of emotional, developmental and behavioural difficulties including:

anxiety and panic
attachment and relationship difficulties
eating and feeding difficulties
psychosomatic symptoms
early years issues(e.g. sleeping, feeding)
bereavement and loss

depression
trauma-related symptoms
learning difficulties
self-harm
behavioural difficulties
obsessional behaviours

Therapy packages are tailored according to individual need and can come in the form of consultation, assessment, support for parents, brief and longer-term individual psychotherapy, joint sessions for parents and children.

Please contact Annie for a brief discussion of your situation and to arrange an appointment.

Clinics held in Street, Somerset and in Bristol by arrangement

Surrey County Arts

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The main services provided by Surrey County Arts are:
  • Music Lessons on a wide range of instruments and voice
  • Workshops and Residential courses
  • Music Therapy and teaching support for Special Needs
  • Classroom support related to national curriculum, GCSE and 'A' Level
  • Surrey County Youth Theatre
  • Dance and Drama opportunities.

And more …. Log onto the website for full details.

Web: www.surreycountyarts.org.uk

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Norfolk Fax: (01263) 822181
Break provides a range of specialist care service for children and young people in need. This includes fully supported holidays and respite care for children with learning disabilities, including those with high level needs and behavioural difficulties. While on holiday at Break, guests enjoy a full range of activities and daily outings, all supported by a skilled and professional staff team. There is a soft play room, sensory room, heated swimming pool and each bedroom has it’s own wash basin and tv/video for guests.

Break also has adapted self-catering chalets which provide a low cost base for a wonderful family holiday in Norfolk.

Please call us for more details – and you can enjoy a holiday to remember with Break.

Fun House

Whitney Road, Daneshill Ind Est, Basingstoke, Hants RG24 8NS
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Basingstokes first giant indoor adventure playground!

Wonderful entertainment for children up to the age of 12. Have fun on the Giant Slides, Aerial Runway Rope Nets, Ball Pools and more. Parents room and coffee lounge. Facilities for disabled children and adults. On-site parking. Parties catered for to include party bags, invitations and birthday tea. Please contact us for full details.

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The New Eccles Hall School

Quidenham, Norwich, Norfolk NR16 2NZ
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The New Eccles Hall School is set in beautiful grounds in rural Norfolk near the Cambridgeshire and Suffolk borders. We are a mainstream, independent school with Nursery, Junior and Secondary departments and we have day pupils and weekly boarders.

Our Individual Tuition Unit provides strong support for pupils with special educational needs and we have many years' experience in helping with dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers, Specific Learning Difficulties and Communication Difficulties.

Web: www.neweccleshall.com

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Funtastic Fantasy Golf

3 St Andrews Way, Deans, Livingston EH54 8QH
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Funtastic Fantasy Golf is a great new idea for a fun day out for the whole family. We are the first place in Scotland offering Blacklight mini-golf, a unique sensory experience with amazing special effects.

Our exciting and fun interactive mini-golf courses have been designed so all ages and abilities can join in. Our themed courses include Dinosaur/Jungle and Atlantis/Underwater and include 3D models, sounds and interactive props.

Reasons for visiting Funtastic Fantasy Golf:

  • Value for money
  • Excellent Party Packages
  • Café offering a wide range of healthy meals
  • Fun for everyone!
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