Wednesday Special Needs Club & Soft Play Sensory Resource

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Soft Play Resource

  • The Soft Play Sensory Resource was opened in May 1995 and created by the Wednesday Special Needs Club at Hoylake Community Centre, Hoyle Road, Hoylake, CH47 3AG.
  • Caters to the particular requirements of Wirral's special needs people of all ages.
  • Run and supported/maintained by volunteers and has no official funding.
(The WSNC wishes to thank the Joint Management Committee of Hoylake Community Centre, who also voluntarily run the Community Centre, for their continued support)


  • Large ball pool, accommodating up to 10 users, for motor stimulation and therapeutic play.
  • Electric hoist for easy access to the ball pool by users with severe mobility problems.
  • Extensive soft play area, providing a safe environment for therapeutic play and motor stimulation.
  • Soft and textured surfaces, providing tactile stimulation
  • Audio equipment playing music for aural stimulation.
  • Various lighting effects, including fibre-optic displays and sound activated light system to provide visual stimulation.
  • A Quiet Room padded with white soft play cushioning, featuring illuminated bubble columns and fibre optic display.

Wed. Special Needs Club

  • Formed in March 1993, at Hoylake Community Centre
  • Meets every Wednesday night 7 to 9 during school term time.
  • Caters to the particular requirements of Wirral's special needs children and young people.
  • The club is staffed and run by volunteer helpers and has no official funding.
  • As well as having the availability of the Soft Play Resource, it also has use of a large coffee bar and extension room for various recreational activities, including music, TV, computer play-stations, and table games. There is also a large hall with arts and crafts facilities .

Sensory Garden

The garden is an ongoing project, and provides a safe and stimulating open air extension of the club's soft play sensory resource, and includes tactile and scented stimulus for all special needs groups.


All the facilities provided have been made possible by the club's own fundraising efforts, and donations from various charitable organisations and groups within the local community.

Hoylake 10k run

The club's main fundraising activity each year, is the Annual Hoylake 10km run.

If you would like further details about the run, which takes place in September, please email for more information.

Contact us

For Hoylake 10k run, in September, please email

Or if you would like to know more about the Wednesday Club or the Soft Play Resource (which is available 5 days a week to special needs groups), please contact:
Carla Williams on 0151 625 9505
or email

Thanks to Jim Anderson, who re-did the website a few years back and now regularly maintains it for the club