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Hope for Paediatric Epilepsy

Location: Droylsden, Tameside 

"Hope" offers support and friendship to parents/carers and siblings/children with epilepsy.   The Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Slide and Seek and also on the last Wednesday of every month at Rowan House, Hyde when you can speak to Carolyn Taylor, Epilespy Specialist Nurse and other professionals.

Referral Method:  Drop-in

Facilities:  Accessible parking and disabled access

Age Range: 0-16 years and their parents

Cost:  Slide and Seek £1.50 per child

If you would like further information about the Group then please do not hesitate to contact the number provided.

  • Jubilee Gardens
  • Gardenfold Way
  • Droylsden, Tameside
  • For more information:
  • Contact: Kelly Wray/Joanne Smith
  • Telephone: 08719 963 185 / 07999 360 278

Our Kids Eyes

Location: Droylsden 

Our charity provides support, advice, information and lots of activities and events throughout the year for Tameside families who have children with special needs.

Our charity is run soley by Parent Volunteers and their aim is to make Tameside the best place to raise a child with Special Needs.  As a parent run charity we know first hand the impact having a child with special needs has on the whole family, especially siblings.

OKE has over 500 families registerd with us and the children have a wide variety of special needs, such as ADHD, ASD, Downs Syndrome, visual and hearing impairements, learning disabilities and physical disabilities.

Parents can also receive confidential advice and support on a whole range of subjects.

If you would like more information then please do not hesitate to contact the service on the number provided.

Open: Monday to Friday 9.30am - 2.30pm

Referral Details: Self Referral

Access and Facilities: Parking and disabled access, Baby facilities (open all year round)

Cost: Contact for details

  • Jubilee Gardens,  Gardenfold Way,  Droylsden,  M43 7XU
For more information:
  • Telephone: 0161 371 2084 / 2087 / 2066
  • Fax: 0161 371 2088
  • Visit: Our Kids Eyes

Sunshine Group

Location: Dukinfield 

The group offers the opportunity for parents, grandparents and carers to meet up with other families for a coffee and a chat.   Parents and carers can attend with or without children.

During the session there are stay and play activities for children, allowing parents some time to sit back, relax and chat with other families.   Families who attend these groups will also have the opportunity to join and make use of Rowan House Toy Library located on Grange Road in Hyde, which has a range of typical and more specialist toys.

Open:   Thursdays 1.00pm until 3.00pm at Rowan House, Grange Road South, Hyde, SK14 5NY.  There is also a Sunshine Group which runs from Dukinfield Children's Centre on a Tuesday 1.00pm-3.00pm.

Referral Details: Referral only

Access and Facilites: Parking and Disabled Access

Cost: Contact for details

  • Children's Centre
  • Yew Tree Lane
  • Dukinfield
  • SK14 3A
  • Telephone: 07794 311954

Sunshine Parent Group

Location: Hyde 

Sunshine Parents Group offers parents, grandparents and carers the chance to meet up for a coffee and a chat.Stay and Play activities are available at each session. These sessions offer families the chance to make new friends and share their experiences. Sessions are supported by T&G, PCT and also by the Early Years outreach support team (LEA)

Open: Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm and Thursdays at Dukinfield Children's Centre, 1pm-3pm

Cost: None (voluntary contributions welcome)

  • Rowan House
  • Grange Road South
  • Hyde
  • SK14 5NY

T21 Network

Location: Stalybridge 

A free voluntary service which provide information, advice and a friendly face to parents, families and friends of a person with down's syndrome. Raising awareness of down syndrome - amazing people, challenging lives.

Activities include:

  • Ducklings (pre-school group)
  • Cycling
  • Speech & language
  • Dancing
  • Slide n Seek (indoor play once a month)


  • 5 Clarence Street, Stalybridge,  SK15 1QP

For more information:

Tameside Action for Social Communication and Autism

Location: Droylsden 

TASCA is a support group for families with children with autism and social communication difficulties living within the Tameside and Glossop area.   It has a wide range or resources, should that be just a leaflet, a book, or the help of a professional from either the Health Service or from Tameside Council should you need it.
TASCA also provides the opportunity for children and their siblings to partake in leisure activities and day trips during the school holidays, specifically organised just for them and their families.

Open: Contact for details (between 9.00am and 3.30pm)
Referral Method:  By telephone, by C.L.A.S.S (Communication Language & Autistic Spectrum Support) or referral leaflet
Facilities: Accessible parking and disabled access
Age Range: 0-16 years
Cost:  Donations towards trips and activities

For more information:

  • Telephone: 0161 371 2060 or 07754873480
  • Email:
  • Jubilee Gardens Gardenfold Way Droylsden, Manchester M43 7XU

Baby Sensory Tameside

Location: Ashton-Under-Lyne 

Baby sensory is a complete baby development programme with different activities and experiences every week.   Your child will experience fibre optic light shows to glowing bouncy balls, bubbles, bells, rainbows, tickly feathers, puppets, silky scarves baby signing and massage.   The possibilities for learning are endless.

Special events and birthday parties are also available.

Contact the number provided to find out more about the free taster sessions.

Open: Every Tuesday

10:30-11:30 (7-13 Months)

12:00-13:00 (Birth-6 Months)

13:30-14:30 (Birth-13 Months)

Facilities:  Baby Facilitieis, CCTV, Disabled Access, Accessible Parking (parents can feed/change baby during the class)

Referral Method:  Self referral by telephone (must contact to book onto first session)

Age Range:  Birth to 13 months (developmentally)

Cost:  £6.00 per session (payable in blocks of 5 or 10), £30 for 5 sessions and £55 for 10 sessions.

  • St Gabriels Church,  Beaufort Road,  Ashton-Under-Lyne,  OL6 6RB
  • Unit 16 C,  Etherow Ind. Est., Wooley Bridge Road,  Hadfield,  SK13 3NS
  • 10 Pedders Lane,  Ashton on Ribble,  Preston,  PR2 2TH
  • Moorside Rangers F.C,  Victoria Lane,  Swinton,  M27 9LS
For more information:
Telephone: 07791 900538
Visit:  Baby Sensory

FACT - Families of Autistic Children Together

Location: Tameside 
Fact Saturday club is offering a service to parents for children diagnosed with ASD and communication difficulties, the play session is to give families some respite and for the children to meet other children in a safe and relaxed environment, supported by staff that are qualified and have experience working and supporting children with additional needs, these play sessions are run on a rota service as we provide a one to one service for each child.
The session is 10am to 1pm and costs £3 a head, this includes a snack and juice, if any families are interested in this play session they will need to contact Debbie Mcgeoch (our Team Manager)  or Tracy Whittle (Trustee and Founder of Fact.)

We also have an evening play session which is held at ‘Slide and seek’ play centre in Hyde, this is run every 2nd of the month, 6.15 to 8pm also supported by volunteers and staff, in a private environment. It is £1.50 per child, and siblings are very welcome. Any enquiries for this session please phone Tracy Whittle on 07837584424 or visit our website here.
Please e-mail any queries to

Downs Syndrome Football

Location: Swinton 

The aim of the sessions will be to develop the groups into teams in the same fashion as all the other teams at Moorside Rangers, with regular training sessions and competitive game opportunities.

Things you will need:  Warm clothing, drinks, shinpads and trainers or rubber-stud football boots.

For more information:

  • Telephone: 01772 760403
  • Fax: 01772 769391
  • Visit: Space Centre




Location: Preston 

One of the largest multi-sensory rooms in the UK.  It consists of one large, soft padded multi-sensory environment on two levels that are connected by stairs and a slide with specialised equipment.

The organisation also caters for over 18's with special needs.

Open: 10.00am-8.00pm (7 days a week) (Saturdays and Sundays are also available for Birthday parties)

Referral Method: Self Referral

Access/Facilities: Parking and Disabled Access

Cost: Groups (two or more) £40.00 per hour, one child and carer £35.00

For more information:

Mr Clown's Fun Zone

Location: Hadfield 

New fun Tuesdays is exclusively for children and adults with additional needs, and their family, friends and carers.

To Book please ring the number provided, pre-booking is essential.

Open: Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm

Facilities: Baby Facilities, Disabled Access and Accessible Parking

Referral Method: Please Book. (Group & Individual Bookings Only)

Cost: £6. (includes free tea/filter coffee for parents and carers)

For more information Contact: 
Catherine Robinson
Telephone: 01457 865 650

Tameside Music Service

We are an inclusive service offering a range of musical instrumental and vocal opportunities for all ages from Baby Music sessions to working with the elderly. Our team are both experienced teachers as well as professional musicians who are passionate about music. We offer in school support for both primary and secondary schools, including SEND and other specialist schools and a wide range of community and bespoke groups.  Self Referral.

Please ring the number provided for queries around the price list.

Address: Discovery Academy,
Porlock Avenue,
SK14 3LE   

Telephone: 0161 882 9548  


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