A Silent Sensory Santa has been organised for children with autism or sensory processing difficulties.

One thing on the list for many families this Christmas is a visit to Santa’s grotto. But for children with autism and sensory processing difficulties it can become a stressful experience, with too many people, too much noise, queuing, crowding and bustle.

LYFS (Letterkenny Youth & Family Service) Silent Sensory Santa session is for children with autism and sensory processing difficulties. They will set aside some time where families can relax and enjoy a magical Christmas experience – turning up the lights and turning down the Christmas jingles.

Santa will meet with families individually rather than arranging group visits with multiple families

The sessions lasting one hour will be limited to 6 children per session.

LYFS’s Silent Sensory Santa is on Sunday 18th December 2pm-7pm. Booking is essential and time slots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. A reserve will exist in case of cancellations.

Numbers are limited on each session, so once you book we will be unable to change you to a different time slot

The Letterkenny Youth & Family Service is on the New Line Road, Letterkenny. If you would like more information on our Silent Sensory Santa or to book call them on 0861237917.