Sensory Room | Sensory Room | Oldham Council

Our Sensory Room uses exciting technology to provide a relaxing and/or stimulating environment for people of all ages and abilities.

The space is situated within a private room adjoining the Children’s Library and is equipped with digital sensory technology including:

  • Musical touch wall
  • LED interactive bubble tube
  • Fibre optic slideglow
  • LED interactive infinity tunnel
  • LED sound-activated step light

The Sensory Room’s facilities and programmed activities support the needs of children and adults with autism, dementia, and other sensory impairment conditions, as well as offering a calming environment for those who suffer from stress and anxiety or just need a place to relax.

A member of the library staff will be available to show you how to use the equipment.

Booking Information

Public bookings

The Sensory Room is available for 30-minute time-slots.

Sessions are charged at £3 per half hour. If you wish to book a longer visit, please book consecutive time slots through Eventbrite:

The room is available: 

Monday: 10 – 10.30am, 10.45 – 11.15am, 11.30 – 12noon, 2 – 2.30pm, 2.45 – 3.15pm, 3.30 – 4pm
Tuesday: 10 – 10.30am 10.45 – 11.15am, 11.30 – 12noon, 2 – 2.30pm, 2.45 – 3.15pm, 3.30 – 4pm
Wednesday: 2 – 2.30pm, 2.45 – 3.15pm, 3.30 – 4pm
Thursday: 10 – 10.30am, 10.45 – 11.15am, 11.30 – 12noon
Friday: 10 – 10.30am, 10.45 – 11.15am, 11.30 – 12noon, 2 – 2.30pm, 2.45 – 3.15pm, 3.30 – 4pm
Saturday: 9.15 – 9.45am, 10 – 10.30am, 10.45 – 11.15am  and 2 – 2.30pm, 2.45 – 3.15pm

Please book through Eventbrite. To book a ticket, please select the date and time of your preferred booking(s), from the drop-down menu and proceed to payment.

The maximum capacity for the room is six people (including babies, carers, and non-participants).

You only need to book one ticket for the room, no matter how many people are attending. 

We apologise, but it will not be possible to receive a refund in the event that you cannot attend your booking.

The date of your booking, however, can be amended subject to availability and with sufficient prior notice.

For further information about this or any other questions regarding Oldham Library Sensory Room:

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