Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Boston May Fair to offer sensory-friendly experience to families

The Boston May Fair, a long-standing tradition in the town, will be offering a sensory-friendly experience for families with children with additional needs.

Hosted by Boston Borough Council and the Showman’s Guild, this initiative aims to provide an inclusive environment where all families can enjoy the festivities without the challenges of sensory overload.

Scheduled for Sunday, May 5th, from 11am to 1pm, the May Fair on Bargate Green Car Park and Wide Bargate will welcome visitors to an environment without sound. This thoughtful adjustment seeks to accommodate individuals who may find traditional fair environments overwhelming due to sensory sensitivities.

Families with children who have autism, sensory processing disorders, or other conditions that make them sensitive to noise will now have the opportunity to participate fully in the excitement of the May Fair. By eliminating sound during the specified hours, organisers hope to create a more accessible and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

 

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