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Bi-Weekly Stay and Play

Stay and Play sessionOur Stay and Play was how Little Hiccups began. Little Hiccups was founded by two mums Linsay and Jenny who both have children with Special Needs. They discovered that there were no groups in the area that catered for their very young children and proposed setting up Little Hiccups. They recognise that finding out that your child has special needs can be a journey full of turmoil.

There are a lot of groups out there that specialise in certain conditions but the general support groups tend to be aimed at older children. This is where Little Hiccups comes in. We welcome any family from birth and hold a bi-monthly Stay and Play session in two locations to suit all abilities.

The sessions are held at The Vinery Centre, Mencap Leeds. We offer a safe environment with a soft play and sensory room along with sensory toys suitable for all needs. It is a relaxing atmosphere where your child will be allowed to play and discover the world at their own pace. We aim to put on activities (such as baby massage and music sessions) during this that families can choose to join in or simply play and relax. It is important that you do what is suitable for you and your child.

Parents and carers will also have the opportunity to meet others in similar circumstances, make new friends and support each other. This group is predominately aimed at under 5's but older siblings do sometimes attend during school holidays. As always, the sessions will remain relaxed and the below activities are voluntary – if you and your child would prefer to play outside or with toys that is absolutely fine. It is all about what you need from us.

You may find that you are not quite ready for Stay and Play sessions. Every person is different. If this is the case, why not consider our Outreach programme.

We also ask that all parents/carers fill out a registration form. You can download a registration form here. You will need Abobe Reader to view.


Date: Every alternative Thursday - please see below for specific dates Map:
Time: 1.00pm - 2.30pm  
Cost: Suggested donation of £1 per session  
Location: Mencap Leeds
20 Vinery Terrace



2017 Timetable

Little Hiccups is running on the following dates:

Month Date Activity
January 12th January 2017 Soft Play
  26th January 2017 Sensory Room
February 9th February 2017 Soft Play
  23rd February 2017 Sensory Room
March 9th March 2017 Soft Play
  23rd March 2017 Sensory Room
April 6th April 2017 Soft Play
  20th April 2017 Sensory Room
May 4th May 2017 Soft Play
  18th May 2017 Sensory Room
June 1st June 2017 Soft Play
  15th June 2017 Sensory Room
  29th June 2017 Soft Play
July 13th July 2017 Sensory Room
  27th July 2017 Soft Play
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