Spe­cial autism day plan at Tayto Park

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS -

AS a proud sup­porter and char­ity part­ner of Autism Ire­land, Tayto Park is de­lighted to an­nounce that on Satur­day 18th Novem­ber, €2 from each en­try will be do­nated to Autism Ire­land as part of ‘Autism Aware­ness Day’.

To sup­port and raise aware­ness for Autism Ire­land, the team in Tayto Park will be cre­at­ing an autism friendly en­vi­ron­ment in the park with the in­ten­tion of al­low­ing fam­i­lies of chil­dren with autism to en­joy the fa­cil­i­ties. Small changes in Tayto Park will in­clude no mu­sic be­ing played through­out the park and queues for the at­trac­tions be­ing kept to a min­i­mum.

Guests will be greeted by Tayto Park staff dressed in Autism Ire­land branded t-shirts and will have col­lec­tions through­out the day to raise much needed funds for the char­ity.

In prepa­ra­tion for this spe­cial day, Tayto Park staff have been tak­ing part in an­nual Autism Aware­ness train­ing with Autism Ire­land.

To help par­ents that are at­tend­ing on the day, Tayto Park have worked with Autism Ire­land to cre­ate a so­cial story (a vis­ual guide de­scrib­ing the var­i­ous so­cial in­ter­ac­tions, sit­u­a­tions, be­hav­iours and skills that they may en­counter on the day) which will de­tail all at­trac­tions open on the day and help chil­dren with autism to pre­pare for the so­cial sit­u­a­tion.

De­tails; En­try on the day will be €14 per per­son with €2 go­ing di­rectly to Autism Ire­land.

En­try in­cludes ac­cess to At­trac­tions in Ea­gle’s Nest, the Zoo & the Tayto Fac­tory Tour.

At­trac­tions open in Ea­gle’s Nest in­clude: Steam Train Ex­press, Honey Pot Bears, The Grand Carousel, Rock­ing Tug, Shot Tower, Su­per Hero Train­ing Wall, The Leap Frog & Fer­ris Wheel.

Please note: No other at­trac­tions will be open on the day.

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