Welwyn Garden City's premier family entertainment venue has launched Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) cinema screenings and soft play sessions.

In an effort to create a welcoming environment for those with special educational needs and disabilities, Campus West has introduced dedicated SEND cinema screenings for children and adults.

During these screenings, the volume in the cinema is turned down, the lights up and subtitles are displayed to accommodate sensory sensitivities, and provide a comfortable and relaxed viewing experience for individuals who may require additional support.

Forthcoming SEND screenings include PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie on Tuesday, October 24 at 12.30pm and The Great Escaper starring Michael Caine and the late Glenda Jackson on Wednesday, October 25 at 5.15pm.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Campus West has introduced SEND soft play sessions.Campus West has introduced SEND soft play sessions. (Image: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council)

In addition to the SEND cinema screenings, Campus West has introduces soft play sessions tailored to the unique needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The play area provides a safe and stimulating environment for children to explore and interact with additional ‘sensory play’, the opportunity to touch, taste, smell and feel.

"We are delighted to introduce SEND cinema screenings and soft play sessions at Campus West," said Cllr Max Holloway, executive member for community and leisure.

Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the magic of cinema and play in an environment that is sensitive to their individual needs.

"We’re committed to creating inclusive experiences that bring families together and cater to the diverse needs of our communities."

For further information on showtimes, screenings, and sessions, visit the Campus West website at www.campuswest.co.uk.

Campus West is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

The WGC venue remains dedicated to providing a wide range of entertainment options for all members of the community. 

From Monday Night Classics on the cinema screen to Roller City sessions for all ages, Campus West continues to be a hub for entertainment at affordable prices.

Campus West will also stage pantomime Robin Hood this Christmas and its adults only blue version, Robin – Keep on Riding.