Diverse Abilities launches The Treehouse

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The Treehouse is a wonderful specialist venue created for children and adults with physical and learning disabilities.

Diverse Abilities The Treehouse DM

Over the last few months, the main areas of Adventure Wonderland have been transformed with the help of supporters and volunteers to create The Treehouse.

On a recent launch day, I was lucky enough to have a look around and meet some of the team that have been involved in this new project which supports local families.

Facilities include an indoor soft play, role play areas, sensory room, cinema room, games room, bouncy castles, trampolines, mini golf and a Changes Places toilet. Ambitious plans for further exciting projects include a sensory garden, go kart and scooter track, water play area and outdoor learning.




Overview of the services that are currently being provided onsite:

• Coping with CHAOS: Session for the whole family to attend, supporting children with additional needs from birth to 18 years.  The whole family is welcome to stay for the play session, including siblings, and meet other families in similar situations.

• Project: For children with additional needs aged 8 to 18 years to stay and play without the family in order to help grow their independence and take part in all sorts of activities.  The children and young people also play a part in picking which activities they’ll do over the holidays.

• STARs: For siblings of children with additional needs, this is split into two different age groups and gives the siblings a chance to be themselves and relax, while also meeting other siblings in similar situations and creating a support network.

• Awesome Nights: For teenagers with additional needs, this weekday evening youth club allows everyone to build their social skills and get out in the community, as well as learning new skills.

• Family Support: One just for the parents, where sessions could be an activity (afternoon tea, laser quest etc) or an ask the expert session where any questions can be answered.


Access to The Treehouse varies depending on whether or not you are already registered with Diverse Abilities and its services.  For more information on services, events and family support, please visit Diverse Abilities.

Diverse Abilities The Treehouse DM

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  1. Fowler Fiona

    Hi , what a fantastic sounding set up you are offering the community. I work with adults living with learning disabilities at the Stable Family Home Trust based nr Ringwood. I think our clients could really benefit from your facility. How we would we access this please?

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  2. Lucie Dorey

    Hi there Im enquiring weather this would be suitable for my two children both have adhd and asd. They are both able bodied. Not sure if it is for more physical disabilities??

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  3. Zoe Burt

    Hi my daughter attends mount joy special needs school in beaminster she has autism and global delay would I be able to bring her she?s 5 x

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