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Partners and advisors

SNAP is a Sensory Trust project working with children with disabilities and their families to create sensory, nature-based adventures such as stories, games and creative activities.

We are delighted to have a team of experts from a variety of fields advising us on our project work.

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Working with Friends & Families charity

We are delighted to be partnering with Friends and Families of Special Children to deliver a series of family activities and days out across Devon and Cornwall. We will be working with their making sense group to provide children with profound and multiple learning difficulties access to sensory engaging outdoor spaces.

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Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change

Our SNAP project has been collaborating with Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change for several years. Enabling families to get outside and take part in a range of nature based activities. We will be running a special nature adventure day for families involved with the group in August 2018.

Joanna Grace Joanna Grace - The Sensory Projects

Jo is an international sensory engagement and inclusion consultant and Founder of the Sensory Projects. She is well known for creating inclusive, affordable sensory stories and has published a book about these stories. Jo believes that with the right knowledge and a little creativity inexpensive sensory resources can become effective tools for inclusion.

Becky LyddonBecky Lyddon - Sensory Spectacle

Becky founded Sensory Spectacle in 2014. Originally from the field of Graphic Design, she was captivated by the autistic sensory world whilst working in a centre in West London that supports children and young people with complex health needs and disabilities. Sensory Spectacle creates experiential installations to help educate about SPD.

Lee TrunksSarah Mena - Wellchild

Sarah coordinates the WellChild Helping Hands programme, which works with teams of volunteers to make homes and gardens safe, accessible and sensory for children and young people living at home with serious or exceptional health needs. Her role involves supporting families through the application process, visiting potential projects to assess suitability and ongoing programme evaluation.

Jacqui SweetJacqui Sweet - Childrens Hospice South West

Jacqui is the activities co-ordinator at Little Harbour Children’s Hospice. She has over 20 years experience of using play to improve family relationships and support learning through play. When Little Harbour advertised for a Treasure Seeker Jacqui knew the job was made for her, believing that anything that engages a child, or promotes a smile is treasure indeed!

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Philip Waters - I Love Nature

Philip is Creative Director of ‘I Love Nature’, a training, activity and consultancy company in Cornwall. He is also a doctoral student at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School. With an interest in children’s fiction and a career of over 22 years working in various children’s environments, Phil's work brings together play, narrative and nature.



If you would like to find out more information about Sensory nature adventures and play please contact Lynsey on 01726 222900 alternatively you can email -


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Useful information books we love, practical guidance and useful advice

Sensory Nature Hubs our work with Special Schools

Our experience in inclusive play

Sensory engagement - projects, ideas and examples of how to connect with nature through the senses

Research - we need your help

The Sensory Trust is currently conducting a piece of research and we would love you to be part of it!

We are asking families to share their experience of the outdoors with us. We are looking at what makes a good outdoor experience and if there are any barriers that prevent families getting out. We would appreciate you taking the time to answers these questions and letting us know your thoughts. The information we gather will be used in the project to help us create resources, advise outdoor settings and provide outdoor experiences for families.

Complete the short survey

If you would prefer a printed booklet, please contact the Sensory Trust on 01726 222900 and ask for Lynsey.

SNAP survey