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Visit this fun and sensory-friendly city centre store. Learning SPACE offers an inspiring range of toys and resources that captivate, inspire and enable all children to feel on top of their world.
From puppets to fidget toys, counting bears to bubble tubes!
Learning SPACE helps to meet the needs and interests of each child as they develop and grow.
Inspiring toys and resources…
- For a child with an interest in dinosaurs!
- For a child who needs help with times tables!
- For a child who has sensory needs!
- For a child who loves science!
- For a child who has Autism!
Described fondly by customers as a ‘Treasure Trove’ and a ‘Secret Gem of the City’
As well as providing a wide range of learning and specialised resources, Learning SPACE also installs sensory equipment, soft play, outdoor equipment and full nursery/school set-ups. Learning SPACE have everything needed to create an innovative learning environment.
Check out the full range of sensory toys and equipment on the website: learningspaceuk.co.uk.
In-Store Sensory Area
A secret sensory nook awaits anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by the sights, sounds, smell and general hustle and bustle that Belfast city centre can evoke.
Free In-Store Treasure Hunt
Take part in the hugely popular in-store treasure hunts. The objective of this is to collect tokens located in different areas around the shop and receive a lucky dip! Available all day, every day.
1:1 In-Store Advice and Support
Talk in confidence with the in house trainer and advisor with regard to behaviour, ASD, sensory issues, routines, strategies and more. Complimentary 30 minute sessions in Learning SPACE Den or via Zoom. 9am-12.30pm. Additional advice is £30 per hour.
Knowledgeable and Friendly Team
The friendly staff, with a background in child education and specialism in additional needs, are on hand to signpost and advise on resources to suit the needs of your child. The specialist team has fantastic knowledge of over 200 suppliers.
Learning SPACE work with some amazing charities and organisations.
Did you know Learning SPACE are on the EA recommended supplier list? They provide a wide range of specialist support for schools, organisations, charities and large projects.
This truly is a toy store with a difference. Founded in 2007 by sisters Lorraine and Mary. As a teacher and social worker, Learning SPACE felt that parents, teachers, therapists and of course kids deserved better…
But the real spark comes from supporting their amazing sister Emma. Emma loves swimming, jigsaws and chatting with her friends. She also has Sotos Syndrome which presents learning, visual, communication, behavioural and sensory challenges.
So Lorraine and Mary set up Learning SPACE to make a positive difference!
– A place to share knowledge and understanding through training and advice.
– A place to easily access resources to suit your child’s / pupils needs.
The aim is to empower and enable children so that, no matter what their needs are, they feel valued, resilient and happy.
For you safety Learning SPACE have added extra Covid-19 procedures. Extra cleaning measures are in place and cleaning stations are located around the store.
Learning SPACE is two minutes from Belfast City Hall, just behind Boots. (Fountain Centre College St, Belfast, BT1 6ET)
Click on the link to visit Google Maps and find the shop: bit.ly/learning-space-map
The nearest car park is the multi-story car park at CastleCourt shopping centre. You can walk through the shopping centre and go down to the ground floor before walking past Boots and H.Samuels.
Turning right, walk towards the exit to Berry Street. It is a straight walk down via Chapel Lane and Queen Street until you come to Q Radio and GD1 at the corner of College Street. Turning left, you will be able to see the sign and Learning SPACE are beside Utopia.
Please note there are disabled parking spaces available outside the shop.
Top Reasons To Visit
- In-store sensory area, described as a ‘Treasure Trove’ and a ‘Secret Gem of the City’
- Free daily themed treasure hunt with prize
- 1:1 advice and ASD, sensory & additional needs training
- Wide range of inspiring specialised sensory toys and resources for children of all ages
- Knowledgeable and friendly staff with a background in child education and specialism in additional needs