Workshops for Adults with Learning Disabilities


These workshops are free and usually last between 1.5 - 2 hours.


Whether you are visiting for the first time or a regular visitor, and you can be sure of a warm welcome.


Below are just a few examples of the remaining sessions we have to offer this year.


How to book

To book onto a workshop, or for further information, please contact us at 

Or you can call / text or Whatsapp Hayleigh on our dedicated ALD workshop number: 07704601999

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Thursday 2nd May, 10:30am - 12:30 noon: Sensory Tour at the Botanic Gardens 

Join us for a sensory tour of the Oxford Botanic Garden and experience some of the plants and structures indifferent ways, followed by some smelling games.

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Tuesday 14th May, 10:30am - 12:30 noon: Swifts: Masters of the Air at the History of Science Museum

Find out all about these incredible birds who visit us in summer to lay their eggs (the only time that they ever land!) and explore the animals and people they fly over on their incredible migrations. Make your own Swift toy to take home.  *** FULLY BOOKED ***

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Tuesday 11th June, 10:30am - 12:30 noon: Weaving Around the World at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Join us in exploring woven objects from around the world and have a go at weaving your own.


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Tuesday 09th July, 10:30am - 12:30 noon: Botanical Drawing at the Botanic Gardens

Enjoy looking at the different shapes and colours of plants in the Garden and creating beautiful drawings to take home. We will be based under the trees on the lawn if the weather is nice, or in the conservatory if the weather is bad.  *** FULLY BOOKED ***

Travel Buddies

If you need any help getting to one of our workshops, we have teamed up with My Life My Choice who run a Travel Buddy scheme, offering travel support for people with learning disabilities. Travel Buddies are independent travellers with learning disabilities who have been trained to support others to get to places they want to go.


If you would like a Travel Buddy to help you to get to one of our workshops then call Rachael, the Travel Buddy coordinator, at My Life My Choice on 01865 204214 or send an email to, or you can talk to Hayleigh when making your booking.


Find out more information about the Travel Buddy scheme and an online request form on the My Life My Choice website:


My Life My Choice is a self-advocacy charity for people with learning disabilities based in Oxford. They run a Travel Buddy project, which provides support for people with learning disabilities.