Ideal for anyone living with dementia or who has a learning disability, our tactile activity items are perfect to keep hands busy and alleviate stress. Choose from cushions, blankets and aprons that can be worn to help provide soothing comfort all day long.
Made especially for us, these are used extensively in the care home sector and NHS. They offer a safe way to have fun and can be invaluable to give to an agitated person to aid calmness and relaxation.
To help keep boredom at bay, we also have a range of fun games and pastimes, especially designed for those with sight impairment or anyone living with a dementia, these simple, tactile activities, such as Touch and Match or Feely Tubs are great to keep minds active and an be played as a group or individually.
Tap the Cork Hedgehog's 'prickles' back into place with the little hammer! Lovely tactile cork activity that is especially good for older people with a dementia in care homes. Eco friendly cork makes this allergy-free and the most sustainable material around.
Push the Cork Ladybird's 'spots' back into place. Lovely tactile activity game for older people with limited hand dexterity. Eco friendly cork makes this allergy-free and the most sustainable material around.
Push the 'spots' back into the Cork Mushroom dome to help with hand/eye coordination. Stacking and balancing skills that are fun to do for any age. Made from eco-friendly cork. Cork is so tactile and is nice and quiet when the pieces topple.
Cork stacking game that is quiet when the pieces fall. See if you can stack the graduated sized bubbles in a tower. Great for developing spacial awareness and patience. Eco friendly cork makes this ideal for quiet, allergy free fun.
Cork Stacking Pebbles game is a fun 3D puzzle for people of all abilities but especially good for anyone with a dementia. The tactile cork is easy to grip, lightweight and won't make a noise if it falls over (can be played day or night). Great for hand-eye coordination and shape awareness.
A roly-poly activity to rock back and forth, the Cork Wobbly Owl is fun to move around and has a self-righting system - always pops back upright. Ideal for older care home residents with a dementia as the simple game can provide amusement for people of any ability. Tactile cork means won't make a noise if dropped so can be used day or night.
Our very own Fragrant Memories Kit has all you need to evoke past memories and encourage discussion. Just put a few drops of the fragrance on the pad and place in the smelling pot. Three specially selected fragrances and five smelling pots (two for your own items e.g. lemon peel, rose petal, coffee...).
A new addition to our Fragrant Memories Kits - Garden, a seasonal favourite to appeal to everyone. Kit includes three garden-inspired scents and smelling pots to pass around and encourage discussion about what memories the scents evoke. Each set has a question prompt card with 6 questions to help get started. Extra ideas are also included. Ideal for reminiscence therapy sessions in care homes.
Giant Foam Building Blocks are lightweight shaped blocks that interlock easily to build large structures. Ideal for groups to use together and encourages teamwork, communication and planning skills. Can be played seated or standing and is perfect for care home residents and especially older people with a dementia. 60 assorted colourful blocks. Wipe clean surface.
Find a 'treasure' hidden in each house by using locally sources items such as leaves, fruit, shells, fabric - anything you like. Items can be themed to a season or event such as Christmas. Makes a great tactile activity for older people in care homes - dementia patients can use them as an aid to discussion and reminiscence. Made from birch wood, the fronts are magnetic for easy access and the rod can be pulled out and items threaded onto the centre for a hidden surprise!
Create a full sensory and tactile experience with our fun set of Scented Bubbles. Blow the bubble liquid through the wand, watch them float dreamily around then when they pop, the delightful aroma of strawberry, blackcurrent, apple or melon delights anyone nearby! Why not play as a game with older care home residents to see who can identify the correct scent? Then maybe add to the game by playing our Sense of Smell - Fruits and Their Aromas game - code: GSOSF. Ideal for anyone living with a dementia and great as a discussion starter. Can be played while socially distancing too.
This easy to use Talking Tube can be used to communicate across a small 3 metre distance between rooms or between indoor/outdoor environments. The retro telephone earpieces appeal to older people and can be used as a conversation aid for people with a dementia. Ideal solution for care home residents or older people living along whilst shielding during coronovirus as enables safe chatting from a distance whilst seeing each other through the window.Fully washable.
Our fun Wonky Tower game provides opportunities for colour matching and stacking - if you can! Sloping edges make this a challenge - how fast can you stack yours? Long lasting wooden stacking pieces with flocked surfaces for better friction. Great fun for older people and can promote dexterity, spatial thinking, planning and concentration. Helps stops boredom and keeps minds active.
Fine quartz sand that runs silky smooth through fingers and sand accessories. Large 1.2kg Bag of Fine Sand means you will have a ready supply for your sensory and tactile sand activity sessions. Makes a perfect care home activity for older people with dementia as they love the feel of the sand through their hands and enjoy making patterns and drawing with their fingers. Helps improve concentration levels and helps hand/eye contact as well as allowing individual creativity.
Keep your sand tray clean and tidy with this Lid for the Standard Sand Tray. The natural colour blends with the beech wood of the tray and fits neatly over the top with a large rubberised cord to stretch over the handles, keeping everything in place. Not suitable for use with the Small Sand Tray. Or why not invest in a Sand Tray Trolley for easy movement and storage of all your sand accessories?
Add an extra dimension to you sensory sand activity sessions with this Mirror accessory. Place in the centre of the Standard Sand Tray and watch how the designs are reflected back to you in a symmetrical way. Includes 2 wooden blocks to stabilise the mirror. Sand play is a recognised sensory and tactile activity for use with those living with a dementia and can aid concentration and hand/eye coordination and individual creativity.
Colourful, tactile sand to press and mould into shapes. Never dries out. Any spills are easily brushed up. Great activity for anyone with dementia. Please note: colours may vary. One pack.
Who needs a beach when you have our Moulding Sand Set? Lovely, tactile soft sand that will form any shape without the need for extra water. Our set comes with two different moulds to make a sandcastle village, plus 4 bags of coloured moulding sand - enough for a group to use. Perfect activity for older care home residents with a dementia. Safe to use and any messes just sweep up easily. Also ideal for those who are sight impaired.
Why not add to the fun when using our Small Sand Tray with this Sand Accessory Set? Kit contains rubber brush, tactile ball, sand pen, rake, pattern rakes and sand straightener, all made with natural beech wood for a smooth tactile feel. Makes a great sensory activity for anyone living with dementia in a care home. Incorporates fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination. Why not see our other sand accessories such as Sand Drawing Tube Set or Sand Pattern Roller Set too?
This Sand Accessory Set provides so much extra fun to a sand activity and gives added options to utilise fine motor skills and improve hand/eye coordination. Set includes Sand Pens, Tactile Ball, Magnet Beetle Game, Sand Squeegee and Wooden Riser Feet. Makes a good activity for anyone living with a dementia or learning disability in a care home. Can also be used with the Small Sand Tray too.
Create more fun with a sand activity with these Sand Drawing Tubes. 3 assorted effects - just fill with sand and create your own words and patterns. Ideal used with our Standard Sand Tray that uses extra fine quartz sand for a free-flowing feel. A sensory and tactile activity that is particularly good for older people with dementia or a learning disability. Can aid hand/eye coordination and help improve concentration.
Our Sand Line Rollers give additional fun for sensory and tactile sand activity sessions. Just roll the tubes into flattened sand and either straight, waves or zig ag lines are created. Players can trace the lines with their fingers or with a Sand Drawing Tube (see below). Helps improve hand/eye coordination and concentration for older people with dementia. For use with our Sand Tray in Small or Standard size. Made from clear washable acrylic.
Make the fun go further with your sand activity with these Sand Pattern Rollers. 3 assorted designs to press into the sand and create pretty patterns. Ideal for use with our Standard Sand Tray. Why not add more fun with an Accessory Set. Sand is a recognised sensory and tactile activity that is ideal for older people in care homes - especially for anyone with dementia. It can help improve concentration levels and hand/eye coordination as well as allowing for individual creativity to flourish.
Why not add a set of these Sand Pattern Sieves to your Sand Tray? Set of 3 different pattern effects that can help improve hand/eye coordination and utilise fine motor skills in older people living in care homes. Makes a lovely sensory activity for anyone with a dementia. Why not also use with our Sand Accessory Set too? Made from washable acrylic. Diameter: 8cm.
An invaluable source of inspiration with your sand activity sessions, Marielle Seitz's 'Write it in the Sand' book shows you how you can get the best out of your experiences with fresh ideas and suggestions. Why not purchase alongside your Sand Tray? Can be used for both the Small Sand Tray and Standard Sand Tray. Sand activities make a sensory and tactile activity that are especially suited to older people living with a dementia in care homes, but can provide fun for people of all abilities.
Our Sand Tray Trolley is the perfect way to store your Standard Sand Tray and Accessories. Made from durable Beech wood, it comes with a handy shelf and cover plate and has four locking wheel castors to guarantee stability when in use. Makes a great addition for any care home and can be wheeled around for different groups to enjoy. Also good for schools or learning disabled centres.
Our Sandcastle Moulds are so easy to get professional results each time. Just fill the flexible mould with our Moulding Sand, pat down and turn out for a perfect sandcastle. Why not team with our Explore the Rockpools activity for a fun, tactile activity that can be used indoors or out. Great for older people with dementia and can lead to meaningful reminiscence discussions about past holidays, favourite childhood games. Maybe make a colourful piece of artwork with our Sealife Stencil set too? Designs may vary.
Sand is a wonderful, tactile activity for older people and especially for anyone living with a dementia in a care home. Our Small Sand Tray is perfect to fit on any table or even on a lap. Let the fine sand trickle through fingers or use our accessories to add extra fun. Tray has a safety glass bottom that can take coloured paper that will show through when making deeper holes or patterns for colour contrast. Also comes with a bag of quartz sand and a wooden sand straightener.
The perfect sensory and tactile activity to help improve fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination, our Standard Sand Tray is a larger version of the Small Sand Tray. Set includes a 1kg bag of fine quartz sand, 2 pattern rakes and a sand straightener. Base is made from safety glass and can be used to place coloured paper underneath to show contrasting colours when making deeper patterns. Ideal for anyone who is sight impaired or living with a dementia.
Enjoy the beautiful uplifting sounds of British songbirds by just the touch of a button. 12 favourite garden birds including Robin, Goldfinch, Song Thrush etc. Each bird has its own fact file and photograph on thick board pages.
Two activities in one, this pack provides inspiration and guidance to get more out of being outdoors.The Nature Explorer book contains quality photographs that highlight the season to spark a chat.Nature Walker contains textures to search and find. Waterproof too!
Multicoloured wind wheel with tails to create a spiral in the wind. This Star Spinner Wind Wheel comes complete with line and swivel, attaches easily to windsock pole eyelet. Lovely to hang in the garden to add interest. Makes a fun garden party accessory and is also lovely to cheer up a care home garden for older residents. Size: 76cm diameter with 120cm tails.
Another in our popular series of sound books. Just press the button to hear the call of the wetland species you choose. Also full of interesting facts on each species. Thick board pages and batteries included.
Our Active Hands set has carefully selected products to keep restless hands busy in a handy drawstring bag. 6 items include a Squish Disc, Sensory Ball, Bean Bag Scarf etc. Make a useful care home resource for any residents living with a dementia. See video below:
Pump that is designed for our smaller balls. comes complete with various nozzles to fit our exercise and tactile balls. Wipe clean.
Skwishes provide people with a dementia or a learning disability with comforting, tactile stimulation. Great for improving circulation and relieving stress.
Our Busy Hands Kit incorporates 6 carefully selected tactile items designed for people with a dementia to provide sensory stimulation all in a neat cotton bag. Makes an ideal care home resource for use as a fidget therapy aid for older residents and especially for anyone with a dementia. See product video below:
Tactile nodules on the ball help with easy gripping for anyone with weak hands. Also good for anyone with a sight impairment to identify and makes a great exercise ball for throwing, squeezing and rolling. Please note: pump not included. Ball comes deflated.
Squeeze, squish, press, pull and pinch me - I still keep smiling! Great stress-buster gadget that can be held anywhere and will keep attention levels high. Made from stretchy rubberised material and filled with flour to take any shape you care to make me, I am wipe-clean too!*MULTIBUY OFFER.
For a totally sensory game, try these new fruit-scented balls. Vibrant colours that will appeal to people of all abilities and with a lovely scent that is released when hands rub against the outer. Soft, squishy texture that is great to throw and catch or just sniff! *MULTIBUY OFFER.
Our Fun Sensory Kit is guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone's face. Packed with items to touch, smell, bounce, stretch and shake. Vibrant colours and different textures make this ideal for people of all abilities. Makes a useful stress-buster for anyone with a dementia as the tactile items will keep boredom at bay.
Act out your own stories with our Hand Puppet set. Wooden and fabric puppets with assorted themes such as witch, clown, queen, wizard etc plus one each of crocodile and wolf to delight your audience. Puppets can also be used for encouraging conversation in older people with a dementia i.e. they may respond better to a puppet asking them questions than a person. Why not invent your own play and then act it out with the puppets?
6 differently sized and textured balls in an array of vibrant colours to appeal to all ages and abilities. The indentations enable easy gripping and add interest to any game.
Tantalizingly textured set of balls each with a different tactile 'feel'. Choose from soft, rigid, spiky, holey, pimply and rubbery. Good for exercise sessions.
Why not include this extra soft colourful ball in your group exercise routines? Fits snugly into your palm and has a bell inside. Measures 11cm diameter.
Perfect to hide interesting tactile objects in and players have to guess what is it without looking. Set of two brightly coloured, soft tubs with washable covers.
Smells are a great way to bring back vivid memories and trigger conversation for everyone. A unique sensory reminiscence activity - ideal for older people. *OUT OF STOCK * - See our Fragrant Memories Kits for an alternative sensory alternative.
The Jewel Stone Game is a highly versatile game, designed with care home residents in mind. There are so many ways to play this game so it will differing levels of ability amongst residents. The large pieces make it easy to handle and see.
Can you guess the shapes with these Large Tactile Boards? The contrasting gritty sand shapes on smooth lacquered backing helps to feel and identify which they are. Great game for anyone who has is sight impaired. Dementia friendly and makes an ideal activity for care homes. Cards can be placed facing downwards and players could be blindfolded to try to feel the shape and then draw it on a sheet of paper or in some sand?
Take a world trip without leaving your chair. Great game to help improve memory with real-life images on thick, durable board 9cm cards. Makes a good game to help with memory loss in anyone living with a dementia. Images make a great conversation starter too!
Travel back in time and match the inventions past and present. Great game to help improve memory with real-life images on thick, durable board 9cm cards. Makes a good game to help with memory loss in anyone living with a dementia. Images make a great conversation starter too!
This Memory Box Match Game is so versatile to play, just hide various items in the boxes for players to lift the easy grip lid and identify. Can be played as pairs if you have identical items or individual items that could be linked by colour/size/material. Lovely tactile game for older people with a dementia in care homes. Box made from eco-friendly wood. Each box approx. 3.5cm square.
A tactile game of the popular Pairs game, this wooden Pressure Memory Game has beautifully crafted tactile pieces that can be seen as well as felt as each pair has a different pressure level to press down. Can be played like dominoes or turn them plain side up and see if you can remember where the matching piece is placed? Makes a lovely gift for an older relative or a great care home activity - especially for anyone with a sight impairment. Large pieces fit that are easy to grip for older hands.
Relax and listen to the comforting sound of the seaside. 60 minutes of waves, seagulls and laughter will evoke happy memories of holidays. Great to use with the Seaside Days Sensory Spray for an all-round experience.
Evoke memories of happy days spent by the sea with this lovely room spray. Great to use for reminiscence sessions for anyone with a dementia. Why not use with the CD for an all-round sensory experience.
Enjoy the gentle sound of rain every time you turn this Sensory Rain Stick. This lovely relaxing product will relieve stress for people with a dementia. See video below:
Add colour and movement to any room with our jumbo-sized spinning turbine. Made of lightweight nylon, the three wheels spin independently with a gentle swishing sound - perfect for a summer's day!
A tactile game with a purpose - feel and match the tiles to the images or group into themes. Ideal for use as a cognitive therapy for people of all abilities.
Another great set of extra large tactile cards to match with a game of Pairs or Snap. Each design has a linked tactile finish to 'feel' and match with a similar one. Images of everyday life make a great discussion topic.
Extra large tactile cards to match with a game of Pairs or Snap. Each design has a linked tactile finish to 'feel' and match with a similar one. Can also link type i.e plants, animals, beach etc. Great for anyone with a visual impairment.
Lovely giant-sized tactile domino game. Pieces are textured on both sides and have high contrasting colours to aid anyone with a visual impairment. 28 heavy duty board dominoes and 15 'coins' that are given for each game won.
Twist it, turn it inside out - so many possibilities! Great for stress busting or for anyone with restless hands. Made from textured durable wipe-clean rubberised plastic. *MULTIBUY OFFER.
Can you identify 12 different fruits just from the smell? 24 cards depicting 12 fruits showing outer and cut inside plus 12 smelling bottles. Lovely sensory activity that helps to teach about different fruits.
Classic tale with sound effects that adds a sensory and tactile element to this enjoyable tale. Read the text and press the sound button to hear classical music played including Tchaikovsky's 'Sleeping Beauty'. Makes a great gift idea for older people in care homes or those living with a dementia, or sight impairment. Hardback book with inspiring illustrations.
Classic ballet story book - with sound effects to bring this magical tale alive. Read the text and press the sound button to hear music played including 'The Dance of the Reed Flutes' and 'The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'. Ideal for older people in care homes or those living with a dementia. Also makes an enjoyable activity for anyone who has a sight impairment. Hardback book with 24 beautifully illustrated pages.
A game especially suited for anyone with a sight impairment. 12 different tactile 'feels' to match including ridges, foam, sandpaper, mesh, velvet, shiny etc.
Match the textures and/or the images to make this a totally inclusive game for any ability. Ideal for anyone with a visual impairment or play using the mask to try to pair up the textures - images link to the textures too!
One for the men, quality cushion cover with added benefits - perfect for anyone with dementia or restless hands. Zips, buckles and a handy pocket - make a great gift for a loved one.
Anyone with fidgety fingers will love this comfy cushion complete with an assortment of sensory attachments to stroke, thread, twist and twiddle with. *MULTIBUY OFFER.
Bring the outside into the indoors this summer with our new Activity Cushion, perfect for anyone with fidgety fingers. The 'garden themed' olive green colour helps calm and provide a relaxing environment for an individual living with a dementia. *MULTIBUY OFFER.
Bring the summer vibes into any care home with our new 'sunshine orange Activity Cushion. Vibrant and bright, this cushion will help keep fidgety hands busy with its sensory laces, soft fleece material and buttons to undo, whilst bringing in a sense of the outdoors into the indoors. *MULTIBUY OFFER.
A new vibrant addition to our popular product adorned with great tactile attachments to keep restless hands occupied. *MULTIBUY OFFER.
Fun handmade fabric cube with textured fabrics and attachments to keep restless fingers busy. Specially designed for anyone living with a dementia, ADHD or Autism and can help reduce anxiety and provide comfort. Features beads, buttons, loops, zip and many more attachments to keep boredom at bay.
Handmade Fidget Activity Mat with a vibrant African feel. Larger size mat that is great to use on a bed or chair. The mat features colourful and textured fabrics with attachments designed to keep restless fingers occupied. Ideal for anyone living with a dementia or mental illness, ADHD or Autism to help reduce anxiety and provide comfort and keep hands busy.
This handmade Fidget Activity Mat incorporates a tactile fun maze to try to push the buttons around. Great for older people as it keeps restless fingers occupied and engages the brain to relieve boredom. Also good for anyone with ADHD or Autism as it can help to reduce anxiety and agitation and provide comfort.
This handmade Fidget Activity Mat is smaller-sized and fits neatly onto a lap. Features lots of varied textured fabrics and attachments to keep the user stimulated and calm. Ideal for anyone living with a dementia or mental illness, ADHD or Autism to help reduce anxiety and provide comfort and keep hands busy.
This handmade Fidget Activity Mat has a pretty teatime theme and fits neatly onto a lap or table top. Attached teapot can even 'pour' the tea! Features lots of varied textured fabrics and attachments to keep the user stimulated and calm. Ideal for anyone living with a dementia or mental illness, ADHD or Autism to help reduce anxiety and provide comfort and keep hands busy. Ideal for anyone using a wheelchair too.
Tactile Fidget Arm Band - Floral is an ideal way to offer a solution to restless hands and avoid having to pick it up if it falls. Fits neatly on the wrist and features lots of varied fabric 'feels' with fun attachments to fiddle and play with. Can help keep the user stimulated and calm. Perfect for anyone living with a dementia , mental illness, ADHD or Autism as can provide comfort and reduce anxiety.
Tactile Fidget Arm Band - Fur Lined is a softer alternative to our tactile arm bands. Ideal for older people who may have sensitive skin. Makes a portable activity for anyone who likes to be on their feet much of the time. Fits neatly on the wrist and features lots of varied fabric 'feels' with fun attachments to fiddle and play with. Can help keep the user stimulated and calm.
Tactile handmade fabric cube that fits neatly in the hand. Features textured fabrics and attachments to keep restless fingers busy. Specially designed for anyone living with a dementia, ADHD or Autism and can help reduce anxiety and provide comfort. Features beads, buttons, loops, zip and many more attachments to keep boredom at bay.
Totally huggable with added interest. Our lovely cushion is great to keep fidgety fingers occupied. Thread the reels up and down the coloured tactile braid, pockets have beads to feel too! *MULTIBUY OFFER.
People with dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. This blanket not only keeps hands busy, it provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation and at the same time keeping knees snug and warm.
People with a dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. This blanket not only keeps hands busy, it provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation and at the same time keeping knees snug and warm.
People with a dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. This blanket not only keeps hands busy, it provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation and at the same time keeping knees snug and warm.
Bring in the summer vibes with our new Activity Apron. Designed especially for people living with a dementia like Alzheimer's. The Apron will provide tactile and sensory stimulation, keeping restless hands busy. Five tactile attachments to touch, slide, zip, loop, plait, twist etc.
Bring in the summer vibes with our new Activity Apron. Designed especially for people living with a dementia, the apron will provide tactile and sensory stimulation and will help to keep restless hands busy. Five tactile attachments to touch, slide, zip, loop, plait, twist etc.
Specially requested by hospital and care home staff, this pocket cushion has 9 different attachments to keep restless hands busy. Ideal for individual use. See video below:
Empathy Doll Harry is just waiting to be cuddled! His cute little stripey t-shirt and tactile corduroy jeans will delight anyone, especially people with a dementia like Alzheimer's. Empathy dolls are soft-bodied and have weighted bottoms so feel like a real child. Perfect to carry around on the hip. The removable clothes can be fully washed and doll can be sponge cleaned.
Keep restless hands busy with this wooden activity board. Identify the two halves of the shape and then move them around until they match up in their correct place.
The gentlest of breezes will get this pretty garden wind twister in action. Lovely and long, it can be hung from a tall tree and will hang up to 2 metres long. Older people in care homes love to sit and watch these decorations twirl and spin around to add interest to their day.