Exploring Dynamic Earth with my son!
I care for my son who has additional support needs and also suffers from sensory overload – the stress and anxiety this gives the carer can be overwhelming resulting in her staying at home and excluding herself and son from social activities and interactions. It was important for this carer to take a break for her son, where he could relax and enjoy the day and something which allowed Mum and son to enjoy an activity and build memories together.
“My son and I had a fantastic time at Dynamic Earth together; we spent the whole day there taking the time to explore the science area Heriot Watt set up with starfish and crabs, the main attraction itself which he thoroughly enjoyed and then the 3D cinema experience about Aliens. My son was fully engaged and was so excited about everything making it a ‘good’ day for him which had a huge positive impact on me. At no point did he have sensory overload and I never needed to consider getting him out!
It was a fantastic day spent with my little boy, I work and care for him, and we were able to just have fun together and share a brilliant experience. – the only problem now is that he keeps asking what are we doing tomorrow, so I’m having to find new things to keep him amused.
Many thanks to VOCAL Wee Breaks for helping me to make memories with my little boy and enjoy an experience that I could not have afforded otherwise.”