Our Sensory Room at Pride Park Stadium is designed to ensure that everybody, regardless of their circumstances or disabilities, gets to experience watching the mighty Rams.
The Sensory Room is for children and young adults who have additional needs, aimed at those with Autism and/or Asperger syndrome. It provides a safe and relaxing space to enjoy a Derby County game from inside or outside a hospitality box, designed to ensure the game can be enjoyed by all.
Families can come and enjoy the game with the support of Derby County Community Trust trained staff. Children with limited communication can enjoy relaxing music and can play with tangible and sensory stimulating objects.
It provides the chance for those who may want to stay inside for the duration of a game, allowing them to watch through the window and still get the experience of being at the ground on a matchday. It’s not just about the person with a disability, it’s about providing opportunities for families who aren’t able to facilitate this experience on their own.
The Sensory Room aims to eliminate any segregation from who can, and who can’t, enjoy a game of football at Pride Park Stadium by removing the barriers that some of our participants face by providing an environment designed for their needs.
Register Your Interest
Places are limited to one family per game so therefore are in high demand. We do accept expressions of interest from those who have used the facility before, but please note we may have to prioritise those who have not had this experience yet.
During the current pandemic we do advise that adults who are using the facility take a freely available lateral flow test before attending, to ensure everybody's safety in a confined space. We are also limited to offering four spaces per booking under current restrictions.
Please complete the form below to register your interest and a member of our team will be in touch soon.
"His enthusiasm to watch a Derby game has been mounting for a few months but we had no idea how he'd manage with a game or even if he'd make half time. He surpassed all our expectations and sat through the whole match. He loved relaxing in the sensory room before and during half time and he happily went back out to watch the second half afterwards."
Please note, completing this form is an expression of interest only and we cannot confirm your booking at this stage. A member of the team will be in touch.