Multi-sensory activities

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Sensory sessions

The Southern Centre sessions run for 30 minutes with up to ten participants at a time. A support person is required to attend with the participant/s.

Each session is essentially regarded as a private booking giving the participant/s individual time in the Southern Centre. Participants can enjoy the centre at their own pace.

Staff are present in the room at all times to assist with use of the equipment and to answer any questions.

Fees: $7.60 for an individual participant.

25% discount available for Community Services and KiwiAble Leisure card holders.


Birthday parties

If you are looking for a unique experience, the Southern Centre is a great place to hold a birthday party.

The Southern Centre provides a sensory session with a birthday theme, balloons and a personalised message. Sessions last 30 minutes and are available for groups of up to ten participants.

Fees: $15 + individual price.


Swim combos

Combo Sessions are also available, combining a sensory session at the Southern Centre and a swim at Pioneer pool.

Fees: $9.00 (Child), $10.80 (Adult).

25% discount available for Community Services and KiwiAble Leisure card holders.


Facility tours

Facility tours are available for individuals and organisations who would like to learn more about the Southern Centre and its equipment.


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