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Live Active NI launch their Sensory Mile event planning guide

Get Out Get Active partner, Live Active NI, launch their new Sensory Mile Event planning guide. A guide to support other organisations looking to organise their own.

A family taking part in a sensory mile.

In 2018, Get Out Get Active (GOGA) partner, Live Active NI, held their first Sensory Mile event at Portadown People's park.

A sensory mile aims to bring people together to make their way around an accessible route. People have the opportunity to explore their senses by passing through various areas. The mile has areas such as, taste and smell stations, wind machines, bubble machines, a ribbon walkway, touch stations and a musical area. 

GOGA in Northern Ireland found the sensory mile events are popular with disabled and non-disabled people. Events are open to all and often has other activities for people to take part in. The activities are particularly popular with families, disabled people or those with long term health conditions who want a fun and social way to be active together.

Now, after organising and delivery many sensory mile events, our partners want to share their learning. Live Active NI have launched a new 'Sensory mile event planning guide' to share their experience and help others to organise a similar event.

The guide gives a detailed overview of how to deliver a sensory mile event of your own. Including, what equipment you will need, what roles to have, and other aspects of event and route planning.

GOGA, with Live Active NI hopes this guide supports other organisations across the UK to organise their own sensory mile.  

View the sensory mile event planning guide here.

About Get Out Get Active

Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is a programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. Activity Alliance is the creator and lead partner. The programme is funded by Spirit of 2012, Sport England and London Marathon Foundation.

Find out more about Get Out Get Active here.