New Sensory Play Service in Torbay

Sense Abilities is a fantastic new service in South Devon providing accessible Sensory Play, Advocacy, Information, Advice and Guidance for Families & Organisations.

Founded by Suzannah Jones, who has a son with disabilities, after seeing a lack of public sensory spaces available. Sense Abilities is an organisation aiming to make sensory play accessible to all no matter what age or ability.

Thanks to BIG Lottery funding and the support from other local organisations we’re able to provide South Devon’s first pop-up environments.

We want to break down the barriers to accessing a good sensory environment for all, not just a select few.

Sense Abilities promotes the benefits as well as the fun aspects to Sensory Play and activities.

Based in the glorious English Riviera, we work with organisations, groups, individuals and businesses to get inclusive sensory environments firmly out into the public domain in and around Torbay.

Find out more by visiting our ABOUT page.

Feel free to contact us by using our contact form HERE

We will be only to happy to help.


” Such an amazing set up. Kids of all ages (even a certain 39 year old!!) enjoyed themselves. Thank you “

Cassie, Torquay

”  Discovered this at Bideford Library yesterday & it was such a fantastic resource. I hope that we get to use this again on a regular basis as it was so relaxing & fun. “

Zoe, Bideford

Sensory News...

The end of one year and the start of another!

2019, what a year it was for Sense Abilities. It was full of highs and a couple of lows. Last year saw us receiving funding to put on free community sensory sessions which were a huge success.

Torquay Library Sensory Session

We have loved working with Torbay Libraries

Just under a year ago we had a meeting with Sam Grace from Torquay Library to discuss ‘popping-up’ with our equipment.

Changes to our Company Objects

The Directors of Sense Abilities have recently met to discuss our Company Objects and as such we have proposed changes to these. We like to keep the community in which we operate involved as much as we can.