7 Oct 2016

Fun for all the family as revamped garden unveiled at Aberlour Options


AN ABERLOUR disability project unveiled its brand new sensory garden, at a family fun day.  

Aberlour Options – Moray held the event in September to celebrate the completion of the newly renovated grounds.

The service offers respite breaks to children and young people with a range of physical and learning disabilities. Many of the young people using the space have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and benefit from specialist, sensory experiences.

The revamped garden now features a sunken trampoline, underground tunnel and life-like animal statues, and was designed in response to suggestions from the children and young people who see this as their home from home.

Service manager Sheena Main said: “It was great to welcome the general public, to see the services that we have to offer at Aberlour Options – Moray. Not only did they get to experience our brand new garden, but they were able to hear about how we support families using Self Directed Support to access services, our new ‘parent hub’ and other offerings including our Options Adventures service, which helps young people with disabilities to enjoy outward bound holidays.

“It was also a great fun day for the young people and their families with games, a bouncy castle and tasty treats. We hope to make the open day a yearly occurrence and look forward to inviting more people along next year to join in the fun.”

You can see all the photos on our Facebook Page. For more information about Aberlour Options services visit www.aberlour.org.uk/options


Notes for editors

Not all children are born with an equal chance. Aberlour is there for Scotland’s hidden children, when others let them down. Because every child deserves a chance to flourish.

We help by:

  • Offering a safe place to live for children who have suffered abuse and trauma
  • Making life easier for families where a child has a disability
  • Giving babies a brighter future by building confidence in their parents
  • Helping families recover from drug and alcohol addiction, so their children can thrive
  • Working with young people to prevent their problems from spiralling out of control


Our vision is to transform the lives of the children and families we work with and, through this, contribute to building a fairer and more equal society.