to Oshi's World
We are a local charity based in Penarth, South Wales, inspired by a little boy called Oshi. Our founders, Oshi's mum and aunties, set out to create an accessible play space for children with disabilities and their family and friends!
"When Oshi was born in 2015 with complex medical needs, I found it increasingly difficult to get out and about. I couldn't take Oshi to mother and baby groups like I had imagined I would while I was pregnant. His sensory impairments meant that they were often too loud, too busy, or I simply felt exposed and vulnerable with all of Oshi's medical equipment. I was desperate to take Oshi somewhere that was tailored for him, a venue that didn't require referral or filling in forms , one where I didn't have to book weeks in advance, or cost me a fortune, and most of all, where is cousins and friends would also enjoy and could play with him!"
Anna Liddell, Oshi's mum and Co-founder of Oshi's World.
Since then, the charity has grown from strength to strength. We continue to run free drop in sessions on Saturdays at Byrd Crescent Community Centre between 10am - 1pm.
Here, you will find parents and carers enjoying a cuppa while the children chill in our sensory den, get creative with arts and crafts, enjoy a story and make friends. Anyone can pop along, at any time, we are a welcoming bunch and would love to meet you!
Along side our Saturday group, we also have a membership scheme. This enables families with a disabled child, to access community activities organised by Oshi’s World. These are usually heavily subsidised or free of charge.
Find out how to become a member here
Byrd Crescent community centre is wheelchair accessible and thanks to the Vale of Glamorgan play development team, we have set up a fully equipped changing space with adult changing table and hoist to meet the needs of every child.
Each week we aim to provide something different from the last. We know that our children need a variety or activities so that they can pick and choose what is best for them and dip in and out of the things that they enjoy.
Oshi’s World is a very positive place where our children thrive as they play and interact with one another.
Promoting social inclusion among families with a disabled child is at the heart of what we do. Our parents and carers are so important to us, we get lots of our play suggestions from our families, their contribution is vital to the success of the charity.
We continue to fundraise in order to provide an excellent service and fulfil our vision of an all inclusive sensory play café open 7 days a week. Our focus is to meet the needs of the families of children with special needs, a disability and/or a life limiting condition.
“Love it! So friendly and
Our aim is to promote social inclusion among families with a child with a disability and/or life-limiting condition.
We do this through providing various opportunities that enable children to thrive.
Our focus lies with the whole family so we don’t forget about siblings, parents and carers. You will always be welcomed
with happy faces and a hot cup of tea.
We know how daunting it can be attending a new venue for the first time so if you have any hesitations, please just get in
touch, we will do all that we can to make you feel comfortable and meet your needs.
Families can attend 2 taster sessions free of change and then join the membership for £5 per family
Read more about out membership here