Vital care, treatment & activities
for children

Opened in 2011, Serennu Children’s Centre provides vital care, treatment and activities for children and young people with disabilities and/or developmental difficulties living in Newport, South Monmouthshire and South Torfaen, as well as support for the wider family.


This unique facility brings together health services, Newport social services disability team, and Sparkle leisure activities and family support services for children with disability or developmental difficulties under one roof. This provides a more child-centred and coordinated service for families.

The Centre’s guiding principle is to ensure that children with a disability or developmental difficulty and their families are fully supported to participate in valued childhood experiences and have access to the same range of opportunities, experiences, services and facilities as other children. It does this by providing treatment for the child, family-centred services to accommodate the needs of parents and siblings, and onsite leisure and social facilities in a safe, supportive environment.

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Serennu Children's Centre continues to support countless numbers of children and their families with the following services located in the centre

Fantastic range of activities including swimming lessons

Regular leisure clubs for all ages 0-17

Family activities including family swim sessions, fun days and watching a film as a family at our fully-accessible MediCinema

Access to psychology services for parents and children, family liaison support and parent support groups, run by parents for parents

Well equipped Sensory room for families to hire for sessions/parties

Fully accessible outside park area, inside and outside centre hours

Specialist and play equipment identified by therapists

ICT and conference facility equipment

These facilities are also available

  • Multiple consulting rooms for paediatricians to run clinics
  • Purpose built hydrotherapy pool with hoists
  • Specialist physiotherapy gym
  • Large treatment rooms for therapy and leisure activities
  • Specialist sensory, technology & audiology and speech/launguage facilities
  • Family and sibling facilities
  • Plastering, splinting and orthotic facilities
  • Specialist suite for teaching supported and independent living
  • Wheelchair training facilities
  • MediCinema for children & young people with disabilities or developmental difficulties
  • Leisure and play facilities including a sensory garden & games area

For me personally, we would be lost without it.

It is the one place where we can spend quality time as a family. Where there is support at the end of the phone or as soon as you step over the doorway. Where Ava can be herself without judgement and both my girls are able to do activities which we would never be able to do outside of Sparkle.   (Ava's Mum)