ASD Sensory Friendly Sunday Mornings
Visitors on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing difficulties will have a fun, enjoyable learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment. The sensory accommodations will include schedule and itinerary suggestions, quiet spaces, hands-on opportunities and gentle social interactions with Village staff.
Familiarize yourself with the layout of the Village before your visit:
Sunday mornings are traditionally quiet times at the Village. The following tips will help to make your visit successful:
- Enjoy the east end of the Village first: head to Loucks Farm, Tenant Farm or Family Activity Centre FIRST and then make your way back from there. You will be able to meet the animals at the farms and try out the many hands-on activities at the Activity Centre before it gets busy and noisy.
- Take advantage of our horse-drawn wagon and boat rides (both are included in your Village admission fee).
Whether you decide to stay for an hour or an entire day. Remember that you’ll be mostly outside and doing lots of walking on gravel roads. Bring sunscreen, comfortable shoes and bottled water. Please note that we do have a canal, a pond, and are on the St. Lawrence River.
Friendly Village staff are stationed throughout the site and always there to help. They will be happy to engage in gentle social interactions with you.