Christmas Grotto Sensory room

The Halloween sensory space that we created in October has been changed to Christmas themed Grotto, complete with Father Christmas and bags of presents!

Instead of employing a witch, the Grotto uses the help of an Elf, who guides the children round the space exploring the different sounds, lighting and images and using the interactivity to tell stories and play games.

The highlight of the space is an interactive dice, that can communicate to a computer which way up it is facing. A different set of sounds is played depending on which side is chosen, and the projection also changes. All of the images are shown beneath the outline of a window frame to make it appear that the children are looking out into a magical world controlled by the dice. The multi-coloured dice also controls the colour of the bubble tube.
After playing games and telling stories with the Elf, the children enter into a second room and see Father Christmas who gives them a present and takes their photo.
The Interactive Christmas Grotto is open to the public throughout December at Creepy Crawlies, a children’s adventure play site in York.