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Welcome to Skylarks

Skylarks is an independent Richmond upon Thames-based charity that provides activities and therapies for children with disabilities and additional needs. We also support and provide therapies, courses and information for their whole families.

You do not need a diagnosis or referral to join us and, whilst we are based in Richmond upon Thames, there are no geographical limitations for our members. Anyone from anywhere is welcome!

We provide the environment for children with additional needs and their siblings to build lasting relationships, while also offering them the opportunity to grow and develop together through play, activities and therapies.

We provide information and support for families and carers, all under one roof and at the same time. We offer a range of workshops, therapies and support groups, or simply a listening ear over a hot drink.
Haymarket Media Group visiting the Pedal Project at Skylarks

What does Skylarks offer?

Children with additional needs can:

  • Join inclusive and supportive play sessions
  • Socialise and interact
  • Learn sign language through singing
  • Take part in weekly music therapy
  • Experience our sensory room
  • Be creative with arts and crafts
  • Access classes like drama and karate
  • Have their hair cut without stress or pressure
  • Learn cookery skills and have fun with food
  • Take part in many more activities and therapies...

Parents and carers can:

  • Receive advice from health professionals
  • Access Disability Benefits advice
  • Attend talks, courses and workshops
  • Access SEND advice advice
  • Receive counselling or join a support group
  • Meet other parents/carers
  • Receive complementary therapies
  • Share experiences and support

Find Us

Most activities and talks are free. Donations welcome

Opening hours

Term time
Tuesdays: 2:30pm - 5:30pm;
Fridays: 9:30am - 12 noon.
Online, Holiday and Adhoc Services: Click Here

Welcome Amy

March 30, 2021
Skylarks is delighted to announce the appointment of Amy Crichton to Development Manager.
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The Marble Hill Project- A new home for Skylarks

March 26, 2021
Our long term vision of securing a permanent home for Skylarks has moved one step closer to being realised. Please take some time to review our planning application. We need your support.
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Updates from other organisations - February 2021

February 9, 2021
Find out more about other organisations including support groups and resources for parents and carers.
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