Perkisound is a unique, innovative and musically inspired recreation centre for people with additional needs, their families, friends and carers, based in the grounds of a 2.5 acre former garden centre in North Warwickshire.
Although the centre has a remote rural feel, we are conveniently located off a main road less
than 10 miles from Coventry, Nuneaton, Birmingham, Tamworth with plenty of secure parking.
Perkisound provides a safe place to play, learn, enjoy and develop through music and
recreation which we believe can promote general health and wellbeing.
A space where people can express themselves freely and with confidence. We love to play
and bring people together to increase social networking opportunities and generally have a
good chat and a cup of tea!
THE PERKISOUND CENTRE
How it all started
Tim and Susie Perkins are both professional musicians and teachers, the idea to start a centre was inspired by their autistic son who is currently a teenager and plays the piano every day.
On first viewing of the site, we instantly saw an opportunity to create something different to help our son and others like him. The centre was registered in 2017 and officially opened in April 2018 with a series of 6 open weekends featuring bouncy castles and musical activities.
During 2019 we dramatically increased our availability and the Spring/Summer season 2019 saw 41 open events totalling 123 hours opening time accessed by 446 visitors.
Our project is only in its 2nd year, and though we are immensely proud of what we have achieved there is a long way to go and we have many exciting plans for the future... there’s no turning back now!
Facilities & Equipment
Nest swing, log climbing, football goal and basketball net, playhouse with slide, bug hotel, hammock. Turtle drums, large marimba, petal drums, full set of rainbow congas, bench seating, picnic tables, covered veranda seating area.
Pop-up cafe serving snacks and drinks.
Cabin with toys and games, piano keyboards and percussion.
Mini soft play and sensory area.
Opening Times, Events & Availability
During Spring / Summer we run open events with musical activities, we are open most weekends and several holiday sessions for drop in stay and play (no booking required) dates and times posted on Facebook, or contact us
directly via the website - price £2 per family/carer.
Autumn / Winter
Booking essential Term time - Friday Saturday and Sunday
Holiday availability, available to book most days contact us through Facebook or website.
We are very grateful to the following organisations who have helped towards the purchase and hire costs of our facilities here, a big thankyou to Awards for all, BBC children in need, Heart of England, Wesleyan fund, Variety the Children’s charity & the WPH fund.
Individual music lessons are available upon request all ages and abilities for fun and for exams where appropriate. Instruments offered piano, guitar violin flute and recorder, please contact us for prices and availability.