SMILE, based at the ARCOS Therapy Centre in Malvern, is a sensory room with a ‘difference’; not only does it offer state of the art technology (not currently available in any sensory room in Worcestershire) it also provides play activities such as cooking, creative storytelling and messy play.

Everything you see, hear, smell or touch is designed to encourage an active response and create a stimulating and relaxing environment.

SMILE is a stay and play facility that encourages parents to play and learn alongside their children with the help and support of fully trained experienced staff. This approach to sensory, family learning helps to create a supportive atmosphere for all the family to enjoy.

Magic Mirror (1) Innovation is an important characteristic of the way that ARCOS delivers services and this is no different with the SMILE project.
Within the sensory room is the ‘magic mirror’, a revolutionary movement controlled software/camera system that can be activated by any part of the body, including the eyes. Magic Mirror

Our intention in the future is to develop the large outside space next to the SMILE rooms to provide horticultural therapy and a sensory garden which will contain aromatic plants, herb garden, an area for sand/water play and outdoor play equipment.