HEADINGLEY, THE YORKSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB
In Britain 22% of people are living with a disability. We want to provide a safe haven for our customers and reduce social isolation for individuals and families.
The FREE C.A.V.E. is fitted with a variety of pieces of sensory equipment to encourage different kinds of user interaction. Each booking is private and for your use only. You will receive a unique code to enter at the door when you book.
The C.A.V.E. features a range of equipment that operates automatically when users press one of our three switches that start a program. Coloured lighting, projection and audio works automatically when the program runs.
C.A.V.E. will be available to book for visitors during our home match days at Headingley during June, July and August. See the fixtures list here, or below to see available booking slots.
Book your visit using the calendar below. You will receive an email confirmation and text message once you have booked with your unique code. Please have this code ready at the door when you enter the C.A.V.E.
* If you don’t receive it please check your junk box.
* The Sensory CAVE is a 30 minute experience. Please try and arrive on time for your booking, if you arrive late your session will be shorter. You have a 20-minute window to enter the CAVE from the time of your booking
The purpose of the sensory cave project
The C.A.V.E. has been designed to open up opportunities to encourage independence for individuals. Findings from our control groups suggest that most individuals/families with a disabled member and/or child would never even consider a trip to a shopping centre/leisure centre as there are no services or ‘quiet spaces’ to ‘escape to’ if the person gets too overwhelmed.
frequently Asked Questions
How much does the experience cost?
Nothing! C.A.V.E. is a totally free service.
How do I find the C.A.V.E.?
Please head to the Truman Enclosure at the Kirkstall Lane side of the ground.
Where can I park?
Please arrange your accessible parking in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there disabled toilet facilities close by?
There are accessible toilets located in every stand of the ground. All our accessible toilets are locked with radar keys that are available from the nearest steward.
Will I need a match ticket to visit the C.A.V.E.?
As this service is currently available on matchdays only, you will need a match day ticket. Tickets can be purchased at Tickets – Yorkshire County Cricket Club (yorkshireccc.com)
How long is the experience?
Sensory CAVE is a 30 minute experience. Please try and arrive on time for your booking, if you arrive late your session will be shorter. You have a 20-minute window to enter the CAVE from the time of your booking.
Is there anyone on site who I can ask for assistance?
Yes, our friendly safety and security team can be easily spotted wearing their high vis jackets, and our Yorkies (Volunteer Program) will be in pink. Both will be more than happy to help.
Will there be noise reduction in the C.A.V.E?
Whilst the C.A.V.E. is designed to reduce noise levels from external factors, we’re hosting 18,000 spectators on match days, so noise is to be expected (cheering hopefully!).
Can I book back-to-back appointments?
We kindly ask that you do not book back-to-back appointments(1 hr). We’d love to keep the C.A.V.E. as a free service which allows for other users to benefit from the C.A.V.E. We have designed the experience to be an optimum length for maximum relaxation, with one session being ample time to enjoy the C.A.V.E.
How many people does the experience cater for?
The C.A.V.E. can comfortably house four individuals including one wheelchair or pushchair. There is space for more, however it could be challenging to manoeuvre when inside due to the shape of the structure.
Will the C.A.V.E. fit two wheelchairs?
Yes, the C.A.V.E. should allow space for two wheelchairs, although due to the octagonal shape of the structure, it may be challenging to manoeuvre both when inside. If in doubt, we’d advise booking two separate appointments.
I’ve booked but haven’t received a confirmation email
If you’ve booked an appointment and haven’t received a confirmation email, please check your junk folder. If there is still no sign of your confirmation, please contact us directly on email@example.com or DM us on Instagram with the email address you used for the booking and we shall send over your details and access code.
Can wheelchairs get close to the equipment?
Yes, the equipment is wall mounted with shallow soft play seating lining the back walls to be as accessible for all as possible.
I’ve entered my code but it won’t let me in
Please firstly ensure the correct 4 digit access code is being entered. We have programmed a 20 minute window at the start of each time slot for entry which grants access to the C.A.V.E. – any later than this and the following booking will be impacted. eg. Your booking is 12:00 –12:30, if you enter your code after 12:20, you will not be granted access.
What can I expect from the C.A.V.E. experience?
The C.A.V.E. is designed to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety using specialist sensory equipment. We appreciate that everyone is different, so have designed three different settings for you to choose from to select which is best suited for yourself or the person/s you’re caring for. The C.A.V.E. houses 3 switches: 1. Press this and the equipment starts automatically 2. Press this and each piece of equipment will come on in turn. Just stop on the piece of equipment you like. If you would like to stop the sequence, press and hold down the switch for three seconds. 3. Press this and all the equipment will come on together. If you want to switch everything off, press the switch again.