Children and young people up to the age of 25 are welcome at our autism-friendly events.

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Come and join us at GAIN coffee mornings.        We have an autism mum hosting it, usually accompanied by another autism mum or dad.        They would be delighted to meet you.        We offer both information and emotional support to parents and carers.       See where the conversation goes.      It’s good to talk – especially to someone who knows where you are coming from.

We hold our coffee mornings on the 3rd Monday of every month  in term time, and not on Bank Holidays.        Drop by at any time from 10 – 12 noon.       Stay as long or as briefly as you like at:

BLCCCBelton Lane Children’s Centre
Off Princess Drive
Lincolnshire           Satnav:  NG31 9QB.          See  Our Base  for map.

Next date:

After coming along, one mother said, “I’m really glad I came to the coffee morning.      I felt like I was swimming in mud and now feel like you have led me to a clear water lake”

Cinema Screenings

These are put on at:

They are usually on a Saturday or Sunday towards the end of one month or the beginning of the next.        Specifics of date, venue and film are advertised on our Facebook Events page and on our website Home page.        They are autism friendly, i.e.

  • The sound is turned down
  • The lights are left on at a low level, including the strip lighting on the stairs
  • Film goers are allowed to move around the cinema
  • Allowances are made for noise levels
  • In Grantham there are usually no trailers before the film
  • In Lincoln no trailers are shown before the screening
  • In Stamford no commercials are shown before the film – though there is a mix of static and moving trails for upcoming Arts Centre events

All are welcome, with or without autism.        Entry prices are kept low.

Family/Darts evenings

These are aimed at autism mums and dads.       They are held at the White Lion pub on Bridge End Road, Grantham.       Our fundraiser has combined his voluntary work for GAIN with his links to the darts league to put on a bit of a night out and raise funds for GAIN.

Facbook small iconAsk for Paul. He is an autism dad and our host for Pub Nights.        He knows a fair bit about how things work and would be very happy to exchange thoughts and experiences.        Click Facebook icon for a list of events.        See map.


We offer regular autism-friendly tennis sessions at Grantham Tennis Club, Gonerby Road, Grantham.      Tuition and equipment are provided.       Sessions are in the indoor courts during winter.       Children need to  wear sturdy shoes and adaptable clothing.         Fun rather than serious training.      See:  map       tennis club.


Autism-friendly golf is held at Sudbrook Moor Golf Club, Carlton Scroop – see:  map       golf club.       Tuition and equipment are provided.      Children need to wear sturdy shoes and adaptable clothing.


We held our first trampolining event at Jump Revolution, Grantham in April 2017.       These sessions are proving to be much in demand.

Go Karting

This is at Gridline Racing, Dunford Road, Lincoln, LN5 8HF.      See map.        Our first Karting session was in April 2016.        We have only had one so far.

Bowling / Laser Tag

This is a new combination event at Grantham Bowl, Dysart Road, Grantham, NG31_7LE     Our first one was in April 2016.      We have only had this combination once so far.       See map.

Christmas Party

A popular event every December.        In 2019 our Christmas party was at Jump Revolution.     For several year previously they had been at Grantham Bowl.