SEND Quiet Day

SEND Quiet Day

The session on this SEND Quiet Day is a unique opportunity for UK pupils age 5-18. The visit includes an adapted tour of the Palace of Westminster and a selection of free-flow activities in the Parliamentary Education Centre.  


About the SEND Quiet Day

Organisations that have not benefitted from a place on any UK Parliament Education visit programme in the last three years will be processed first. Available to UK schools only.

A specifically designed ‘Quiet Day’ for SEND schools here at the UK Parliament. The day is aimed at creating an inclusive, quieter and more flexible atmosphere for SEND schools visiting Parliament within our education programme. A great chance for your students to experience their Parliament.

This SEND visit would include a tour of the Palace of Westminster, access to a free flowing learning space with facilitated object handling designed to explore elements of Parliament, access to a lunch space, quiet zone and 360 projection room. The programme would last 3 1/2 hours with allowance made for time to settle in to the new environment at the start of the visit. We will also invite your organisation's local constituency MP to come along and meet the group during their time here, if they are available.

General Itinerary of the day:

  • Arrive at Education Centre: orientation and toilet break, space available for groups to eat – 30 minutes
  • Free-flow activities in the Education Centre – 60 minutes
  • Tour of the Palace of Westminster – 90 minutes
  • Return to the Education Centre: toilet break, space available for groups to eat, prepare to leave – 30 minutes
  • Total time 3 ½ hours

 The free flowing activities in the Education Centre would be as follows:

  • Contact your MP
  • The Experts - House of Lords
  • Dress up station
  • Law Making
  • Voting
  • Timeline of the UK Parliament

The visit is designed to be a memorable introduction to the UK Parliament.

If you think your pupils may be anxious about their visit, you can go through the visit with them before the trip, in class, with our downloadable visit story.

 SEND Quiet Day - UK Parliament Visit Story


Visiting times and information

Open to: UK pupils aged 5-18 (Years 1-13 England and Wales, P1-S6 Scotland and Years 2-14 Northern Ireland)

Dates: 22 March and 28 June 2019

Time/Duration: Timed slots each lasting 3 hours and 30 mins (we can be flexible with duration of the visit - to suit your groups requirements)

10:00-13:30/ 10:30-14:00/ 11:00-14:30/ 11:30-15:00/ 12:00-15:30/ 12:30-16:00


Places per session: 20 (to include pupils and adults). 


How to apply

Available for UK schools only. Please register your interest in our SEND Quiet Day by completing the online application form.

This application process will be open until midnight on 18 January 2019. We will notify all applicants whether they have been successful in securing a visit or not by the end of January.


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Information to help you plan a safe visit

Information to help you plan a safe visit


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Map of the Parliamentary estate

Map of the Parliamentary estate


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