Couple’s mission to build sensory garden for children with additional needs


Paul and Michael Atwal-Brice want to turn a disused allotment in Barnsley into an area for children with conditions like autism and epilepsy to enjoy.

Welcome to Autism Allotments #Barnsley a voluntary community group here to offer a place for autistic individuals their parents carers and family members a safe place to grow fresh fruit vegetables plants and flowers to sell , learning vital life and workplace skills in a safe relaxed environment.

Autism Allotments mission is to bring autistic individuals and their family a safe haven to be outdoors relax and enjoy everything that allotments bring , whilst growing cooking selling and eating the fruits of their labour.


Paul and Michael’s story was featured on ITV News – Watch here




‘I cannot wait to see this amazing project come to fruition.
I can already see feedback from the day it was first announced that it will be a popular community space. It will offer a therapeutic environment where children and adults with a disability can make this space their own, exercise, learn about the importance of healthy eating and experience much needed social interaction during a time where there has been a severe lack of access to outdoor spaces for this group of individuals.


Friendships will be created and their self confidence will increase when they see the fruit of their work grow into amazing tasty produce or beautiful flowers. I am honoured and proud to be asked to be a Patron and will do whatever I can to support this wonderful initiative. ‘


Anna Kennedy OBE 🌱🫛🐝

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