Purple Patch Arts - Lifelong Learning Programmes


Purple Patch Arts provide innovative and inclusive learning experiences for people with learning disabilities. 

In our Lifelong Learning programmes, we use creativity (dance, drama, music, literature and visual arts) as a way to make educational topics and themes more accessible for adults with learning disabilities. All of our practitioners are highly skilled in delivering sessions to suit a range of needs, using a multi-sensory approach which creates an immersive and engaging experience for participants. As well as promoting lifelong learning our programmes also help participants to improve their social skills, confidence and independence skills.

Our Lifelong Learning programmes run 10am – 3pm during academic term time (38 weeks/year). We offer new participants two free taster sessions, with programmes then costing £40 per day. Throughout the day we do lots of different arts education activities, and our workshops are interspersed with lots of social time which enables participants to develop their social skills. We do not provide personal care at Purple Patch but participants can bring along support to help them with this. Participants will also need to bring their own lunch. Sadly we cannot organise transport.

If you’d like further information, or would like to book somebody you know onto a taster session, please email info@purplepatcharts.org or ring 07725 041801.

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Skipton
  • Harrogate

Some services may only be suitable to a specific age range or to those who meet specific criteria. The following eligibility criteria applies to this service:


  • No restrictions apply


  • 17-25
  • 25-64
  • 65+


  • No restrictions apply

The following facilities and adaptations are available:

Toilets and changing

  • Accessible Toilet
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Last updated: 10/12/2021