• Are you CRB/DBS checked and Insured?
    Absolutely, yes.  I hold certification for an enhanced DBS check, Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.

  • How does Thera-Build® differ from LEGO®-Based Therapy?
    LEGO®-Based Therapy is based on the book by Daniel LeGoff. It focuses on building social competence for children with autism and related conditions, with an explicit set of Club Rules and a ‘Level System’ in which children work together in teams to build LEGO® models. This methodology requires children to assume the specific roles of Engineer, Builder and Supplier to build collaboratively and is often adapted for use with the LEGO® "Build2Express" set. 

    Thera-Build® with LEGO® is based on the book by Alyson Thomsen. It focuses on working therapeutically with all children, and is particularly helpful for young people with internalising conditions such as anxiety or attachment disorder. Through purposeful play with LEGO® bricks, Thera-Build® aims to reduce stress, boost confidence and self-esteem and support children to self-regulate, by providing individualised high-quality relational building experiences that help children to communicate difficult emotions and to positively connect with others.

  • May I use the Thera-Build® name and logo for my own purposes?
    The Thera-Build® logo may not be used.  However, the trade marked name Thera-Build® may be used, along with the following disclaimer: A Thera-Build® Informed approach, not sponsored, endorsed, or authorised by Thera-Build® creator Alyson Thomsen.  
    Please email the office for a copy of our full 
    Trade Mark User Agreement.

  • What age-groups do you cater for?
    LEGO® is suitable for ages 3-103!  Our workshops and party themes generally target children aged 5-11 years.  
    We are adaptable however and can tailor-make an event to suit your specific requirements.  Email the office for details.

  • How do I make a payment? 
    All bookings for the LEGO® Holiday Club are made directly through Gloucester Guildhall.  Telephone: 01452 50 30 50
    Parties require a 50% non-refundable deposit, either by cheque, made payable to ‘Alyson Thomsen’ or
    via bank transfer: NatWest Bank.  Sort Code 600902 Account Number 69486050 (Please ref. child’s name.)
    Payment is required upon booking to secure your date. 
  • Do the children get to keep the LEGO model(s) they make?
    No sorry, all the bricks come home with us.

  • What should children wear?
    Whatever they feel comfortable in. 
     
  • Where is your holiday club based?
    We have a permanent home at Gloucester Guildhall, an excellent inner-city venue.

  • How do I get “Bricks2Learn” to run an After-School Workshop at my child’s school?
    We can provide you with the details of our After-School programme to take into school.
    Alternatively ask your school to email our office directly for further details, without obligation.


  • How much room is needed for a party?
    This depends on what theme you choose and how many children you wish to invite!  A Racing party will need to accommodate a specially designed ramp that is 4M long, room for the children to move around it, plus sufficient space for the children to build.

  • Can you provide party bags?
    Yes.  We are able to provide party bags for just £5 per child, including a genuine LEGO® Mini-figure.

  • How far in advance must I make my booking?
    You can schedule your party at any time.  Obviously the earlier you book the more choice you will have in terms of our availability. Weekends are of course the busiest!