Halifax's Acapulco nightclub to host Christmas party for people with special education needs after being inspired by visit of Katie and Harvey Price
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The event has been inspired by the visit of Katie Price and her son Harvey to the club last year and is being described by the Acapulco as an inclusive Christmas party nightclub experience for teens and adults with learning difficulties to dance, sing and practice life skills.
"It’s a first-of-its-kind party in the town,” said Acapulco manager Simon Jackson said, “dedicated to the Special Educational Needs (SEN) community.
"It’s been inspired by the visit of Harvey Price, the son of Katie Price, to the Acapulco, who has done quite a lot for the SEN community.
"Especially after many people took to social media slamming Katie for being a bad mother to allow him to go to a nightclub.
"She responded saying her son has the same rights and dreams as others. This turned out to be great night for Harvey.
"His visit to the Acca marked not just a night out but a meaningful shift towards inclusivity in nightlife entertainment for the SEN community.”
The club will be adorned with festive decor and will feature a sensory-friendly environment with adjusted lighting and sound levels to cater to the diverse needs of its guests.
"Activities are designed to be engaging yet non-stressful, ensuring everyone can take part,” said Simon.
"What sets this event apart is its heartfelt commitment to inclusivity. It’s not just about hosting a party; it’s about creating a space where differences are celebrated, where the joy of Christmas is accessible to all.
"It is more than a festive gathering; it’s a beacon of hope and a model for other venues. It shows that with thoughtfulness and a little adjustment, the joys of social experiences can be made available to everyone and hopefully it will help to set a precedent and brake down a few barriers to the SEN community.
"This is open to all SEN people aged 12 and older. But we ask the carer to judge if it’s something fit for their individual needs.”
The party is from 6pm to 8.30pm on Monday, December 11. Tickets cost £7 and includes free entry for carers. See the Acapulco’s website for more details.