Celebrating Autism Awareness Day at Thames Rockets

Published by Georgie Baker 15 days ago

When Is Autism Awareness Day? 

World Autism Awareness Day is recognised on the 2nd of April 2024. In the UK, the National Autistic Society run their biggest campaignWorld Autism Acceptance Week, between the 2nd of April and the 8th of April. Find out how you can get involved or donate here. 


What Is Autism Awareness Day? 

World Autism Awareness Day was established in 2007 and is all about raising awareness of the autism spectrum and ensuring the community are fully supported, respected and championed.  


How Does Thames Rockets Help People with Autism Have the Best Experience Possible? 

We understand that for people on the spectrum, trying something new in a busy location can be daunting, that’s why we always do our best to accommodate anyone and everyone who want to have a blast through London’s most iconic sights!  

To plan your trip and ensure peace of mind, we have created a step-by-step subtitled video on everything to expect as yourarrive at the Thames Rockets boarding gate. We want you and your family to feel excited and stress-free before your adventure, so take a look below to prepare you for your experience.  



Once you’re on board, our experienced, hilarious and entertaining guides will be with you every step of the way. Unlike other London tours, our guides are trained actors and have a high level of communication and sensitivity skills. What’s even better is that every experience has a maximum of twelve participants, so we can personalise our trips to whoever is on board, providing everyone with a memorable and comfortable tour.  

We also understand that neurodivergent people may be more sensitive to noises and certain texturesThe majority of our boats depart from the London Eye, which can be a very loud and busy place. Your ride can also be noisy as you’ll hear the sound of the engine as well as the wind, so you may feel more comfortable wearing ear defenders, please bring these with you if you require them. We are able to offer goggles on board to help shield your face from the wind.  

If you have any questions or concerns before your trip you can chat to one of our team members, seven days a week, between 10am and 5pm. We’ll do everything we can to make your experience the best it could possibly be 

Contact the team at 02079288933 | bookings@thamesrockets.com 


Want to know more about the thrills and spills of our most popular experiences? Check out our incredible adventures below: 


Our most popular experience for a reason, get ready to see London like never before with Thames Rockets! This adrenaline-fuelled experience will have you in awe as you see the very best of London and speed through the Docklands at 35mph! Hop on board 7 days a week and have the experience of a lifetime!  


Ultimate London Adventure


Thames Barrier Explorer’s Voyage 

Our Thames Barrier Explorer’s Voyage offers the most premium sightseeing experience with ALL the sights, DOUBLE the speed and almost DOUBLE the time! Make your way through the iconic city of London as you depart from the world-famous London Eye and head all the way down to the incredible Thames Barrier! Speed past Canary Wharf and historic Greenwich and then end up back where it all began. 


Thames Barrier


Here’s one for all the daredevils out there who are looking for an exhilarating, all-speed experienceDeparting from Bankside pier, this super-fastexperience will have screaming with joy for a full 45 minutes. Catch some of the historic Greenwich sights along the way including; the legendary O2 Arena and the Royal Naval College, before blasting through the iconic Thames Barrier. This is one you don’t want to miss! 



Ready for a date night you won’t forget? Thames Lates offers an unparalleled tour of London by night. Soak in the view and enjoy our award-winning guides sharing their words of wisdom as you whizz past Big Ben and Tower Bridge, lit up and soaked in glorious moonlight. And of course, it wouldn’t be a rocket experience without blasting off into the sunset! Our high-speed rides are sure to take your breath away, so once back to London Tower Bridge we’ll bring you down to earth with a tasty 6 O'clock gin to top off this magical evening. 



Don’t forget, all of our team are happy to go over any experience in more detail or answer any question you may have. 

But don’t just take our word for it, you can see our reviews from our incredible customers here! 






For more information on accessibility, including wheelchair access, please visit our website here.  

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