Brainwave South West Centre

The Brainwave South West Centre is located in Bridgwater, Somerset and is a two-minute drive from Junction 24 of the M5 (signposted towards Bridgwater).

Contact details

Marsh Lane

Huntworth Gate




Tel: 01278 429089

Email: [email protected]


Parking on-site is free, with plenty of spaces available and dedicated parking areas for those staying in our accommodation units.

Centre facilities

Four fully equipped therapy rooms

There are four therapy rooms at the South West Centre which are all fully equipped to support the assessment of your child.  Equipment available in each room includes physio balls, wedges and rolls as well as many educational resources and toys. 

Sensory room

During your visit to the Centre, you and your child will get the opportunity to visit the sensory room which is a safe place for your child to relax in and enjoy the lights and other sensory input. The sensory room can be used as a calming space to help a child regulate themselves as well as providing opportunities for engagement through interaction with the equipment.


The physiotherapists at Brainwave South West work with children in the hydrotherapy pool.  We can develop a programme of exercises to help children to relax in the water, improve their confidence, float with aids and where appropriate work towards independent swimming.

Families working with physiotherapists are offered the opportunity of having a hydrotherapy session at both their initial assessments and reassessments. Parents are welcome to come into the pool to join in with the session or they can observe from the side.

Family room

This relaxing and comfortable room allows families to take their breaks and enjoy drinks and refreshments from the fully-equipped kitchen.  Baby-changing and toilet facilities are provided for families.  This room provides the ideal opportunity for families to meet other Brainwave families, share experiences and knowledge over a friendly cup of tea!

Local amenities

The local town of Bridgwater and neighbouring North Petherton have all you need to ensure your visit to the South West is a pleasant one. The map below highlights local supermarkets, petrol stations, pharmacies and a selection of restaurants and takeaways, but there are plenty more to choose from! Click on the arrow icon on the map below (top left) to see a list of local amenities, as well as details of how to find the South West centre from the J24 exit of the M5.

Local taxi companies

  • A1 Ace Taxis: 01278 332211
  • Angel Cabs: 01278 429988
  • Broadway Taxis: 01278 422442

Local hotels

If you are looking for accommodation close to the South West Centre, there are several hotel chains within easy reach of us. Follow the links below to find out more and discuss your requirements for your stay with them.

Other local options are available, which again we would recommend contacting directly to discuss your specific needs.

Brainwave self-catering bungalows

The South West Centre in Bridgwater has self-contained bungalows on-site that families are welcome to use for just £55 per night (subject to availability). If you are interested in using these facilities, please call the Centre on 01278 429089 or email [email protected] to check availability.


  • Two bedrooms (some with twin beds in each room, some with a double bed in one room)
  • Shower facilities
  • Cot, highchair and bedguard
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Clean bed linen and towels
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge, and all utensils and crockery
  • TV and DVD player

Arrival and departure

  • Please note, no accommodation is available on Friday or Saturday nights
  • Check-in time for arrivals Monday - Thursday: 2pm - 9pm (5pm-9pm check-in via telephone)
  • Check-in time for arrivals Sunday: 4pm - 9pm via telephone
  • Check-out time: no later than 2pm on the assessment day of departure (you will be advised if this needs to be earlier)
  • Next day check-out time: If you have a long journey and have requested a next day departure on the morning after your assessment, please vacate the accommodation by 10 am.

Terms of stay:

  • All bungalows and the whole South West Centre site is strictly non-smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes and vaping)
  • No pets (apart from assistance animals) are permitted in the accommodation or the Centre. Please let us know if you are bringing an assistance animal with you
  • For hygiene reasons, toys are not provided, but you are welcome to bring your own (just remember to take them home with you!)
  • Occupants must not exceed the number of beds available
  • Children under 14 must not be left unaccompanied in the bungalows
  • You are welcome to move furniture around in the bungalows, but please return everything to its original position before departure
  • Rubbish bags can be disposed of in the wheelie bins in the Centre's car park