A Minecraft Server for Neurodiverse Children & Young People

About us

Creative Active Lives have been running weekly Minecraft Clubs since 2019 in partnership with the fantastic Club Minecraft. We have now created our own private server, for our weekly bookable Autism Friendly Minecraft clubs, and club members can have 24/7 access to our play world and mini games. The Admin team make sure no griefing, and players builds are protected.

Current hosted online sessions: Minecraft socials, suitable for any level, can be loud. Tuesday is usually quieter.

  • Tuesdays 6-7pm 
  • Thursdays 6-7pm 

In Person Minecraft Clubs:

  • Saturday mornings, 1030-1230 every other Saturday until March 2025, in our LANworld – you can join us in person at Rowley Learning Campus, B65 9AN

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Our Motto

What we do

Home Ed Sessions

Weekly Small Group Social Build & Play Sessions

Coding in Minecraft Sessions

Mini Games

Redstone Sessions

Command Block Classes

How to Stream on YouTube sessions

Parent/Carer Sessions

Membership to a secure, private Minecraft
Server to play with old and new friends

Our History

As our weekly Minecraft Clubs have grown over the years, we have seen how the children have benefitted and grown in confidence, leadership, made new friends, learned new skills, and have done some amazing things as a result of their growing confidence and enthusiasm.

We have created Creative Active Lives’ own private, secure Minecraft Server. This is a private Minecraft World that players who are manually approved by the Creative Active Lives team can join, and safeguarding is at the forefront of what we do. We have an SMP world, Creative world, Mini Games, SkyBlock, Dungeons, Build Challenges, A Calm world, more games in development, and all players can protect their builds.

Join Minemania

How it works

Children use Zoom to chat, and camera/microphone on is optional – if they prefer to use in game chat and just listen to the Zoom that’s fine.

Everyone joins the Minecraft LAN world and plays together in a secure private whitelisted server.

We also have a private Discord for over 13s and parents to communicate outside of the hosted sessions. Please note this is not monitored 24/7.

Become a Member

Classes and Safety

We will provide the opportunity for children to take part in classes in coding, design, command blocks, Redstone and more.

Our weekly sessions are led by DBS checked, experienced tutors. These are inclusive and autism friendly and aimed at ages 7-16, with sessions in development for older players. We plan to do sessions for older teenagers, adults, and parents or carers who want to be able to talk about Minecraft to their kids, understand online safety in gaming, and learn how to play Minecraft with them.

MineMania membership allows players access to the server outside of session times, with a few Member perks. It also allows access to our bookable hosted sessions, and password protected members only forum to allow children to leave messages for each other safely to find friends to team up with challenges, report problems, and submit requests and suggestions.

We have controls in place to prevent griefing and stealing of stuff, and members must agree to our Code of Conduct to be able to join MineMania.

 

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Testimonials

My son, Joseph, joined Creative Active Lives Minecraft Club recently. Rachel's support in the run up to, during and in-between the sessions was second to none. She couldn't do enough to support us to join successfully and made Joseph feel welcome and relaxed so he could enjoy it. It was a brilliant session.

Anna J

Brilliant sessions for both new and experienced players. So pleased we found it

Mary L

My son joined the younger session today and loved it!

Siobhan S

My son loved the time he had today with the Minecraft coding, he was so happy when he came off.

Debi B

I play Minecraft because it's fun. My favourite thing to do is building. I'm most proud of my own world where I've built a rollercoaster and a great campsite. I go to Minemania because I like playing Minecraft with other people. I think playing with others has improved my mental health because I've made new friends. The Wizard Keen sessions are fun and I've really liked learning how to build better. I would feel sad if Minemania ended because I look forward to the sessions.

S

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Literacy is a real struggle for X, and teaching him to read and write in a traditional way is impossible. Between his learning difficulties and PDA, we were needing an alternative way of developing literacy. And this is where Minemania has become such a major educational tool for us. We have noticed a fantastic improvement in letter recognition, and lately too with sight words. He has even started understanding some of the chat content with his Minemania friends by recognising words and inferring the content. And just last week he had been replying back by sounding out and attempting words! This is by far the most positive impact on his literacy, as it is not perceived as a demand and he is happy to engage. Due to anxiety, sensory avoidance and his other various issues, he struggles with meeting people, forming friendships and maintaining relationships. He has found the twice weekly online Minemania sessions and fortnightly Saturday sessions absolutely fantastic to be able to make friends in a non judgemental and supportive environment where he feels accepted and just like everyone else. He will often say things like "I love my friends" or "I'm so excited to see my friends". Without doubt, Minemania sessions are the highlight of the week for X, and we are so grateful to have this for him.

M
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