Free adventure day for disabled children in Burton

Free adventure day for disabled children in Burton
Free adventure day for disabled children in Burton

Free adventure day for disabled children in Burton

Caudwell Children, the Staffordshire based that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, is providing a free, fun packed, outdoor and indoor adventure experience at Conkers, the 120 acre award winning adventure park in Derbyshire.

Set within the heart of the National Forest, in Moira, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, the day will take place from 10am-4pm on Friday 30th August, 2019.

A limited number of places are available for disabled children, and those with additional needs, aged up to 18 years of age, who live in Burton-on-Trent and the surrounding area.

The fun packed day is being delivered in partnership with the Toyota Inchcape car dealership, in Burton-on-Trent, who recently donated £1,800 to Caudwell Children to fund activities for disabled children in the region.

“It’s going to be an amazing family day,” enthused Becky Deri, from Caudwell Children. “Places are available for all the siblings, parents and carers and although it will be a self-led day, I’ll be there to meet the families and answer any questions ahead of them going into the adventure centre.”

Outdoor activities include an activity trail, barefoot walk, sky viewing tower, water play, high and low ropes and a scooter safari, whilst indoor activities include a 4D cinema, mineshaft and scary troll.

“It will give families a lot of new experiences and for those who are fearless enough they can try their hand at canoeing, karting, archery, mountain biking and bush craft survival!” exclaimed Becky.

Fully qualified instructors from Conkers will be on hand at all times to ensure the safety of visitors.

A staggering 78% of disabled children do not take part in activities outside the home, because of the many barriers that they face, so Caudwell Children’s programme of activity days are vital in giving disabled children the opportunity to get out and have fun.

“The cost of accessing leisure activities can be prohibitive to the families that we support,” explained Becky. “So we can’t thank the Toyota Inchcape car dealership enough for provided the necessary funding to allow families to access Conkers.

“Taking part in the many interactive activities will help to develop the confidence and self-esteem of the children who attend.

“It will also help to increase their social skills and encourage communication, whilst reducing boredom and anxiety.”

Participants are sure to have bags of fun but Becky says there is a serious side to the day. As she concluded: “The day is also a great way to develop listening skills and learn how to respond to others. So whilst participants will be having a great time they will also be developing many invaluable skills.”

For further information and to secure tickets to Conkers call Becky on 01782 433613 or email becky.deri@caudwellchildren.com.

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