Free Farm Fun Day for disabled children in Burton

Free Farm Fun Day for disabled children in Burton
Free Farm Fun Day for disabled children in Burton

Free Farm Fun Day for disabled children in Burton

Caudwell Children, one of the UK’s leading children’s charities,  has announced that it is to run a FREE Adventure Farm Fun Day at the National Forest Adventure Farm, in Tatenhill, Burton-upon-Trent, on Thursday 8th August 2019.

The day is open to disabled children, and those with additional needs, up the age of 18, who live in Burton and the surrounding area.

The fun packed session will run from 11am-2pm and activities may include a tractor and trailer ride, pony grooming session, seed planting, meet the alpaca, walking through a maze, and much more.

And bosses at the charity are urging families to snap up tickets now, as places are limited to 25 families (Maximum 5 people per family).

The exciting 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 a fabulous day as there is so much for the children to do,” enthused Becky Deri, from Caudwell Children. “Who doesn’t like getting up close and personal with a range of furry creatures?

“There’s also the chance to navigate your way through an amazing 10 acre rocket shaped maze to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.”

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 take up to 25 families to the National Forest Adventure Farm.

“Taking part in the 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 about the Adventure Farm Fun Day call Becky on 01782 433613 or email becky.deri@caudwellchildren.com

You can find out more about Caudwell Children’s Short Break Activity Days here.

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