On a drizzly day in April we took nine Kidz Klub families to Lightwater Valley theme park in North Yorkshire for a fun-filled day of roller-coasters, adrenaline, laughter and friendship. For many of the families we took family day trips are rare due to the rising costs of entry fees and travel. It was such a joy to share in their fun and excitement and a privilege to spend a whole day with some of the children and families we work with. It was a great opportunity to deepen relationships between the families and volunteers, creating shared memories that will remain for a long time to come. For some of the families the day was also a special time to be together, away from some of the daily pressures of inner-city life, a time of bonding, laughter and friendship.
Despite the drizzle a great day was had by all! On the journey home we had a coach full of happy (and sleepy!) people. All the families who came expressed their thanks for being invited on the trip and commented that they had had “fantastic” and “fab” days!