Digging up tons of fun!
Published Friday 17th August 12 in Council - news and information releases news
Children and Young People with disabilities and their families are invited to a terrific family fun day with an especially down-to-earth theme!
The event on Friday 31st August from 10am till 3pm at the Growing Together Gardens at 47 Fairfax Drive, Westcliff, SSO 9AG, features a whole range of hands-on garden-based activities.
Those taking part can build a den, or a bug hotel - using pots and old pieces of wood to create a des res for small insects - or try planting from seed, or picking vegetables or identifying plants.
The gardens have wheelchair-accessible paths and a disabled toilet available.
This venture is a first for the Growing Together Gardens.
Matt King, Chief Executive of Trust Links - the charity which runs the Gardens - said: "We will be keen to find out which aspects of this the children and young people and their families like most, so we can see how best to develop things for them in future."
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Executive Councillor for Children and Learning, Councillor James Courtenay said: "This is a great opportunity for children and young people with disabilities to have great fun in the garden, and enjoy planting and making things.
"We hope as many as possible will come along to the event which could become a regular fixture if it proves popular."
Those keen to come to the Family Fun Day are asked to call 01702 213134 or email email@example.com to register their attendance.
This is one of a wide range of sports, arts and social activities available to children and young people with disabilities in the borough.
For full details of these, please contact the Council's Short Breaks Commissioning Officer for children with disabilities Laura Clarke, on 01702 212310 or Lauraclarke@southend.gov.uk