Family Fun Day narrowly avoids mud bath

26th September 2023

  • It should have been our 10th Family Fun Day at Hillsborough Sports Arena – but after Tramlines left the site a muddy mess, it looked like we might have to cancel the event altogether.

    Fortunately, we found another venue just down the road: Niagara Conference and Leisure Centre stepped in at the eleventh hour to host our popular event.

    The venue proved to be a perfect replacement, accommodating all of our usual attractions – from adapted cycles and bungee trampolines to various inflatables, dance and drumming workshops, a petting zoo and even a fire engine.

    A total of 60 families attended the event, yet it never felt too busy – perfect for children who struggle with crowds and noise.

    We are grateful to the Facey Family Foundation for funding our event again this year. We made the money go even further by drawing on the support of our fantastic partner organisations who provided activities, resources and volunteers.

    “We can be ourselves with no judgement and enjoy the day together. Excellent choice of food and activities.”

    “Calm environment, didn’t feel overwhelming, friendly volunteers, loved the animals for calming quiet time.”

    “Lots to do, not too busy, well organised.”