Fun in the Park

22nd June 2010

  • Disabled children and their parents, carers and siblings enjoyed a fun-filled day at Norfolk Heritage Park, courtesy of Sheffield Parent Carer Forum.

    Glorious sunshine and a good mix of indoor and outdoor attractions meant that even with a record turnout of over 300 people, nobody had to wait long to try out the activities.

    Two bouncy castles and a set of orienteering trails around the park proved a popular way to burn off some energy, while arts and crafts activities provided more sedate entertainment. Children in need of some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle had the opportunity to retreat to a “chill-out” room with fairy lights and sensory toys.

    For many of the little visitors, the real-life fire engine complete with 3-strong crew (who even rushed out to put out a real fire at one point!) was the highlight of the day.

    Face painting also proved a big hit with youngsters, who kept the two face painters busy for more than four hours. As the venue started to fill up with little spidermen, fairies and vampires, a programme of drumming workshops and “vegetable entertainment” with Madame Zucchini got under way, giving parents a welcome chance to sit down and have a breather.

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