Children who are deafblind, and those with complex disabilities, are having an incredible summer with our Sense Holidays programme so far.
Over the last two weeks, holidays have been happening at Macaroni Wood, Hall Farm, Conygre Farm, Broadstairs Music Festival, Coldwell Activity Centre and Barnstondale.
Climbing, swimming and more in Macaroni Wood
Macaroni Wood, one of our most loved venues in the Gloucestershire countryside, was filled with the boundless energy of six young holidaymakers.
The trampoline received quite the workout! Throughout the week the group went climbing and swimming, visited the fire station (where they got to dress up as fire fighters), and enjoyed massage and music therapy.
But one of the biggest hits of the week was definitely the visit to the ski centre to go snow tubing, which all the holidaymakers seemed to really enjoy.
Kite flying and ice skating at Barnstondale
Over at Barnstondale, our holidaymakers enjoyed swimming, sensory rooms, tractor rides, kite-flying and ice skating – and of course they couldn’t spend the week near Liverpool without taking a Ferry ‘cross the Mersey!
The week certainly made a lasting impression on Cameron, one of our volunteers. He told us the biggest impact the holiday had on him was the connection he had with his holidaymaker and that he’ll definitely be volunteering again on a future holiday.
Rocking out at Broadstairs Folk Music Festival
Five adult holidaymakers had a fantastic time last week at Broadstairs Folk Music Festival. The sun shone, the bands played, and the holidaymakers made some incredible memories.
Our troop of holidaymakers, leader and volunteers spent time watching bands and dancing late into the night, before emerging from their tents the next morning for chips on the beach, salon visits for some pampering and shopping sprees in the local charity shops. Two holidaymakers even got to experience swimming in the sea for the first time!
These breaks are part of the Sense summer holidays programme, where children, young adults, and adults with dual sensory loss and additional complex needs, can have fun, make friends and be active.
Next week, holidays are happening at Macaroni Wood, Conygre Farm and Rosliston Forresty Centre