Balloons holds regular Activity Days for the whole family, as well as special events just for young people. These Days are a time for enjoyment and laughter and are vitally important for children and young people to meet others traveling a similar journey.  As well as being great fun, these Days provide a time and a safe place to gather thoughts and feelings together, supported by others who understand.

We are delighted to be able to offer an extended programme of activities for 2017.  Please check regularly for updates. There is no limit to how many activity days a child or young person can attend, but they must have completed grief support with Balloons.  Details of these activity days will be posted or emailed throughout 2017 as booking for the activities becomes available.

We have the following activity days booked for 8-16 years old with Haven Banks:

  • Saturday 30th September 2017 Rock climbing & abseiling at Haytor
  • Saturday 28th October 2017 Mountain Biking at Haldon Forest

 

We will also have family events planned for the rest of 2017:

  • Saturday 9th December 2017  Christmas Party for children & families

 

We will be announcing our activity days and family events for 2018 on the website in November 2017 and letters will go out in early 2018 to children and young people who have received one-to-one support from Balloons.

 

One of the teenagers who attended our recent activity at Haldon Forest said

“It was so nice to spend time with people who have been through a similar experience to me. It was just really comforting in a way to know there are other children, just like me who know what it feels like to loose someone close to you. I liked being with people of a similar age to me as well. Also, everyone was very understanding of one another, and we all got on very well. The go ape in particular was kind of a team work exercise and we worked together well well and cheered people on if they got nervous.”

Above all, I just had really good day and the one of the best weekends. I made new lots of new friends who were all really lovely. Both the activities were amazing and definately ones I would love to do again!

 

To find out more or to book onto one of our Activity Days please contact Jo on 01392 826065 or email admin@balloonscharity.co.uk.