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 2018. 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 2018 as booking for the activities becomes available.
We have the following activity days planned for 2018:
Saturday 10th March Raft building & Abseiling tower/caving
Saturday 14th April Tall Ships Activity – Plymouth Yacht Haven (12+)
Saturday 5th May Kayaking & Archery
Saturday 7th July Bell-boating & Climbing
Thursday 2nd August The Donkey Sanctuary Family Day
Wed 15th August 1-day Stand-Up Paddle boarding (9.30 – 4.30)
Thur 16th August 1-day Stand-Up Paddle boarding (9.30 – 4.30)
Saturday 29th Sept Rock Climbing & Abseiling on Dartmoor
Saturday 27th October Mountain Biking at Haldon Forest
Saturday 8th December Family Christmas Party
One of the teenagers who attended our 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.