This summer we have been blessed with fantastic weather which has allowed us to have a lot of fun with our fostering families and most importantly the children.
Our support worker Linda was extremely busy planning events for everyone to join in and our foster carers came along with their foster children and birth children to get to know other fostering families, to support each other and to most importantly have lots of fun!
We kicked off our summer events at Crocky Trail (http://www.crockytrail.co.uk/), outdoor adventure playground in Cheshire. The fun started the moment we arrived, with all the rides, the trail and the challenges! As you can see from the photos even our fantastic social workers joined in on the huge slides and we all enjoyed the mile-long walk as you run along the famous trail scrambling through trees, climbing over crooked bridges and swinging a stream!
The following week we ventured to the beach at St Anne’s Beach, Lytham. The weather was not as sunny as we would have really liked but we had a great day anyway! We had a picnic on the beach, played rounders and even buried a few children in the sand!
This was a great day for the children to run free in the fresh air, being creative and having fun while the adults sat chatting and some even joined in with building sandcastles.
Our next adventure took us to Scotsmans Flash
(http://www.inspiringhealthylifestyles.org/wigan/scotmans.htm) in Wigan where we took the children kayaking! We all got very wet and so much fun was had by all. Our Social workers, Helen and Cat headed up two teams in two boats and they played games in the water against each other. We had a brilliant instructor who helped the children to have lots of fun. We also went swimming in the lake afterwards. Later in the day we moved on to Haigh Woodland Park (http://www.haighwoodlandpark.co.uk/) for a game of adventure golf and more fun on dry land! A fantastic day was had by all.
Such a fun packed summer and we are sorry it is over but we know the children have made incredible memories and have had the opportunity to have adventures and learn new skills. Our carers got to spend quality time with each other as a team and the staff even let there hair down and joined in. We can’t wait to see what Linda has in store for the next school holidays.