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Knowsley Parent Carers Voice Family Fun Day an overwhelming success

by Laura Johnston

A free family fun day for families in Knowsley accessing special educational needs and/or disabilities support was an overwhelming success.

Organised by the Knowsley Parent Carers Voice, children, young people and their families took part in a range of activities from bouncy castles, face painting and messy play through to cookie shape cutting, cake decorating, a brilliant caricaturist, hand massages, and a fabulous buffet provided by Foodiez.

A popular attraction was Aladdins Cave who kept the children entertained with dancing and party games, an animal handler from Party Central Entertainment, who brought along various animals and reptiles, including lizards, snakes and an owl for the children to touch, feel and experience up close.  Also in attendance was the army with officers on-hand to talk to children and families about their roles as well as an all-terrain vehicle for the children and young people to go on board. The Mayor of Knowsley, Cllr Jackie Harris, was also there to join in the fun.

Superheroes and children’s favourites including Spiderman, PJ Masks, Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, Elsa and Anna, Poppy Troll, King Bob Minion also joined in the fun and happily posed for photographs throughout the day!

Ian McBrias from the Knowsley Parent Carers Voice said “We wanted our children, young people and families to have a great day – and they certainly had that! The day was all about supporting our families, providing opportunities for our children and young people to try new things, learn new skills, socialise and above all – have fun!  Thank you to everyone who supported or attended our event and helping to make it such a huge success.”

Knowsley Parent Carers Voice is a local group of parents and carers who have children with special educational needs and disabilities. They provide advice and support and work alongside health, social care and education in Knowsley to ensure the very best outcomes for children and young people.

Further information, advice and support for children, young people and families with special educational needs and / or disabilities is available on the Knowsley Local Offer (SEND) website.