Activities chosen by the groups have ranged from visits to zoos, theme parks and puppet shows to canal boat rides, studio tours and theatre performances. If it’s exciting or educational, sporting or sensory, challenging or creative (or better still, all of those things!) then we’re interested.
Over the years we’ve particularly enjoyed reading about the north London charity Step by Step’s various adventurous day trips around the UK.
Last year the group used a day trip grant to take 30 children and young people with disabilities to 360 Play, a family entertainment centre in Stevenage featuring sensory and soft play activities, a carousel and go-karting. Development Manager Cassie Daniels reported that, “it was so nice to be able to take the children out of the city for this trip and give them memories they will cherish forever. Thank you so much!”
“Thank you for taking me on my best trip! I jumped lots and lots!”– Young person
41 children from Step by Step also enjoyed interactive activities at Mead Open Farm in 2017. The group rated the opportunities to engage and the overall experience as “Excellent” and a young person from the group said, “we had fun at the farm and I want to come back every day!”