Invitation to Family Day in Belfast

28th August 2018

We’re inviting families with an experience of meningitis and a head for heights to enjoy the fun at our free Family Day at We Are Vertigo in Belfast

NI Family Day

The day offers a trampoline session using one of Europe’s largest trampoline parks and time in the adventure centre, complete with 30ft climbing wall and ropes courses.

As well as the opportunity to explore the centre’s activities, those coming along can also find out more about the support available from us. Refreshments and lunch are provided.

The Family Day takes place on Saturday 24 November and families from across Northern Ireland are invited. Registration for the all-day event, aimed at children up to age 16 who have been affected by meningitis and their family, is now open here.

Share your experience… and have fun

Christine Hughes, our Community Support Officer in Northern Ireland, said, “Our Family Days are a great way for those affected by this devastating disease to join together, share their experiences and most importantly, have fun."

“Whether a child in your family has had meningitis or you as a parent or carer have been affected, we would like to invite you to join us and other families to relax and talk with people who understand what the impact of the disease is like.”

The charity used the same venue successfully for a Family Day last year.

“It was great and worked very well,” Chris added, “with everyone having an enjoyable time and new experiences to try."

Sign up today

“Last year’s event filled up very quickly and we expect it to be equally popular this year – so don’t delay and sign up today.”

Meningitis Now's free Family Days, supported by Children in Need, are held in different locations up and down the UK to allow as many families as possible to attend.

They are designed to provide parents, guardians or grandparents with the opportunity to meet other local families who have been affected by meningitis and find out more about the support available to them through Meningitis Now. 

Those attending can join in the activities with the children or spend time chatting informally with other parents and Meningitis Now staff. 

“We know that the impact of meningitis reaches much further than the individual concerned,” Christine added. “It can have a huge effect on all those closest to them, especially family and friends. 

Bringing together families

“Meningitis changes lives and futures, which is why bringing together families with similar experiences of the disease is so important."

“Having a fun day with your family may seem a small thing, but when your family has lived through the trauma of meningitis together, it means so much.”

Places on the Family Day are limited and registration will be operated on a first come first served basis. Meningitis Now will operate a waiting list if the event is oversubscribed. 

To find out more about the day contact Christine at