Invitation to Family Day

7th March 2018

We’re inviting families with an experience of meningitis to join us for a free Family Day at Farmer Parr’s in Fleetwood, Lancashire

Family Day

The animal farm offers a museum, outdoor play area, bouncy castle, extensive paddocks, ponds and walkways and indoor animal barns. Daily events include animal shows, tractor rides, pony rides and grooming, farm tours, feeding and petting.

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

The Family Day takes place on Sunday 13 May and families from across the North are invited. Registration for the all-day event, aimed at children up to age 16, is now open; you can sign up here.

Join together and have fun

Christine Hughes, our Community Support Officer in the North, 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.”

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.

Support available

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."

Changes lives and futures

“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. We’ll operate a waiting list if the event is oversubscribed.

To find out more about the day contact Christine on

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