The fun-packed day out will include time to explore the museum, the first science museum outside of London, and discover the region’s history through displays focusing on its maritime, scientific and technological importance to Britain and the rest of the world.
It takes place on Sunday 15 October and families from across the north with an experience of meningitis are invited to attend. Registration for the all-day event, aimed at children up to age 16. Register for the family day.
Explore the museum – and our support offer
As well as the opportunity to explore the museum those coming along can find out more about the support available from us. Refreshments and lunch are also provided.
Christine Hughes, our Community Support Officer for Meningitis Now 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.”
Meet other local families
Meningitis Now 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.
Huge impact of meningitis
“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. 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.