Meet the animals at our Bristol Zoo Family Day

16th February 2016

We are inviting families from the South West with an experience of the disease to join it for a free Family Day in April

Family Day letterbox
The child focused event takes place on Sunday 17 April at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, and gives families the chance to join in with a range of activities to mark our 30th anniversary. 

During the day there will be opportunities to get up close to wild animals such as meerkats, lemurs and penguins, during a ‘Meet and Greet' session, and a guided tour of the zoo. Refreshments and lunch will also be provided. 

“Our Family Days are a great way for those affected 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 from the South West to relax and communicate with people who understand what the impact of the disease is like.”

Steve Ferbrache, Community Support Officer

Our Family Days, supported by Children in Need, are held in different locations up and down the UK to allow maximum opportunity for families to attend around the UK.

They are designed to provide parents, guardians or grandparents 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 will have the opportunity to join in the activities with the children and 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. 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.” 

Steve Ferbrache, Community Support Officer

Registration is now open and places will be filled on a ‘first come first served’ basis. To find out more about the day contact Steve Ferbrache on 01453 769026 or email Visit to register.

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