Staffordshire Wildlife Trust offers Free family play sessions for children with disabilities


Children and young people with disabilities and their families are being given the chance to head outdoors and get stuck into free wildlife themed activities.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is running Aiming High family events across the county to give youngsters aged eight to 16 with disabilities and their families the chance to take part in a variety of wildlife themed activities.

Aiming High sessions being delivered this summer are taking place at:

Highgate Common – near Wombourne on Saturday 24 September

Apedale Country Park – Newcastle-under-Lyme on Sunday 25 September

The Wolseley Centre – Between Stone & Rugeley on Thursday 27 October

All sessions are funded by Staffordshire County Council’s Aiming High for Disabled Children Programme which provides targeted activities for children with disabilities and additional needs.

Shaun Rimmer, from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, who will be delivering the sessions, said:

“Aiming High gives family events gives carers and sibling of children with disabilities the opportunity to learn new skills from exploring areas, to building a fire, toasting marshmallows to den building. There are so many simple pleasures which youngsters can experience during the events surrounded by other children and staff who support them.’

Those attending should wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear.

Anyone who would like to book onto the Aiming High events should call 0300 111 8007 and select option six. Or, for further information, call Shaun Rimmer on 01889 880100 or email Booking for the first event is free, and then £9 for subsequent events.