Families flock to The Grand Appeal’s Disability Fun Day at Bristol Zoo

Back in October, we had a wonderful day at Bristol Children’s Hospital’s Disability Fun Day at Bristol Zoo. Aimed at families caring for disabled children, we funded a day that was jam-packed full of sensory-friendly workshops, music and activities.

Parents, patients, and siblings were treated to a whole host of things to do at Bristol Zoo Pavilion, including sticky pumpkins and music making, accompanied by free entrance to the Bristol Zoo Gardens for the entire day!  Families were also given the opportunity to participate in a ‘Hospital Senses’ workshop, which focused on communication and the sensory experience of being a patient in hospital.

We were joined by a whole host of teams from different disability health services, community services and support groups who were on hand throughout the day to help patients engage in activities and communicate with families. The event was also a chance for parents and siblings to catch up with the paediatric disability support team at the hospital, as well as the play specialists and the Grand Appeal Sensory Play Practitioner and Music Therapists.

A huge thank you goes to all the organisations and staff that made Disability Fun Day such an amazing experience for the young patients treated at Bristol Children’s Hospital and their families.