Yesterday the Parent and Toddler group (all 72 of us including older siblings and additional family members) went to Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire as our annual trip. This was a real family effort, as we wanted to make the trip affordable for all – every child over 4 cost the same as an adult, so each entry cost £44 including transport. The group, undaunted by this, have been fund-raising since March and raised a whopping £2,227 through a variety of means. We are grateful for donations towards the trip as well. IN the end, families paid just £10 per person and had a great day out.

The breakdown of income is given below:

  • Easter Coffee Morning £430.00
  • Easter Raffle £186.00
  • Sponsored Walk £300.00
  • Sponsored Toddle £575.00
  • Donations £283.00
  • Snap Tin Raffle £50.00
  • Dummy Clips £24.00
  • Tea Towels £365.00
  • Bottle Bag Sale £14.00

What was so lovely to see was how the children interacted with each other – we really are a big family!

There were rides to go on and places to explore:

There were animals to see, including the eponymous flamingos!

Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny came to visit.

There were a lot of ice-creams eaten (and one dropped…)

All in all, it was a lovely day out. Our thanks to Oakleaf coaches for transporting us and to Flamingo Land for a fun day out.