Magic in the park for North West families

13 families enjoyed a fun-filled day out at Werribee Mansion Park for the Very Special Kids North West Family Day in the April school holidays.

The families, who have children with life-threatening conditions, scoured the grounds in an Easter egg hunt, were wowed by a magician, got creative with arts and crafts and parents relaxed with massages from an on-site masseuse.

Very Special Kids Family Support Worker Kevin Carlin said the event enabled families to meet new friends in similar situations.

“It was a chance to meet other parents with special needs children and take away a little of the sense of isolation that can be experienced,” he said.

The event was made possible through the help of volunteers and Parks Victoria.