Rollercoaster fun at Adventure Park Family Day

31 families enjoyed a fun day out at Adventure Park in Geelong for the recent Very Special Kids Adventure Park Family Day.

Despite the overcast weather in the morning, this didn’t stop families travelling from places such as Hamilton and Ballarat to enjoy a day out with other children and their families.

One of these families are the McKiernan family from Corio who turned to Very Special Kids to help them care for their 14-year-old son Bryce who has kabuki syndrome and kidney disease.

The level of care Bryce requires creates additional challenges for his parents Stacey and Darrin, as well as their other children Tori (20), Riley (18) and Hollie (12).

“Very Special Kids have been amazing” says Stacey, “the kids love going to the Family Days, it’s a special day for them to just have fun and enjoy themselves like regular kids.”

There was something for everyone – splashing about in water, hurtling down massive slides, special appearances from Queen Elsa and Princess Anna from Frozen, and of course the new rollercoaster, which was Bryce’s favourite.

The Adventure Park Family Day also provides families with a unique opportunity to socialise with other families facing similar challenges – allowing siblings and parents to develop a peer-support network in a fun and friendly environment.

A special thanks to The Turi Trust who generously sponsored the event and provided 4 volunteers from Turi Foods and Golden Farms to help out with the activities on the day. We couldn’t put on an event as successful as this without your support.