Turi Foods Adventure Park Day

Very Special Kids Family Day programs go far beyond just facilitating a day of fun for kids, they create something that means a lot more.

This year’s Adventure Park Day was its fifth year running and had the best turn-out to date. 209 people came together, on what was a beautiful, sunny day, to connect over their shared experiences of caring for a child with a life-threatening condition or having lost a child to a terminal illness.

In total there were 47 very special children accompanied by their siblings and parents.

The face painter was a hit and there were many smiles, laughs and precious memories made by the families.

We want to say a huge thank you to Turi Foods for making this family day out possible and helping to make a positive impact on the lives of Victorian families.

“It was great seeing how all the very special kids had grown up so much. I think the relaxed atmosphere of the day makes it much easier to have a conversation. You learn from each other about the latest surgeries, drug therapies, equipment and even diets. Having the whole day together rather than quick catch ups makes a big difference. We are all in the same boat after all so it’s great how everybody is open and honest about what’s working for their family and what isn’t. It’s sometimes very challenging and overwhelming being a parent of a child with profound disabilities who is medically fragile.” Very special mother, Barwon region  

We are so glad that all the families enjoyed their day, to find out more about Very Special Kids family programs contact your Family Support Practitioner.