Exotic animals and activity bus added to the Grantham Journal Children’s Fund’s Festival of Excitement

Dysart Park Family Fun Day - Rob Louth with Walter the Burmese python

Dysart Park Family Fun Day - Rob Louth with Walter the Burmese python

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Some exciting additions have been made to this summer’s Festival of Excitement, a day-long event organised by the Grantham Journal Children’s Fund.

Catering for children with disabilities, and aimed at providing a fun day for their parents/carers and siblings too, the festival will feature attractions such as rally car experiences, fairground rides and inflatables.

Now added is an activity bus courtesy of property services company Willmott Dixon and a display by Exotic Animal Encounters. All manner of creatures will be brought along for youngsters to look at and hold, from snakes to meerkats.

As well as thrills and spills, there will be a calming area, sensory space, disco, face painting, balloon modelling and more, plus refreshments.

The Festival of Excitement will take place on Saturday, August 20 at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham.

Entry, activities and food will be entirely free of charge, supplied by the Children’s Fund, a registered charity that has supported families with disabled children for 30 years. All attractions, activities and facilities are being organised with their needs in mind.

Admission to the festival is by invitation only and it will not be open to the public on the day. We are asking families and disability support groups and organisations to request forms and further information by emailing summersizzler@granthamjournal.co.uk

Places are limited so we ask that forms are requested early to avoid disappointment.

** The charity relies on fund-raising activities and donations to be able to carry out the work it does, not only to put on events and trips but also to provide grants for adapted facilities at home, medical equipment and more. Trustees are grateful to all individuals, businesses and groups wishing to raise funds for the Grantham Journal Children’s Fund. For information, email marie.bond@granthamjournal.co.uk