Allenheads Play Day with Natural Ability
We were invited by Natural Ability(a charity which works with children and young people with learning needs) to run an outdoor play day for families in Allenheads which is a rural community in the North Pennines.
We expected to get about 6-10 young people, their friends and families/carers along but on the day more than doubled that! We had the bell tent up as a wet weather option but in the end it acted as a shade from the sun as it was a beautiful sunny day.
The young people made godseyes, hapa zome and played games throughout the day with a campfire lunch they made themselves, which was thrilling for many of them. After lunch they tried their hand at circus skills and had an impromptu singalong round the fire. It was a happy day with new skills learnt, space to play freely and a chance to make new friends.