Families Annual weekend away

Center Parcs 2016

Center Parcs 2016

What a fantastic weekend it was!

It rained everyday but spirits were not dampened in the least. This year 48 Dravet families attended the Dravet Syndrome UK Center Parcs weekend. It was wonderful to see old friends and welcome lots of new families.

The siblings’ activities were a huge success with 30 taking part in Laser Tag and 15 taking part in the Paint-a-Pot activity followed by lunch. It was lovely to see so many families at our private soft play session; Dravet children playing with each other, siblings playing and forming friendships with each other and parents chatting and sharing their experiences.

Much fun was had on the Mums’ and Dad’s nights out, too. Thank you to all the families for their wonderful feedback and for making it an amazing experience. Thank you also to our fantastic medical team ‘Response Services Group UK’. Thankfully there were no medical emergencies but their presence gave our families comfort and peace of mind. Finally, a huge thank you to the Masonic Charitable Foundation for funding the medical team.

If you didn’t manage to make it along to Center Parcs this year we hope you’ll be able to join us in 2017! Despite the wet weather you can see from these snaps what an amazing time was had by all. From zapping each other in the woods with lasers, to painting pots of all shapes and sizes, to chomping on a delicious lunch at Huck’s Diner with old friends and new, this fun-filled weekend was one great memory after another.