Kinship Care family fun day in Saturday

The Kinship Care event will take place in Derry on Saturday.

The Kinship Care event will take place in Derry on Saturday.

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Kinship Care NI are holding their first ever ‘Family Fest’ in Derry on Saturday to celebrate the importance of family.

The free event will be open to everyone and organisers have said it will provide an opportunity for children and their families to spend special time together.

The day starts with a ‘Break Fest’ from 10am to 12pm at St. Columbs Park House where local organisations will exhibit their work, give out information and meet families.

Organisations include Reading Rooms, Parenting NI, NewPin, Family Support Hubs, Counselling Services as well as free health checks and lots more. Families will also receive a special breakfast.

‘Family Fest’ will continue at Foyle Arena from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Here children and their families will spend the afternoon having fun and getting involved in lots of activities, from magicians and a science show to carnival stalls, bouncy castles and obstacle courses as well as DJing, vlogging, football and a visit from local sensation ‘Izon How’.

Kinship Care’s Service Manager, Leona McMenamin, said: “We want to offer a day for families to have fun without any cost or worries where they can have a great day together. We hope FAMILY FEST 2016, which has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund as part of their ‘Big Celebration’ Programme will be a day of great entertainment and celebration.”

For more information contact Leona McMenamin on 028 71373731 or email: leona.kinshipcareni@gmail.com.