On Sunday December 20th 2015 The Devon Office hosted a children’s Christmas party at Plymouth Ski Centre, 15 children (and their adults) enjoyed snow tubing and tobogganing. First was snow tubing which involved hurtling down a hill on what looked like a huge rubber ring, it was quite scary but once in the swing of it was enjoyed by our smallest participant (age 5 to our oldest who’s age I’ll have to guess at 50 something!).

It was a lovely get together for carers, Capstone staff  and for the children to meet and have some fun together.  A traditional Christmas meal was enjoyed together and the home made mince pies for the adults were very tasty!

One child said: “Snow – tubing was very good fun! I made one kind friend. I didn’t go on to start with but after a little while I did it but only half way. The weather was beautiful and kind of cold! .”

Another added: “We went snow-tubing which was really good fun – I enjoyed tobogganing although I was worried, but there wasn’t really anything  to worry about.You had to sit in a ring and slide down and then bring the ring back up the hill again and slide down. It made me feel happy. We were lucky it wasn’t raining.  After that we went up in the cafe to have some lunch, it tasted really nice.”

Anna Lane-Clarke, Family Support Worker said: “For our next day out together I’ve been asked to find out about paintballing, so we shall see if we can get together enough participants for an Easter skirmish!”Child on ski slope


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