IMG_9411The second of our summer activities events took place on Tuesday 9th August at Bristol Zoo Gardens. We met at the entrance at 10:30 a.m. 19 carers, 4 staff members and a whopping 36 children between the ages of 2 and 18 years joined in the fun!

It was a beautiful sunny day which enabled carers and children to explore the Zoo at their own pace and leisure. There were lots of different animals to see including the monkeys, lions, penguins, sea lions, butterflies and many more. Also around the Zoo were different interactive activities for children and adults to join in with and if you were lucky you could see some of the animals being fed. There was also a creative flare to be felt with a number of different sculptures and art work around for people to enjoy. Children could also be creative themselves making face masks in the activity centre. There was lots to do to keep busy!

We re-grouped on the lawn in the gardens at 1 o’clock for a picnic lunch.  After which, carers and children were able to continue exploring the Zoo.  A wonderful day was had by all!

Thanks to all who came!

Feedback from this event:

“Thank you Tina and the Capstone team, just had a really great second day out organised for us! Came home today with 5 very tired kids (aged between 4 and 14!)” from L in Somerset

A from Bath said “they think that Capstone activities are brilliant and that they always enjoy them”

A from Wiltshire (9 years of age) said “the Zoo was cool and my best bit was the bats

For any future visits to Bristol Zoo, foster carers caring for children who are disabled or with a statement of SEN will be able to enter Bristol Zoo free of charge Please see more details on their website http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/visitor-information/ticket-prices.


Tarlie Walker a Supervising Social Worker for Capstone took part in the Bath Race for Life for Cancer Research on Sunday 12th June. Tarlie had a scare herself earlier in the year and wanted to give something back to all the amazing nurses and people who had been involved with her treatment. So the training programme started after Tarlie had made a full recovery was ready to take part in the event. It was held at Victoria park in Bath and ended up being a very muggy rainy day but this didn’t put Tarlie off, she was ready to take on the world and raised a lot money for this worthwhile cause.

Tarlie commented “I ran the race for life – cancer research and managed to raise £390 which I was not expecting – I am thankful to all the people that sponsored me and to Capstone for their generous donation. I didn’t realise how hilly the course would be but I did a personal best of 27 minutes despite a quick stop for my dog Cosmo, he was an amazing running companion”
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