Funny Lumps Events
A Day at Gorgie Farm, Edinburgh 29th June 2013
29th of June didn't look a particularly summery day. Bit grey and overcast and then some drizzle. Typical Scottish summer!!!!! However, the weather didn't stop our families getting to Gorgie Farm by bus, train and car and having a fantastic day out!!!!!!
This was our third year at the farm and as usual there was lots to see and do for the kids (and the adults).
Pony rides are always popular as is the pet's corner. It’s a great place to get to hold the animals under the expert supervision of the staff. The rabbits are always a favourite with the kids.
Some families have been coming since the start but for others it was their first chance to meet other kids with Nf and make new friends.
While the kids were busy, the parents had a chance for a cuppa and a chat. It’s always reassuring to meet other parents and swap experiences.
Here are some of the things our families had to say about their day out:
“Every year we look forward to the visit to Gorgie farm. It gives Megan the chance to meet other kids who have the same condition as her. Even though she can’t touch the animals because of her allergies she still loves going. It also gives me the chance to talk to other parents who have kids with Nf. Megan loves looking at the animals but the one thing she loves most is the horses. She loves being able to go on them as well as playing in the park with the other kids.”
“The farm was an amazing day. Meeting all the other families that are affected with Nf and swapping stories about our kids and how they deal with things was great. The kids loved meeting new friends and seeing the animals”.
Not much more anyone can say than that!!!!! Thanks to everyone for coming and making it such a successful day and we are already looking forward to next year!!!!!!