Residential project runs throughout the school summer holidays, based at a site normally located in the countryside near Liverpool. For many of our children this is only chance they have to escape the city.
We take around 30 children (aged 8-13) each week who would not otherwise receive a holiday. Children are split into small activity groups based on age and gender. There are normally five children in each group with two or three helpers, meaning each child receives a great deal of positive adult attention which they often lack at home.
Both adults and children stay overnight on site and spend time there during the day where they are able to make use of our bouncy castle, large outdoor space (perfect for football and large group games) and craft room (helpers are often seen sporting fashionable face paint!).
Most days groups are taken offsite in our minibuses to a range of fun activities in the local area. Some favourites include trips to the beach, swimming, horse riding, farm visits, adventure parks, ice skating, trampoline parks… the goal is to tire everyone out! Evenings are also busy, with activities such as campfires, BBQs, enjoying fish and chips in the park and scary night walks.
A large number of our kids and helpers come back to the same Residential project year after year – but newcomers are always welcomed!