Family Days

When a child is diagnosed with a brain tumour the impact on family life can be wide reaching. Many families do not get the opportunity to spend time together other than at hospital and family life can be put on hold as everyone redirects their time and energy to supporting the child who has been diagnosed.

Our Family Days also provide the opportunity for parents and children alike to meet others experiencing similar difficulties and share their stories. For some of the people in attendance, this is their first opportunity to be in contact with others affected by brain tumours and the comfort and strength they draw from this is immeasurable.

"The day provided a great opportunity to spend time with people who have gone through similar experiences. For my child, he was able to meet others who had similar stories."

Upcoming Family Days

For parents living with a brain tumour - Derbyshire

Our next Family Day for parents living with a brain tumour will be taking place in Derbyshire on Saturday 25 March. The day is being run in partnership with The Lewis Moody Foundation. There will be a fantastic range of activities for the whole family to take part in, including: archery, arts and crafts, climbing, bush craft, and the zip wire.

Join us in a relaxed and supportive setting for a fun day and the chance to meet with families.

The day will run from 10am-4pm at Conkers Activity Centre, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Swadlincote, DE12 6GA!

The day is free to attend and lunch will be provided. Book your places:

Eventbrite - Derbyshire Family Day

If you have any questions please email emma.percy@thebraintumourcharity.org

For families with a child living with a brain tumour - Peak District

Join us in the Peak District on Saturday 29 April for a fun day out for children living with a brain tumour and their families. Activities on the day will include boat hire, bush craft and the leap of faith!

The day will be held from 10am-4pm at Underbank Activity Centre, Oaks Lane, Sheffield, S36 4GH. Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions please contact sarah.watson@thebraintumourcharity.org.

Eventbrite - Peak District Family Day

Future Family Days

We have a number of family days planned which will taking place all over the UK. Below are the details of the dates and locations of the days that we are planning, these are subject to change and details of confirmed events will be added to this page with details of how to book a place.

Family Days for children living with a brain tumour

  • Peak District - 29 April 2017
  • Northern Ireland – 17 June 2017
  • Northumberland - 1 July 2017
  • Essex - 23 September 2017

Family Days for parents living with a brain tumour

  • Derbyshire - 25 March 2017
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