A Big Thank You
from us all to The Print Room for their support in printing our Daytrippers stationery
Daytrippers Bolton is a parent and carer led registered charity
that provides days out and activity`s for disabled children and their families.
Daytrippers (Bolton) Registered Charity No. 1120235
If you already know us then you know what we have to offer if you don’t know us……why not??
Family days out are suppose to be fun, but when you have a child with a disability or a medical condition it can be hard work, resulting in the family ‘not bothering’ or going out individually. That is not what being a family is about.
Family days out are going to the zoo, to the park or maybe just to the beach, they are about relaxing, meeting people enjoying each others company.
Having a child with Special Needs can be isolating as they may be unable to do the things mainstream children do, or driving makes it difficult to get about. You may find that staying at home is a better option than struggling to get out.
Everyone at Daytrippers knows what that’s like especially if you have other children. We want your family to look back at the school holidays and say ‘that was fun’, not look forward to them with dread.
All the buses we use have tail lifts, so even permanent wheelchair users can get on. As part of our Safeguarding policy we photograph each family as they get on the bus, this is incase any of the children get lost, a photo is easier to see than to try and describe a child. As well as the photo (which is destroyed by the way when we return home) each member of the family wears a small green wristband. This wrist band has details of who to contact in case of an emergency, it also allows entry into certain venues we visit, we also register each family on the bus so we don’t leave anyone behind.
When we get to where we are going, we find some families go off together, some families have made friends and go off in little groups, some stay together especially if their child has a behavioural problem and they feel they need extra support, this is fine all families are different. Occasionally we have members of the out door education team who come with us, they will escort some families and help with the supervision of the children.
What ever the need of your child or family why don’t you come out with us, we are a friendly bunch who are parents of a child with learning difficulties/special needs or respite carers for the local authority. We are all CRB checked and we understand how daunting it can be going out.
We now meet once a month at Harveys Cafe Bar, Mawdsley Street for a coffee & chat. Very informal - just `drop in` & catch up with people.
Next One; Fri 20th MAY
Between 11.30am & 2pm
To contact us please call;
or alternatively email us at
Many thanks to Abstract Print for supporting and sponsoring us, by providing us with ‘volunteer’ t-shirts for the committee.