Speakers for the Family Weekend conference on Saturday 21st October are lining up nicely. We are delighted to confirm that Hollie Arnold – medal winning paralympian and Claire Cashmore – medal winning paraswimmer, will be taking to the podium and Claire will be around for the weekend to meet the children.
Hollie and Claire will be joining Joel Gibbard from Open Bionics who were announced last week as joining us for the whole of Saturday 21st October.
Saturday is packed full of activity, but lots of fun and chat happens on the Friday night and Sunday morning with families making and cementing friendships in the bar and over coffee. There is always a good mix of new and long standing members of all ages so please don’t worry if you have never been to a Reach event before! This year we have a great line up of inspiring speakers for you in the morning, plus some really different workshop sessions in the afternoon for all ages so watch your inbox for more details as we release them.
Whatever age your children, there will be something to keep them happy. The Football Academy will be running once again and the older children are assured of an ‘outdoor adventure’. Freedom Childcare have some great activities lined up for the younger ones in creche and workshops held in hotels too.
Sunday is more relaxed there is an instructed bouldering session and Matthew Phillips our Reach member and Paraclimber on offer at 10:30am. The minimum age for this session is 6 years and you do need to pre-book with us, so if your children are interested please call the office. For more information about bouldering please see blocclimbing.co.uk
To book your places please use this booking form .
The Marriott Hotel hold a fixed number of bedrooms for Reach guests until 25th August, after this time the Reach room rate could change or availability might be limited (the hotel was totally full by this date last year) so why risk a late booking?
This is the link to book your group rate for Reach Bedrooms just for Reach guests. Please select your room based on the number of ADULTS sharing. Children needing rollaway beds or cots/crib can be added in section 2 ‘Your requests’.
- Please Note – Rollaway beds and cribs will be complimentary on the nights of October 20 2017 and October 21 2017 but it will look like you are being charged £15. The Marriott assure us that when guests check out, the charge will be removed. If you are at all concerned please contact the Marriott on 0117 929 4281 and select option 2 or the team can email you reassurance.
Alternative hotels include Ibis, Future Inns and Holiday Inn Express and are all within 10 minute walk of the Marriott.
Reach children and adults with a limb difference are FREE (with current membership) to attend either the conference for the children’s activities.
Abby and Jo are always happy to explain more about the weekend and help with the hotel booking – just give us a call on 0845 130 6225 or 020 3478 0100 – we are looking forward to hearing from you!