We are pleased to be able to open bookings for the 2018 Family Weekend and AGM which also celebrates Reach’s 40 anniversary
Booking is essential to secure your places at the conference, children’s activities and 40th Anniversary Gala dinner.
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 so please don’t worry if you have never been to a Reach event before, we love to welcome and meet new members and their families.
This year we are back again at the Bristol City Centre Marriott Hotel from 19th to 21st October and will have a great line up of inspiring speakers for you in the morning, followed by our AGM before lunch. In the afternoon there will be a variety of different workshop sessions and fun family activities for all ages so watch your inbox for more details as we get it.
Throughout Saturday there will be many exhibitors including a demonstration car from the West of England Driving and Mobility Centre, open bionics, team unlimbited and many more.
Whatever ages your children are, there is something to keep them happy.
- The Football Academy will take place once again at Goals football pitches for children over 6 yrs.
- 10-17yrs can enjoy a day out at Young Bristol Activity Centre. http://youngbristol.com/
- Freedom childcare will have their usual creche for the babies/toddlers along with some fun activities/workshops lined up for the 4+ age group. http://www.freedomchildcare.com/
- Freedom childcare will also provide the Saturday evening activities for ages 0-16, from 18.30 to 21.30.
The finale to the day will be our Gala dinner in the evening which, this year is very special as we are celebrating 40 fabulous years of Reach. This is open to anybody 14 yrs+ and includes pre-dinner drinks at 18.30 followed by a 3 course dinner with dancing till late to a band/DJ. As always, we love to welcome the children to join us when the childcare ends at 21.30
Sunday is more relaxed and after the success of last year, we have once again arranged a FREE instructed bouldering session, alongside some of the GB paraclimbing team (competition dates permitting), at Bloc at 10:30am. The minimum age for instructed bouldering session is 6 years and there are only 20 places. These must be pre-booked with us on a strictly first come first served basis, so if your children are interested please call the office. There is no transport laid on for this so you MUST also be able to make arrangements for your child to get to the centre which is just over a mile away from the Bristol Marriott Hotel.
For more information about bouldering please see www.blocclimbing.co.uk
Our family weekend is heavily subsidised by Reach and again this year we have managed to keep charges the same as previous years except the gala dinner, which is now £5 extra. It is still FREE for all Reach children/adults with a limb difference (who hold current membership) to attend the Saturday events whether it is the conference, exhibition or children’s activities and there is no charge for any member to attend the AGM session only.
Saturday Conference Delegate (Reach Adult WITH A Limb Difference) includes refreshments & buffet lunch – FREE
Saturday Conference Delegate (Reach Adult WITHOUT a limb difference) including refreshments & buffet lunch – £40
Saturday conference Delegate – Non Member (includes refreshments & buffet lunch) –£60
REACH CHILDREN/ADULTS – FREE (childcare & adult conference)
NON REACH CHILDREN & SIBLINGS includes lunch, high tea & evening activities – £30
Gala Dinner (40th Anniversary Tickets) – £35.00
AGM – Free to everyone
As in previous years you must book your accommodation direct with the Marriott Hotel (using the link below), who hold a fixed number of bedrooms for Reach guests until 25th July, 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?
Families with children wishing to share 1 room with extra requirements for roll-away beds and cots please use “Choose Room Features” from the Review Reservation Details page after you have selected your room. Select your room based on the number of adults occupying the room
Alternative hotels include Ibis, Future Inns and Holiday Inn Express and are all within 10 minute walk of the Marriott.
We are always happy to explain more about the weekend – just give us a call at Head Office on 0845 130 6225 or 020 3478 0100 (from a mobile) – we are looking forward to hearing from you!
Jo, Jenny & Abby
Reach Head Office