Wednesday, 23 March 2016

The Next Big Thing

QE2 Activity Centre has been providing activity opportunities for children and adults with disabilities since 1978. In that time thousands of people with additional needs have been able to participate in activities including canoeing, kayaking, climbing, archery, ropes course and motorboat trips.  

One of the many things that makes QE2 Activity Centre special is the variety of services on offer. Some people come year after year for holidays, others come week after week for day services, activity sessions or clubs.  The Centre aims to have activities that are challenging but achievable for everyone who visits.

Building for the future

Over its lifetime QE2 Activity Centre has changed a great deal. The core values have remained the same but the outside world has changed and QE2 has had to alter to keep up. New facilities have been developed, new activities added, new ways of using the Centre created.

Now it’s time for the Next Big Thing!  QE2 Activity Centre is embarking on an ambitious plan to raise loadsamoney to build a new day centre. 

As many people will know from the reading the local newspapers there are big changes in the way day services for adults with learning disabilities are delivered.  QE2 Activity Centre is a well established provider of day services and believes it is well placed to provide services in the future.  To do this most effectively the Centre needs a purpose built day service facility, including large and small group work spaces plus a sensory room, kitchen and toilets.

Can you help?

Manager Phil Oates adds “Our challenge now is to raise funds to improve our facilities to enable QE2 Activity Centre to continue to offer quality facilities and new opportunities to many more people with disabilities. Can you help? Please contact 023 8040 4844 or qe2centre@aol.com"



Monday, 21 March 2016

Indies timetable - April - June 2016

1
4th April
Archery
Canoeing
2
11th April
Canoeing
Zipwire
3
18th April
Archery
Orienteering
4
25th April
Bushcraft
5
2nd May
Bank Holiday
6
9th May
Boat
Canoe
7
16th May
Archery
Boat
8
23rd May
Boat
Climbing
9
30th May
Bank Holiday
10
6th June
Boat
Canoeing
11
13th June
Orienteering
Boat
12
20th June
Boat
Ropes course
13
27th June
Farm visit

Hot off the presses here's the Indies timetable 
April - June 2016.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Born to be differnt



QE2 Activity Centre featured in the Channel 4 documentary  Born to be Different last night.  You can catch up by following this link http://www.channel4.com/programmes/born-to-be-different/on-demand/59467-001 .   It is well worth watching to see how a group of families, who face some pretty serious challenges, cope.

QE2 Activity Centre doesn't actually get a mention but you'll recognise it. The programme was filmed last summer when the sun was shining and everything was green.  There's some shots out on the river, in the cabins, on the ropes course and zipwire.

Part two is on next week.  Look out for climbing and archery plus the total transformation of the GreenHouse building into a Prom venue fit for a Queen.