Dino Trip 2019
Monday 24th saw 289 Buttons and 77 staff members attend their annual trip to Dinoland.... a huge shout out to Bills coaches who came along to transport us all to the park from across the 8 settings, whilst the weather was overcast the rain stayed away and this made for a perfectly warm day.
The children were impeccably behaved and a massive credit to all parents and carers, to see such joy in their faces as they were met by giant walking dinosaurs was priceless.
George, our external activity co ordinator came along for the day and supported groups of children as they wondered at the activities available, he is a huge asset to Buttons and I think all our children would agree.
The slime making was a huge hit and we look forward to recreating this as an activity In September, well done to staff for remembering to collect the little pots at home time.
Despite some technical difficulties (an annual occurrence) all children loved the tractor ride, they didn’t even mind waiting a few mins for their turn, probably one of the most popular rides, we had a change to the schedule this year and we opened the reptile house, let’s just say the very spirited tarantula did not appeal to Trish, although the children did not seem phased at all.
It was so wonderful to see the look on the faces of the children as they spotted rabbits, pigs, goats, lambs, alpacas, cows, ponies and even the 4 kittens as they ran through the newly added farm area, we are already making plans for next year to incorporate more of this fabulous area.
Lunch was a military operation executed brilliantly by all staff teams and the children had a great time, fruit of the day had to be watermelon and my favourite quote “it tastes fizzy” kept me giggling long after all Buttons were fast asleep..
A huge thankyou to the staff team, to Dinoland for being such great hosts (again), to William at Bills Coaches, it’s a pleasure to work alongside other local companies who are so professional (if a little comical) and mostly thankyou to all our amazing mummies, daddies and carers for allowing us to spend precious time making wonderful memories with our Buttons, you trust us with your precious cargo and this makes us super proud.
Here’s to 2020 and another brilliant year...