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A world of adventures for supported siblings at Chessington theme park

August 22, 2023

On a warm and sunny morning, Shooting Star Children’s Hospices staff congregated with a group of supported siblings at Chessington World of Adventures for an exciting day of rides, food and fun.

The group of children were split into three groups, one group was for the younger children who wanted to go on the fun but smaller rides, while the second group wanted to go on some of slightly faster rides, with the third group wanting a true adrenaline rush!

One sibling who went on the Jumanji ride said, “I had so much fun, I yelled Jumanji at the top before we dropped all the way down. I also spoke to two other girls who were going into the same year group as me.”

These sibling socials are an opportunity for children, who have a sibling with a life-limiting condition, to come together and speak about their experience with those in a similar situation, while also being able to have fun and let off steam with their new friends.

Another supported sibling shared, “I’m happy I get to enjoy Chessington with everyone, and then come back in later to have fun with my mum and go on more rides, because my brother is being looked after by dad.”

Eventually a few tummy’s began to rumble, so each group found a spot in the shade to sit down and enjoy some tasty lunch.

The day ended with the obligatory trip to the shops for to purchase some toys, sweets and tokens to remember the day.

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