7 July 2016: SeeSaw activity day at the Cotswold Wildlife Park

On Father's Day in June, SeeSaw arranged for 7 of our families to have a day out at the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Knowing that special days like Father’s Day can be difficult for families after a loved one has died, we invited 7 dads and 10 children for a day at the park. Our families spent a lovely day meeting each another and then exploring the gardens, seeing the animals, being treated to lunch and playing in the adventure playground together. 

The staff at the park were really welcoming and helpful.  A real highlight of the day was the opportunity for the children to feed the Lemurs in the Madagascar exhibit, as well as all being treated to an ice-cream by the restaurant staff. Thanks to the Cotswold Wildlife Park for inviting us and to all of those who made the day possible. It was great to see the group of dads chatting together in such a relaxed and supportive way, as well as enjoying a day out with their children. Several of the dads have been in touch to tell us how much they enjoyed the day: 

‘[We] had a fantastic time, the first truly worry free day out together in many years. It was also good to be able to relax amongst so many other dads who had been and are going through so much. Thank you again for thinking of us and for making it such a special Fathers day.’

‘Please thank everybody for today. It was great to have a chat with the other dads about mutual things and the kids had a thoroughly enjoyable time.’

‘I just wanted to say a big thank you for the visit to Cotswold Wildlife Park yesterday. I was really good to meet people in the same boat as us – the park was lovely but just letting the kids play in the playground so we could chat was the highlight for me; just felt we could let off a bit of steam.’

13 May 2016: Launch of SeeSaw film produced by The King's Fund

SeeSaw was one of 10 winners at this year's GSK Impact Awards. As part of our prize, the following video was produced by The King's Fund. The film was shown for the first time at the awards ceremony at the London Science Museum on 12 May. Please take a look to find out more about our work with children in Oxfordshire.  

2016 GSK IMPACT Awards: SeeSaw from The King's Fund on Vimeo.