Child having fun at Chestnut Tree House

Days out and activities

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Your donations give children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions the chance to experience some amazing activities. We run regular days out to local attractions, as well as bringing the fun to the House – offering children experiences that they might not otherwise have the chance to get involved in.


Our activity highlights from Summer 2023

This summer was jam packed with fully inclusive activities for the whole family.
Chestival 2023 event - two children with faces painted

Festival of fun

We kicked off the summer with ‘Chestival’ – our biggest party yet! Over 100 children, parents and carers were treated to live music, festival face painting and colourful sensory escapes.

Julia Donaldson and 3 children outside the House

Story time

Children’s author, Julia Donaldson, visited us and provided families a magical and immersive storytelling session in the Woodland Walk! There were recreations of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and A Squash and a Squeeze. And children, family members and staff were even brought into the fun - getting to play some of the parts!

A young boy sat in a wheelchair, smiling at the camera with a snake wrapped around his shoulders

Amazing animals!

We made some new furry friends, and some scaly friends, when Our Amazing Animals and Reptylers came to visit. We got to hold snakes, play with rats and stroke spikey hedgehogs!

Your support makes magical days possible, please donate today.