Useful Vision children design Run Geordie Run T-Shirts
Kirkley Hall Zoo
Useful Vision families enjoyed a day at the zoo at Kirkley Hall.
Kirkley Hall Zoo has over 130 species of animals including lemurs, coatis, marmosets, reindeer and cotton top tamarins as well as a petting barn. Children had an opportunity to handle small animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, a bearded dragon and a corn snake.
There are also play areas, forest trails, garden walks, picnic areas and the Orangery Tea Room and gift shop.
Many thanks to Kirkley Hall staff and Useful Vision volunteer Alex.
Segedunum Roman Fort
Useful Vision families came along to the Roman Fort, Segedunum at Wallsend, North Tyneside. Families made their own centurion helmets, forts and made clay pots.
There were lots of tactile and interactive exhibits and a tour of the fort. Children were able to explore all aspects of life in a fort, including object handling and dressing up in authentic uniforms.
Many thanks to Beth and all museum staff and Useful Vision volunteer Alex.
Choose Useful Vision as your Co-op local cause!
Useful Vision have been chosen by the Co-op Food Store in Ryton as one of their causes. This means that from April-October this year, they will be fundraising for us.
Co-op members can login online and choose us as their charity, then everything they spend on Co-op owned products will go to us, this includes products in store, funerals, legal services and insurance services. A percentage of money spent on Co-op owned products in the Ryton Food Store and Throckley Funeralcare will be donated to us too.
The Co-op Food Store in Ryton are holding a charity night on Saturday 8th July, if you would like to buy a ticket or donate a raffle prize, please get in touch.
Useful Vision will also be organising bag packs in the store and urgently need volunteers to help out. Please contact the office for more information if you are interested in helping out.
For all enquiries please contact the Useful Vision office on 0845 604 8491 or email email@example.com.
Useful Vision visit to Hartlepool Marina
Useful Vision families enjoyed a day out at Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience.
There were activities exclusive to Useful Vision families including rope-making, canon and musketry demonstrations and an exciting tour of the ship HMS Trincomalee. Families explored the decks and learned about life at sea in the 1800’s. Children took part in a treasure hunt around the quay and found treasure in the play ship.
The historic quayside recaptures the atmosphere of an 18th century seaport with an interesting range of period shops to visit and be transported back in time with the aid of audio commentary.
Children enjoyed the interactive Maritime Adventure Centre, played outdoor skittles and other traditional games and took the helm aboard the adventure play ship, complete with Captain’s Cabin and Crow’s Nest.
Many thanks to Captain Leigh and all of the Maritime Experience staff, also to volunteer Lauren.