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Westfield Children’s Centre celebrates National Family Week 2010 with family fun day event
Monday 24th May, 2010

Westfield Children’s Centre celebrates National Family Week 2010 with family fun day event
Westfield Children's Centre welfare officer, Tracy Murphy with son Callum King and nephew, Jak Bryan.

Westfield Children’s Centre in Wigan is kicking off the summer half term holidays by hosting a family fun day event on 2 June between 10am and 3pm, as part of the National Family Week 2010 celebrations.

National Family Week is the UK’s biggest celebration of family life and will be taking place between 31 May and 6 June.

Research commissioned as part of last year’s National Family Week shows that the average family spends just 45 minutes together a day and the aim of the event is to promote a positive family life and encourage families to spend more time together.

Over 5000 family-friendly events and activities will be taking place across the country and the council and its partners will be playing their part by hosting a family fun day offering a range of events, competitions and other activities, which are aimed at bringing families closer together.

Westfield Children’s Centre, Wigan South Extended Services and Sunflower Community Health and Social Care project are inviting families from Pemberton and Douglas wards to come and join them.

Wigan Council’s children’s centre co-ordinator, Lisa Middlehurst, says: “This event is free of charge and we’d love families to come and join in the celebrations with us. We’ve got loads of fun activities planned – so why not bring along a picnic for your family and join in our street party themed lunch.”

The day offers the chance to take part in ‘Barnardo’s Big Toddle’, led by the centre’s very own ‘Fairy Hikers’. There will also be a range of activities for children, young people and their families including cookery demonstrations, interactive craft workshops, traditional family and playground games and the opportunity to obtain advice on a number of topics.

Families will also have the chance to get their name in print – the centre is inviting families to bring along a copy of their favourite family recipes, which will be reproduced in a booklet following the event and distributed to all families who take part.

Wigan Council's Cabinet Champion for Children and Young People, Cllr Susan Loudon, says: “National Family Week is a great family focused initiative, which really celebrates families of every shape and size. I would encourage everyone to come along, join in and have some fun.”

For further information, please contact Westfield Children’s Centre on 01942 776007 (option 2). Alternatively, please e-mail: l.middlehurst@wigan.gov.uk

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