Free activities for families at the Queens Park Family Hub launch day

The sign outside the Queens Park Family Hub, which reads "Queens Park Family Hub. Best Start Bedford Borough."

On Saturday 9 September, Bedford Borough Council will host a launch day to celebrate the opening of the Queens Park Family Hub.

The day promises an array of fun, family-oriented activities, including balloon modelling, a magic show, a bouncy castle, play and learn sessions and a bear hunt. Parents and carers will also have the chance to meet partner organisations collaborating with the Family Hubs.

Family Hubs provide assistance to families from conception right through to age 19, and up to 25 for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Their aim is to offer every child, young person and their family the best start in life. The Family Hubs establish a one-stop shop for services, information and advice, helping local parents and carers to access the support they need, when they need it.

Cllr Jane Walker, Cabinet Member for Families, Education and Children’s Services, said: “The Family Hub launch day is set to be a tremendous event for families, where they can engage in a whole host of exciting and free activities. Our focus is on creating a space that children and young people can enjoy, while parents and carers can learn about providing the best possible start in life for their families.

“Throughout your child’s developmental journey, we want to be there to provide support and assistance on a range of family support services, including physical and mental health, social care, voluntary and community organisations, and education settings. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to discover how the Family Hubs can help you as a parent or carer.”

There is no need to book in advance, simply turn up on the day to take part in a range of free family activities and find out how the Family Hubs can help your child get the best start in life.

The launch day takes place at the Queens Park Family Hub on Marlborough Road (MK40 4LE) on Saturday 9 September 2023 between 10am to 12pm.  

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