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Amusement Parks: Rotary Kids Choose Running Wild in BeWILDerwood for their Special Day Out


The Rotary KidsOut National Day Out is the largest single day out for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK, and this year, three Norfolk
schools have chosen BeWILDerwood as their special day out on Wednesday 10th June 2009.

Over 28, 000 children from all over the country take part, thanks to over 750 Rotary Clubs throughout Great Britain and Ireland who work with local schools
and special groups to make this happen! 

The day, traditionally the middle Wednesday in June, involves over 100 venues and more than 1, 700 volunteers who ensure the day is as special as it is

Jo Artherton, Marketing Manager from BeWILDerwood says: “For many parents and carers who look after disabled children and those with profound learning difficulties, organising and joining in a day out is a major challenge and one that often requires additional care and support. We are delighted that three Norfolk schools are coming to spend their special day at BeWILDerwood and they will be able to enjoy the freedom and fun play that we can offer them.”

The Norfolk school pupils going to BeWILDerwood are from Harford Manor Special School, Ipswich Road, Norwich, The Parkside Special School, College
Road, Norwich, and Sidestrand Hall Special School, Cromer, which have been since BeWILDerwood first opened.

Ruth Thurston, a Rotarian for ten years and Chair of Community, International and Fundraising committee Blackfriars Rotary Club says: “To see the joy on the faces of the children from Harford Manor School will be tremendous. A day of laughter and cherished memories that make such a huge difference to these children, will leave memories that last a lifetime.

“Being involved with Blackfriars Rotary Club is a very fulfilling experience anyway but combining this with Harford Manor School, BeWILDerwood and our other friends from other rotary clubs is such a wonderful and rewarding experience for all concerned.”

She adds: “BeWILDerwood is our preferred choice of venue as it gives a very safe, stimulating environment in lovely, natural surroundings. The children are
really excited about their day out and particularly looking forward to the Maze and searching for Mildred the Crocklebog!”

Reverend Philip Young, Vicar of St. Thomas’ Heigham, member of the Rotary Club of Norwich St. Edmund’s and Governor at Parkside School says: “The
Rotary clubs are pleased to give the children an exciting day out and we are always glad to meet up with other Rotary friends. The staff at BeWILDerwood
have made us feel very welcome. It is good to have such a fun facility on our doorstep in ‘bootiful’ Norfolk.”

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