Activities : Information & Fun Days

Stilt walkers entertain
at the 1997 Fun Day

A fun day was had by all

Local celebrity Pamela Ballentine was one of
the many visitors

Having fun is hungry work


In June 1997, the Early Years Project held an Information and Fun Day in Woodvale Park. This idea was raised to help inform the public about various community organisations and groups. As well as being a fun day, it was also a very informative one. A table outlining the stalls present is shown below.
Early Years Project Stall
Manned By
Youth Forum / FASA Youth Forum
MAMA's Group (Meet-A-Mum Association)

Early Years
(Shankill Base)
Greater Shankill Partnership Hazel Bell
Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education Joan Davidson
Local Nursery Schools Irene Moore
Health Promotion

Ruth Sutherland &
Brian Nelson
First Aid Ted (Ambulance Driver)
Ante Natal

Mater Hospital
Irene Moore

The Information and Fun Day was beneficial to both parents and their children. There were many stalls set up for the children to make the day as enjoyable as possible. These activities, which allowed the children to interact with other children, included the following:

Face Painting
Balloon Modeling
Story Telling

Dance Workshop

Bouncy Castle
Fire Service
Fancy Dress
Postman Pat
Badge Making

To attract people to the Information and Fun Day it had to be advertised. This was done in a number of different ways. Press Releases were issued to the following television stations and newspapers:

B.B.C (Good Morning Ulster)
Irish News
Belfast Telegraph
B.B.C (Radio Ulster)
U.T.V plc.
Herald and Post

The leaflets were also distributed to Doctors, Health Centres, Dentists, various corner shops, supermarkets and churches. These also included the Ballysillan and Shankill leisure centres.

Due to all of the press coverage and the distribution of the leaflets approximately 200 people showed up for the event. The Early Years Information And Fun Day turned out to be a great day and was enjoyed by all who came.

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