Sand, Sea and Sun!
Young Carers head to Brean Sands in Somerset for a day at the Beach and amusement park.

YSS Worcestershire Young Carers Keyworkers Neil Phillips and Vicky Parker took 11 young carers, aged 7-12, on a day trip to Brean Sands on Monday 17th August. The trip was blessed with good weather and the group really enjoyed a picnic lunch on the beach, played ball games and built sand castles (even though most forgot their buckets and spades!). Unfortunately, the tide was out when the group arrived, so paddling was off the agenda (as the sea was  very far  down the beach). However, 4 brave young carers had a go at pony rides.

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After the visit to the beach, the group then went to the local amusement park, where the young carers had loads of fun playing games to win tickets, which were then exchanged for prizes, much to their delight! The day went far too quickly and before we knew it, it was time to head back home.

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Some comments on the trip:

  • -“Although I was scared, I really enjoyed the pony ride.” – Hefza, aged 12
  • -“The best thing was winning prizes at the Arcade.” – Connie, aged 10
  • -“I enjoyed eating ice-cream on the beach.” – Ben, aged 10

Keyworker Vicky Parker added;

  • All the young carers seemed to enjoy their day trip to the beach and the amusements. We were really lucky with the weather as it was a gorgeous day.”

This trip was funded by donations to young carers collected through out the year. Thank you to everyone who has donated to the young carers. If you are interested in donating for future activities, please go to this link  or contact Mary Lewis or Alternatively you can email

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