On Wednesday 17th August 2022, a group of young carers from Enfield Carers Centre visited Sealife Adventure at Southend.
It may have been stormy in Enfield, but the weather held out for us and we had a lovely day!
We watched the penguins being fed, walked through aquariums and butterfly farms, and also saw some meerkats, monkeys, giant tortoises and even dinosaurs!
We also spent some time on the beach – collecting shells, exploring rock pools, making sandcastles, and even playing Uno!
For many of our young carers, their caring responsibilities have meant they have never visited a seaside before so this was an incredibly special experience for them.
We want to say a huge thank you to the Jack Petchey Foundation and a private donor for funding this trip – it put smiles on the children’s faces and gave them the chance to just be children for a while.