Safe retreat for children and their carers at field days

There will be plenty of animals to pet and cuddle near The Family Resting Place in Petticoat Lane.

Children of all ages love their yearly trip to the Henty field days and to make the big day out a lot easier on carers, a free family resting place has been provided.

Henty Early Childhood Association parent volunteers will staff the area, located in Petticoat Lane, from 9am to 5pm each day.

The Family Resting Place provides children, parents, grandparents and carers with a large, covered fenced-in play area, separate nappy changing area, high chairs, cubicles for breast-feeding and pram parking bay.

A kitchenette has a microwave and fridge.

Staff and parent volunteers from the association run the Family Resting Place on a roster system.

The facility is not a child-minding centre and children must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years at all times.

Carers can take a break in the informal space, while children play with the toys, books, games and chalk boards supplied.

Among the comments in the visitor’s book last year was: “Wonderful facility, couldn’t fault it. It’s a great space for kids and parents to sit, eat and just stop, where the kids are happy to play in a safe place.’’

Old Kentucky Animal Farm will be located out the front and have an arrange of animals for children to interact with.