THE traditional farm animals at Hatton Farm Village, near Warwick, will be making way for a parade of Antarctic friends on Sunday June 28 as hundreds of children dressed as penguins descend for a special charity day in support of Save the Children.
The action-packed event, in celebration of Save the Children’s 90th anniversary, will support continued efforts to inspire change for the most vulnerable people, fundraising to provide access to adequate healthcare, food, education and protection for children around the globe.
Youngsters are encouraged to attend the event in penguin fancy dress costume and enjoy all the usual fun on offer at Hatton.
In addition there will be Penguin Olympics for three to 13–year-olds including rock hopping and gone fishing bean bag racing, a chance to test out footie skills with the Brazilian Soccer School and a range of side shows.
The charity will also be hosting a giant second-hand toy and book sale, a tombola with great prizes, and a hog roast. The event is open from 10am to 5pm and costs just £10.45 a head, with under 2s free and a group discount available.
Ann Bailey, secretary of the Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth branch of Save the Children, said: “Hatton is the perfect venue for children to enjoy a great day out with family and friends, while at the same time helping support children of a similar age in countries around the world.
“There is, of course, a serious intent behind this 90th anniversary celebration. The demand for our support is unabated as 400 million children around the world are hungry and a child dies from hunger-related causes every five seconds. The money raised from this day will help buy life-saving solutions such as mosquito nets, baby blankets, water filters, rehydration salts, thermometers, vaccinations and food,” she added.
For further information call 01926 843411 or visit www.hattonworld.com.
And visitors can pre-register and find out more about the event, plus tips on making penguin costumes, at www.paradeofpenguins.org.uk.