At the weekend my family and I went to Gulliver’s World in Warrington as they were having a party to raise money for their charity of the year, Dreams Come True. It was an honour to be asked to attend, and it gave me the opportunity to learn more about both Gullivers and Dreams Come True, and I could see on the day, all the work the charity does to help seriously and terminally ill children and their families.

Dreams Come True charity at Gulliver's Warrington

Juggle Mum, is a personal blog and my focus is on making memories for my children. I juggle work, home and all that goes into a busy life, but I also believe that it is my job to make sure that the family and I have time for each other, making time to have fun together rather than getting caught up in the minutia of everyday, because by doing this, I’m making memories for my children. They will remember the days out we had and the fun craft things we do together when they are adults. Making memories is important which I why I have the strap line I do on this blog! So I can fully understand why Dreams Come True is a lifeline to the families that it supports, helping them to make some awesome memories together, giving them the space and opportunity to carve some fun out of their lives, which for some might involve many hospital visits and a never ending stream of routine appointments.

So when we got to Gulliver’s in Warrington, I saw that Dreams Come True were prominently placed at the entrance to talk to the public about their work. The party which was held over the whole weekend was to give the families on the Dreams Come true waiting list, a fun day out whilst they wait for their child’s individual dream to come true. Some kids want to meet their favourite Disney character and some want to ride in a rally car- each seriously or terminally ill child decides their own dream, but whilst they are waiting for that to happen, I thought it was really nice that Gulliver’s had allowed them a free day at the theme park to get on with creating some other family memories.

For the party, Gulliver’s had invited some celebrities including Dreams Come True Ambassador Kerry Katona. I was hoping to meet her and my daughter wanted to meet Molly and Lily Sue, but we went on the wrong day for that! Whilst we were there, there were stars from Hollyoaks and The ZingZillas from CBeebies. We went to The ZingZillas show, here is a (dark) picture I took!
ZingZillas on stage

Whilst we were we went on most of the rides- my kids seemed determined to get me on the rides that spun wildly in the air so I’d be sick, but I managed to hold it together! Here is my daughter and her dad on the rollercoaster.
rollercoaster at Gulliver's World

We had a fab day as did the many families with seriously ill children who we saw milling round all day, having fun! Thank you to Gulliver’s World for inviting us and letting us in for free to participate in their special party weekend.

You can learn more about Dreams Come True and how to donate at their website

To learn more about Gulliver’s World, check out their website

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