On Saturday 27th August we are hosting a day for children, young people and families as part of STAMMAFest Global! We want to give children and teenagers the chance to meet other young people who stammer in a fun and relaxed environment.
What's the Plan?
The Family Day will run from 10:30 with the first session beginning at 11:00. Lunch will be served from 13:15. The second half of the family day at the main conference will begin at 14:15 and finish at 16:30.
During the morning we’ll run a series of activity sessions for children and young people in three age groups: 5-7, 8-11 and 12-15 year olds. This will give participants the chance to meet other people of similar ages who may be going through similar life experiences such as GCSE exams or going to secondary school. Each person will attend 2-3 different sessions with other children of a similar age with short breaks for refreshments in between. These sessions could be anything: making funny TikTok style videos… circus skills… or building sculptures out of playdough!
Sessions are primarily designed to encourage children to have fun and talk to one another, but they also aim to build confidence, develop their social skills and support children to have more positive thoughts and feelings about stammering. The sessions will be led and supported by our group of volunteers including Speech and Language Therapists and adults who stammer.
Please note: Young people aged 16 and over are able to access the main conference. Anyone aged 16-17 attending the main conference must be accompanied by an adult.
It’s Not Just for the Children…
For parents and guardians we will have information sessions where you can learn more about stammering, a chance to visit the main conference and discussions led by adults who stammer.
A parent or guardian must always be on site during the Family Day. We will have a range of activities available for parents and you are welcome to sit in our social area at any point during the morning.
What's Included in the Price?
Refreshments and lunch are included, and in the afternoon, anyone who attends the Family Day will be able to attend some of our family friendly talks in the main conference and get a chance to meet members of our stammering community.
Tickets for the family day are just £10 per child and £15 per adult (including lunch). Come and join us!
You are also welcome to attend some of our social events such as a tour of Liverpool, quiz night and STAMMAFest Social on the Saturday evening. There is an additional charge for social events, but prices have been reduced for children. If you want to sign up for these please see our tickets page.
Please note: All children and young people attending any STAMMAFest Global events must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
This Sounds Great! How do we Sign Up?!
To register for the Family Day and/or our social events click here.
For more information, please take a look at our Family Day FAQs.