Trips & Socials

We host a number of social activities throughout the year. Some of these are for carers only and usually involve meals out, and carers-only trips which are very popular. We also have family coach trips – a popular one is the visit to Adventure Island in Southend.  Every Christmas many of us go to the pantomime at Sir James Hawkey Hall (Oh yes we do!) This is a family event which is enjoyed by everyone. All activities are subsidised by STAAR so members just pay a contribution.

From time to time we hold parties, at Christmas or special occasions. We celebrated our 10th anniversary with a party which was a lot of fun!
We encourage our members to put forward ideas for future events.

If you would like to find out more or reserve a space at one of our events, please contact us through the general enquiries form on the contact page.


Parents and Carers socials:

Wednesday 13th February 7.30pm – Evening meal – Filka, Wanstead.

Filka’s Website for more information and menus:

62 High street Wanstead London, E11 2RJ
To reserve your place at the meal you will need to RSVP by the 10th February. This is a non-subsidised event.

Family events and trips:

Family Trip: Southend

Proposed date/time: Sunday 12th May 10.00am – 5.30pm – Southend: Adventure Island  – Collection at Gants Hill Library Car Park – IG2 6LA. A 2/3 minute  walk from tube station and serviced by a number of bus routes.

What your ticket will include:

Always an extremely popular STAAR event, so get your interest early to avoid disappointment.