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:


Family Trips:

Due to the current outbreak of Covid-19 we have decided to postpone the 2020 Southend trip until next year. We hope you can join us then!

Date and time: 17th May , 10.15am – this is an (all) day trip
Collection at Gants Hill Library Car Park – IG2 6LA. A 2/3-minute walk from the tube station.
The cost of the coach: for STAAR members and immediate family will be £5 pp. To secure a place we will take a £5 deposit in addition to the £5 fee = £10pp, the deposit will be refunded on attendance. Places for non-STAAR members: £12pp.
Reduced price tickets for Adventure Island (£15pp) available to purchase in advance

Please email for information on how to reserve your spot on this trip.