Family Weekend 2017

Familiy weekend 2017



Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October 2017


Radisson Blu Hotel – Stansted Airport – CM24 1PP

We are so looking forward to welcoming many of our families at our annual A-T family weekend. We're delighted to announce that the event is fully booked with over 200 people attending. Whilst the agenda is action packed, there will be plenty of time for everyone to catch up with old friends and make some new ones too. If you’re attending you will have received an information pack in the post with everything you need to know so don't forget to bring this with you.


A quick guide to all the essential information you'll need for the A-T family weekend is below:  


 The venue

The hotel is just off of the M11 and very near to Stansted Airport for good public transport links. This is a fully accessible hotel with plenty of parking. 

Address: Radisson Blue Hotel, Waltham Close London Stansted Airport Essex CM24 1PP  tel: +44 127 966 1012 


Friday 13th October 

For those who are staying over on the Friday evening ‘Pizza Hut’ are very kindly providing a free ‘take-away’ for us. This will be at 7.00pm in Conference Centre. They will be providing a selection of pizzas, and other options (Including gluten free and vegetarian). Drinks will not be provided but the bar will be open! We also hope to have a Pizza Making Demonstration to keep you entertained!


Saturday 14th October 



Registration will be from 10.15am on the Saturday morning in the Conference Centre. Please do arrive promptly, especially if you have children/adults going on the outing. The main programme will start at 11.00am.


 Outing to Paradise Wildlife Park 

The Coach will depart promptly at 11.00am. We did have some people arrive late last year who had to miss the outing so please do aim to arrive on time – thank you.


  • You may like to provide your child with a small amount of money for spending in the shop etc. If so please do inform their helper who you will be introduced to on the day. (We will be providing lunch for children and helpers).
  • We will have a tail lift coach but please do bring manual wheelchairs for the outing rather than powered chairs as these are very difficult to fold up onto the coach.
  • Children will be supervised on the outing by students from a local college who have been DBS checked and completed our ‘Child Protection’ criteria - they will be overseen by our own Staff and Volunteers.

 Paradise Wildlife Park


Saturday Evening Buffet 

We will be holding a 3 Course Evening Buffet on the Saturday at 7.30pm. (Sit down at 6.45pm). There will be a good selection for both adults and children as well as vegetarian options. Wine/Water/Squash/Tea & Coffee will be included.


Saturday Evening Entertainment 

During the evening buffet we will have entertainment to keep the children amused as well as fun for the adults.


  • Fancy Dress Competition – for all ages! The theme this year is TV & Film  (best costume prizes for the kids!)                                         

 Fancy Dress    Fancy Dress        


  • Table Top Magic by ‘Magic Frostie’….bringing magic & fun to you while you eat!
  • Balloon animals & temporary tattoos
  • Children’s Disco
  • Sweet stall
  • Raffle

   Disco       Sweets

 Hotel Information 

  • Friday Check In: Accommodation check-in is from 3.00pm on the Friday at the hotel main reception. You may arrive earlier and leave your luggage with Reception.
  • Saturday Check In: If you are arriving on the Saturday morning please come directly to the Conference Centre. (Which is to the right of the hotel reception). You will be able to check into your accommodation from 3.00pm at the designated A-T Society Reception Desk. (We can store your luggage for you during the day).
  • All bedrooms are pre booked under your family surname.
  • There is a heated swimming pool and gym, which are free for you to use. The area is fully accessible for wheelchair users but does not have a hoist.
  • Breakfast is included in the room rate. This will be in the ‘Collage Restaurant’ (4.00am-11.00am)
  • Please check out of your hotel room by 12.00pm on the Sunday morning, and preferably before we start the morning session. (We will be able to store your luggage for you).
  • Please note that at check in – if you are a wheelchair user – you will be asked to complete a PEP form (personal evacuation plan) regarding safety and access should there be a fire in the hotel.


 For more details about the hotel please go to:  



  • For overnight guests the cost is £12.00 per night. Please register your car when you check in to your accommodation and then pay. If you are arriving on the Saturday morning please wait until you check in at 3.00pmplease be assured that nothing will happen to your car in the meantime.
  • If you are a ‘Day Guest’ the cost is £6.00 – please go to the hotel reception when you arrive and register your car with them and pay.
  • Please note that if you don’t register at all over the weekend - you will be fined.
  • There should be plenty of parking available at the hotel but if there isn’t the alternative is the Green Zone Airport Car Park, please read the signs there about payment. Or ask at the hotel reception and they will be happy to direct you.
  • There are some disabled bays directly in front of the hotel; however these are on a first come/first served basis. There is also a very large set down/pick up area which you are very welcome to use to unload.


If you have any queries about the weekend please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you there and enjoying a great weekend together!

Radisson Blu Hotel Stansted