HMP Dumfries Family Day

The recent good weather has reminded us here at Families Outside of a Family Day held on 18 May outdoors at HMP Dumfries when the weather was more macs and wellies than shorts and t-shirts.  Regardless of this slight setback, Dumfries swam on through what turned out to be a fabulous and enjoyable family day for the near fifty people taking part.

With a big pink marquee and prison staff in t-shirts (macs cast to the wind – a very strong wind), the kids had a brilliant time, taking part in fun activities arranged by the SPPA (Scottish Pre-School Playgroup Association) such as face painting and all sorts of games.  The fab Belgian biccies also went down a treat – the perfect bite before our very own Family Support Worker drove home proudly with her face still painted (though that could have just been her make-up).

Well done, not only to the staff and other organisations that took part, but also to the would-be Alan Rough.  High praise indeed to this trooper who stood between the posts in the “beat the goalie” competition.  As children took pot-shots at him under safe cover from the downpour, he stood strong, ankle deep in a large goal mouth puddle as shots “rained down on him”.  A brilliant event that allowed families to just feel ‘normal’ once again.

More please.  Oh, there is Dumfries host another family event in the autumn!


Filter by Year

2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2013, 2012

Latest Blogs



We use cookies. By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies.