A young person in your life is attending their first Naughty Noodle Fun Haus event. It’s super exciting, but we know it can also be stressful too as a parent or guardian.
Here’s our guide to NNFH events for adults.
WHAT ARE NNFH EVENTS LIKE
In three words “So much fun!”
NNFH events are filled with good vibes, new friends and Cultural, body & LGBTQIA+ pride. They’re an identity-affirming celebration for young people, and a chance to make new friends. We know firsthand the difference support from community, family and friends can make – so this is a fun celebration designed for just that.
Generally, our dance parties will include a DJ and some performances, with heaps of space to dance. We’ll always have a chill-out space too, for when attendees want a quieter moment.
WHAT SORT OF SAFETY MEASURES ARE IN PLACE AT NNFH EVENTS
We work hard to ensure all of our youth attendees are safe and supported during our events. Here are the main ways we ensure their safety:
IF I REGISTER FOR A TICKET FOR MYSELF, CAN I ENTER THE VENUE WITH MY CHILD
Unfortunately we can’t welcome in parents and carers to our events, as this does not comply with our child safety practices. Rest assured though, that our Youth Workers, volunteers, friendship facilitators and NNFH staff will be there to make sure your child has the sparkliest and best experience possible.
Please do not register a ticket for yourself. This will take a ticket away from a young person who we can guarantee is SUPER KEEN to attend.
CAN’T I EVEN HAVE A PEEK
Unfortunately, not unless you are a WWCC Volunteer parent this does not comply with our child safety practices. You’re more than welcome to arrive back early to pick your child up after the event. You might even get chatting with some likeminded parents!
MY CHILD IS ATTENDING BY THEMSELVES AND IS VERY ANXIOUS. WHAT WILL YOU DO TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE OKAY?
First up, we love that your child is taking the plunge and attending by themselves! We know it takes guts. That said, you might be surprised how common it is for young people to attend NNFH events solo! Reassure your child that lots of people are in the same boat, and our volunteers, friendship facilitators and safety angels will be around to help introduce them to others.
Our team of certified Youth Workers roam the event spaces and intervene when they see young people looking anxious.
CAN I PICK UP MY CHILD FROM THE VENUE AFTER THE EVENT
Absolutely. You are very welcome to wait outside the venue towards the end of the event. We do our best to make sure everyone is out once the event concludes, but sometimes queues for the cloak room and adding new friends on social media can mean your child comes out a bit later than the scheduled event finish time.
DO YOU SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO THE EVENT
We provide our attendees with information on how to get to the event venue via different modes of public transport. Depending on the venue location, we also offer supervised train station pick up and drop off by foot.
If your child is using public transport to access the event, please help them ensure they’ve got their route planned, and their public transport ticket/card ready. We are not able to provide supervision or support whilst they’re in transit.
DO YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE TO IDENTIFY AS LGBTQIA+ TO ATTEND
Absolutely not! Though our events are designed to celebrate and welcome young people from the LGBTQIA+ community, we welcome all age-appropriate youth to attend.
We put no pressure on attendees to declare their identity at the event and encourage them to express themselves however they like! Your child more than welcome to attend with their straight ally pals.
MY CHILD HAS SPECIFIC DIETARY AND/OR ACCESS NEEDS. HOW CAN I MAKE SURE THESE ARE MET
Please make sure your child’s dietary or access needs are included in their ticket registration. Feel free to provide as much information as possible so we can do our best to capture this in our event planning.
If you’d like to speak about your child’s access needs directly, contact Event Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN I DONATE TO NNFH AS A THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MY CHILD
We’d love you to! We’re only able to do what we do thanks to the generous support of the community. If you do feel like donating in support of the work we do creating youth events, delivering education, and creating free resources, we can’t thank you enough.
Every single ticket to our youth events is completely free, thanks to our supporters;