Effective immediately, a new foster family program at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Ind., allows children in foster care to visit the parks for free.
In a partnership with foster care agencies in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee, every child in foster care from participating states is eligible to visit Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari once per year at no cost. In addition to free admission for children in foster care, resource parents and those in their households are eligible for discounted tickets through Holiday World’s Online Fun Club.
“We are so grateful to Holiday World for recognizing foster families with this benefit,” Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. “The amazing foster parents I’ve met say their biggest reward is helping children and their families heal and reunite, but benefits like this give them an invitation to the summertime fun and adventure that every child deserves. What a great way to say thank you to these dedicated parents for all they do.”
Children in foster care must be accompanied by a licensed or unlicensed resource parent. To receive free admission, resource parents should contact their representative to receive a completed referral. The resource parent can then present the referral and a valid photo ID at a Holiday World Guest Relations window to receive tickets for the eligible children.
“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate 75 Years of Fun than rolling out the Foster Family Program to share the fun with as many families as possible,” said Holiday World President & CEO Matt Eckert.
More information about the new program can be found through foster care agencies in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana or by searching “Foster Family Program” on the Holiday World website.