THE Meedies will be a mecca for a lot families tomorrow (Saturday) and it all makes SENSE.

This year's Festival of Fun – a free, accessible event for families – promises to be ‘out of this world’ say organisers Sense Scotland.

The charity’s aim is to create a supportive world for people with complex communication support needs where they can live meaningful lives and achieve their own ambitions.

The charity’s annual event, now in its seventh year, is to take place on Saturday August 24 at Lochore Meadows Country Park, and has a 'sci-fi' theme this year, with those attending encouraged to dress up and join in the fun.

“We really do have something for everyone – no matter what age,” said Bill Wood, Head of Operational Services in the North East for the disability charity.

“It is a great day out to go on a mission and explore the park, take part in fun activities and find out more about what our partner organisations do and how they can help.

“A massive thanks to everyone who has agreed to come along and support us this year, to local companies who donate raffle prizes and to everyone who enters in to the spirit of the day. With a Sci-Fi theme we’re hoping the planets will align and we’ll get a sunny day. Either way it will be out of this world!” The forecast is good for tomorrow.

Guests include ‘Dr Who’ as well as Glasgow Science Centre, circus-style acrobats and wrestlers. Reach for the Stars with St Andrews University Astronomy departments. The winners of a Sci-Fi writing competition for schoolchildren, in conjunction with Luna Press Publishing, will be announced, with public readings of winners’ stories. To enter the competition see:

The fun blasts off at 11am with activities taking place until 4pm. Raffle tickets can be bought on the day for an array of prizes, and refreshments will be available too.