Join our picnic

North London Deaf Children’s Society Family Picnic

Venue: Highgate Wood
Date: Sunday 26th June
Time: 12.30

This was great fun last summer and will be a good chance to meet old and new NLDCS families in a relaxed space.

We will meet in the grassy picnic area for a picnic. Please bring your own picnic and blanket to sit on and let us know how many in your family are coming.

Please do bring along balls and outdoor games.  We will bring the parachute which we had so much fun with last year 🙂

If you have never been to Highgate Wood before please have a look at: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/highgate-wood

Highgate Wood is a beautiful old wood with lots of trees to climb and log dens to play in.  There is also a playground, toilets, and cafe and dogs are welcome.  Please note that bike riding is not permitted in the woods.The woods are close to Highgate Station (Northern line) and various bus routes.  The wood itself does not have a car park but street parking is available in the surrounding area.

If you would like to join us please email zibiah@gmail.com with the names of people in your family who will join with you, the ages of any children and if you wish a mobile number we can text or call you on to help locate each other there.

After the picnic those of us with younger children will very likely gravitate towards the playground area which is well sign posted and well loved for its sand pit and zip wire 🙂


Tick Tock, Bake a Clock!

A clock made with cupcakes in a circle with a carrot as handsDate: Sunday 28th March 2021
Time: 3pm (BST)
Venue: By Zoom
Age: Suitable for all

Did you know that the clocks will change time on Sunday 28th March!  We will move one hour forward into British Summer Time (BST)!

Join North London Deaf Children’s Society on Sunday 28th March at 3pm (BST!) with your family for a fun online zoom session to bake a clock!

This language-rich practical session will be led in spoken English by Zac and Zibiah with Naomi signing in BSL.  Naomi will show everyone some British Sign Language signs connected with our Bake A Clock recipe!

The session is open to children and young people of all ages.

To book and receive the zoom details and password please email zibiah@gmail.com
Please let us know the names and ages of any children in your family joining (hearing siblings are welcome to join in too!) and any communication needs.

Ahead of the day, please make sure you have all the things you will need:

A grown up with you  – you will need their help to put cakes into the oven!
An apron if you have one for any messy mixing!!!


  • a mixing bowl
  • a smaller bowl
  • a fork
  • two spoons
  • a tray for baking 12 cupcakes
  • 12 cup cake cases
  • Oven set to heat up to 190 degrees Celsius
  • Scales to weigh your ingredients

Cake Ingredients: 

  • 3 oz butter (softened – spreadable butter may be easiest)
  • 4 oz sugar (brown or white)
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz self raising flour
  • Splash of milk

You may also like to add in to your cake mixture (optional):

  • any flavouring you like ( eg cinnamon, cocoa powder, vanilla essence)
  • a handful of raisins or some frozen berries

Ingredients to decorate the cake (optional)

Butter and icing sugar to make butter icing (or you may prefer to spread with philadephia cream cheese!)
Grapes, blueberries or chocolate drops to decorate (if you put 1 berry on 1 o’clock, 2 berries on two o’clock, 3 berries on 3 o’clock you will need 78 berries!!!)
Writing icing

To make the clock hands:

Two carrots or a cucumber!


Making your perfect pizza!

We’re back for another COVID-19 safe event.

Please join us for our online baking lesson with Daisy Bake  
Date: Saturday 20th February 2021
Time: 4.30 – 5.30 pm
Venue: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free

Follow the talented Daisy as she guides you through making the perfect pizza! Experience a taste of Italy and join us for this fun filled hour learning how to make the perfect pizza base, and have fun preparing your favourite toppings! 

This event will be signed in BSL by Ben Jefferson.

It is essential that you book in advance by so that we can share the joining link, a list of ingredients and the equipment you might need to hand.

Please email Suki at winniegill@hotmail.co.uk with your child/ren’s name and your contact details to book and communication needs.

Please note: This event is for NLDCS members only. Not a member? You can easily request to join by going to https://nldcs.org/join-the-nldcs/


North London Deaf Children’s Society Annual General Meeting

Everyone is welcome to join this online AGM on Monday 8th February 2021 at 8.00pm

Join the Zoom meeting to find out more about the NLDCS and its activities during 2020
Help us by offering skills or sharing ideas.


    1. Apologies for absence
    2. Minutes & matters arising of the last AGM in January 2020
    3. Committee report
    4. Treasurer’s report & Acceptance of accounts
    5. Election of Officers
    6. Election of Committee Members
    7. Any other business


Feb 8, 2021 20:00 London
Please register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please let us know if you require BSL interpretation for this meeting by 22nd of January.


Arts and Craft Sunday

Date: Sunday 13th of December 2020
Time: 11am-12pm
Venue: Online via Zoom
Cost: FREE 

Unleash your inner artistic side and join us for an hour of creativity in a fun filled Seasonal Arts and Crafts event. We all need some good holiday spirit and what better way to do this than get together and explore our wonderful imaginations and of course come up with some fabulous seasonal inspired creations. 

This event will also be signed in BSL by Ben Jefferson. 

It is recommended that you book in advance so that we share the joining link and a list of materials required for the arts and crafts activity. 

Please email Rayan at northlondon@ndcsgroup.org.uk with your child/children’s names, their communication needs and your contact details to complete the booking.

Please note: This event is for NLDCS members only. Not a member? You can easily request to join by going to https://nldcs.org/join-the-nldcs/