Rapunzel at the Chickenshed

Date: Saturday 9 December 2017
Venue: Chickenshed Theatre, Chase Side, Southgate N14 4PE
Time: 3-5pm (inc interval)
Age: 5+
Cost: Deaf children & siblings free, other family members £13 per ticket

Our annual visit to the Chickenshed is always immensely popular, and this year you’ll get the chance to see Rapunzel as you’ve never seen her before. In a new and exciting musical version of this well-loved tale, the theatre’s large and amazingly diverse cast will dazzle and delight children and adults alike.

A captioned, BSL-integrated performance is taking place on 9 December and Chickenshed is kindly offering our members subsidised tickets. NLDCS will provide free tickets for deaf children and their siblings, so you only have to pay for accompanying adults. Tickets always go quickly and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that tickets should be reserved for immediate family only, to give as many deaf people as possible the chance to see this amazing show.

To reserve your place(s), please complete this booking form and send it with a cheque payable to NLDCS, to Kanwaljit Makram to arrive by Wednesday 1 November 2017 at the latest.


Sign language taster sessions

Date: Saturday 18 November 2017
Time: 10am-1pm
Venue: Burghley Road Play Space, 23 1/2 Burghley Rd, Wood Green N8 0QE (2 mins walk from Turnpike Lane Tube station)
Age: Deaf children aged 0-7 with their families

Families of children aged 0-7 with hearing loss are invited to a free social gathering and sign language taster session. Mums, dads, grandparents, carers, brothers and sisters are all welcome to come and take part in games and fun activities being led using simple British Sign Language.  There is no need for you or your children to know any BSL already.

Please bring vegetarian food which doesn’t need heating up for a shared buffet lunch.

The venue is accessible to wheelchair users and has baby changing facilities. There is no parking outside so it’s best to come by bus or tube. If you have any special needs or requests, do contact us and we will do what we can to help.

For more information, to let us know that you would like to come, or to register interest in future activities, email northlondon@ndcs.org.uk


Dino Snores

Saturday, 9th September 2017 at 6:30pm10am Sunday, 10th September

Location: Natural History Museum

This event is in the past.
Dino Snores at the Natural History Museum
Date: Saturday 9 September 2017
Time: 6.45pm until 10am the following morning
Ages: 7-11 (+ one adult carer per family).

For the first time, we’ve inviting families with deaf children to a sleepover at the Natural History Museum. You’ll be able to explore the museum after dark, spot  dinosaurs in the shadows, take part in fun-packed educational activities and then sleep in one of the galleries. In the morning, you’ll be served breakfast and enjoy a live animal show before departing.

Dino Snores normally costs £60 per person, but NLDCS is offering subsidised tickets to members at just £30 each for deaf children and their siblings. There’s only space for one adult carer per family (aged 18+) who will go free.

To secure your place, please contact Suki Gill northlondon@ndcsgroup.org.uk

You will need to pay in advance, and also complete and sign a parental consent form provided by the museum. The cut-off date for applications is Friday June 23, and we will not accept any latecomers.

More details here http://www.nhm.ac.uk/events/dino-snores-for-kids.html

Please note that sleeping spaces are shared – there are no private rooms – and that non-NLDCS families will be taking part as well. No children under 7 will be admitted.


Picnic in Highgate Wood

Sunday, 2nd July 2017 at 12:30pm3pm

Location: On the grass in front of the café in Highgate Wood

Download a map here

Just turn up on the day with a picnic and any outdoor games your children would like to play, and don’t forget to bring sun cream and a rug to sit on.
If the weather’s bad, we’ll email you with a plan B. In the meantime, contact us at northlondon@ndcsgroup.org.uk if you have any questions about the event.

Please remember that your children will remain your responsibility throughout this event. Please stay with them at all times.

Nearest tube station: Highgate (Northern Line). Parking is available on surrounding streets.


Bowling at the Hollywood Bowl

Saturday, 17th June 2017 at 2pm4pm

Location: Leisure Way, Finchley High Road, Finchley N12 0GL

This event is in the past.

Bowling’s always popular and all ages are welcome, from toddlers to grandparents. Please tell us in advance how many people are coming — email Kam Makram kammak101@gmail.com

Cost: deaf children free (subsidised by NLDCS). Everyone else, £7 each, payable on the day.