Join us for a picnic!

Date: Sunday 4th July 2021
Time: 12.30pm (BST)
Venue: Highgate Wood
Age: Suitable for all

We are excited to be able to plan our first outdoor face-to-face activity since March 2020, a meet up in Highgate Wood!  This will be a chance to see old and new NLDCS families and a good opportunity for parents and carers as well as children to meet up.

We are planning this meet up for Sunday 4th July.  In case it rains hard, then Plan B is to meet instead on Sunday 11th July! Please hold both dates in your diaries!

We will meet in the grassy field (near the cafe) at 12.30pm for a picnic. 

Family picnic

Please bring your own food and a blanket to sit on and let us know how many in your family are coming so that we can look out for you and make sure we keep to the rules about group sizes. In case we find more than 30 people wish to come we can organise into two groups.  

Please do bring along balls and outdoor games.  We will bring a parachute.

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 a 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 coming, 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. Please let us know your communications methods. 

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.


Join us for our online baking lesson

We’re back with our first COVID-19 safe event.

Please join us for our online baking lesson with Daisy Bake  
Date: Saturday 7th November 2020
Time: 3 – 4 pm
Venue: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free

Join us for this fun filled hour of baking polishing your culinary skills making autumn magical treats, helping your child follow the talented Daisy through the recipe.

This event will also 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 northlondon@ndcsgroup.org.uk with your child/ren’s name and your contact details to book.

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/


Come to the London Transport Museum

Date: Sunday 1st March 2020
Time: Meet at 9.50am for a prompt 10am start
Venue: London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza (south east corner)
Cost: One free carer for every deaf children. All other children under 17 free.  Additional adults must pay £14.50 on the day.

Join us for a short introduction and then feel free to wander through the museum gallery. Explore the heritage of London and its transport system, and the stories of the people who have travelled and worked in the city over the last 200 years, before taking a peek into how future technologies might impact London as we know it.

The museum has disabled and pushchair access and is very child friendly with buses, trains and boats to climb inside, dressing up clothes to try on and an activity area and changing facility for babies and toddlers.

Please book your child/ren a place on our trip by emailing Zibby at zibiah@gmail.com telling her the name and age of each deaf and hearing child attending and the name of the one free carer. Please let us know the communication needs of yourself and your child/ren.

If you are bringing an additional paying adult, please tell Zibby so she can inform the museum of numbers.

Please note, places are first come first served, so book as soon as you can. Once the visit is full you will be added to a waiting list. If you find you can no longer attend, please let us know so your places can be allocated to another family.

This event is for NLDCS members. Please make sure your membership payment for 2020 is up-to-date. Not a member? Don’t worry – find out here how to join.


NLDCS Party and AGM

IMG_6168Join us for our next fantastic fun filled party

Date: Saturday 8th February 2020
Time: 2.30 – 5.00 (AGM 3-4)
Venue: Martin Primary School, Plane Tree Walk, East Finchley, London N2 9JP

Once again we’re holding our AGM during the party to enable as many members as possible to find out more about NLDCS, share ideas and even join the committee while your children are being entertained.

We’ve booked the ever-popular multi-sports entertainer suitable for all ages and afterwards everyone will tuck into a tasty party tea.

As usual, to keep our costs down, we’re asking you to bring some sharing food to eat or drink – preferably finger food that doesn’t need heating up and can be eaten without cutlery. Please mark what it is, and whether it contains nuts/meat or is suitable for vegetarians.

Please book in advance and let us know how many people are coming, and what you’ll be bringing.

To book your places, contact Esther Conway by 1st February on northlondon@ndcsgroup.org.uk. Please do let us know if you require an interpreter at the AGM.


1 Apologies for absence

2 Minutes & matters arising of the last AGM in January 2019

3 Committee report

4 Treasurer’s report & Acceptance of accounts

5 Election of Officers

6 Election of Committee Members

7 Any other business



Snow White at Chickenshed

Date: Saturday 7th December 2019
Time: 3-5pm (including interval)
Venue: Chickenshed Theatre, Chase Side, Southgate N14 4PE
Age: strictly 5+
NLDCS Member Cost: Deaf children & siblings free, other family members £13 per ticket

In this year’s festive show at the Chickenshed, a new musical version of a familiar tale is given a new twist. Set in a colourful 1960s world where traditional roles are changing fast, what better place for a modern Snow White to ‘find’ herself – in all senses of the word? Over the years NLDCS members have been part of the Chickenshed production and this year we’ll see Olive acting in this performance.

A captioned, BSL-integrated performance is taking place on Saturday 7th December, for ages 5+, 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 they should be reserved for immediate family only, to give as many deaf people as possible the chance to see this amazing show from the allocated seating.

Book your seats by 6th November at the latest by:

1. Make a bank transfer to:
NatWest Bank
Account Number: 33864799
Sort code: 60-06-26
Reference: Chickenshed

2. Please complete this booking form and email it to zibiah@gmail.com

Seats will not be confirmed until the payment is confirmed and form is received.
Refunds will not be given unless your tickets can be re-allocated to another family.
No late bookings will be accepted.

More information can be found on the website: https://www.chickenshed.org.uk/event/snow-white