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:

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 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 🙂


Come bowling with us!

hollywood-bowlDate: Sunday 22 May 2022
Time: 3 – 4.30pm
Venue: Hollywood Bowl North Finchley
Cost: £4 per child

Join us as we hit the 10-Pin bowling lanes for this popular event. All ages are welcome, from toddlers to grandparents, but you must pay and book in advance so we know how many children are coming. We’ll have some food at the lanes and siblings are welcome too!

Please complete this booking form and pay for your places online to the NLDCS bank account. Your tickets will not be guaranteed until you have paid. (Sorry no refunds available).

Please note that your children remain your responsibility throughout this event and please don’t turn up without booking and expect to play, as there may not be a place for your child.

Hollywood Bowl North Finchley
Leisure Way,
High Road,
N12 0GL

Nearest tube Finchley Central and West Finchley followed by a short bus ride. There is plenty of free parking available. Plan your journey with the TFL Journey Planner:


NLDCS AGM 3rd February 2022

Everyone is welcome to join our online Zoom Annual General Meeting on Thursday 3rd February at 8.15pm for a prompt 8.30 start.

Please email us for the Zoom meeting link at


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes & matters arising of the last AGM in February 2021
  3. Committee report
  4. Treasurer’s report & Acceptance of accounts
  5. Election of Officers
  6. Election of Committee Members
  7. Any other business

NLDCS Art Workshop

Date: Saturday 20th November
Time: 3pm
Venue: Via Zoom – link will be shared to all those who book
Cost: Free
Suitable for all ages

Join us for an Art Workshop led by the talented artist
Sally-Anne Hickman whose skill in cartoon and comic art has seen her running workshops in schools and museums since 2014.

The workshop will provide an introduction to cartoon drawing and is suitable for all ages. All you will need is is pencil, paper and something to colour with. 

To book a place, please email Kanwaljit  before18th November, with your child/children’s names, their communication needs and your contact details to complete the booking.

Please note: to promote online safety, only those who have booked to attend this event will be able to access the Zoom event.

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

You can find out more about Sally-Anne at her website:


Another visit to ZSL London Zoo!

Thanks to ZSL’s community access scheme we can arrange a second trip to visit London Zoo before the weather turns colder.
 Date: Sunday 24th October

Venue: ZSL Regents Park, London NW1 4RY
Ages: Suitable for all
Deaf child/ren: £6.50 with one carer free

Other family member tickets are available:
Hearing siblings: £12.50 (discounted by the NLDCS)
Additional adult tickets £35.00. 

There are additional tickets for low-income immediate family members. Please provide evidence of benefits/free school meals

To book, please complete the following online form

We will be meeting on the main lawn at 12.30-1.30 for a picnic lunch. Please join members of the committee to catch up with friends and meet other families.  

This event is for NLDCS members only. Not a member? – it’s easy to join – sign up here and pay £5 membership per family.

To Pay: please transfer your payment and any membership money owing Bank transfer details
Payment for all tickets needs to be transferred to the NLDCS by the end of day 12th  October with no exceptions. 

Tickets are available subject to completion of a feedback questionnaire from each participant. We may not be able to offer subsidised entry in future if we do not receive this questionnaire. 

Please note that your children remain your responsibility throughout this event.
Information about ZSL London Zoo:
How to get there: