Party and AGM

Join us for a fun-filled family party, get to know the committee and find out what we do. It’s a great opportunity to meet other local families, make new friends and catch up with old ones.

Date: 11th March 2023
Venue: Summerside School, Crossway, London N12 0QU
Time: 2.30pm – 5.00pm

Once again we’re holding our Annual General Meeting during the party to enable as many members as possible to find out more about NLDCS and share your thoughts while your children are being entertained.

While we hold our meeting we’ve got a wonderful interactive story teller coming to enthral the children and afterwards everyone will tuck into a tasty party tea.

Please remember that your child/ren are your responsibility throughout the party. If you wish to attend the AGM, please bring an extra family member so you don’t leave your child unattended.

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, please fill out this booking form. Please let us know if you require an interpreter at the AGM.


All members are welcome to join our Annual General Meeting


  • Apologies for absence
  • Minutes & matters arising of the last AGM in February 2022
  • Committee report
  • Treasurer’s report & Acceptance of accounts
  • Election of Officers
  • Election of Committee Members
  • Any other business

Join our committee

We are always looking for new people to join our organising committee. We need help to run events, people with new ideas, someone to take minutes at meetings and help with our website and newsletter. If you can help or want to find out what’s involved, please get in touch.

How to get to Summerside School:

Tube to East Finchley and then 263 Bus
Or tube to Finchley Central and then 460 Bus
Car parking is available on local streets.


Jack! Playing is believing….

….. at the Chickenshed Theatre

Date: Sunday 11 December
Time: 1pm for 1.30 start
Venue: Chickenshed Theatre, Chase Side, Southgate, NW14 4PE
Suitable for age: 5+
Cost: Adult: £14 (normal price £20)
Deaf child/ren: Free (courtesy of the NLDCS)
Siblings: £7 (normal price £16)

This is a captioned performance with integrated BSL throughout.
Meet Jack, the poor and disheartened character of our Christmas show, who – along with Jack’s exasperated mother and bothersome sibling – lives in a tiny house, in a run-down seaside town. Bullied and outcast Jack takes refuge in arcade games, playing them every day on the paint-stripped pier.

One day, instead of just playing the video game, Jack becomes a part of the game where some ‘giant’ challenges must be faced. With the help of some unusual characters, met along the way, Jack must overcome these trials to complete the levels of ‘The Beanstalk’.

There is a free car park and other parking in surrounding street and a cafe onsite for snacks and drinks. Arrive before the show and have a chance to meet up with some of the other NLDCS families.

A printed synopsis of the performance can be requested directly from the theatre The performance time is 1hr 45 minutes including an interval.

Chickenshed is a 10-15 minutes walk from Oakwood and Cockfosters tube stations on the Piccadilly Line.

How to Book:
Please fill out this booking form and transfer your payment immediately with any membership fee of £5 due. Your booking will only be secure when fully paid. Confirmation of your booking will be made when paid. The discounted adult tickets are thanks to Chickenshed Theatre and the NLDCS is paying for all deaf children. Please note that tickets are not transferable to families outside of the NLDCS. If demand exceed ticket supplies, we will operate a waiting list. So please book early.

Any questions about this event, please email

How to Pay
Bank: Nat West
Sort code: 60-06-26
Reference payment with your family name/Jack.

If you are not a member of the North London Deaf Children’s Society (This is not the same as the National Deaf Children’s Society!) please fill in our membership form and transfer £5 membership for 2022.

All booking must be made and paid for before: 11 November 2022

We offer financial assistance to any member that needs help with this event. Please get in touch with NLDCS Committee member, Nosheen Akhtar in confidence via


It’s Party Time!

Date: Sunday 20th November
Time: 2.30 – 5.00
Venue: Martin Primary School, 
Plane Tree Walk, East Finchley, London N2 9JP

Come and join us for a fun-filled disco themed party. There will be dancing and party games from 2.45pm for the children, giving adults time to chat and meet other parents.

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

Please book in advance and let us know how many people are coming, and what you’ll be bringing. To book your places, please fill in this booking form as soon as possible, letting us know about any communication requirements/specific needs.

* Children remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout this party.

How to get there:
Tube: East Finchley Northern Line (High Barnet Branch)
Nearby buses: 263, 102, 653, 234
Free street parking available 


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: