NLDCS Halloween Party

Date: Sunday 13th October
Time: 2.30-5.30pm
Venue: Martin Primary School, Plane Tree Walk, East Finchley N2 9JP

Join us for a spooktastic Halloween Fancy Dress Party. There will be plenty of “fangtastic” crafts and “boo-tiful” games followed by a Fancy Dress Parade with prizes for the most creative costumes.
We’ll have a “guess the weight of the pumpkin” and “lucky dip” so please bring your purses!

Afterwards we’re laying on our usual tasty spread with plenty of food. To keep our costs down, we’re asking everyone to please bring something to eat or drink for this tea buffet – preferably finger food that can be eaten without forks or spoons. Please label anything home made what it is and whether it contains nuts/meat or is suitable for vegetarians.

This event is suitable for all ages and open to all families of deaf children. If you are not a member of the NLDCS please ask for our membership details. It costs £5 each year to join and we use this money to help fund events.

If you are coming to the party, please book in advance and let us know how many people are coming, and what you’ll be bringing – contact Esther Conway at by Monday 7th October.

Your children remain your responsibility throughout this event.


Go Ape

This is a member only event. If you are not a member, please join first. If you have not paid your annual membership please transfer £5 to the account below.

Date: Saturday 21st September 2019
Time: 3:00 – 4.30
Venue: Go Ape at Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Ready for aerial adventure? Then join us in the grounds of Alley Pally for sensational views and an afternoon you’ll never forget.

We’ve got two challenges:
Treetops – minimum height 1 metre (any age) Subsidised cost for deaf children £10 (Normal price £21)
Treetops plus – aged 10+ minimum height 1.2 metres. Subsidised cost for deaf children £12 (normal price £24)
One carer goes free!

The deadline for booking this activity is 28th August and there will be no extension. There may be a waiting list if places sell out quickly.

To book, please email with the following details:
Name, age, height and communication method of your deaf child/ren. Please let us know of any additional needs.
The course your child would like to do.
Transfer your payment to:
NatWest Bank
Account Number: 33864799
Sort code: 60-06-26
Reference: GoApe

Please note this is a family activity and you must stay on site with your child at all times. If you have any questions please ask Suki.


Little Dinosaurs

Date: Monday 12th August 2019
Time: 10am
Venue: Little Dinosaurs, The Grove, Alexandra Park N22 7AY (
Age: 5 and under

How to get there: By car – The Grove has its own free 80 space car park (next turning after the garden centre).
On foot – nearest entrance to Little Dinosaurs is behind the bus stop on Muswell Hill, just down from the Broadway.
Nearest stations and buses: Highgate Tube then 43 or 143 bus; East Finchley Tube then 102 bus, Wood Green Tube then 144 bus, Finsbury Park tube and W7.

This tried and tested venue is always very popular with pre-schoolers, so whether you’ve a toddler, baby or both, come and meet other parents of local deaf children in safe, fun surroundings. There’s a great cafe, free parking and both an indoor soft play area and an outdoor playground so fun’s guaranteed for everyone, whatever the weather.

Afterwards, join us for a picnic lunch in The Grove, outside the venue.

Normal entry price: £4.95 for a 90-min play session (2 hours if buying food at the cafe). £1for babies under 12 months.

Special offer for members: NLDCS is contributing £2 for every deaf child aged 5 and under who attends.

For more information, and to let us know if you planning to attend, please contact Zibiah Loakthar at


Summer picnic

Date: Sunday 14th July 2019
Time: 12:30 – 3:00pm
Location: On the grass in front of the café in Highgate Wood
Download a map here
All ages welcome

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. The committee members will be wearing their blue NLDCS shirts so you can spot us.

If the weather’s bad, we’ll email you with a plan B. In the meantime, contact us at 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.


British Library Family Day

Saturday 22 June 2019

The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB 

Once again the NLDCS and the NDCS will be sharing a stand at the British Library Family Day, taking part in the exciting family day inspired by storytelling. Join us to make, touch, sign and explore. This is a Deaf accessible family friendly event.

The fully accessible family day, with BSL interpretation will include activities run by: British Museum, Camden Advisory Service for Deaf Children and Young People, Camden Family Learning, Camden Speech and Language Team, Cochlear Implanted Children’s Support Group, Foundling Museum, Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children, Holborn Community Association, House of Illustration, Jewish Museum, London Transport Museum, Maths on Toast, National Deaf Children’s Society, North London Deaf Children’s Society, October Gallery, Origami Society, Royal Association for Deaf people, SOAS University of London, The Postal Museum, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation – Heritage Project and University of Bath.

See the British Library website for full details: