It’s party time!

Date: Sunday 14th October
Time: 2.30 – 5.00
Venue: Martin Primary School
Plane Tree Walk
East Finchley
N2 9JP

For magic, mayhem and mouthwatering food, don’t miss NLDCS’s autumn fancy dress party. There will be prizes for the best costumes, plus games and activities, and we’re delighted to welcome back magician David Weeks, who performed for us a few years ago and will once again amaze and amuse adults and children with his fantastic family-friendly show.

As usual, to keep our costs down we’re asking you to bring something to eat or drink – preferably finger food that doesn’t need heating up and can be eaten without cutlery. Do 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, letting us know about any communication requirements/specific needs.

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



Family Discovery Day at the British Library– Saturday 22nd September

Time: 12noon – 4pm
Venue: British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
Age: all
Nearest station: King’s Cross or Euston. V limited parking on nearby streets.

This fun-packed family day is fully accessible for deaf children and now held annually. It’s run by Camden Family Learning, Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children and the British Museum, and this year we’re returning to the British Library where the event, called Festival of Treasures, is inspired by the amazing treasures held in the library’s collection. NLDCS will have a stand, so do come and say hello!



Date: Friday 28th September 2018
Time: 7.30pm (show ends about 10pm)
Venue: Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton St, London W1D 4HS
Age: 6+

Disney’s Aladdin is being brought to life in the West End, and we’re delighted to have secured a limited number of tickets for a captioned performance at the end of September. They’re in the dress circle and normally cost £85 per person, but for this show they’re available at a special price of £37.50 for each deaf child and each carer. NLDCS is paying for deaf children’s tickets, so we’re only asking carers to pay for theirs. One carer (aged 18+) is allocated per deaf child, and additional family members will have to pay the full price of £85.

Tickets are being offered to NLDCS members only and if the event is over-subscribed, they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with deaf children and carers given priority.

Unfortunately time is very tight on this and we need to pay for the tickets on Monday 9th July to avoid losing them.

To book please email ASAP putting ‘Aladdin’ in the subject box and request a booking form. Booking must be done by post.


Tickets will be distributed on the night so we anticipate meeting at the theatre around 7pm. Details to follow nearer the time.


Cycling at Lee Valley

Date: Sunday 24th June 2018
Time: 11am-approx 1pm
Venue: Lee Valley VeloPark, Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 3AB
Age: 2-18

How to get there: Nearest station is Stratford (20 mins walk)
4 hours free parking is available. You’ll need to enter your car registration number at a terminal in the venue.

We’re offering your children the chance to enjoy some Olympic action in cycling sessions at the VeloPark. We’ve arranged 3 sessions for different age groups and abilities:
VeloBalance 2-5 yrs (non-riders) 11.30 – 12.30
Pedal up 6 – 10 yrs must be able to ride a bike 12.30 – 1.30
Mountain biking 10 yrs+ must be confident riders 11.45 – 12.45

Cycling slots lots last an hour, and children and families are also invited on a tour of the venue, including the iconic Velodrome. Tours start at 11.30 and 12.30, so you can do this either before or after the cycling. We’ll send further details closer to the date, but anticipate that everyone will meet at about 11.00 am.

VeloPark has very kindly agreed to fund the cost of the cycling and tours for NLDCS members and we expect places to fill up fast. Deaf children will be given priority, but we’ll try to accommodate hearing siblings. Communication support (funded by an NDCS local groups grant) will be available on the day, please make sure you tell us if your child/ren require signed support. We’re asking for £10 deposit per child, which will be refunded on the day. Make sure you turn up to get your deposit back!

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis to members so email to find out how.  Deadline for booking this event is 18th June.