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:


Bowling at the Hollywood Bowl

Bowling at the Hollywood Bowl

Date:  Saturday 9th March 2019
Time: 2pm
Venue: Hollywood Bowl, Leisure Way, Finchley High Road, Finchley N12 0GL
Cost: Deaf children free (subsidised by NLDCS). All others £7 each, payable on the day.

Bowling’s always popular and all ages are welcome, from toddlers to grandparents. You must tell us in advance how many children are coming, their name, age and communication needs. Siblings are welcome.

Please email Barbara – by 4th March. If you can’t make it on the day, remember to let us know so we can offer your place to another family. Please don’t just turn up without booking and expect to play, as there may not be a place for your child.

This is a members only event. Please make sure you have paid your 2019 membership (or bring it with you).

If you would like to become a member, please use our form. Membership costs £5 a year which we use to help pay for events.



It’s Party Time

Date: Saturday 6th April
Time: 2.30-5pm
Venue: Martin Primary School, Plane Tree Walk, East Finchley N2 9JP

It’s going to be an Eggtastic Easter!

This year we are doing something different. Make your own fantastical egg mobile to race across the Martin’s Hall! The idea is to design something which will transport an egg the furthest distance possible. There are very strict rules – here – but your egg mobile can be as simple or complicated as you like as long as fits in with the rules. You could put the egg in something that rolls, use lego or similar to make a vehicle etc – the ideas are endless! Parents can help but it should be the children’s work. The ‘egg mobiles’ must be made at home.

There will be 3 categories of prizes –

– The egg mobile which travels the greatest distance
– The most beautifully decorated
– The most original design

We’ll also have our craft table for all things Eastery including Easter Bonnet making!

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 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 – contact Esther Conway at  by Monday 1st April.