NDCS: The National Deaf Children's Society
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Events for deaf children and young people

We run events for deaf children and young people all over the UK. Find out what events are coming up in your area. 

In this section

16+ Get Creative Weekend, Film Making West Midlands

Film Making Weekend for 16-18 years olds.
Date: 12 - 14 May 2017
Location: Wolverhampton.

16+ Transition and Life Skills Residential

Date: 29 August 2017 - 2 September 2017

16+ Transition and Life Skills Residential - Southampton

Date: 14 August 2017 - 18 August 2017

1st Time Away Weekend

Would your child like to come and experience a National Deaf Children's Society residential?
Date: 25 - 26 March 2017
Location: Kingswood Dearne Valley.

Deaf Action Youth Service

Deaf Action Youth service for young, deaf people to join sports and leisure activities.
Time: 13:30
Date: 13 June 2015 - 5 June 2018

Deaf-friendly football sessions

Come and develop your skills with the FA.
Time: 10:00
Date: 7 Jan - 6 May 2017
Location: North Solihull Sports Centre 

Deaf-Friendly Swimming Lessons, Birmingham

Handsworth Wellbeing Centre Handsworth Wellbeing Centre is running deaf-friendly swimming.
Time: 16:00
Date: 15 February - 3 May 2017.

Deaf-Friendly Swimming Lessons, Highland

We have trained swimming teachers from across the Higlands to deliver deaf-friendly swimming lessons. Now working in partnership with Highlife Highland we have deaf-friendly lessons during April school holidays

  • Invergordon Leisure Centre
  • Monday 17 April to Friday 21 April
  • Explore the Outdoors Norfolk

    Conservation and Outdoor Activities Week for 14-17 year olds.
    Date: 21 - 25 August 2017
    Location: Kingswood - West Runton, Norfolk.

    First Time Away Weekend

    Ardeonaig Adventure Centre
    An exciting overnight adventure for deaf young people
    Time: 14:00
    Date: 27 - 28 May 2017.

    First Time Away Weekend - East

    An activity to encourage confidence and independence.
    Date: 24 - 25 June 2017
    Location: Hautbois Activity Centre 

    First Time Away Weekend - North West

    Crowden Outdoor Education Centre
    An activity to encourage confidence and independence
    Date: 6 - 7 May 2017. 

    First Time Away Weekend, Wales

    If your child has never been to our residential events, then this is perfect for them!  They can come and join us for 24 hours, and get a taste of the fun we have on our camps!
    Date: 20 May 2017 - 21 May 2017 (Kingswood Colomendy)

    Get Creative Day Stratford-Upon-Avon

    The Royal Shakespeare Company
    An exciting day of stage combat and drama for young people aged 8-16.
    Time: 09:00
    Date: 25 Mar 2017

    Get Creative Weekend West Midlands

    Get Creative Weekend for 11-15 years olds.
    Date: 12-14 May 2017.
    Location: Latches Wood Outdoor Centre, Wolverhampton

    Junior Youth Club for Deaf Young People

    Action Deaf Youth Fun indoor and outdoor summer events in Belfast!
    Time: 18:30
    Date: 1 Jul 2015 - 29 Jul 2018.

    Mission Adventure and Mission Extreme

    Blairvadach Outdoor Centre
    An exciting week of outdoor activities for deaf young people.
    Date: 31 Jul - 4 Aug 2017 

    Mission Adventure England

    An exciting week-long residential of outdoor and water based activities for young people aged 8-15 years.
    Date: 7 – 11 August 2017
    Location: Hathersage near Sheffield, East Midlands.

    Mission Discovery Wales

    Outdoor Activity Week for 8-15 year olds
    Date: 31 July - 4 August
    Location: Trewern Outdoor Education Centre. Cusop, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

    Multi-activity week, North West

    This amazing week long residential is specifically for young people aged 8-15 years, who want to have lots of water & outdoor fun, whilst working towards gaining the opportunity to learn new skills and acquire a governing body award!

    Date: 29 August 2017 - 2 September 2017.

    Multi-activity Week, South West

    This amazing week-long residential is specifically for young people aged 8-15 years, who want to have lots of water & outdoor fun, whilst working towards gaining the opportunity to learn new skills and acquire a NICAS climbing award!

    Date: 14 August 2017 - 18 August 2017

    NDCS National Deaf Youth Football Tournament

    Goals Centre - Northampton
    Football Tournament and Junior Masterclass
    Time and date: 11:00, 26 March 2017. 

    Early Years: Newly Diagnosed Information Days

    A two day event for families with newly diagnosed deaf children aged 0-12 years.

    Date: 3 June 2017 - 4 June 2017.

    Sussex County FA England Talent Day

    Sussex County FA
    Have you got what it takes to play for England?
    Time: 11:00
    Date: 25 March 2017 

    Deafinitely Theatre Easter Workshop

    Are you 14 - 25? Interested in drama?

    Deafinitely Theatre are running a 4 day Easter drama school with inspiring deaf role models who work professionally in Theatre, TV and Film!

    Deafinitely Youth Easter School

    10 - 13 April 2017

    What the Ladybird Heard (BSL Interpreted Performance)

    What the Ladybird Heard is based on the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks featuring two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun!

    Thursday 13th July at 11am​

    Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London

    Gangsta Granny – Live on Stage

    BSL Interpreted performance of Gangsta Granny!

    From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the world premiere of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.

    Sunday 26 March at 11am

    Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

    Running Wild

    BSL Interpreted performance of Running Wild

    Direct from Regent’s Park Theatre’s sensational summer season, Michael Morpurgo’s children’s novel, based on a true story, is brought to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity, wowing audiences of all ages and critics alike.

    Saturday 10 June at 2:30pm

    Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

    Oliver in the Overworld

    Oliver in the Overworld is the first ever musical created from scratch with sign language. Join the Kats in this fast-moving madcap musical adventure. Lasting 55 minutes it is suitable for ages 3- 7, their families and friends and is suitable for both deaf and hearing audiences.

    It’s a funny, surreal, picaresque tale of a little deaf boy who travels to The Overworld, The Land of Machinery, seeking the parts to mend the memory of his best friend Oliver the Grandfather Clock.

    Thursday 4 May 2017

    The Capitol Horsham


    Deaf Basketball Training

    BID Services is pleased to announce the return of weekly Deaf Basketball training.

    When?            Every Tuesday evening, 6 – 7pm

    Where?          Joseph Chamberlain College, 1 Belgrave Road, Highgate, Birmingham B12 9FF

    Who?              Players must be over 16, suitable for all abilities.

    Deaf/Hearing Impaired Football

    Deaf/Hearing Impaired Football and Advanced Coaching sessions in Southampton & Eastleigh.


    10:30-11:30 and 1-2:30pm  (ongoing)

    Contact:  Mike Pink

    Southampton FC

    Square Peg Foundation –Stay & Play (sensory, sports, craft sessions)

    Various locations, delivered free of charge:-

    Dates:  Tuesdays

    Venue:  Duke Street Church, Sutton, B72 1RJ

    Time:  10am-2pm


    Dates:  Wednesdays

    Venue:  Shard End Wellbeing Centre, Packington Ave, B34 7RD

    Time:  2pm-4pm


    Dates:  Thursdays

    Venue:  Aston Wellbeing Centre, Grounds of Aston Hall, B6 6JD

    Time:  2pm-4pm

    Wicketz Cricket

    Free for boys and girls aged 8-16 years. 

    All abilities welcome.

    Date: Starting Wed 1st March, every week thereafter

    Venue:  George Dixon Academy, Sports Hall, Portland Road, B16 9GD

    Time:  5pm – 6pm


    Contact: Harry Kitchen harry.kitchen@wccc.co.uk / 07850 603939


    Mock Deaf Graduate Assessment Scheme

    Deaf Unity is running a Mock Deaf Graduate Assessment Scheme in partnership with Ernst and Young.

    Are you deaf, studying for/have obtained a degree, and seeking a career in the Finance Industry? If so, then this opportunity may be right for you.

    Ernst and Young, London

    20 April 2017