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Weekly Deaf Tennis Sessions for all Deaf kids at Gosling Sports Park


The weekly Gosling Sports Park Deaf Tennis Sessions for all Deaf kids have been running for a few years now!  

The sessions are every Saturday from 11.00-12.00 (in term time) for all deaf kids aged 3-14 on court number 6 (indoors!) – £3.50 per child.

No need to book – just turn up! Go straight to reception and pay the £3.50 fee. 

All kids are put into groups according to age and ability. Please ensure kids are changed in comfortable clothes and sports trainers ready to start at 11 am.

These sessions were kick-started by Deaf Parents Deaf Children, in partnership with the British Deaf Tennis Association (BDTA), and the Gosling Tennis Centre.  The Gosling Tennis Centre now run these sessions. If you want more information please get in touch with Devon Moore, who runs the sessions at D.Mooretennis@hotmail.co.uk.

Address: Gosling Sports Park, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6XE
Venue website: http://www.goslingsports.co.uk/


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Another DPDC fun day out at Bowood House!


On Saturday 8th of July Deaf Parents Deaf Children returned to Bowood for the fifth time, and what a fantastic day it was! Hidden in the rolling hills of Wiltshire, the Bowood estate boasts one of the best adventure playgrounds in the country. A life-size pirate ship complete with rigging and a crows nest as well as a ‘space dive’ which featured giant slides aptly called the ‘slide of death’, chutes, trampolines, and high-level rope walks. The kids were let loose while the parents caught up on the latest news and got acquainted with new friends.

After lunch, we all went for a lovely walk by the glorious lake to the old temple and visited the caves, which were quite spooky – needless to say the kids loved walking into pitch darkness! We all came out to a view of the beautiful waterfall.

It was a lovely day to see the children making new friends and playing with each other so effortlessly, and for the parents to get together and chat knowing that they had so many things in common to talk about.

Thank you to all the families who came along, especially those who came from afar.  Next years event will take place on Saturday 7th July 2018.  Join the facebook event page and let us know if you’re coming!

Photo belongs to DPDC please do not copy or use without our permission. 


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DPDC Bowood – Saturday 8th July 2017


Five more days until the annual DPDC fun day out at Bowood House! We’re so excited to see you all again and meet some new and old faces.

To make the most of the day we have an agenda which will ensure everyone gets a chance to meet everyone and allow kids plenty of opportunities to play and make new friends!

11am – Gate opens!

Come and find out DPDC space at the back of the adventure playground. Look for our DPDC banner! Bring packed lunches and blankets.

11am –  Free play at the adventure playground!

12pm – DPDC introductions

This is your chance to introduce your family to everyone and learn about everyone at the event. In your introduction we’d like you to introduce your family to the group, tell everyone what’s on your mind right now (this could be schools, statements, interpreter support, CI’s, hearing aids etc!). This is so people can introduce themselves to you if they feel they have information to share or if they are in the same boat and are looking for support.

1pm – 2.30pm – Picnic lunch (Bring your own!)

3pm – Walk to Bowood House for group fun and games

We will all walk to Bowood House for some group fun and games next to the beautiful lake. If you have bags, picnic chairs etc, we recommend that you return them to the car before the walk starts at 3pm.

4-5pm – Waterfall and cave stroll

This is a big favourite, as a group we will explore part of the grounds, who will be brave enough this year to walk through the pitch black caves?

6pm – Gate closes!

Weather: So far it’s looking dry!

This is an event for deaf parents with deaf children. If there one parent that is hearing – they are very welcome! Hearing brothers and sisters are also very welcome!

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DPDC Camping @ Wowo Campsite, Sussex -25th – 28th August 2017

 


We’re excited to announce that DPDC Camping will take place this year at the beautiful and deaf-friendly Wowo campsite from 25th – 28th August.  Wowo was voted the No. 2 site in the UK by CoolCamping for kids!

We have booked a space for 10 families. If we need more space, we can ask – though don’t leave it too late as spaces go fast.  To book your place, send an email to me at dpdccamping@gmail.com, I will then advise you on how to make your payment as this is done directly with Wowo.

Cost
£12.50 per adult per night
£6 per child (4-16) per night
£5 per car, per night
£4.50 per dog, one off charge

This is an event for deaf parents with deaf children. If there’s one parent that is hearing – they are very welcome! Hearing brothers and sisters are also very welcome! Please get in touch if you aren’t sure. Thanks!  If you have any questions, please email dpdccamping@gmail.com

Priority goes to DPDC Members. Deadline to book places June 16th. Want to be a member?  Here’s how.


From the Wowo Campsite website
We specialise in the things that we think are essential to great camping here at Wowo:

  1. Campfires– We think camping just isn’t the same without a crackling campfire to sit around when it grows dark, cook your dinner on and keep you warm.
  2. We are a family campsite – children and dog friendly, accommodating families to camp together in groups.
  3. We have a varied selection of Yurts and Shepherds Huts for those campers looking for added luxury whilst retaining the rustic style of the outdoors.
  4. We believe the great outdoors to be healing and educational.  We host a huge range of Workshopsto nurture and support this belief, as well as making your stay extra fun for all ages.


Wowo Campsite Address:
Wapsbourne Manor Farm, Sheffield Park, Uckfield TN22 3QT
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WowoCampsite
Website: http://www.wowo.co.uk/

 


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DPDC Camping 2016 – Report and photos!


The Ashbourne Heights Country Park in Derbyshire again hosted a Deaf Parents Deaf Children Camping event over the August bank holiday weekend.  All the kids had an amazing time cycling, swimming, playing games, going on walks and making new friends!  The kids loved the fact that they could sign to anyone in the big group and had a range of adults and kids to socialise and play with!

Photos belong to Deaf Parents Deaf Children – Do not use without our permission.


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DPDC Xmas Party 2016 – Reading Deaf Club

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The party is on Saturday 17th December at 12:00 to 15:00 at Reading Deaf Club.

Deaf parents with deaf children and their hearing siblings are invited. Tickets are at £5 per head. If your child is 3 years old (36 months) or under free.

A family will need to bring a present (valued at £5 or under) for each child to the party where a mystery Deaf Santa will give it to the named child at the end of the party.

There will be games and lots of fun.

Buffet and drinks will be provided for everyone. Could you please let me know if you have special diet foods.

Dress code: please wear your best christmas outfits! We’d love to see your crazy Christmas jumpers!

Contact purplebluebabe@hotmail.com (Viccy) ASAP for me to put your names down and the bank details. I will reply back once I received the payment from you.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1004853692897908/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1478414511299531


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Yet another amazing day at Bowood House!

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On Saturday 9th of July Deaf Parents Deaf Children returned to Bowood for the fourth time, and what a fantastic day it was! Hidden in the rolling hills of Wiltshire, the Bowood estate boasts one of the best adventure playgrounds in the country. A life-size pirate ship complete with rigging and a crows nest as well as a ‘space dive’ which featured giant slides aptly called the ‘slide of death’, chutes, trampolines and high-level rope walks. The kids were let loose while the parents caught up on the latest news and got acquainted with new friends.  Once everyone arrived and settled into the fantastic surroundings, all the parents and kids gathered into one big circle and introduced themselves to each other.

After lunch we all went for a lovely walk by the glorious lake to the old temple and visited the caves, which were quite spooky – needless to say the kids loved walking into pitch darkness! We all came out to a view of the beautiful waterfall.

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It was a lovely day to see the children making new friends and playing with each other so effortlessly, and for the parents to get together and chat knowing that they had so many things in common to talk about.

Thank you to all the families who came along, especially those who came from afar.  Next years event will take place on Saturday 8th July 2017.  Join the facebook event page and let us know if you’re coming!

Photos belong to DPDC please do not copy or use without our permission. 


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DPDC Day out: Nostell Priory National Trust

 

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On Saturday 23rd April 2016, 12 families from Manchester, Sunderland, Leeds and Wolverhampton met up at the beautiful Nostell Priory National Trust for the day.  The children all excitedly explored the garden and parklands. Some explored further by walking, cycling or scootering around the surroundings.   While the kids were all busy, parents grabbed the chance to discuss all things related to being a deaf parent of a deaf child, sharing educational tips, stories and experiences!

The day was such a great success, and will happen again next year on Saturday 22nd April 2017, save the date!


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