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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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DPDC Camping 26-28th August 2016, Derby – spaces left!

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Disappointed about Sign Circle being cancelled? Fear not, there are spaces left to join the Deaf Parents Deaf Children Campers from Friday 26th- Monday 28th August at the Ashbourne Heights Country Park in Derbyshire.

Last year all the DPDC kids had an amazing time cycling, swimming, playing games, going on walks and making new friends. To avoid missing out please book your places NOW!


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DPDC Bowood House Fun Day Out – Saturday 11th July 2016 – Agenda!

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One more day 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!


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DPDC Day out – SIGNtific Saturday at the Science Museum 6th Feb – FREE

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11.30pm DPDC meet and greet

Catch up with everyone on the Lower Ground Floor in the Exploring Space Gallery/Soft play and cafe area before we head to the Icy Cool Adventure.

1.30pm Icy Cool Adventure for ages 7 and under
Explore the wondrous wintry world of Iceland in this fun, interactive storytelling session with erupting volcanoes, giant glaciers and a little bit of imagination.

3.30pm Rocket Dogs for ages 7 and under
Three… two… one… Blast off! Find out about rockets and see how they fly. Make and launch your very own brave Rocket Dog into space to go boldly in the paw-prints of the real Rocket Dogs of the past!

How to get there: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/getting_here.aspx


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DPDC Day Out: Nostell Priory National Trust, West Yorkshire

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Where: Nostell Priory National Trust
When: Saturday 23rd April 2016
Time: 10am – till dusk!
Meet at: Children’s play area! From 10am to 10.30am then we all can have a stroll around the park with bikes, scooter and walk!

Lunch: Bring packed lunch! (There is café near children’s play area!)

Extra: Bring kids’ bikes or scooter (bring bike lock because you are not allowed to bring bikes/scooters in children’s play area.)

Cost: Access to Parkland is free. There is a £3 car parking charge but free for those who are member of the National Trust.

Sat Nav: WF4 1QE

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1706638062892927/1706805562876177/

More details about this national trust: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory-and-parkland

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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 2016 – Book your places now!

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Last year all the DPDC kids had an amazing time cycling, swimming, playing games, going on walks and making new friends at the Ashbourne Heights Country Park in Derbyshire. We will be returning there on the August bank holiday weekend – Friday 26th- Monday 28th!  15 pitches have been reserved, more pitches can be added if needed. To avoid missing out please book your places as soon as possible.

How to book your place
1. Transfer £30 online to Deaf Parents Deaf Children, Sort code: 40-27-33, Account number: 91530941. Use your ‘family name + camping’ as reference (So we know you’ve paid!)
2.  Download and fill in the DPDC Camping 2016 Form and email it to dpdccamping@gmail.com

Date: August Bank Holiday, Friday 26th – Monday 29th August 2016!

Cost
£21 per night for two people (£21 x 3 = £66)
£26 per night for two people with an electric hook-up (£26 x 3 = £78)

These prices includes 2 people, which can be made up of 2 adults or 1 adult, 1 child, and one car.

As we’re staying on a bank holiday weekend there is a minimum 3-night stay.

Any extra adults, children, dogs (2 max per pitch), gazebos, or extra cars are charged at £3 per night each.

Child = aged 3 – 17 years.
Infants = aged 2 years and under – free.

Last years camping report! http://deafparentsdeafchildren.co.uk/dpdc-camping-2015-report-and-photos/

Ashbourne Heights Website: http://www.ashbourne-heights.co.uk

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

 


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DPDC Day out: Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood – Report & Photos!

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On Saturday 17th October deaf parents and deaf children families from the midlands all enjoyed a day at the 
Museum of Childhood in Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.  The families enjoyed a BSL guided tour exploring the childhoods of times gone by! The highlight of the day for many was both parents and children being told off by a school teacher in the old school room!  A big thanks to DPDC parent Nikki Beech for organising the great day!

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