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

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!

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DPDC Day Out: Nostell Priory National Trust, West Yorkshire

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

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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!

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

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

£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!

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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


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

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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DPDC Christmas Party!

The Deaf Parents Deaf Children’s Christmas party will be on Saturday 19th December at 2-5.30pm at Homewood Road United Reformed Church, Homewood Road, St. Albans, AL1 4BH.

Deaf parents with deaf children and their hearing siblings are invited. Tickets are at £5 a head.

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.

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

Contact ASAP for tickets!

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DPDC Camping 2015 – Report and photos!

The Ashbourne Heights Country Park in Derbyshire hosted the first 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 weekend was such a great success that everyone was in agreement that it should be an annual holiday for everyone.  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!  This weekend would not have happened had it not been for Helen Phillips and Jason Vessey who organised the event – thank you so much!

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DPDC Day out: Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood – Saturday 17th October


The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages with something for everyone. Watch your children discover something new, or relive nostalgic memories by exploring the childhoods of times gone by, make stories, play with toys and share your childhood with others. You can be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil, and be captivated by our archive film and interactive displays.

Address: Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT
When: Saturday 17th October 2015
Time: at 10.30am by the entrance at the Museum of Childhood.

BSL Interpreted Guide Tour commences 11am. Bring picnics, alternatively there is a Café serving tea/coffee/refreshments and lunches.

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Gosling Sports Park Deaf Tennis Sessions for kids is now weekly!

Gosling Sports Park Deaf Tennis SquadThe monthly Gosling Sports Park Deaf Tennis Sessions for kids are now run every Saturday from 11.00-12.00 (in term times) for all deaf kids aged 3-14.  No need to book – just turn up!

All kids are put into groups according to age and ability. Please ensure all kids are changed in comfortable clothes and sports trainers ready to start at 10am.

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

Address: Gosling Sports Park, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6XE
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