Children and family services

Children with sight loss can feel isolated during a period in their lives that is often more than tough enough already. With the right support, they can take part in exciting activities, develop friendships and have fun growing up without feeling excluded. Our service encourages children and families to become involved in some of the following areas:

Two visually impaired children smile and wave at the camera while enjoying a lunch at nandos

Day activities

Day activities for children, young people and their families are provided throughout England. These have included visits to Harry Potter Studios, indoor climbing, skiing, craft days, water sports, family fun days and audio described theatre trips.

Actionnaires clubs

Multi activity clubs for blind and partially sighted children and young people aged between four and 16 years, under eight year olds must be supervised by an adult. There are clubs across England and activities can include swimming, archery, skiing, horse riding, art and crafts, music, pizza making, goalball, football, tenpin bowling and lots more!

Action Activity Breaks (formally known as Vacation Schemes)

Our Action Activity Breaks offer an opportunity for children and young people to build their confidence and develop independence through a range of exciting indoor and outdoor activities.  

The breaks are designed for children and young people who are blind and partially sighted, aged eight to 16 years,with a good ability to understand and follow instructions.. The Activity Breaks are supported and delivered in a safe and structured environment by qualified and experienced staff who are always on hand to offer guidance throughout the residential. The emphasis for the residential is about trying new things, making friends and, of course, having fun!

Family weekends

Residential family weekends take place across England. The weekends bring families who have children who are visually impaired together in a relaxed and informal setting. They are designed to enable parents and family members to engage with other families and professionals in the field, to gain valuable information that may be useful for their child's future. Contact your local coordinator to find our more.

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