Events

  • Wigan & Leigh Happy Faces - Pottery Painting

    Starts: 17 Feb 2019 10:00
    Ends: 17 Feb 2019 12:00

    It's time to embrace your creativity with CLAPA! Please join us this February to try your hand at pottery painting. Have fun and make new friends whilst making your creation (or supporting your little one to make thiers!).    Meet us at Studio 7 & 9 in Atherton for a morning of creative fun, crafts and learning new skills.  Refreshments can be purchased on site. If you'd like more information about the day please contact Sarah Tinsley on [email protected] or call 07718 124611. This event is for children of all ages old born with a cleft lip and/or palate and their siblings – even babies / toddlers can use their painty hands to create!! A small charge of £3 per child will help to cover some of the costs of this event, the balance will be paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited, and so are restricted to children born with a cleft lip and / or palate and their siblings only. If you wish to attend then please register.  If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places at an event such as this are valued at over £15 per person and as places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who cancels/doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it. For details on how we keep children and young people safe at all CLAPA events, visit our website https://www.clapa.com/about-us/policies-procedures/  

  • Volunteer Development Day - London

    Starts: 9 Mar 2019 11:00
    Ends: 9 Mar 2019 17:00

    This development day is annual training for new and existing Parent Supporters, Peer Supporters, Happy Faces Coordinators and Adult Meet-Up Coordinators.  The day will give you the chance to share your experiences,  explore your role with your peers, consider challenges and ways to overcome them and to learn about CLAPA processes and good practice.  If you have any questions about the day please contact Claire [email protected] or 07792 772362, or Daniel  [email protected] on 07772 684398 We will look forward to meeting you!

  • Happy Faces Walsall soft play morning

    Starts: 23 Mar 2019 09:00
    Ends: 23 Mar 2019 11:00

    All the family are welcome to join CLAPA Happy Faces Groups. They are designed to support children who were born with a cleft and their families and expectant parents.  This will be a lovely opportunity for children to play and get to know each other while parents can chat and share experiences. We will meet at 9am at Wacky Warehouse, Lichfield Road, Willenhall. All families affected by cleft are welcome, including expectant parents and grandparents too! We willl have exclusive hire of the warehouse so all families you meet will also be part of the event and affected by cleft.  You can email Laura (volunteer group leader) at [email protected] or call Claire on 07792 772362 if you have any questions :) You can book your free family places below. Hire of the venue will be paid for by CLAPA.  If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places at an event such as this are valued at £5 per person and as places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

  • Clapa Kent Quiz Night

    Starts: 29 Mar 2019 19:30
    Ends: 30 Mar 2019 08:30

    Come and join us for another  of our quiz nights.   Teams of up to 8 £10pp including sausage and chips or vegetarian option. 

  • CLAPA Birmingham soft play meet up!

    Starts: 6 Apr 2019 09:00
    Ends: 6 Apr 2019 11:00

    This special soft play event at Wacky Warehouse will be a chance for children to play and get to know each other while the parents can chat, share experiences and make friends. All families affected by cleft are very welcome to join the fun! We will meet at 9am at Wacky Warehouse and families affected by cleft are welcome, especially expectant parents! We willl have exclusive hire of the warehouse so all families you meet will also be part of the event and affected by cleft.   Hire of the venue will be paid for by CLAPA.  If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places at an event such as this are valued at at least £5 per family and as places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who cancels/doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

  • Adventure Day at Alice Holt Forest

    Starts: 6 Apr 2019 10:00
    Ends: 6 Apr 2019 15:00

    Join us for this fun day of activity in the forest, for young people born with a cleft, activities will include A series of team games and activities to build self-esteem and self-confidence and to allow young people to build a network of support  We will be eating our packed lunch around the campfire and Toasting marshmallows over the campfire We will have FUN! Please bring a pack lunch and dress according to the weather forecast This event is aimed at 8 - 15 year olds born with a cleft Please arrive promptly so that we can start at 10am If you have any queries please contact [email protected] or call Cherry 07985 538982 Attendance is free and paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited.  If you wish to attend then please register.  If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places at an event such as this are valued at over £20 per person and as places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who cancels/doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it. For details on how we keep children and young people safe at all CLAPA events, visit our website https://www.clapa.com/about-us/policies-procedures/

  • Adventure Day at Adventure Ways, Northampton

    Starts: 12 Apr 2019 09:15
    Ends: 12 Apr 2019 15:30

    Join us for an adventure day at Adventure Ways in Northampton! Adventure Ways is an amazing outdoor activity centre in Moulton, Northamptonshire. We have a fun packed day planned at this venue, exclusively for young people born with a cleft.   What you need to know: Join us from 9.15am on Friday 12th April for a fun pack day of activities, including climbing walls, high ropes, archery tag and bushcraft! Please bring a packed lunch  The day is exclusively for 8-15 year olds who are affected by cleft Parents and carers don't need to stay as there will be CLAPA staff and volunteers around for the whole day.  Pick up time: 3.30pm For more information about the day please contact Daniel Richards: [email protected] or 07772 684398  Places are expensive and non refundable so we'd really appreciate if you could only book a place if you plan to attend on the day.It's really important that you register everyone in your family and that you let us know if you can no longer make it.

  • Adventure day for young people at Sycamore Adventure!

    Starts: 24 Apr 2019 09:30
    Ends: 24 Apr 2019 15:30

    Join us for our first adventure day for young people in 2019! Sycamore Adventure has an amazing outdoor and indoor adventure playground barn, which offers a wide range of play structures, play equipment, a sensory room and a cafe. What you need to know: Join us from 9.30am on Wednesday 24th April for a morning of activities and full, private use of the centre and lunch before joining the public session and more fun games and challenges in the afternoon Lunch will be provided The day is aimed at 8-15 year olds who are affected by cleft Parents and carers don't need to stay as there will be CLAPA staff and volunteers around for the whole day Places are expensive and non refundable so we'd really appreciate if you could only book a place if you plan to attend on the day.It's really important that you register everyone in your family and that you let us know if you can no longer make it. For more information about the day please contact Claire Evans on 07792 772362 or email [email protected]

  • CLAPA South London & Surrey Family Fun Day

    Starts: 27 Apr 2019 11:00
    Ends: 27 Apr 2019 14:00

    Come along to our Family fun day and meet other families affected by cleft: unlimited rides on the model railway an Easter treasure hunt  the opportunitiy to talk to other families who have a child born with a cleft in a fun arena bring your picnic and join us. People who have attended CLAPA events have said... "[E]vents put on by Clapa are so vital to connecting likeminded families. For children and their families to meet and share real life experiences. You simply can’t put a price on what it gives to families going through challenging times" "Talking to people who "get it" is invaluable and so refreshing. Also for my son to see others with hearing aids or other similarities is so helpful in him understanding his identity and feeling normal" The cost of this event is £5 per family, and this covers up to 2 adults and 3 children. Additional children's tickets are £1 per child. Due to limited numbers on the site and to ensure we can support as many families as possible this event is not able to support extended family members on this occassion. Please let us know if you are unable to attend so that we can offer your place to another family. For further information, please conatct Cherry at [email protected] or 07985 538982

  • Family day at Gentleshaw Wildlife Sanctuary

    Starts: 4 May 2019 11:00
    Ends: 4 May 2019 15:00

    Join us in Cleft Awareness Week and meet other famlilies affected by cleft at this wildlife santuary in Eccleshall, Staffordshire!  Gentleshaw Wildlife centre, is a small sanctuary for exotic animals and birds of prey. As well as a hospital unit for the treatment of wild raptors, the centre is home to over 30 different species of Bird of prey, Primate, Reptile, Invertebrate, Raccoons, Cats and many more. Also on site is a tearoom, miniature train, garden centre and playground and mini golf.  We will meet at 11am for a CLAPA welcome and to give you time to get to know other families. If you'd like to arrive earlier, you are welcome to visit as a family (the centre opens at 10.30am) and meet us for the CLAPA welcome at 11 Places are free and funded by Lillie C Johnson CharitableTrust. Entry will include admission to the sanctuary, a short keeper talk in the morning with the chance to hold a bird of prey. At 2pm there will be a little flying display to watch. Children will receive an activity pack about the centre. Please bring a packed lunch. There are picnic tables around the centre where we can meet (weather permitting). All ages and the whole family are welcome as the centre provides something for everyone Book your FREE places now and we will look forward to seeing you in May :) If you would like more information please contact Claire 07792 772362 or email [email protected] Your famlies places will be paid for by CLAPA through Trust funding from the Lillie C Johnson Charitable Trust. If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places at this event are valued at £6 per person and as places are paid for in advance, we do not get refunds for anyone who cancels/doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.