Events

  • Adventure day for young people at Sycamore Adventure, Dudley!

    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 Your place will be paid for by CLAPA and funded through Children in Need. 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. 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

  • *Awareness week* Family day at Gentleshaw Wildlife Sanctuary, Eccleshall

    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.

  • CLAPA Swansea Activities (Sports/Climbing for 16 years and under 1.1m tall)

    Starts: 4 May 2019 13:30
    Ends: 4 May 2019 18:00

    We are excited to be holding an activity afternoon for young people born with a cleft aged 16 and under who are 1.1m tall and weigh 3 stone+ at LC2 in Swansea (all sports acitivities will be led by LC2's qualified personnel).  This page is for booking a ticket for a young person to attend the activities.  If you would like to book for the CLAPA Coffee & Chat for parents, carers and family memebrs, also taking place at LC2, please visit this page.  Queries? Please email [email protected] Timings The afternoon will look like this: 1.30pm - Meet and Greet - When you arrive just head for the Sports Hall where we'll say hello.  1.45pm - Sporting Activities in the Sports Hall / Coffee & Chat  3pm - Climbing Wall session / Coffee & Chat ends 4pm - Break or Home 4.30pm - Optional entrance to the Water Park. This part of the day is unsupervised apart from the normal lifeguarding arrangements.  Please consider whether this is suitable for your young person.  Family members or friends can buy tickets from the venue if they would like to join in at this point.  The ticket rate is £5.50 for 4yrs-15yrs, £7 Adults and £2 for those aged 1-3. Under 1s are free. 6pm - End of day/pick up Please bring: A snack and water  Clothing that is not loose (see below for climbing safety) Swim wear and towel if staying for the Water Park session Trainers for climbing and sports hall Please check height and weight requirements below before booking, just to be safe.  Climbing can be a supporting activity for anyone who doesn't feel they want to climb themselves. Costs: £0 Free to young people aged 16 and under who were born with a cleft lip and/or palate. £0 to attendees at the chat session £various for those family and friends who wish to join the waterpark session as above Attendance for young people affected by cleft is free and paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited and only available to young people who have a cleft lip and/or palate.  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 young 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/ Queries? Please email [email protected] Safety Comments from the LC2 Climbing Safely: Food and drink is not to be consumed in the climb pit. Drinking water is permitted in appropriate bottled containers Minimum weight for participation is three stone and the maximum is 17stone. Minimum height requirement is 1.1 metres Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times, trainers and hard wearing shoes are ideal No loose clothing or jewellery can be worn and must be taken off before climbing All loose items stored in pockets must also be removed before climbing Swimming Safely: Read all the signs in the waterpark they will help you to stay safe. Stay in your depth. Always walk around the pool. Don't dive – the LC waterpark isn't deep enough. Always follow the lifeguard's instructions. You must be 1.1m to go on the waterslides; if you are not quite tall enough you can visit Volcano Bay and the interactive pool instead! Don’t eat before you go swimming. Normal swim wear should be worn. Under 2's must wear a swim nappy. Children under 8 must be supervised according to these ratios: Children aged 3yrs and under need one adult to supervise one child. Children aged 4-7 yrs need one adult to supervise two children. Children aged 8+yrs are able to use the pool unaccompanied however any child who is not a confident swimmer must be supervised regardless of age. FAQs What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Public Transport Swansea High Street Train station is approximately 10 minutes by foot from the LC. From station turn left and continue down High Street to Castle Gardens. From Castle Gardens continue along Princess Way until reached destination. Swansea's main bus terminus (Quadrant) is approximately 5 minutes walk from LC. Follow signs for Maritime Quarter and National Waterfront Museum.  By Car Travelling WestFrom M4 take Junction 42 and follow signs to City Centre Travelling EastFrom M4 take Junction 45 or 47 and follow signs to City Centre follow brown signs for National Waterfront Museum. There is a large signposted car park alongside the facility.  Car parking costs are as follows: £2 - for up to 2 hours stay (minimum stay)£3 - for up to 3 hours stay£4 - for up to 4 hours stay£5 - for up to 5 hours stay

  • CLAPA Swansea Activity Day (Parents, Family & Carers Chat)

    Starts: 4 May 2019 13:30
    Ends: 4 May 2019 15:00

    We are excited to be holding an activity afternoon for 11-16s born with a cleft at LC2 in Swansea, with a coffee and chat for family members hosted by Catherine, the South Wales Engagement Officer, from 13.45-15.00.  This ticket is for adults and children who would like to attend the chat session.  The page for booking in a young person to the activities is here. Queries? Please email [email protected] Timings The afternoon will look like this: 1.30pm - Meet and Greet - When you arrive just head for the Sports Hall where we'll say hello.  1.45pm - Sporting Activities in the Sports Hall / Coffee & Chat for Everyone Else 3pm - Climbing Wall session / Coffee & Chat ends 4pm - Break or Home 4.30pm - Optional entrance to the Water Park. This part of the day is unsupervised apart from the normal lifeguarding arrangements.  Please consider whether this is suitable for your young person.  Family members or friends can buy tickets from the venue if they would like to join in at this point.  The ticket rate is £5.50 for 4yrs-15yrs, £7 Adults and £2 for those aged 1-3. Under 1s are free. 6pm - End of day/pick up Costs: £0 Free to young people aged 11-16 who have a cleft lip and/or palate. £0 to attendees at the chat session £various for those family and friends who wish to join the waterpark session as above Attendance for young people affected by cleft is free and paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited and only available to young people who have a cleft lip and/or palate.  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 young 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/ Queries? Please email [email protected] FAQs  What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Public Transport Swansea High Street Train station is approximately 10 minutes by foot from the LC. From station turn left and continue down High Street to Castle Gardens. From Castle Gardens continue along Princess Way until reached destination. Swansea's main bus terminus (Quadrant) is approximately 5 minutes walk from LC. Follow signs for Maritime Quarter and National Waterfront Museum.  By Car Travelling WestFrom M4 take Junction 42 and follow signs to City Centre Travelling EastFrom M4 take Junction 45 or 47 and follow signs to City Centre follow brown signs for National Waterfront Museum. There is a large signposted car park alongside the facility.  Car parking costs are as follows: £2 - for up to 2 hours stay (minimum stay)£3 - for up to 3 hours stay£4 - for up to 4 hours stay£5 - for up to 5 hours stay

  • *Awareness Week* Family Farm Day with CLAPA North East

    Starts: 5 May 2019 11:00
    Ends: 5 May 2019 14:00

    CLAPA would love for you and your family to join us at Hall Hill Farm for a fun-filled day in celebration of Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week 2019. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing suitable for the weather conditions. Sturdy shoes or wellies are advised. Please bring a packed lunch. A barn will be provided for us to eat our lunch. There is also a tea-room and gift shop on site as well as both an outdoor and indoor play area. Tickets are £2.50 each (for adults and children over 2 years old). Under 2's go free. Your ticket covers entrance cost (usually £7.25 adults and £6.95 for children). Visit hallhillfarm.co.uk for more information about the farm and all the exciting things we can do there. For more information about this event please contact Kath Allan at [email protected] or call 07718 124612. Please note: Children remain the responsibility of their parents throughout the visit and, for their safety, must be supervised carefully. Please ensure that farm rules are followed.

  • *Awareness Week* Maidstone Sponsored Walk with CLAPA Kent

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

    CLAPA Kent would love for you and your family to join us for our 4th annual Sponsored Walk to celebrate Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week 2019. The walk will take place at Mote Park, Maidstone. Registration will open from 10.30am with the walk starting around 11am. Please bring a picnic for after the walk so you can enjoy spending time talking to other families affected by cleft over lunch. We can't wait to see you there! If you have any questions about the event, please contact us at [email protected]

  • CLAPA Sunshine Club Fun Day in Leicester **LAUNCH EVENT**

    Starts: 18 May 2019 14:00
    Ends: 18 May 2019 17:00

    Sophie Mae is seven years old and was born with a cleft lip and palate. In 2018, she asked her Grandma where all the other children with a cleft were. Sophie Mae and her friends have become volunteers and (with  help from their families) have planned CLAPA's first ever Sunshine Club, to bring children with a cleft together in Leicester. Sophie Mae and her friends are hoping to meet lots of other children and their families at this special launch event and family fun day! Plans for the day include: Facepainting Arts and crafts Parachute games A special performance by the under 9 founder members of the Sunshine Club :) Competitions and prizes (including a raffle with hamper prizes for all ages) Things to remember: The fun will begin at 2pm and activities will run through until 5pm Please bring a packed lunch drinks and nibbles and a special launch event cake will be provided All ages and the whole family are welcome. Adults will be responsible for their children at all times. 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. 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 £5 per person and activiites are paid for in advance so we will not get refunds for anyone who cancels/doesn't turn up.  

  • CLAPA GOSH Birthday Picnic

    Starts: 15 Jun 2019 10:00
    Ends: 15 Jun 2019 13:00

                                      Join us for CLAPA's Birthday Picnic                                     Saturday 15th June 2019                                               10am - 1pm This event is FREE and is for families affected by cleft lip and/or palate only. Coram Fields Coram Fields is located just behind the GOSH and is for children under 16 years and the facilities include; adventure play areas for under 5’s and older young people, sand and water play, a small animal area, paddling pool, three football pitches and a cafe. Bring your own picnic and we will provide the cake!  arts and crafts sports activites  face painting  glitter tattoos  poetry workshop much more... 

  • Adventure Day at Sherwood Pines, Mansfield

    Starts: 16 Jun 2019 09:30
    Ends: 16 Jun 2019 16:00

    Join us at Sherwood Pines Forest for a day of Bushcraft activities, teambuilding and fun challenges! In Sherwood Bushcraft, you will learn fire lighting, shelter building as well as navigating around the forest and conquering Sherwood Pines’ assault course. We've planned a fun day of outdoor activities for you to enjoy with other young people affected by cleft lip and palate. What you need to know: Join us from 10am on Sunday 16th June for a morning of activities before lunch around the camp fire and more fun games and challenges in the afternoon Please bring a packed lunch 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 at an event such as this are valued at £20 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. For more information about the day please contact Claire Evans on 07792 772362 or email [email protected]

  • Adventure Day at Lymelight Boulevardm Newcastle-Under-Lyme

    Starts: 22 Jun 2019 10:30
    Ends: 22 Jun 2019 17:00

    Join us for a great day of fun adventures with other young people affected by cleft! You can show off your bowling skills in the morning, have pizza on CLAPA and then enjoy Laserquest and arcade games in the afternoon. We will meet at Lymelight Lanes, Lymelight Boulevard at 10.30am You don't need to bring anything but yourself, your bowling game face and your best putting skills Laserquest (and maybe a bit of small change for the arcade games). Our Adventure days are open to young people affected by cleft, aged 8-15. We don't usually invite brothers, sisters or friends as we have found in the past that these days are a great way to talk to new people and make new friends, with other young people like you who are affected by cleft. The day includes lunch, at Pizza Hut in Lymelight Lanes, so make sure to let us know any dietary needs when you sign up If you need more information please call or email Claire on 07792 772362 or [email protected] We will look forward to seeing you there! Attendance is free and paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited.  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 £40 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.

  • Clapa's Birthday Afternoon at the Donkey Sanctuary nr Sidmouth

    Starts: 22 Jun 2019 13:00
    Ends: 22 Jun 2019 16:00

    The whole family, adults affected by CLP, friends and health workers who contribute to CLP care are all welcome at this afternoon date with the donkeys. Catherine, the Southwest Engagement Officer, will be on hand to meet and greet you all, and there will be cake to celebrate our 40th Birthday (which is June 15 but close enough!).  The visit to the Sanctuary itself is free for all, and offers the chance to see and perhaps even meet some of the hundreds of donkeys who make their home just outside Sidmouth.  Timings The afternoon will look like this: 12.45pm - Meet and Greet and birthday treats (cake, fruit - please inform us of any allergies on the booking form) followed by a gentle meander around the Sanctuary 2.30pm - A talk in the yard about the Sanctuary and the donkeys for any who fancy it 4pm - Sanctuary closes - but feel free to leave before as suits you and yours Please bring comfy shoes and waterproofs - just in case! You can also arrive earlier should you wish to have a longer visit, or have some lunch at the café. Cost £0  If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place. Places at an event such as this are valued at over £5 per person.  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/ Queries? Please email [email protected] FAQs What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Public Transport The Sanctuary is served by bus 9A (Exeter - Sidmouth - Sidford - Seaton) on a Saturday. The Bus Stop is 'Trow - Opposite the Donkey Sanctuary'.  By Car The nearest motorway to The Donkey Sanctuary is the M5 which serves the West Country. Getting off at Junction 30 at Exeter will take you on the A3052 for 13 miles until you reach the Sanctuary. The A35 and the A30 also serve East Devon and the Jurassic Coast. Satnav users can enter the postcode EX10 0NU There are electric charge points for EVs (Type 2 7kw devices). Car parking is free. Accessibility The centre's statement can be found here. Are dogs welcome? Well-behaved dogs on a lead, with owners willing to pick up after them, are welcome. Baby Changing Facilities? There are two facilities in the visitors centre. Can we cancel and get a refund? Yes, up until 7 days before the event as per Eventbrite. 

  • Activity Day with CLAPA and your Cleft Team

    Starts: 27 Jun 2019 09:30
    Ends: 27 Jun 2019 14:30

    Join us at Ronald McDonald house for a fun day of beatboxing, t shirt painting and more!  You cleft team and CLAPA have joined together to plan a day of activities and workshops to help you manage change. Whether you have just left primary school, will be soon or just want to be prepared for the future. The day will be a chance to meet other young people affected by cleft as well as try some new things and learn new skills. The day will be led by cleft team psychologists, speech and lanaguage therapists and youth workers with a yoga teacher and beat boxer joining us too! What you need to know: Join us from 9.30am on Thursday 27th June for a morning of activities and a resillience workshop before lunch and then a beat boxing workshop and more fun in the afternoon Lunch vouchers will be provided so you can grab lunch of your chosing in the hopsital canteen The day is aimed at young people in school years 5,6 and 7 Parents and carers will be able to stay nearby and take part in phsycologist led workshops and meet CLAPA volunteers with a cleft who are happy to share their story of growing up with and managing their cleft related experiences Places at an event such as this are valued at £40 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. For more information about the day please contact the Cleft Admin Team on 0121 333 8235

  • Soft Play Summer Meet Up with CLAPA North Essex Group

    Starts: 29 Jun 2019 18:00
    Ends: 29 Jun 2019 20:00

    Exciting news! Your local CLAPA group in Essex are holding an exciting Family Meet Up! Join us for soft play and making new friends, with food provided and plenty of time for the adults to chat and share thier experiences too. All families affected by cleft are welcome at this fun, FREE evening - that includes expectant parents and grandparents too! For more information, please contact CLAPA Volunteer Kelly Hill at [email protected] or on 07921958294 Your famlies' places will be paid for by CLAPA. If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place to give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

  • Adventure Day for Young People at Bear Dog Outdoor

    Starts: 30 Jun 2019 10:00
    Ends: 30 Jun 2019 15:00

    We'd love for you to join us for an exciting adventure day for young people at Bear Dog Outdoor in Woodcote, to enjoy outdoor fun and games with other young people born with a cleft. Find out more about Bear Dog Outdoor here: http://www.beardogoutdoor.co.uk/  What you need to know: Join us at 10am on Sunday 30th June for an exciting itinerary of adventure activities, team building and meeting new friends. This event is for 8-15 year olds who are affected by cleft Please bring along a packed lunch and wear old clothes you don't mind getting a bit muddy!  Your place will be paid for by CLAPA and funded through Children in Need. 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. For more information about the day please contact Cherry on 079855 38982 or at [email protected]  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/

  • CLAPA Residential Weekend for 12-15 year olds (Northamptonshire)

    Starts: 30 Aug 2019 18:00
    Ends: 1 Sep 2019 14:00

    As well as fun, games and adventure activities, this exciting weekend will be a chance to meet other people your age who have been born with a cleft so you can make new friends, learn new skills, and build your confidence.  We're meeting at 6pm on the Friday to fit in as many activities as possible before you're picked up to go home at 2pm on the Sunday. For more information about this weekend, please contact Daniel Richards at [email protected] or on 07772 684 398. 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 £100 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.

  • 2019 CLAPA Adults Cleft Conference

    Starts: 14 Sep 2019 10:00
    Ends: 14 Sep 2019 17:00

    Join us in Scotland for a day of talks, workshops and discussions around adults born with a cleft lip and/or palate. Check our website for a full agenda. Registration will start at 9.30am with tea and coffee, with the first talk taking place at 10.00am. We understand that some of you may need to travel into Glasgow, so please keep in mind we will still be delighted to welcome you throughout the day even if you can't arrive in time for the start. The event will finish at 5.00pm. A tasty lunch, as well as several tea and coffee servings, is included. The £15 ticket cost is a refundable deposit. If requested on the day, attendees will receive their refund within 7 days of the event. Otherwise, we will consider it a donation towards the costs of running this event. CLAPA is heavily subsidising places at the conference, so please inform us if you aren't able to attend so we can release your booking. Unfortunately we are not able to pay travel or accomodation expenses for delegates. Please note that as we have a limited capacity. Visit our Adults Conference Hub on the CLAPA website for the latest updates about this event.