Events

  • Happy Faces Forth Valley

    Starts: 30 Apr 2017 11:00
    Ends: 30 Apr 2017 13:00

    Our Happy Faces Groups are for children who were born with a cleft and their families and those who are expecting a baby who will be born with a cleft.  It is a chance for children to play and get to know each other while the parents can chat, share experiences and make friends. The group is free for the child born with a cleft, their parents and 1 sibling (youngest).  Additional siblings can be paid for on arrival direct with WonderWorld. Any questions about the day should be directed to Kirsty Hall Forth Valley Happy Faces Coordinator kirstymhall@hotmail.co.uk or 07914017288

  • Maidstone sponsored walk

    Starts: 6 May 2017 11:30
    Ends: 6 May 2017 14:30

    We would love you to join us for our sponsored walk at the start of awareness week 2017.  The walk will take place at maidstones Mote park and will be a walk around the beautiful lake with a picnic at the end of the walk. Last year we had an amazing turn out of over 100 people and we would like to make that even more this year!  We look forward to seeing you all there . 

  • Happy Faces Leicester Picnic in the Park

    Starts: 6 May 2017 12:00
    Ends: 6 May 2017 15:00

    Join us for a Picnic in the Park held by Happy Faces Leicester to celebrate Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week! Join others affected by Cleft, enjoy a picnic in the sunshine (we hope!) and share experiences with other families. The River Soar runs through beautiful Abbey Park and on the western side are the fascinating Abbey Grounds with the remains of the twelfth century Leicester Abbey, and the ruins of Cavendish House, a seventeenth century mansion. To the east of the river lies the highly decorative Victorian part of the park with its evergreen shrubberies, trees, boating lake, miniature railway, and formally planted flower displays. What you need to know: We will meet near the bandstand from 12pm on Saturday 6th May for a picnic in the park. There will be giant board games for everyone to use and some group games for any children, young people and adults who would like to join in! The day is aimed at all families affected by Cleft in the area so everyone is welcome Please bring your favourite family pals and some edible goodies to join us Parents and carers need to stay for the whole day and will be responsible for their children at all times For more information about the day please contact Claire Evans on 07792 772362 or email claire.evans@clapa.com

  • Age 8+ Climbing and Abseiling at Glasgow Climbing Centre, Ibrox

    Starts: 7 May 2017 14:45
    Ends: 7 May 2017 17:30

    Come join us at Glasgow Climbing Centre for some fun on the ropes learning to climb and for those adventurous ones we have arranged for an abseil from the church steeple :-) Places are limited and we paid for the places in advance.  The places are offered to you free of charge.  It is therefore important, if you cannot attend, that you ensure you cancel your place as soon as possible so someone else can attend.    Parents are requested to stay on the premises during the activity. Any questions about the day should be directed to Gillian McCarthy, Senior Regional Coordinator - Scotland on either gillian.mccarthy@clapa.com or 07586 045402 

  • Family Fun Day at Wroxham Barns

    Starts: 14 May 2017 10:00
    Ends: 14 May 2017 17:00

    Join us for our first family fun day of 2017 in the East of England region! Wroxham Barns has everything from a wonderful funfair and crafts to mini golf and even a junior farm where feeding sessions take place!  There is a wide range of activities catering to all ages.  Visiting http://www.wroxhambarns.co.uk/ for information on what's on! What you need to know: Open to all cleft lip and/or palate families Join us from 10am on Sunday 14th May for a day of fun activities Lunch will be provided so you just need to bring yourselves and your family along!  We will endeavour to cater to all attending.  There is a cafe onsite if something else takes your fancy! The day is aimed at 0-10 year olds with a cleft lip and/or palate - older young people with a cleft lip and/or palate are very welcome to join us too as there's more than enough to do for all ages! Your family are invited to join in the fun Parents and carers need to stay for the whole day and will be responsible for their children at all time 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 (who is attending) and that you let us know if you can no longer make it.  For more information about the day please contact Hamza Anwar on 07772 684398 or email hamza.anwar@clapa.com  

  • CLAPA 1,200 Challenge

    Starts: 14 May 2017 13:30
    Ends: 14 May 2017 15:30

    The CLAPA 1,200 Challenge is a fantastic event, where children and young people are challenged with running 1,200 metres. (3 laps of a full athletics track) There will also be various stops along the route for children to do various mini-challenges.Children taking part will also receive a CLAPA t-shirt. Goodies and light refreshments will also be given as a well done!!  This will be a great chance to meet others and also raise funds for CLAPA.  The venue has level access, unassisted wheelchair access, disabled parking, disabled toilets and disabled changing facilities.   For more information, please contact Allison Wardlaw on ancwardlaw@gmail.com or Matt Charlton on 020 7833 4883 (ext. 206)

  • Family Day - Wellsfield Farm Park, Denny

    Starts: 21 May 2017 12:00
    Ends: 21 May 2017 16:00

    A Family Day for children born with a cleft and their families.  Wellsfield Farm Park, is a fun day out for all the family.  Activities include:  Jumping Pillow Go Karting Track (Go Kart Tractors and Side Car Trikes) Tubing Slide Grass Sledges Giant Slide Pony Rides Indoor Fun Barn Tots Tractors & Trikes Pre-School Sand Pit with Diggers Kids Play Frame - Climbing Wall, Traverse Wall, Chute, Ramps. Farm Swings Pyramid Slide & Climber Family Basket Swing Soft Archery Range Real Life Tractor Springy Horse Fish Tank & Viewing Deck Mini Beasts Zone Cave & Dungeon Mummy Chamber Bird Hide Gold Panning Zone The Druids Stone Nature Trail including Animal Educational Signs, the Badgers Sett Viewpoint, Wallace Stone Viewpoint with Wallace Sword.  For further details of what is on offer visit www.wellsfield.co.uk/farmpark We are meeting at the Farm at 12pm.  Full details of meeting point etc shall be sent to you nearer the time. We shall be providing a light lunch (childrens lunch boxes and sandwiches for the grown ups) but if you require any additional or alternative snacks please bring them with you or purchase on site.  While we have a shelter for lunch, this is an outdoor venue - please dress appropriately for the Scottish weather! This event is aimed at families who have a child with a cleft under the age of 10 years plus their siblings however we're sure slightly older children would also enjoy what the park has to offer. CLAPA provide up to 4 free tickets per family for this event - the event is free for the child born with a cleft, their parents/carers and 1 sibling.  Additional siblings are welcome and tickets can be purchased at £5 per child. If you are unsure whether you can purchase a ticket or have any other queries about the day, please contact  Gillian McCarthy. Senior Scotland Regional Coordinator on Gillian.McCarthy@clapa.com

  • Family Fun Day at Sycamore Adventure!

    Starts: 30 May 2017 10:00
    Ends: 30 May 2017 15:00

    Join us for our first family fun day of 2017! 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 10am on Tuesday 30th May for a morning of activities and full, private use of the centre and lunch before more fun games and challenges in the afternoon Lunch will be provided so you just need to bring yourselves and your family along! The day is aimed at 0-12 year olds but older young people are very welcome to join us to as there's more than enough for all ages! Your family are invited to join in the fun Parents and carers need to stay for the whole day and will be responsible for their children at all times You can join the Facebook group for the day here https://www.facebook.com/events/177124756123459/ 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 claire.evans@clapa.com

  • Scotland Family Fun Day - Foxlake Adventures, Dunbar (age 6-17 years)

    Starts: 4 Jun 2017 11:30
    Ends: 4 Jun 2017 15:30

    For children with a cleft (age 6-17 years) their siblings and their parents. Come join us at our Scotland Family Day at Foxlake, Dunbar, near Edinburgh for an action packed day including a low rope course above water and fun ringo rides on the large inflatables. All Participants must be over 6 years old and above 1.2m in height.  The Activities FoxFall is a unique low ropes course challenge over water – Unlike any other ropes course challenge in the UK, no safety harness, just the water looming below! FoxFall is the ultimate test of skill, balance and will power. Try the Green, Blue, Red and Black runs to experience the different elements all of which vary in difficulty. The question is; Can you make it to the zip tower without falling in? Navigate your way across the giant Spiders Web, hit the climbing Wall, cross the Burma Bridge, tackle the Flying Wake boards or balance on the Sliding Fenders and finish with a huge splash on the double zip line into the water! The course can be enjoyed by all abilities making it suitable for families. The Ringo rides are mega fun and give participants the chance take turns in tearing up and down the lake on  big inflatables, feeling every bump and splash along the way!  Safety equipment & wetsuit included, please bring your own closed toed shoes which you don’t mind getting wet!! Please note:  This is a Family day and therefore we hope that all parents that attend will join in the activities however we appreciate that some people may not be able to join in due to injury/health reasons. Therefore, due to the expense of the activities, please only book places for those who wish to participate in the foxfall and ringo activities. For parents not taking part in the above activities, a ticket can be purchased for the food only, although we ask that at least one parent MUST be present with your child during both activities. CLAPA provide up to 4 free tickets per family for this event, for parents/carers and siblings.  Extra siblings are welcome and tickets can be purchased at £5 per child.  If you are unsure whether you can purchase a ticket, please contact Gillian on Gillian.McCarthy@clapa.com to discuss. As this is an outdoor facility, ALL activities will proceed regardless of weather. For further details visit: http://www.foxlake.co.uk/  IMPORTANT INFORMATION • All participants must be at least 1.2 metres in height and over 6 years old, we ask that all participants are confident in the water and can swim.• We ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your booking to enable enough time to get signed in, suited up and ready to go on the hour!• We will provide a wetsuit and appropriate safety equipment for your session, we would ask however that you bring an old pair of trainers (that you don’t mind getting wet!) or crocs to wear around the course.• We would ask that any potentially dangerous jewellery i.e earrings/rings/necklace/bracelets are removed before your session or safely taped up. Finally remember to bring your swimming costume, towel and warm clothes for after your session! For further details please contact Gillian McCarthy on - gillian.mccarthy@clapa.com We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 4th June! Gillian

  • Happy Faces GLASGOW - JUNE meet up

    Starts: 25 Jun 2017 11:00
    Ends: 25 Jun 2017 13:00

    Come and join us at Wonderworld Soft Play, Glasgow, for a fun filled Happy Faces Glasgow meeting on Sunday 25th June 2017 at 11am.  Our Happy Faces Groups are for children who were born with a cleft and their families and those who are expecting a baby who will be born with a cleft.  It is a chance for children to play and get to know each other while the parents can chat, share experiences and make friends. This will be a great opportunity to speak to other parents and for children to meet new friends.  Siblings are welcome and free on street parking available. The group is free for the child born with a cleft, their parents/grandparents and 1 sibling (youngest).  Additional siblings can be paid for on arrival direct with Wonderworld, however please still register them in the following ticket section so we have a full register of attendance. Any questions about the day should be directed to Lee Holland, Happy Faces Glasgow Co-ordinator via gillian.mccarthy@clapa.com  or tel Lee: 07894 020321