Events

  • 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

  • Children and Young People's Council Meeting

    Starts: 10 Jun 2017 12:30
    Ends: 10 Jun 2017 17:30

    It's that time again! Our second CYPC meeting of the year and we're finally branching out of CLAPA headquarters! So instead of the office, It's going to be held at Hoxton Hall in East London which will give us a nice change of scenery! We will be doing some important work on the future of CYPC and where we want it to go, so come with you thinking caps on. We will also have some visitors who will come to do some work with you too. And of course, piizzzaaaaaa : )  Instead of me chasing you all via, can you please RSVP to this event and that means I know you will be coming! Unless you have given me a very good reason why, if you do not make it to this meeting,  you will not be able to come on the residential weekend in August. The CYPC need to be a priority for everyone involved and we'll have some really great stuff coming in the future, so stay with uuuus.  If you are travelling by public transport, the nearest stations to Hoxton  Hall are: Hoxton - London Overground - 6 minute walk from the venue Old Street - Northern Line - 13 minute walk from the venue If you have any questions, give me an email or a call or a facebook message!  Thanks guys and look forward to seeing you all there!! Sally. 

  • Scotland Family Fun Day - Galloway Activity Centre, (age 6-17 years)

    Starts: 11 Jun 2017 10:45
    Ends: 11 Jun 2017 16:45

    For children with a cleft (age 6-17 years) their siblings and their parents. Come join us at our Scotland Family Day at Galloway Activity Centre, Dumfries & Galloway for an action packed day including kayaking and Scotlands only wobby waterpark consisting of water assault courses and a giant water slide.  Depending on the ages and numbers of those booked we may only do the kayaking and giant waterslide so please don't be disappointed if we are unable to use the water assault course. For further details please visit Kayaking - https://www.lochken.co.uk/activities/activity-options/kayaking Wobbly Waterpark - https://www.lochken.co.uk/activities/activity-options/wobbly-waterpark Please note that activities are subject to change. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please bring a swimming costume, towel, change of clothes and an old pair of trainers that 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 kayaking and waterslide/assault course 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.  The value of each ticket is around £60! 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 please contact Gillian McCarthy on - gillian.mccarthy@clapa.com We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 11th June! Gillian

  • Family Day at Discover

    Starts: 18 Jun 2017 10:00
    Ends: 18 Jun 2017 15:00

    FREE FAMILY FUN DAY IN THE SOUTH EAST Discover Children's Story Centre is a place where children and their families can enjoy playing, learning and making up stories together.  Join Hootah, the resident alien on a story collecting mission or slide down the monster's tongue in the story garden. This event is for families with children aged 0-8  who have a child born with a cleft, and will include entrance to the story world, story garden, Dr Zeus exhibition and a session for children aged 0-3 years. Some useful things to add include: We will have use of room 2.1 during the day. Please bring a picnic, drinks will be provided A maximum of 2 siblings will be funded. Please get in touch with Cherry for more information cherry.leroy@clapa.com

  • Happy Faces Fife June meet up

    Starts: 18 Jun 2017 14:30
    Ends: 18 Jun 2017 16:30

    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/grandparents/carer and 1 sibling (youngest).  Additional siblings can be paid for on arrival direct with Wonderworld. Please note the new time 3pm-5pm. Any questions about the day should be directed to Allison Wardlaw, Happy Faces Fife Co-ordinator on either ancwardlaw@gmail.com or tel: 07736 299917

  • 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

  • Bocketts Farm Summer Family Fun Day

    Starts: 2 Jul 2017 10:30
    Ends: 2 Jul 2017 15:00

    Our annual summer fun day at Bocketts Farm is a great opportunity to meet other families affected by cleft in the South London and Surrey area, while having a fantastic day out on the farm.  With private tractor rides and animal handling sessions, free ice cream and the chance to see Bocketts famous pig racing, the day has something for all the family. Please bring your own picnic for lunchtime, which will take place in the barns.   There are indoor and outdoor play areas and picnic venues, so guaranteed fun whatever the British weather throws at us! You'll also have the opportunity to meet our new committee members and find out what's happening in your branch. This is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the SLASB calendar and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the day. The tickets are £10 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children), with £2 for additional children to help with the costs of the day. If this is difficult for your family, please do email the committee in confidence on slasbclapa@yahoo.co.uk Please note we have only 140 spaces and the Bocketts event always sells out. If you book on and later find you are unable to attend please do let us know so we can release the tickets to another family. Thank you!

  • CLAPA Adults Conference

    Starts: 8 Jul 2017 10:30
    Ends: 8 Jul 2017 16:00

    Join us in London for a day of talks, workshops and discussions around adults born with a cleft lip and/or palate, including a presentation from Kenny Ardouin, former CEO of Cleft New Zealand. Read more. At present we are confirming details of other speakers and facilitators and will publicise these as soon as possible. The day will feature talks and Q&A sessions with cleft specialists and researchers about accessing treatment, supporting adults and creating a community. We will, of course, leave plenty of time for discussion and networking. The day will start at 10:30am with tea and coffee, with the first talk taking place at 11am. We understand that some of you may need to travel into London, 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. We will close at 4pm, but the room will be available until 5pm for those of you that wish to stay to continue your conversations and visit stalls. A tasty buffet 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, tickets are limited to 2 per booking. If you need to book more places, we will be happy to oblige as long as these extra places are for other adults affected by cleft. Visit our Adults Conference Hub on the CLAPA website for the latest updates about this event.

  • Big Smiles and CLAPA joint Family Day!

    Starts: 15 Jul 2017 10:00
    Ends: 15 Jul 2017 14:00

    Join other families affected by cleft for a day in the park, at the first ever joint event for Big Smiles and CLAPA! Big Smiles is a local support group for families affected by cleft lip and/or palate and whilst based in Nottingham, has a large reach across the East Midlands and beyond. Following a history of successful events across the region in the past three years, BIg Smiles have joined forces with CLAPA for the first time, to offer this joint summer event for families affected by cleft from across the Central region! Local charity Play Works Nottingham will be running arts and crafts activities throughout the morning, which will include dinosaur sculptures for you to take home. We will enjoy a picnic in the park at lunchtime followed by team games and circus skills in the afternoon! There will be giant board games for you to enjoy throughout the day and other activities like scavenger hunts and team challenges.  Some useful information: We will meet in the area in front of Wollaton Hall at Wollaton Deer Park at 10am - look out for the Big Smiles and CLAPA banners! Bring a family picnic and blanket  All the family are welcome! Join the Big Smiles Facebook event page here Please get in touch with Claire Evans if you have any questions claire.evans@clapa.com or call 07792 77262 Look forward to seeing you in the park soon! Rachel and Claire :-)

  • Happy Faces Fife summer picnic

    Starts: 13 Aug 2017 12:00
    Ends: 13 Aug 2017 15:00

    Join us for our annual family picnic.  This year we are holding the event at Lochore Meadows Country park in Fife.  http://www.lochoremeadows.org/find-us/ The park has lots of room for fun and games including an excellent adventure playground.  We will meet on the large grass area opposite the car park. I will have my CLAPA t shirt balloons etc to help you spot us.  Bring a picnic, dress for the weather and enjoy an afternoon meeting others affected by cleft who live locally.