Family Support and Events

With the right support, blind and partially sighted children and young people can take part in activities, socialise and have fun growing up feeling included.

What we offer

Our Children, Young People and Family (CYPF) teams provide information and advice for parents and young people. 

Shape and Share events

RNIB Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) team offers regular opportunities for children and young people aged 0-25 and their families to come together in various locations across the UK.

Each event offers:

  • A chance to meet other families
  • Activities, games or crafts for younger children
  • Engagement opportunities for young people
  • Support, information and discussion for families on a range of topics relating to everyday life at home, education, transitions, social life and leisure, mobility and independence.
  • Opportunities to have your say, shape and get involved in local and national campaigns.
  • Information about wider services from RNIB and partner organisations.

All children and young people aged 0-25, their siblings, parents and family members are welcome to attend.

You can book a place on any of these events by filling out our online booking form.

To be added to our distribution list or for more information about these events please email [email protected].

Get involved – events coming up!

Shape and Share South East

Where?

Bournemouth Blind Society, Bournemouth

When?

Saturday 16 November 2019 10am - 4pm

Who?

Children and young people with a vision impairment aged 0-25 and their families

Age-appropriate activities will run throughout the day, including the VI sports taster sessions, arts and crafts, life skills and parent workshops.

Book your places

For more information about this event please contact:


Shape and Share Scotland: Christmas Ceilidh

Where?

Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon, FK1 4DD

When?

Saturday 7 December, 10.30am - 3pm

Who?

Children and young people with a vision impairment aged 0-25 and their families

Age-appropriate activities will run throughout the morning, including the Haggeye National Meeting, Arts and Crafts, Sports Taster Sessions, access to the Sensory Room, Workshops for Children and Parents on Positive Mental Health and much more! In the afternoon we will come together as a group for lunch and a Christmas Ceilidh with a special visitor!

Book your places

For more information about this event please contact:

  • Rosie Pybus (CYPF Support Officer Scotland)
  • T: 0131 652 3154
  • M: 07885 210792
  • E: [email protected]

Shape and Share London

Where?

Kidzania, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7GA

When?

Saturday 8 February 2020, 10am - 4pm

Who?

Children and young people with a vision impairment aged 0-25 and their families

Age-appropriate activities will run throughout the day, including the VI sports taster sessions, arts and crafts, life skills and parent workshops.

Book your places

For further information about this event please contact:


Contact your local team to find out what’s on in your area.

You can also call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email [email protected].

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