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 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:


Shape and Share North Wales

Where?

Ruthin Craft Centre, Park Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1BB

When?

Saturday 15 February 2020, 11.30am - 3.30pm

Who?

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

Age-appropriate activities will run throughout the day, including artist led art and craft sessions, life skills and parent workshops.

Book your places

For further information about this event please contact:


Shape and Share Northern Ireland

Where?

Galgorm resort and spa, 136 Fenaghy Road, Ballymena BT42 1EA

When?

Saturday 29 February 2020

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:


Shape and Share North East

Where?

Bede Tower, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DZ

When?

Saturday 14 March 2020, 10.30am - 1.30pm

Who?

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

Book your places

For further information about this event please contact:

  • Craig Brown (CYPF Support Officer North England)
  • T: 0113 386 2820
  • M: 07872 424479
  • E: [email protected]

Shape and Share Northern Ireland

Where?

Maldron Hotel, Butcher Street, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6HL

When?

Saturday 21 March 2020

Who?

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

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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