RNIB Shape and Share events bring children, young people and their families together for peer support, to share experiences and take part in fun activities both in person across the UK and virtually via Microsoft Teams.
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.
To get a flavour of past events you can read this article on Dinosaur Discovery
Our Children, Young People and Family (CYPF) teams can provide information and advice for parents and young people. Contact your local team.
Spring Event Programme
Following on from the amazing success of our virtual events in the past two years, we can now announce that we will be running some events in person this year. More details will follow on these shortly and we will also run some virtual events side by side so the whole of the UK can get involved, no matter where you are.
These events are aimed at the whole family. If you have queries about the suitability of an event for your child, please contact us.
Please note that during our virtual events we may take screenshot images or recordings of the activities and participants, which may be featured in internal and external RNIB media. This will be fully explained during the event, including how you can opt out and not be featured. Your decision does not in any way affect your involvement in the event and we assure you that we will not use any footage or images without your consent.
Shape and Share (Virtual) – Spring into Summer in the Garden
Date: Saturday 18 June 2022
Time: 11.00 – 12.30
Come and join us online as we spring into summer by jazzing up your garden. We will be making wind chimes and bird feeders to entice some feathered friends in. You will receive a resource pack full of goodies to help you design and make your garden decorations and our team will be there to help every step of the way.
Booking Deadline: 6 June 2022
Shape and Share (face to face) – Snowzone, Xscape Yorkshire
Date: Friday 29 July 2022
Time: 10.00 – 15.30
Put on your waterproofs and wellington boots and come and have some fun in the snow, and yes we did say SNOW in July! Whether you want to be Eddie the Eagle, or Elsa and Anna you will have great fun on the real snow in the height of summer at Snowzone, Yorkshire. As well as exploring what this amazing venue has to offer we will be taking part in their super junior sledging experiences.
Please note to take part in these activities children must be aged 3 and over.
Booking Deadline: 15 July 2022
Places are limited so to ensure fair access for all families submitting a booking form does not automatically guarantee a place. Submitted forms will be processed by the booking deadline date for the event and confirmations sent out shortly after.
Keep a look out because more events are coming soon
If you need any help and support from our team, or would like us to stay in touch with you, please email us at [email protected].
You can also call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email [email protected].
Events in Wales
Thanks to a National Lottery Community Fund grant of £90,895, we are able to offer Shape and Share events to create an opportunity for children, young people and their families to come together for activities, parent education and engagement.
These events provide an opportunity for RNIB and partners to listen to children and young people about campaigning, developing priorities and supporting their needs.
Shape and Share events create an opportunity to expand, plan and develop our youth engagement across Wales in a regional and national context by putting the views and needs of young people at the heart of our programmes.