At RNIB Northern Ireland, we arrange a wide range of activities and events for children, young people and families affected by vision impairment both on our own and in partnership with other organisations.
These activities and events provide opportunities to meet and share experiences in a relaxed and enjoyable way.
Our activities and events include:
We work with children and young people to help build their confidence through a range of challenging activities, one to one lessons and training courses.
Activities might include:
We provide onward referral to specialist organisations for children with vision impairment and additional needs and their families.
We also facilitate tailored events with qualified therapists. These include specialised family weekends, one to one developmental support and accessible family events.
Download our event guide for children, young people and families in Northern Ireland.
One of our parents said:
We got involved with RNIB NI children and families services when our son was two. An RNIB family support officer contacted us about an event and said that he could bring his brother for extra support; it's an inclusive family centred approach. We've kept going to the events ever since and it has helped develop his confidence and social skills, he loves it!
Things started to change for Ryan, now aged 20, after he went on one of our youth residentials:
“It was the first time I’d ever been with a group of people who all had sight loss. We had lots of fun going rock climbing and canoeing – I made many good friends. It made me realise that I really enjoy outdoor activities. I used to be so shy and I wouldn’t have spoken to anybody. Doing all these activities has given me confidence and helped me decide that I want to pursue a career as an outdoor activities instructor!”
If you wish to book a place on any of the events or activities listed, please get in touch with our team: