Activities and events for children, young people and families – Northern Ireland
At RNIB Northern Ireland, we arrange a wide range of activities and events for children, young people and families affected by vision impairment. These provide opportunities to meet and share experiences in a relaxed and enjoyable way.
What we offer
Our activities and events include:
Family information weekends providing a break for all the family.
Fun activity days for children
Summer play schemes with information sessions for parents and families
Parent and toddler groups for preschool children and siblings. You get the chance to relax while your children enjoy sensory toys and games.
“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!”
How to book
If you wish to book a place on any of the events or activities listed, please get in touch with our team: