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Kirkley Hall Zoo

Useful Vision families enjoyed a day at the zoo at Kirkley Hall. Kirkley Hall Zoo has over 130 species of animals including lemurs, coatis, marmosets, reindeer and cotton top tamarins as well as a petting barn. Children had an opportunity to handle small animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, a bearded dragon and a corn snake. […]

Segedunum Roman Fort

Useful Vision families came along to the Roman Fort, Segedunum at Wallsend, North Tyneside. Families made their own centurion helmets, forts and made clay pots. There were lots of tactile and interactive exhibits and a tour of the fort. Children were able to explore all aspects of life in a fort, including object handling and […]

Choose Useful Vision as your Co-op local cause!

Exciting news! Useful Vision have been chosen by the Co-op Food Store in Ryton as one of their causes. This means that from April-October this year, they will be fundraising for us. Co-op members can login online and choose us as their charity, then everything they spend on Co-op owned products will go to us, […]

Useful Vision visit to Hartlepool Marina

Useful Vision families enjoyed a day out at Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience. There were activities exclusive to Useful Vision families including rope-making, canon and musketry demonstrations and an exciting tour of the ship HMS Trincomalee. Families explored the decks and learned about life at sea in the 1800’s. Children took part in a treasure hunt around […]

Useful Vision Activities

Useful Vision families have recently enjoyed a range of exciting activities, including: Jarrow Hall – Travelling back in time to become Anglo-Saxon farmers.  A guided tour through Anglo-Saxon lives: visiting replica village and farm.  Feeding the animals, cooking delicious food on an open fire in the replica Anglo-Saxon village and enjoying storytelling and riddles. The session ended looking at […]

Useful Vision Volunteer & Fundraising Coordinator

Useful Vision are recruiting a Volunteer & Fundraising Coordinator. For more information please see the documents below: Person specification Vol Coord person spec 1. Job Description UV Vol & Fundraising Coordinator. 3 job desc. 2docx If you have any questions, please contact the office on 0845 604 8491 or email office@usefulvision.org.uk. If you wish to apply, please […]

Useful Vision Activities

Families enjoyed two activities over the weekend. On Saturday, they visited Northburn Community Sports Centre for a Sensory Play Session. Children were able to let off steam in the ultra violet ball pool and soft play area as well as on the bouncy castle or chill in the sensory room, Seb and Olivia’s Den. There […]

Family Day at The Dolphin Centre

Useful Vision hosted a family day at the Dolphin Centre in Darlington. Activities included petting a range of mammals and reptiles with Discovery Zoo, making zoom rockets and clay crafts with Creation Station and music and other sensory activities with Sensory Spaces. Vision impaired awareness demonstration from North East Vision Impairment Service and The Cool […]

Bounce Preschool Group in Sunderland

Useful Vision hosted a Bounce pre-school session at Bede Tower in Sunderland. The session offers a chance to let off steam in the soft play area followed by music and movement activities facilitated by Music Bugs. This month we played percussion instruments and journeyed into space sporting alien hats and used light-up props. The next […]

Family Ice Skating at Billingham Forum

Useful Vision families came along to an exclusive ice skating session at Billingham Forum. This session was for all ages and abilities, stability penguins and snowmen were available to make sure children stayed on their feet. Disabled users could access the ice either on ice skates, sledges or in their own wheelchairs. Families got to […]