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We are delighted to announce that we have arranged for Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company to host two Zoom Christmas Discos on Saturday 19th December 2020.  The #Krockcrew DJ’s will be rocking online. Come and join us for these fun filled sessions and show us your best dance moves.

Session 1 will take place from 3.00pm – 3.45pm and is suitable for children aged 0 – 10

Session 2 will take place from 4.00pm to 4.45pm and is suitable for children and young people aged 11 – 19

Please contact our Charity Coordinator on telephone: 07544301166 or via email: office@usefulvision.org.uk to book your space.

Pick one or all of  three attractions we are offering are Alnwick Gardens, Hall Hill Farm & Washington Wetlands.   Contact the office for your preferred date and time slot.   We will book it for you and pay then send you the tickets.  Couldn’t be simpler.

Due to Covid restrictions, Useful Vision staff are unable to attend any of the events with you. All events require pre-booking.

We want to help you and your family to get out and about, however if you choose to go on one of the visits, you must remain in your family bubble.  Groups no larger than 6.

Attraction visitors over the age of 10 will need to wear a face covering in all indoors areas (unless medically exempt)

Visitor numbers are limited each day to help keep everyone safe.  In view of this when you contact us to make a booking please provide us with your chosen date and an alternative date.

It would be lovely to have some photographs and comments after your visits to share on our website and social media.  Send these to office@usefulvision.org.uk

Contact us for more information or send your request.  office@usefulvision.org.uk

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Jenny Brewis, who ran our regular choir before lockdown, has very kindly agreed to set up an online choir for us via zoom. The sessions will include a warm up and some singing led by Jennie then everyone can sing along using backing tracks or a cappella. There will be an opportunity for young people to rewrite words to songs and possibly write a song from scratch.

Sessions will last one hour.

If you are interested in this activity, we will need to know the type of equipment you would be using to access the session, for example, telephone, laptop, iPad, tablet, desktop etc. Please have this information to hand when you ring us.

Parents are very welcome to join in, the more the merrier.

 

Jenny Brewis, who ran our regular choir before lockdown, has very kindly agreed to set up an online choir for us via zoom. The sessions will include a warm up and some singing led by Jennie then everyone can sing along using backing tracks or a cappella. There will be an opportunity for young people to rewrite words to songs and possibly write a song from scratch.

Sessions will last one hour.

If you are interested in this activity, we will need to know the type of equipment you would be using to access the session, for example, telephone, laptop, iPad, tablet, desktop etc. Please have this information to hand when you ring us.

Parents are very welcome to join in, the more the merrier.

Dates and times will be confirmed once we see how many families are interested.

Join us in our first three sessions of our new virtual choir using Zoom.

Jenny Brewis, who ran our regular choir before lockdown, has very kindly agreed to set up an online choir for us via zoom. The sessions will include a warm up and some singing led by Jennie then everyone can sing along using backing tracks or a cappella. There will be an opportunity for young people to rewrite words to songs and possibly write a song from scratch.

Sessions will last one hour.

If you are interested in this activity, we will need to know the type of equipment you would be using to access the session, for example, telephone, laptop, iPad, tablet, desktop etc. Please have this information to hand when you ring us.

Parents are very welcome to join in, the more the merrier.

 

Join us at The Sill the UK’s National Landscape Discovery Centre for a day of exclusive activities. The day will start with a Bat Trail, learning all about bats, where they live, how they get around and you will even make a bat box. After lunch the afternoon will be spent exploring who lives in the National Park and discovering the different birds and animals. You will then create your own creature to take home. To end the day there will be a storytelling session.

 

Useful Vision would like to invite you to an exclusive family swim and buffet. We have one hour of exclusive use of the swimming pool from 4.15pm to 5pm. We will also have use of the floats, slides, flumes and wave machine for anyone who is feeling brave! Arrive at 4pm to change ready for 4.15pm entry to the pool.

There will be a light buffet afterwards from 5.30pm to 6.00pm in a private room. There is a strict ratio of adults to children in the pool for safety: under 5 (1 adult each), 5 to 8 (1 adult to every 2 children).

Join us at Go Climb, where climbing walls meet theme park, providing healthy, challenging fun for all the family!

No climbing experience necessary as full training given. There is a 30 min. induction as part of the session.

All equipment is provided.

There is a weight restriction of 22 stone for this activity.

Climbing will be followed by a cold buffet.

One parent MUST remain on site whilst children are climbing.

 

Join us for an Egg-cellent visit to a working poultry egg producing farm. The day will start with an Egg Hunt then meet the hens and chicks, have a smashing time breaking eggs and get involved with egg-speriments.

You will be able to walk through the egg packing plant.

After lunch there will be a visit to the free-range chicken shed and then out into the fields and woods for some activities and exploring.

Sensory room from 1pm to 2pm and swim from 2pm to 3pm.

Come and explore Spennymoor’s state of the art multi sensory room which stimulates all of the senses. Discover a new way to inspire your imagination and interact with colour, music and light or chill out on the heated vibration waterbed. After the sensory session, visit the beach style swimming pool with slide.