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Useful Vision are excited to invite our ‘Teens’ to an exclusive World percussion and Composition Workshop! Working together with an expert musician from The Music Workshop Company, you will be introduced to a range of instruments and rhythms from around the world. Including Djembe drums from West Africa, Darabuka drums from the Middle East, Agogo bells from Brazil and shakers from Bali. You will then learn and play some traditional rhythms before working together to create your own musical masterpiece.

Free onsite parking.

Join us to get creative in the kitchen with Nourish Food. We will be working with fresh ingredients to make some delicious treats. The kitchen will be equipped with specialist VI cooking equipment.
We will enjoy our culinary creations together afterwards.

Suitable for ages 10+

*This session is for VI children only.

Take to the water and explore the River Tees while gaining new skills in canoeing and bell boating.

Please bring a picnic – there are both indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy lunch.

Please contact the office regarding any mobility access needs.

Age 8+

Bowling at Lane7 Durham, followed by pizza at ASK Italian. These activities aim to develop confidence, new skills, independence and friendships amongst our community of visually impaired 12 – 18 year olds. We encourage visually impaired children to come independently, without parents, carers or siblings. If you have any questions about this, please get in touch with the team.

We will be joined at this event by Charlotte from LOOK UK to discuss their mentoring scheme, which provides support to visually impaired people aged 11 – 29 at school, university/college, or when looking for work.

Parents and Carers are welcome to attend the meal from 2:30pm onwards to learn more about LOOK UK and have the opportunity to ask Charlotte any questions about the mentorship programme.

Important information re: Bowling & Pizza Thursday 23rd February

This is not a family event it is a Teen Event for 12- 18 year old Visually impaired children,

to attend without parents, carers, or siblings. If a young person needs support please

contact the office. NB : Parents & carers are welcome to join the meal after bowling to hear about

the Look UK mentoring scheme.  Timings to be confirmed on booking.


Useful Vision are thrilled to present another exclusive, hands-on session with Animate2Educate.

Martin is back with a whole host of new apps for another afternoon of digital creation, including animation and robot programming using iPads and other exciting tech!

Parents, carers, and siblings welcome to this event. Early booking is advised.

There is free parking onsite.

From the 19th – 23rd September 2022, members of the Useful Vision team, Sophie, Ciara and Caitie, are taking on the challenge of walking Hadrian’s Wall, a 135km hike from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend, to fundraise for Useful Vision!

We are inviting families to join us on the last leg of the journey and walk from the Tyne Bridge to Segedunum, Wallsend. Stroll past iconic landmarks along the River Tyne, get a breath of fresh air, and connect with other parents/carers. The walk is around 4 miles and will last approximately 1.5 hours.

Optionally, we can provide a sponsorship pack if you would like to use this opportunity to fundraise for Useful Vision, or simply come along to show your support!