Regional events

Our activities are for families with disabled children in a particular area.

Due to funding, some of our activities are available only for parents in a particular area. This helps us ensure we’re here for harder-to-reach families, too. You can also visit our family events and workshops page to see what else we’ve got on.

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Regional workshops

Darlington, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland Neurodevelopmental Family Support Project

We are working with Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group to offer families living in Darlington, Middlesborough, Redcar and Cleveland priority access to our Listening Ear service and workshops.

The Listening Ear Service can offer you emotional support, advice and ideas to help you cope. The service is free and confidential over the phone with a family support adviser

The workshops are held over Zoom and on a variety of topics: Wellbeing for parent carers, Understanding Sensory Processing, Supporting your Child’s Sleep and Encouraging Positive Behaviour. Hear from an expert, ask questions, meet other parents and share ideas.

To book a listening ear appointment or a space on an online workshop, visit

Online Wellbeing workshops for families in Wales

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Join our Brighter Beginnings: Wellbeing online workshops this summer for Parents of children with disabilities or additional needs in Wales! (with and without a diagnosis). Free wellbeing gift sent out to all attendees.

About this Event – Understand clearly what stress is & how it affects you – Identify those factors which cause you stress. Learn about coping mechanisms and each other’s coping styles. Discover the 5 steps to wellbeing; looking at your own personal development, whilst at the same time taking steps to reduce your stress levels. Be motivated to try new stress busting ideas until you find ones that fit with you!

An opportunity to learn new strategies and hear other parents’ experiences and share as much or as little of your story as you wish.

You will need to bring a piece of chocolate with you, for a fun taster mindfulness activity!

Dates and Eventbrite bookings

Wednesday 11 August 2021, 7pm – 9pm

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Tuesday 17 August 2021 7pm – 9pm

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Forest Schools with Woodland Classroom for families in Wales

This July, join James and Lea, Forest School Leaders from Woodland Classroom live on Zoom for fun activity ideas which the whole family can enjoy outdoors. 

Each week they’ll be hosting games, craft ideas and activities all designed to help your family get reconnected with nature and your kids will be set an outdoor challenge to complete, and then we will share what we’ve done together during the live sessions.

This event is for families of children 0 – 19 with additional needs and disabilities (no diagnosis necessary). Due to funding, this event is for families in Wales only.

Watch the Woodland Classroom welcome video.

And watch parent Mandy talk about the huge difference our forest school events have made to her family.

Dates and Eventbrite bookings

Contact Cymru Family-Friendly Online Forest Schools 

Sunday  25 July 2021 11.00 am

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