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Events For Families with a Visually Impaired Child or Parent

social walk at crickley hill - FRI 16TH FEB '24

After a brilliant programme of events last year, we are planning the next round of activities for 2024. First up, is a social walk at Crickley Hill Country Park. 


This social walk is a way for families to keep in touch between our workshop events. The recommended age for children is 5-13 years. The walk is for the whole family to enjoy – younger or older siblings are welcome too. 


If you haven’t joined us before, this is a great opportunity to connect with other families with a visually impaired child or parent, meet our team and find out more about the events we offer.


We’ll take a stroll around Crickley Hill, do a few creative activities along the way and end with a yummy hot chocolate!


The event is free to attend and travel bursaries are also available.  

The walk is co-hosted with Visually Impaired dance artist and facilitator, Holly Thomas. More info about Holly below!


“She has have very limited contact with others who are visually impaired, so this event really reassured her that she isn’t the only one!”

“The audio description made the performance come to life more for her (child) but as a dyslexic adult it did the same for me too.”

“It was great to stop and just focus on spending time together.”

“It was a very happy, relaxed day & a lovely opportunity meet other VI families in a pressure free setting.”


  • Crickey Hill Country Park, Crickley Hill, Birdlip, Gloucester GL4 8JY. Here is a link to venue and accessibility information on the National Trust website. 
  • Parking is available on site – £2 payment required.
  • Friday 16th February, 10am – 12pm
  • Social walk with a few creative activities along the way.
  • We will end with a hot chocolate – marshmallows and cream included! 
  • Travel bursaries are available upon request. Please let us know if this would be helpful for you. 
  • The event is free to attend. Supporter payments are optional – any income raised goes back into the project and future activities.

how to get involved

If you and your family are interested, we would love to hear from you and talk more about it!  


Even if you cannot make this event – get in touch so we can add you to our mailing list and let you know about future events. 

Contact Michelle:

Phone: 07870 998481

Email: [email protected]


We look forward to hearing from you!


For the past 3 years, we have been working with Holly to create outdoor experiences in nature for visually impaired and sighted children and their families. Holly’s lived experience has been the fundamental starting point when we have been creatively exploring the best way to describe dance performance for visually impaired audiences. (More about Holly in the audio clip below)


Holly has worked as a lecturer in performing arts for the RNIB and has taught dance to visually impaired adults and young people. She is also a member of the Bristol Sight Loss Council, Arts and Leisure sub-group.


More broadly, our company and our work have over 25 years in working with inclusive groups from children and young people to adults, disabled people, people with mental health conditions and people with complex needs.

Photo of artist, Holly Thomas, stood in a forest clearing and talking to someone. She is wearing bright yellow trousers with sunglasses on her head.

more information

For more information, you can:

  • Watch another video of one our previous projects here
  • Listen to our interview with RNIB Connect Radio (below)
  • Follow our Instragram for updates on past & upcoming events

this project is supported by

Logo, Barnwood Trust