Our meets are very important to all who attend because they provide a sense of comfort that there is a wide network of support and our children can enjoy all this brings. Families are able to share their sometimes negative experiences, but also their fantastic achievements can be relished and giving much hope to others in the same situation. The meet ups allow invaluable friendships to be forged and families come to realise they are NOT alone. Siblings are also able to spend time with others In the same situation who understand the challenges of living in a family who have a child with additional needs. If you wish to find out more about joining HemiChat and attending one of our meets, please complete the form on this page. You can also find details about our previous meets by here
We have events running throughout the year, here are the current events planned.
29th April 2017 - Chill Factore Snow Play / Tubing, Manchester
An opportunity to ski down the slopes for the older ones, or chill out in the Snow Play area for the younger ones. Or if the cold is not to your taste, they also have a climbing wall. Onsite cafe and refreshments are available to purchase.
13th May 2017 - Stoke Mandeville Primary Sports Camp, Aylesbury
The Primary Sports Camps are a great way for youngsters aged 5 to 11 with a disability to discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment.
17th June 2017 - Cadburys World, Birmingham
Not just for those with a sweet tooth, the tour goes through the whole process of making iconic chocolate that is enjoyed throughout the world. In the Purple World you can play with chocolate rain, grow a cocoa tree and chase Creme Eggs.
The events shown below this item are now in the past – please look at the above events for current and upcoming events. We have retained the details of those below to show our members and visitors what the charity aims to achieve by bringing families together.
3rd December 2016 - Disney's FROZEN On Ice, Liverpool
This event will be booked quite early due to how popular it will be, not only with our families but the world at large. Please contact us now if you wish to attend.
25th June 2016 - Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen
Have fun exploring the hands on science exhibits. There will be a space theme on the day. The visit includes two science shows or workshops!!
18th June 2016 - Blairdrummond Safari Park, Central Scotland
A meet for families to get together in an informal setting.
18th June 2016 - Bowling for Teens in Cheshire
A chance for older children/teens to have an informal game of bowling and socialise with families afterwards over a bite to eat (possibly Italian) – Time TBC.
12th June 2016 - Gelt Gladiator Challenge - Gelt Wood, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8
Inspired by our Founder Member – Take part in this fundraising challenge!!
10 mile, 10k or 6k challenges on the Saturday or a 3k family friendly (over 8’s only).
With a campsite nearby, why not make a weekend of it? To sign up and raise much needed funds, whilst having fun – www.geltgladiator.com/GG2016/ please log in and then click to select the team – team name is parents hemichat, password hemichat2016
Contact us if you would like to know more.
31st May 2016 - The Arc Softplay, Newcastle
Join other families for the children to play together whilst you relax (as much as you can!) with a cuppa.
28th May 2016 - Walton Hall, Warrington - Animal Meet and Greet
Meet for Animal Tour & possible picnic lunch or cafe. Also looking at booking the pottery workshop for afternoon if there is availability.
16th April 2016 - Jump Nation, Manchester
A chance for kids and adults alike unrivalled high flying fun. Jump Nation can be enjoyed by just about anyone, of any age, shape and physical ability. And we not only offer jump sessions for all to enjoy, we also have rebounding fitness classes, autism friendly sessions, adult only sessions, a dedicated under 6’s arena with softplay toys, giant airbag joined to the trampolines where you can practice your tricks, slam dunk basketball*, 3D dodgeball court* and for those brave enough, the ‘Jump-Pipe’*!
But for those not feeling adventurous, why not relax at Café Nation with free customer Wi-Fi and sample our speciality coffees and home-made food whilst enjoying the fun from afar!
2nd April 2016 - The Crib, Southport
FAMILY FUN AFTERNOON, THE KIDS CAN PLAY AND THE ADULTS CAN HAVE A BREW
26th March 2016 - Willen Lake, Milton Keynes
A LOVELY PLACE TO ENJOY A PICNIC AND HAVE SOME FUN ON THE PARK, PLAY GAMES OR JUST FEED THE DUCKS.