Children and Family Weekend

Welcome to Children and Family Weekend, a unique event organised by Chime, the national charity for deafness and hearing loss.

Join us in Kildare for a family weekend tailored to those with deaf or hard-of-hearing kids ages 4–18. Enjoy fun activities, make memories, and connect with others who share similar experiences.

Event Details:

    • Location: Barretstown, Kildare
    • Aimed at Deaf/HoH children aged 4-18 and their families/siblings
    • Cost per family includes accommodation, shared cottages with private rooms, meals, and all activities

Our event has activities for deaf and hard of hearing children, with a welcoming environment for families to enjoy quality time together.

Some of the activities include:

    • Baking,
    • Art and Craft
    • Treasure Hunt
    • LEGO
    • Sensory Rooms
    • Indoor and Outdoor Activities


  • Inclusive Environment: Our event is specifically to accommodate the needs of  children and their families, ensuring a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.
  • Bonding Opportunities: Connect with other families who share similar experiences and build lasting relationships.
  • Expert Guidance: Our team of experienced professionals will be on hand to provide support and assistance throughout the event.
  • Fun-Filled Memories: Create cherished memories as you engage in exciting activities together as a family.

To secure your spot at the Children and Family Weekend, please purchase your ticket here. If you haven't already RSVP'd, we will provide you with additional information. This is a wonderful chance to bond with your loved ones and form lasting connections with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, so don't miss out!