Children's activities

A picture of a group of Vista's Children and Young People and their parents/guardians

We offer a variety of activities for children and young people to get involved with. We have a mix of independent activities that children and young people can attend with Vista staff and volunteers, as well as activities for the whole family. 

Our trips and activities are a great way to meet other children, young people and families, make friends and have fun.

We offer activities in the school holidays, some weekends and evenings. A newsletter is sent out regularly throughout the year, which includes a page of listing the upcoming activities with details of how to book a place. You can also find our upcoming activities on our events page

As part of this service, we also have Peer Mentors. Our Peer Mentors are a massive help in supporting our service run smoothly. Their role involves supporting younger children during activities.

If you would like any more information on our activities, please get in touch with Rebecca, our Children and Young People’s Activities Officer at or on 07719 970567.

Our outcomes are:

- After the impact of COVID-19 and moving towards a new normal our Children and Young People will develop an improved sense of self belief and improved confidence levels. As a result of improved confidence and improved sense of belief our Children and Young People will develop a positive perception of themselves and their abilities this will give them greater expectations for their future aspirations.

- After the impact of COVID-19 and moving towards a new normal our Children and Young People will be positively empowered to improve making decisions independently, making them more confident at expressing themselves to others with the result of increased motivation to engage with new opportunities that matter to them.

- After the impact of COVID-19 and moving towards a new normal we will improve the physical wellbeing of our Children and Young People with sight loss by encouraging a positive attitude towards inclusive physical activity and the associated benefits of taking part.

Who can apply?
Our activities are designed for children and young people with sight loss, aged 0 - 18 years. We also arrange various activities where siblings, parents and other family members can get involved.

How much does it cost?
We now ask that you make a yearly subscription.

How do I get a place on an activity?
Every season, a newsletter is sent out to all registered children and young people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. This will include information of upcoming events and activities, as well as a date and time to contact and book your place.

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if places are fully booked then please do not be disappointed as your name can be put onto our waiting list. If a place becomes available, a member of staff will be in touch.

Who staffs the activities?
All of our staff are experienced in working with children and young people, and we have a ratio of staff to numbers attending the activity or residential trip. All staff and volunteers are checked to the enhanced level of disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Children's activities are funded by Children in Need.

Find out more

For more information, please contact one of our team below.