Family activities and events

PACT runs fun, therapeutic activity sessions for adopted children and their parents.

We have an exciting programme of activities including singing, drama, baking, craft and story time, with each session tailored to the specific age group of the children. Some events are taking place online over Zoom to allow families to join from any location, and we also run some in-person activities with the opportunity for parents and children to meet other adoptive families face-to-face.

As well as having fun and learning some new skills, these activity sessions are a great way for children to meet others who are also adopted.

Come and join us!

New for 2024 – the Parents And Children Together Choir

For children aged 5-15 and their parents

Saturdays 10.30am-11.30am from 6th January.

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Meet our activity leaders

Dan is an actor, singer and musician who has performed professionally in film and theatre productions and is the LAMDA drama coach in a children’s performing arts company. Dan grew up with an adopted brother so he understands all about adoption. He leads PACT’s family activities online, in Reading and is trialling the new Parents And Children Together Choir.

Beth has been a drama teacher in secondary schools for at least 20 years mainly in Surrey and brings a wealth of experience to the family activities team.  Beth is herself an adopter of two now adult children and is one of PACT’s Adopter Champions, so understands all about adoption. Beth will be predominantly looking after the activities in East and West Sussex.

Please note: all our activity sessions are for PACT families only. Places are free but booking is essential. To book a spot for you and your child(ren), fill in the form at the bottom of the page or email adoptionsupport@pactcharity.org

The age ranges indicated below are based on the required skill level, but we welcome children of other ages to join in if you feel they would enjoy the activities. Parents are required to attend with their child/children. Please book early so we can send you details of any required materials or ingredients. 

Upcoming events

april 2024

sat20apr10:30 amsat11:30 amParents And Children Together ChoirIn person activity for PACT children aged 5-15 and their parents.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT+01:00) Reading

sat27apr10:30 amsat11:30 amParents And Children Together ChoirIn person activity for PACT children aged 5-15 and their parents.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT+01:00) Reading

may 2024

sat04may10:30 amsat11:30 amParents And Children Together ChoirIn person activity for PACT children aged 5-15 and their parents.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT+01:00) Reading

sat11may10:30 amsat11:30 amParents And Children Together ChoirIn person activity for PACT children aged 5-15 and their parents.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT+01:00) Reading

sat18may10:30 amsat11:30 amParents And Children Together ChoirIn person activity for PACT children aged 5-15 and their parents.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT+01:00) Reading

tue28may1:00 pmtue2:00 pmHunting for bearsIn-person activity session for PACT children aged 2-51:00 pm - 2:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Brighton

tue28may2:30 pmtue4:00 pmJabberwocky dramaIn-person activity session for PACT children aged 5-102:30 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Brighton

wed29may1:30 pmwed2:30 pmHare and Tortoise funIn-person activity session for PACT children aged 2-81:30 pm - 2:30 pm(GMT+01:00) London

wed29may3:00 pmwed4:30 pmGreen Eggs and HamIn-person activity session for PACT children aged 5-103:00 pm - 4:30 pm(GMT+01:00) London

thu30may1:30 pmthu2:30 pmHare and Tortoise funIn-person activity session for PACT children aged 2-81:30 pm - 2:30 pm(GMT+01:00) Reading

thu30may3:00 pmthu4:30 pmGreen Eggs and HamIn-person activity session for PACT children aged 5-103:00 pm - 4:30 pm(GMT+01:00) Reading

fri31may11:00 amfri12:00 pmCook with DanOnline activity session for PACT children 11:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT+01:00) ONLINE - Zoom

Event adoptionsupport@pactcharity

Form for events that sends the submission to adoptionsupport@pactcharity.org

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Request to book onto an event

Please confirm you are a PACT adopter*

These groups are only available to PACT families and those in the process of adopting with PACT. If you adopted through another agency, we unfortunately cannot book you on to any of our support events. Please tick the box to confirm you are a PACT adopter.

Please note: submitting this form does not guarantee you a place. Our team will contact you to let you know if you have been successfully booked onto the event.

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Parents who attended the groups with their children said: 

Below are some pictures from our previous activity sessions…