Sunday 5th November  Next meet up 2pm – 4pm at CRASH BANG WALLOP  Lindon Road, Walsall Wood, WS8 7BW

Please contact if you want to come as PROUD  are subsidising the meet up so we need to know numbers as we book an area in the venue


Sunday 1st October – Meet up at SNAP ( Special Needs Adventure Playground ) in Cannock 2pm – 4pm ( Note SNAP closes at 4pm ) PROUD will pay for the 2 hour session for each child with Down’s syndrome and their siblings

Address : Pye Green Rd, Cannock WS11 5RW

Please contact us at or let us know through the Facebook page if you can come so that we can notify SNAP of our arrival



Sunday 10th September   Meet up at Donkey Sanctuary at 1.30pm ( Donkey Sanctuary closes at 3pm ) for tea, coffee and to opportunity to hear about the donkeys and pet the donkeys

Address : The Town Gate, Park Rd, Sutton Coldfield B74 2YT

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Sunday 1st October  –  Meet up at SNAP ( Special Needs Adventure Playground ) in Cannock  2pm – 4pm ( Note SNAP closes at 4pm )   PROUD will pay for the 2 hour session for each child with Down’s syndrome and their siblings

Address :  Pye Green Rd, Cannock WS11 5RW

Please contact us at or let us know through the Facebook page if you can come so that we can notify SNAP of our arrival

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Sunday 2nd July 2017 is our PROUD trip to Twycross zoo Meet at entrance to zoo after  you’ve parked up at 11am

PROUD is subsidising the trip but we do need to know if you’re coming  as we do a group booking

Please let Jo know by text on 07957625282 or email or post on proudwalsall Facebook post with how many adults and how many children with disability and how many siblings (PROUD will subsidise a max of 2 adults)





This weekend June 15th – 17th June it’s the PROUD camping and caravan trip.  It is taking place in Derbyshire’s Golden Valley Caravan park

you are welcome to join us for the day on Saturday if you do not camp or caravan


The next PROUD meeting is Sat 6th May at Walsall Art Gallery 2pm – 4pm and we will be going through some Makaton basic signing for parents and carers

The next PROUD meet up is on Sunday 5th March 3pm – 4pm which is at JumpNation Birmingham ( it’s in Walsall by Junction 10 )
PROUD are willing to pay for the child with DS and their siblings to jump ( you pay for socks if you need them, see photo below for the special socks you need which can be purchased from JumpNation )
You will need to book online and then we will reinburse you like we did last time when you come to JumpNation for the session
Please keep a record/receipt of what you have booked online so we can reinburse you on the day
Details to book online are here
PROUD programme 2017
Sat 28th Jan – Pantomime for those who have paid deposits
Sun 5th March – Trampolining – Walsall 3pm – 4pm
( check website for details nearer to the date )
Sun 2nd April – Swimming Oak Park Leisure Centre 1 – 3pm
Sat 6th May – Due to the small number of parents available the Learning Conference has been posponed – We will meet at Walsall Art Gallery on Sat 6th May 2pm – 4pm and anyone wishing to know Makaton can have a taster session here
Fri 16th – Sun 18th June – Camping at Golden Valley caravan park Derbyshire
Option to come as day visitor on Sat 17th June
Sun 2nd July – Summer Trip Twycross Zoo 11am ( meet at Zoo )
We will need to know numbers nearer to time
Sun 10th Sept – Donkey Sanctury 1.30 pm
Sun 1st Oct –  SNAP in Cannock 2pm
Sun 5th Nov –Crash Bang Wallop
Sat 2nd Dec – 11 – 1pm Christmas Party, St.Thomas Church
Please note that dates or events maybe subject to change so please check our website for details nearer the time . Please make sure that you sign up for any events that need signing up for by email

Next meeting is  Sun 13th Nov –  2pm – 4pm Crash Bang Wallop in Brownhills

Our christmas party is on  Sat 3rd Dec  11 – 1pm at St.Thomas Church in Aldridge

Please let us know if you can come to the christmas party so that Santa can get his presents ( he would hate to leave a child out ) email with the age and number of children

Preliminary Announcement

This year PROUD are going to the pantomime on Sat 28th January ( 2.30pm ) which is Jack and The Beanstalk

This year we are going to to the pantomime at Aldridge Youth Theatre

If you wish to go to the pantomime we are asking for a £5 per person returnable deposit ( Please note PROUD will only pay for a maximum of 2 adult tickets ) which needs to be paid at latest at the christmas party

These tickets sell out very quickly so please do let us have the deposit ASAP ( either November’s meet up or December christmas party at latest )



Sat 2nd July Meet up at Chasewater Country Park  WS8 7NL

Meet and play session at Chasewater Country park  by the Vistors centre any time from 11am onwards

The idea is to bring a picnic and meet up with other families.  there is a park there for the children to play on and at the far end of the park ( you can either chose to walk or drive to the car park ) there is a steam railway and train trips if you want to go and see that.  There is a cafe on site and a shop at the Visitors Centre.  If you want to walk around the park ( It is about a 3mile walk all around the lake ) there are also deer to spot

Free entry into the country park and there is a large car park There are picnic benches or you can take our own chairs and picnic rugs

There is also a running event on where people are running, all of the runners have made a donation to PROUD to take part in the event which consists of relays, a half marathon and a marathon

Jo Yarnall is also celebrating her 100th Marathon at this event and a presentation from the 100 Marathon club is taking place about 4.30pm

If anyone wants to sponsor Jo you can sponsor her through her fundraising page



SUMMER TRIP Sat 14th May 

Our next meet up is going to be the summer trip which is going to be Twycross Zoo


please email to notify us or text 07957625282

We need the following information  Your child’s name, How many adults and how many children aged 3 – 16  years  and how many children under 3 years old

Please note that PROUD  members will be paid for ( PROUD members max of 2 adults, child with DS and their siblings only will be free of charge )

Once we receive the email we will forward you details of the day and time of meet up
Directions for Twycross Zoo – Twycross Zoo, Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3PX. Twycross Zoo is located on the A444, which can be accessed via the A5 and the M42 junction 11. Follow the brown attraction signs. Free parking is available on site, and your vehicle is accessible at all times




We are going to Jump Nation based at Walsall but due to the lady who took original booking having now left, we have been told we have to book in as individuals so if you want to come along to the trampolining this is what you need to do

Go online to   Make sure you click location Birmingham ( it is Walsall, they obviously do not know their geography ) and make your booking for Sunday 13th March at 2pm

Please arrive at 1.45 PROMPT where we will be given a briefing before going onto the trampoline arena

We now won’t have a party room but there is a cafe area so we shall try and claim some tables for us to leave shoes and have a sit down and a cuppa for the parents

PROUD will reinburse you ( with a cheque ) for who you have paid for  Under 6 we will reinburse you £6.95, over 6 years £8.95  ( you are responsible for the purchase of the special socks which  you can keep and take home and use again )

Jump Nation address is

Olron House,
Bentley Mill Way,

We look forward to seeing you there



Sunday 13th March

Next meeting is Sunday 13th March which will be at the trampolining place in Walsall called Jump Nation Birmingham

Olron House,
Bentley Mill Way,

Please arrive no later than 1.45pm for our briefing in the party room and then our jump session is for 1 hour only from 2pm – 3pm

( some people have paid a refundable deposit at the last session at the art gallery which you will get back at Jump Nation )

Jump Nation have agreed to give us a party room and they are going to give us some juice and biscuits

PROUD will pay for children’s entry ( this the child with DS and their siblings )

You will need some special socks which have rubber on the bottom ( as in the photo, sorry it’s abit dark ) These are available to buy if you haven’t got any for £1.50 at the venue ( which you can keep for any future use )

There is also a risk Acknowledgement and waiver form which needs to be signed, they have given me some of these to bring home with me so I will fill them out ( again I’ve taken a photo of it so hopefully you can see it to read it ) I can fill out details to save some time on the day

If you want to come please can you let me have the following details via email at

Parent’s full name
First line of address
post code
date of birth
mobile phone number
email address
Child’s full name
child’s date of birth
age on date of jump

They will allow an adult in to supervise a child with DS

I found them very helpful today when I went and they really would love to help us and see our group there and the deputy manager who I dealth with has a child with autism so she believes on giving every child a chance to bounce

Please can you pass the message on as there’s quite a lot of information here,





PROUD PROGRAMME 2016  please note dates can be subject to change so please check the proud website or the facebook page for any updates

Sun 7th Feb – Walsall Art Gallery 2pm – 4pm

Sun 13th March – Trampolining at Walsall ( Jump Nation Birmingham ) Bentley Mill Way meet at 1.45 PROMPT

Sun 10th April – Walsall Art Gallery 2pm – 4pm

SAT 14th May – Summer Trip  Twycross Zoo ( time to be confirmed )

Fri 17 June – Sun 19 June CAMPING weekend ( or come to for the day to visit on Sat 18th June )

Golden Valley Caravan Park Derbyshire

Sat 2nd July – Picnic and Play at Chasewater, Brownhills ( where a PROUD fundraising event is also taking place that day ) From 11am onwards

Summer break

Sun 2nd October – Walsall Art Gallery 2pm – 4pm

Sun 13th Nov –  2pm – 4pm Crash Bang Wallop in Brownhills

Sat 3rd Dec – Christmas party 11 – 1pm at St.Thomas Church



SUN 8th Nov

our next meet up is Sunday 8th November at Crash Bang Wallop 2pm – 4pm

this visit will be subsidised for PROUD members, please give your name to the receptionist when you enter and PROUD members will pay £2

Please let us know if you are coming so that we can give numbers to reserve an area for our members  email





Sat 10th October 2015

Our next meeting is at Walsall Art Gallery in the Family Room 10.30 – 12.30

The family is downstairs on the left hand side when you come into the Art Gallery

Look forward to seeing you there


Sat 11th July is our summer trip

We are going to National Forest Adventure Park  Postern Rd, Burton-on-Trent DE13 9SJ     Meet at 11am outside the park  Please let us know if you can come as PROUD are paying for the trip so have to notify the park that we are coming   Many thanks

email and give the following information, how many adults, how many children and the name of your child with Down’s syndrome, many thanks



Camping Trip

Our next meet up is the camping trip

We have 2 dates for the camping trip, the original date is 19 – 21 June   ( some people can’t make that date so we are having a 2nd date )  5 – 7 June

If you would like to come along for the day  you are most welcome ( There is a small charge for day visitors – £5 per car )

The site we are staying at is Golden Valley Caravan Park, Coach Road, Golden Valley, Derbyshire DE55 4ES  Tel 01773 513 881

You will need to bring your own tent or caravan or trailer tent if you are planning to stay for the weekend

There is a cafe on site if you don’t fancy cooking yourself.  There are also a childrens play area, bouncy castle, tractor rides and other activities on site

If you want to go on the weekend, Please ring Golden Valley, quote which weekend you want to go, whether you are staying in a tent, caravan or trailer tent, or motorhome and they will take a £20 deposit off you, you will need to say if you want electric hook up or not and how many adults, children and how many cars you are are in ( and if you have a dog )

here is the website which gives details of prices and any other info you  may wish to know about the actual site


a group of parents went to Golden Valley Caravan Park camping in June 2013


Our next meeting is Sat 18th April at  11.30am at Bloxwich Bowling, Revival Street, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 3HJ

Please arrive 10mins before to allow time to change for bowling shoes

We will not be eating here so please plan accordingly


Our next meeting is
Sat 14th March – At Walsall New Art Gallery 11 – 1

Please note we have changed some of the dates in the events page so please do check on the dates we are meeting

walsall new art gallery




Charity Curry Night

Monday 26th January at 7pm at Balti Nights Curry House, High Street, Aldridge

£15.95 which includes poppadoms, starters, main meal with rice or nan, coffee and mints

Please email if you would like to go

balti nights





2015 Events

Sunday 15th February  – Walsall New Art Gallery 12pm – 2pm

Sat 14th March – Walsall Art Gallery 11 – 1pm

Sat 18th April – Bowling at Bloxwich Bowling – email proudwalsall@gmail for details Bowling on Sat is 11.30am at Bloxwich Bowling, Revival Street, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 3HJ

Sun 3rd May – Private use of Oak Park little pool swimming baths 2 – 3pm

June 19th – 21st – Camping Weekend in Derbyshire ( option for day visit is available ) at Golden Valley Caravan Park ( see last post for details )

Sat 11th  July – Summer Trip – National Forest Adventure Park  Postern Rd, Burton-on-Trent DE13 9SJ     Meet at 11am outside the park

Summer Break

Sat 10th October – Leighswood Children’s Centre, Aldridge 10.20  – 12.30

SUN 8th Nov – Crash Bang Wallop, Brownhills  2pm – 4pm

Sat 5th Dec – Christmas Party  St.Thomas Church, Aldridge   11am – 1pm

All events are subject to change, please keep checking back at the website for any changes as we will try to update

If you want to be notified by text message please send an email with your name and mobile number and we will add you to our texting service to notify you of any updates

Please email for more details and to book places for the events above


2014 Events 

Sat 6th Dec 2014 

Christmas Party at St.Thomas Church 11- 1pm
St.Thomas Church,  St Thomas’ Cl Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands WS9 8SL


2013 Events

Sat 2nd Feb 2012 10am – 12
Leighswood Childrens Centre ( speech and language therapist coming along and educational advisor )

Sat 2nd March 2012 10am – 12
Leighswood Childrens Centre ( Educational Advisor coming along )

Sat April 20th 2pm -3pm
Swimming, exclusive use for PROUD families only at Bloxwich Leisure Centre, Bloxwich

Sat May 18th 10am – 12
Leighswood Childrens Centre ( Speech and Language and Educational Advisor coming along )


Friday June 14th – 16th
Camping Weekend in Derbyshire ( either come along for the day on Sat or come along for the one or two nights). Email proudwalsall@gmail for more details.

Sat July 13th
Summer Trip Hatton Country World, meet at 10.30am

Summer break

Sat 12th October 2013
PROUD at Leighswood Children’s Centre, Broadmeadow, Aldridge
10:30am – 12:30pm

Sat 9th November 2013
PROUD at Leighswood Children’s Centre, Broadmeadow, Aldridge
10:30am – 12:30pm