Visit to the HMS Belfast

Step Aboard History and experience the legend

Your mentors

The Neurodiversity Family Hub

Marine Bernier-Harrington

Sonay Ozkutayli

Location address: London, SE1 1QU
Chosen age group:

Ages: children 10 - 18 · adults 18 - 18 years

Available tickets:
Concession £5 per sessionStandard ticket £10 per sessionStandard + Donation £15 per session
Next date: Tuesday 28th May,
A summary
Embark on the ultimate quest of discovery with our Special HMS Belfast visit! Unleash your inner explorer and join us for an immersive experience across the ship’s nine decks. Duck through the same hatches and climb the same ladders as those who served on board to discover what life was like for the 950-strong crew. A trip to HMS Belfast is a chance to step back to a place where history happened. We are visiting at such an exciting time because 6 June 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day and HMS Belfast is a large war ship, one of only three remaining vessels from the fleet which supported the D-Day Normandy landings during the Second World War. Who can join? Any child with a Neurodiversity or on the pathway between the age of 10 years old up to 18 years old. When: Tuesday 28th May Meeting at Mint Street: 10:00am Collecting at Mint Street: 3:30pm What will happen: 1) We will meet at 10 am inside Mint Street Park at the entrance to the children's play area 2) Once everyone has arrived, We will follow a safety briefing to have fun and good security. 3) We will go by foot to the HMS Belfast. 4) Time for the fun to start! We will go and explore among other things The Laundry, The Ship's Chapel, The Bakery, Galley, World of Warships room, Sick Bay, Mess Decks and Dental Surgery. With the help of specialist we will decipher the morse code messages and reveal HMS Belfast’s destination to the crew. You will even be able to make your own Morse Code transmitter! 5) We will have some Lunch (bring your pack lunch) 6) We will then return to Mint Street for a play and meet your parents in Mint Street at 3:30pm. IMPORTANT: Please wear comfortable footwear that does not slip off (trainers or hiking boots), clothes that can get dirty, a waterproof jacket in case of rain, bring your pack lunch with lots of snacks for keeping energy up, water and a back pack. If children are sensitive to wind, please give them layers and bands to protect their ears. Bring with you anything you need to feel comfortable. Ear defenders are welcome if London feels to noisy. Who will be there with the children? We will be 3 adults with SEND training. All adults have DBS and safeguarding training. Ratio of 4 to 1
About your mentors
The Neurodiversity Family Hub
Facilitate, Advocate, Empower Neurodiversity
We accompany neurodiverse people under the age of 18 years old and their supporters to lead happy lives in a caring community. To achieve this, we provide neurodiverse specialised clubs for children & young people. And expert advice, advocacy, and parental groups.
Marine Bernier-Harrington
Co-Founder & Director
Hello, my name is Marine and I am a founder member of The Neurodiversity Family Hub. I am dyslexic and have neurodiverse children. My journey in the realm of neurodiversity began 15 years ago when one of my children, just 2 years old at the time, exhibited distinctive traits that set them apart from neurotypical individuals. Through a relentless seven-year battle within the educational and medical systems, my child received a comprehensive diagnosis, encompassing Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, and a severe language disorder. Fuelled by my experience, I embarked on an educational quest, immersing myself in the intricate worlds of Autism and Neurodiversity. My initial educational background includes a Master's Degree in Direct Marketing, and I worked in that field for years until I transitioned to the charity sector. My journey within the field of neurodiversity inspired me to expand my skill set by becoming a certified Transformational Life Coach, specializing in the Person-Centered (Rogerian) approach to accompany Parents of Neurodiverse Children and their children. And I am passionate about making sure Young Neurodiverse people and their families live happy lives in a caring community
Sonay Ozkutayli
SEND Education Law Expert
Hello, my name is Sonay and I am a founder member of The Neurodiversity Family Hub. I worked in mainstream educational settings for over 15 years, I spent the last 5 years of my teaching career as a qualified SENCO and Assistant principal and have a broad and in-depth knowledge of understanding young people and how to work with various diagnoses and conditions for best outcomes. I am also diagnosed with ADHD and have children with Neurodiversity too. This is my expertise and I commit to ensuring young people are provided with every opportunity and experience we can so they feel included, happy, and driven in their own lives!
Learning aims
Aim 1
Promoting Social Interaction and Team Collaboration. Facilitate communication. Create a supportive environment where SEND kids can engage with peers, building friendships through a common adventure.
Aim 2
Stimulating Cognitive Engagement and Curiosity. Foster a sense of curiosity by presenting historical facts.
Aim 3
Sensory and Experiential Education: Provide sensory-rich experiences through the ship’s various exhibits and environments. This can include touching historical artifacts, listening to audio stories, and exploring the ship's different areas. Such multisensory engagement can enhance learning and retention, particularly for students with diverse sensory needs.
Pricing information
Ticket nameConcession
InformationLow income, Free school meal, on Benefits. The HMS Belfast is kindly inviting us on board.
Ticket nameStandard ticket
InformationThe HMS Belfast is inviting us but we still have some staff to cover
Ticket nameStandard + Donation
InformationThe HMS Belfast is inviting us but we still have some staff cost to cover
Where we'll be
14, Weller Street, London, Greater London, SE1 1QU
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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Cancellation Policy
Free bookings do not require refunds but as places are limited, please cancel if you cannot attend so that your place can be offered to someone else.Please give us a call if you cant make it at the last minute on 07428648710

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