Activities for MACS children & teenagers

Image shows a MACS young person on a sailing voyage

Sailing adventure week

Each year we arrange a week long sailing adventure trip for MACS children and young people between the ages of 12 and 20. Through sailing, the young people learn teamwork, independence, communication, maths and nautical terms. They learn how to cook in a galley that’s sitting at a 50 degree angle! If they can do it there, they can do it at home.

'The difference in my child is astonishing; he went away as a timid boy scared to talk to anyone because of his eyesight and came back as a bubbly, outgoing person!'
As someone who has grown up with visual impairment, I know just how valuable this experience is. These voyages changed me completely, and sailing around Ireland in 2007 with a group of 16 other young people was a turning point in my life; this is what I hope the sailing voyages bring to MACS.
Robbie CrowChairman of MACS

We are now taking bookings for our 2019 voyage which will run from 5th - 12th August. The boat will sail from Brixham back to Brixham. This seven-night sailing adventure is for those aged from 12 to 20 years old. You can book your place now by clicking the button below and filling in our registration form. Alternatively, if you'd like more information, please email who will be happy to help.

Image shows a MACS young person on a zip wire








Activity weekend / week trip

For those of you who prefer to stay on dry land we also arrange an annual adventure trip.

If you are aged between 10 to 18 years old join us for 5 days of adventure, challenges and no parents at the Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes! You'll be able to get involved in lots of new and exciting activities and meet other children and young people with MACS conditions, plus their siblings and friends.

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to canoe across a lake, explore underground caves and tunnels, traverse across zip wires and climb, then abseil down an 8-metre wall?  If so, this is the week for you!

I found out that I like heights and speed and I am not going to worry about something being too fast.
MACS young person, 2016

We are now taking bookings for the 2019 trip which will run from 28th July-2nd August. Like last year, it will be held at the Caldecotte Xperience.

To book your place, please click the link below and fill in the registration form. Please email if you require any further information.

Our activity weekends are for children aged 5 to 10 years plus one carer. They take place in the summer from Friday to Sunday and we are currently planning our next one.

I was brave. I enjoyed everything. I am not going to be afraid to try new things. I love my helpers.
MACS child, 2016

Your children will have fun, learn how to overcome their fears and face new challenges head on; improve their communication skills and make new friends; and come away with a better understanding of the needs of others.

Just seeing her do things that I never in my wildest dreams thought possible. Just seeing her confidence with others was amazing, she seems to feel more comfortable being herself when she is at MACS events, unlike when she’s at school or out in the community.
Parent of a MACS child, 2017

The 2019 trip for younger children plus a carer will run from 26-28th July. It will be held at Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes.

To book your place, please click the button below and fill in our registration form. If you have any queries or need more information, please email who will be happy to help.
















Image shows a MACS young person on a climbing wall