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Ups and Downs Southwest is a Down Syndrome support charity serving children and young people, their parents/carers and all linked professionals dealing with the health and education of children and young people who have Down Syndrome.

Somerset Office

Our head office is based in Somerset and from here we cover, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, North Somerset and Wiltshire.

Bristol Office

For families and professionals in the Bristol area, we have a dedicated team based at The Park Centre, Knowle.

Little Lotto Winners April May 2024

Little Lotto Winners April May 2024

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners April May 2024   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Right Pear Support Partnership

Right Pear Support Partnership

When launching Right Pear, we were determined to make a positive impact, not only with our customers but also within our wider community. We've always been passionate about supporting charities, and we're thrilled to partner with Ups & Downs Southwest during our...

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£20000 to Support Local Families

£20000 to Support Local Families

£20000 to Support Local Families   Exciting News! We are overjoyed to share some fantastic news with you. Ups and Downs Southwest has been granted a substantial £20,000 funding boost from the Postcode Local Trust! This incredible support will enable us to enhance...

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Little Lotto Winners March 2024

Little Lotto Winners March 2024

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners March 2024   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Out of This World Event

Out of This World Event

#endthestereotypes Thank you to everyone who attended our ‘Out of This World’ family event on 16th March 2024. With over 20 families attending, it was lovely to see so many parents, carers, and siblings enjoying an amazing family outing together. As you can see from...

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Little Lotto Winners February 2024

Little Lotto Winners February 2024

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners February 2024   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Little Lotto Winners January 2024

Little Lotto Winners January 2024

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners January 2024   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Little Lotto Winners December 2023

Little Lotto Winners December 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners December 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Little Lotto Winners November 2023

Little Lotto Winners November 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners November 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Skydive

Skydive

Jump! On a slightly cloudy Sunday morning on the 10th of September 2023, brother and sister Naomi and Matthew Symons bravely jumped out of an aeroplane at 15,000 feet and completed their first tandem Skydive, raising over £1,500 in aid of our charity. Inspired by...

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Little Lotto Winners August 2023

Little Lotto Winners August 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners August 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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My Challenge 2123?

My Challenge 2123?

Are you ready for #mychallenge2123 To celebrate World Down Syndrome Month, we invite you to participate in our challenge of walking, running, or cycling 21 miles during October. It is an excellent way of staying active, enjoying the outdoors, and raising vital funds...

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Little Lotto Winners July 2023

Little Lotto Winners July 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners July 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Little Lotto Winners June 2023

Little Lotto Winners June 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners June 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Summer Family Event 2023

Summer Family Event 2023

A huge thank you to everyone that came along to the family event on Sunday; the weather wasn't entirely on our side this year, but we still managed to have a fantastic time. With special thanks to the following people: Our amazing volunteers, Sandra, Briar and...

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Events What’s On

Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
The Playpark Exeter Summer Holiday Meet Up! We are thrilled to extend an invitation to a fun-filled summer holiday meet-up at The Playpark Exeter. This park is not just any ordinary playground—it’s a fully inclusive[...]
The Playpark Exeter,
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
12:00 pm
Summer Picnic at the Farm Grimsbury Community Farm, Grimsbury Road, Bristol, BS15 9SE Grimsbury Farm is a wonderful community space on the eastern edge of Bristol, proudly owned by South Gloucestershire Council. We’re incredibly grateful[...]
Grimsbury Community Farm
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
10:00 am
A great day out to Puxton Park Puxton Park, Cowslip Lane, Hewish, BS24 6AH We are delighted to be able to offer you a summer holiday meet-up at Puxton Park. Puxton Park is the ultimate[...]
Puxton Park