Children with disabilities, or from Women’s refuges, had a truly magical experience at Winter Wonderland’s Preview Night, on Thursday 20th November.
As one of the Royal Parks Foundation’s top five charity partners, KidsOut was able to give 200 children and their carers unlimited access to the many festive attractions on offer. Children could visit the Magical Ice Kingdom, skate on the Lycamobile Ice Rink, see the wonders of Winter Wonderland from the Giant Observation Wheel and much more. They also received chocolate selection boxes that were kindly donated by businesses local to KidsOut HQ in Leighton Buzzard: Poundland, Wilkinson, Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons and Clinton Cards.
KidsOut provides thousands of fun days throughout the year through our Fun Days Project. Of these, Winter Wonderland is one of the most sought after children’s attraction to which we provide access that disadvantaged children that would not otherwise have the chance to experience. We are proud to say that since our very first Winter Wonderland in 2012, over 650 children and carers have experienced the magic!
The following comments came from children, mothers and carers that experienced Winter Wonderland through KidsOut for the first time this year:
“Thank you so much for the tickets and your support over the last two days to allocate tickets. The children had the best time. Thank you for your hard work!”
“I wanted to thank you for our invitation to Winter Wonderland. We all had such a good time and lots of goodies to eat. It was so nice though to have an evening out and have some fun.”
“I just wanted to let you know that our young people had a great time, are in very high spirits this morning.”
“We wish to extend a big thank you for allowing the children to be part of a great evening which they thoroughly enjoyed. Projects such as Seaford & Millennium really appreciate the great work and support organisations such as KidsOut provide and offer, as limited budgets and funds unfortunately do not allow us to provide these types of events for the clients.”
Winter Wonderland has definitely aided KidsOut’s mission. Having an experience like this to look back on and similar ones to look forward to in the future are vital for children who often feel alone and isolated.
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