A fantastic Big Day Out!

Wednesday, 10th June 2015 marked the 25th Anniversary of the Annual Day Out for Rotary and KidsOut.  Over 25,000 children were taken on a fun day out by hundreds of Rotary Clubs to some of the most fantastic attractions throughout the UK in the glorious sunshine.  The first Rotary KidsOut Day Out took place in 1990 where 200 children were taken on a day out to Thorpe Park.  The Day Out has grown in size almost every year since then to the staggering total that we saw last week: with our new agreement with Costcutter we are aiming for a significantly higher total next year.  

Children of all age, their carers, teachers and in some cases parents enjoyed a fun packed day at attractions including Drayton Manor Park which opened its gates to over 5,000 children, Wicksteed Park hosting over 2,000, Whipsnade Zoo and Aldershot Garrison Rugby Club which were both enjoyed by over 700 children.  More than 100 venues and 10,000 Rotary volunteers helped to make the Day Out the success that it is.  KidsOut would like to take this opportunity to thank the thousands of Rotarians who offer their time, help and support to bring fun and happiness into the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children throughout the UK and thanks to the dedication of Rtn Don Carsley, who co-ordinates this wonderful event on behalf of Rotary. 

KidsOut is running a picture competition following the Big Day Out and details can be found on our website here.  Please send your drawings and photographs of your day out experience to dayout@kidsout.org.uk.  The winner will receive £200 towards their school’s project.

Big Day Out: Drayton Manor Theme Park

Over 5000 children!

A ‘Magna Carta’ for Children

Big Day Out: Aldershot Garrison Rugby Ground

Over 700 children!

Big Day Out: Whipsnade Zoo

Over 700 children!

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