Launched in 2012, Fun Days takes disadvantaged children across the UK on a fun day out and helps them remember what it is like to just be children. Whether a trip to the theatre or a day at a theme park, Fun Days gives them something to look forward to and happy memories they can look back on.
Since the start of the project, tens of thousands of children have gone on a Fun Day. While KidsOut supports children from a range of backgrounds, including those living with critical health issues, in economic hardship or with a disability, some of our most vulnerable beneficiaries are children that have fled domestic abuse for the safety of a refuge. Having experienced domestic violence either directly or witnessed it repeatedly at home, these children live with many emotional and economic challenges. KidsOut is the only national children’s charity focusing directly on their needs and working to bring fun and happiness back into their lives.
Through the ongoing support of our many charity and corporate partners, KidsOut provided close to 50,000 Fun Days out last year and is set to help even more. These days can range from a Christmas party to a trip to the circus, but they all help children build self-confidence, improve socialisation, bond with their family and just have fun.
Do you work with disadvantaged children or do you know a group who might benefit from this service? To hear more about events in your area email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We receive feedback constantly from parents and refuge workers about the benefit of these days out and how it impacts the children. Read our case studies and Latest News to learn why we are so committed to making kids happy! *Note: Names and pictures are changed to protect identities.
- 'He was so proud of himself; he couldn’t stop talking about the
experience. He felt he had achieved something really special.'
- 'Lots of conversations throughout the day highlighted how out of reach a trip like this is to most of the families, and charities like yours are an absolute lifeline.'
- 'It was nice being able to bond and feel completely relaxed and reminded me we are on our way to creating new, happy memories together without feeling permanently on edge or having to worry about anything other than just having fun together.'
- 'They were transfixed – clapping, laughing, dancing. I often talk with my four-year-old about this trip – he likes to remember it just before bedtime.'
News & Views
Chocolate-y fun at Cadbury’s World!
For the months of May, June and July, an overwhelming total of 392 children and adults visited the fun and famous Cadbury’s World in Bournville. The visit included the history of Cadbury, as well as the opportunity to taste all the different chocolates! The families had a brilliant time, with comments from children, including: “I love … Continue reading Chocolate-y fun at Cadbury’s World!
Magical Fun at Disney Aladdin!
On the 6th of June, families from refuges within the London area went to visit the magical Disney’s Aladdin at The Prince Edward Theatre. A total of 16 children and 7 adults attended the fun filled experience, which put big grins on their faces! Two children commented: “I loved it so much! It was magical … Continue reading Magical Fun at Disney Aladdin!
Bowling Blast in June!
During the months May and June, over 396 children and 223 accompanied adults visited their local Ten Pin for an exciting game of bowling! The children and their families extremely enjoyed themselves with one child in particular stating: “It was so fun! I loved it. It was a lovely trip out.” The children the … Continue reading Bowling Blast in June!
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