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 email@example.com.
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
A Chocolatey Adventure at Cadbury World!
This month, nearly 200 children and over 100 adults have been on a Fun Day to Cadbury World in Birmingham. This is a Fun Day that is always particularly well received, and we’ve had some exceptional feedback from a refuge worker in Birmingham: “Let me start by giving my heartiest thank you’s for yesterday children … Continue reading A Chocolatey Adventure at Cadbury World!
Smart Raspberry Cookery School
On Thursday 31st May, 10 lucky children attended a fun-filled workshop with the Smart Raspberry cookery school! Working in small groups, children prepared and cooked their own superfoods, including a sweet potato brownie and rainbow noodles! A refuge worker told KidsOut: “We feel the cookery workshop had such a positive impact! While the children are staying … Continue reading Smart Raspberry Cookery School
Paddington Bear comes to the Marriott Hotel!
Earlier this month, KidsOut invited children to a London Marriott Hotel to see a special screening of Paddington 2, organised exclusively for children KidsOut support, by the staff at the hotel. Many children take trips to the cinema for granted, including the snacks and drink offerings they would undoubtedly receive once at the cinema. Children … Continue reading Paddington Bear comes to the Marriott Hotel!
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