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 27,473 Fun Days in 2017 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
Bonfire Night Treats at Smart Raspberry Cookery Workshop!
On Wednesday 24th October, KidsOut organised another cookery workshop with Smart Raspberry, and this time the children were making tasty treats for Bonfire Night! Twelve children attended the workshop where they followed some step-by-step instructions to make cheesy bonfire bread. As the bread was baking, the children prepared some delicious rocky road. One refuge worker … Continue reading Bonfire Night Treats at Smart Raspberry Cookery Workshop!
KidsOut’s 2018 Festive Fun Day at Drayton Manor!
Tuesday 4th December saw 2,000 children attend Drayton Manor Theme Park for its fourth Festive Fun Day. KidsOut, Drayton Manor, and Rotary International invited along children from refuges, special schools and other partner charities in the surrounding area to experience a fun-filled day of Christmas magic. Not only did the children meet Father Christmas in … Continue reading KidsOut’s 2018 Festive Fun Day at Drayton Manor!
Autumn visits to Kidzania
After previous successful trips, KidsOut organised more fun-filled days out for 216 disadvantaged children and their carers to the educational children’s world of KidZania in London in October and November 2018. KidZania, KidsOut’s charity partner, is a fun indoor city run by kids that acts as a learning environment designed for children aged four to fourteen. The children … Continue reading Autumn visits to Kidzania
Ways you can help
Any gift, small or large, can help us make a difference to vulnerable children.