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
VIP experiences all round at Odeon this summer!
Over the summer holiday KidsOut have provided 1,399 children with tickets to the Odeon Cinema to choose their favourite film! 610 adults received tickets in order to accompany the children on their fun day out! A lot of the children supported by KidsOut have never been to a cinema before, so trips like this will create … Continue reading VIP experiences all round at Odeon this summer!
Children had a blast at the Science Museum this summer!
Throughout the summer, 133 children and 88 adults in the London area have visited the fantastic Robot Exhibition at the Science Museum! We love Fun Days that are educational as well as fun, and so did the children! “There was loads for young children to see and do!” – Refuge worker “Fantastic experience, the robots … Continue reading Children had a blast at the Science Museum this summer!
A Fun Day in Glasgow!
70 children and 38 adults visited Grosvenor Theatre in Glasgow in August! Not only did they experience the VIP screening of Captain Underpants but they were also greeted with a goody bag for the film. We have received very happy comments from the children and mothers who went on this fun day out. Feedback from … Continue reading A Fun Day in Glasgow!
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