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
Festive Fun with KidsOut!
It’s been Christmas mania here at KidsOut for the past month! We’ve had lots of Christmas parties all over the country, with the incredible help of our supporters! Read a summary of all our Christmas parties and festive activities here! Monkey Bizz! Children in the Sheffield and South Yorkshire area were treated to a Christmas … Continue reading Festive Fun with KidsOut!
November Fun Day Roundup!
Wasps v Newcastle Falcons Children were invited to experience VIP treatment at a Wasps vs Newcastle Falcons match in Coventry. Guests were treated to drinks and a meal as part of the VIP treatment, and even got the opportunity to meet some Wasps players with autographs and photos! We hope the experience inspired some of … Continue reading November Fun Day Roundup!
Kids cook up a storm at workshops!
KidsOut have recently hosted a treat for disadvantaged children! Children and parents were invited to a one-off special cookery workshop at Pizza Express! This was the first cookery workshop we have held, and it was hugely successful and a treat for all involved! Children were taught about the origins of Pizza Express, made their very … Continue reading Kids cook up a storm at workshops!
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