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
Rugby FunDay a winner with children in refuge!
On the 8th of April 2017, children and their mothers from refuges in the London area went to see a fantastic game of rugby! The match was between Saracens and Harlequins, at Wembley Stadium. The game was heart-racing and exciting, with Saracens scoring an impressive victory of 40-19, beating the Harlequins. The sun was shining gloriously and the families … Continue reading Rugby FunDay a winner with children in refuge!
Kids had an ‘Eggs-ellent’ time this Easter!
During the Easter half term, over 234 children and adults from refuges across the UK enjoyed their break by visiting their local farms, zoos and wildlife parks. These included: Battersea Park Zoo, Swithens Farm, Lancaster Farm and Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park. The families were able to create positive memories by seeing the animals and being able … Continue reading Kids had an ‘Eggs-ellent’ time this Easter!
A Mehhh-rry time at Bucks Goat Centre
On the 4th of April, families from refuge within the Buckinghamshire area visited the Bucks Goat Centre in Aylesbury. The children had the chance to take part in a variety of activities, from petting the pigs, to feeding the goats and playing in the sand pit! One refuge worker has said, “The trip enabled the … Continue reading A Mehhh-rry time at Bucks Goat Centre
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