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 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
Summer Trips to KidZania!
Throughout the months of May and June, KidsOut provided 144 children with fun days at KidZania, the indoor city run by kids! Over a four hour-hour experience, the children aged four to fourteen explored sixty real-life role play adventures and trialed a number of jobs. Children were able to experience the life of a university student … Continue reading Summer Trips to KidZania!
2019 National Rotary KidsOut Day Another Great Success!
The National Rotary KidsOut Day is not only KidsOut’s biggest event of the year but the largest single outing for disadvantaged children in the UK. The 2019 Day Out proved to be no different, with KidsOut helping to send over 28,000 disadvantaged children on a Fun Day out all over the UK! The Day Out … Continue reading 2019 National Rotary KidsOut Day Another Great Success!
Circus Fun Days!
Circus Starr, the circus with a purpose, continued their tour during Spring 2019, and KidsOut were lucky enough to secure 145 tickets for the show in Stoke on Trent, Stafford, Northampton, Southampton, Portsmouth and Carlisle during April and May. Circus Starr is a wonderful world-class act whose pivotal mission is to “transform, enrich and inspire the … Continue reading Circus Fun Days!
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