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
Festive Fun Days 2018!
KidZania Christmas Exclusive The first festive event of the week was held at KidZania in Westfield’s, Shepherds Bush on Monday 11th December. KidsOut and KidZania invited children from refuges, special schools, and other charity partners in the surrounding area to attend this exclusive private event for Christmas. The children got four hours free access into the … Continue reading Festive Fun Days 2018!
Mary Poppins Train Experience Day!
On the 11th December, Disney and Belmond British Pullman piloted a Mary Poppins themed experience day and KidsOut were given 20 spaces for this once in a lifetime trip! The group were greeted at London Victoria station by the Disney Voices choir who sung an array of well- known Disney songs. Whilst this was happening, … Continue reading Mary Poppins Train Experience Day!
Theatre Trips to Disney’s Aladdin!
We were lucky enough to have had 100 complimentary tickets donated to us from Disney in November this year. 59 children and 41 adults attended the performance of Aladdin on Monday 5th November at the Prince Edward Theatre, London. One group that attended said the children really benefited as they “got to experience sound, colour … Continue reading Theatre Trips to Disney’s Aladdin!
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