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 Workshops with Smart Raspberry
On Tuesday 30th July, KidsOut arranged for 11 children to attend an “Afternoon Tea” themed cookery workshop with our partners at Smart Raspberry. The children attending had the opportunity to make sweet treats to take home for the summer holidays. Over the two hour workshop, the children followed the instructor step-by-step, putting their new skills … Continue reading Summer Workshops with Smart Raspberry
Fun Days to see “The Gruffalo” at the Lyric Theatre!
In collaboration with our partners at Kenny Wax Productions, KidsOut enabled 111 children to attend a Fun Day out to The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre, London, in July. For many of the children, this was their first time visiting a theatre! Those who attended the show had an amazing time and provided some lovely feedback. One child enjoyed the … Continue reading Fun Days to see “The Gruffalo” at the Lyric Theatre!
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!
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