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
Half Term Buzz at Herrings Green Activity Farm!
On the 31st of May, a total of 79 children and 51 adults from the Bedfordshire area visited Herrings Green Activity Farm. There were various activities available on the day, from meeting the ponies to handling the birds! The children and their families had an absolutely wonderful time. One family said: “The kids had fun … Continue reading Half Term Buzz at Herrings Green Activity Farm!
For the months of May and June, KidsOut are once again offering ODEON cinema tickets to refuges and groups across the country. An overwhelming total of 2015 children and young people will be going to see a film of their choice! KidsOut have received excellent feedback from groups who have gone on an exciting … Continue reading Cinetastic 2017!
KidsOut go on a climbing adventure!
On the 22nd of April, children and young people from the SAFE! Project had a fantastic rock climbing session at Oxford Rocks. The feedback we received from SAFE! was absolutely brilliant. One children’s worker said: “One child overcame their fear of heights. The children challenged themselves and were able to achieve more than they first … Continue reading KidsOut go on a climbing adventure!
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