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
Snow White Panto Trips in Leeds!
On Sunday 20th January, KidsOut provided the opportunity for 100 children to see the Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs pantomime at The Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. The fun-filled retelling of this timeless classic was enjoyed by all those who attended. One mother told us how much the trip meant for her and her family, saying “This is something … Continue reading Snow White Panto Trips in Leeds!
Half Term workshops with Smart Raspberry
During the February half term, KidsOut provided the opportunity for eight children to attended another Smart Raspberry Cookery Workshop. This time they made some colourful vegetable tarts and a summer mixed berry cheesecake. Throughout the two hour workshop the children learned how to make their own puff pastry for the vegetable tarts, and they also had … Continue reading Half Term workshops with Smart Raspberry
New Year trips to KidZania!
Throughout the months of January and February, KidsOut provided 133 children with fun days out to KidZania, the indoor city run by kids! Groups of children aged 4–14 attended a four-hour experience where they explored sixty real-life role play adventures and tested their skills in a multitude of professions. These included the opportunity to work in … Continue reading New Year trips to KidZania!
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