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
The Oakbank Badminton Champions!
The Badminton England Associaton kindly helped us arranged private badminton sessions for some students of Oak Bank School in Leighton Buzzard, who have learning and behavioural difficulties. This was a great way for them to get active outside of the school with the rackets! The sessions were run by professional badminton coach Herman Fung and … Continue reading The Oakbank Badminton Champions!
The Show Begins at Circus Starr
This new year, Circus Starr once again has held several shows across the country for their magical and magnificent winter tour. Circus Starr are ‘The Circus with a Purpose’ – giving back much-needed wonder and magic to children facing all sorts of challenges in their young lives. KidsOut received tickets from Circus Starr for the Brighton, Harrow … Continue reading The Show Begins at Circus Starr
Santa Falls in Love with Christmas
During the festive season, KidsOut took children on Fun Days out to see a number of pantomimes. From Christmas themed shows to Disney themed (both of which were favourites), they certainly made the children smile from ear to ear. On the 18th of December, over 52 children and adults, went to see ‘Santa In Love’ at the … Continue reading Santa Falls in Love with Christmas
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