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
Fun Days to see Aladdin on the West End!
On Tuesday 2nd April, KidsOut and Disney offered 50 tickets to families and groups to attend the best-selling West End production of Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre, London. Those who attended the show had a fantastic time and provided us with some lovely feedback: “He enjoyed time with his mum engaging in an activity they could not … Continue reading Fun Days to see Aladdin on the West End!
New Year Cinema Trips!
Throughout the months of January to March KidsOut provided 2,372 free cinema tickets to children up and down the country! This allowed them and their families to watch a film of their choice at one of the many ODEON cinema’s across the UK. Some of the refuge workers caring for these families were keen to share a … Continue reading New Year Cinema Trips!
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt in Basingstoke!
Towards the end of March, groups from the Basingstoke area joined intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear at the current touring show of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ at The Haymarket in Basingstoke. In collaboration with our partner ‘Kenny Wax Productions’, KidsOut has sent a total of 268 children and adults to theatre … Continue reading We’re Going on a Bear Hunt in Basingstoke!
Ways you can help
Any gift, small or large, can help us make a difference to vulnerable children.