National Rotary KidsOut Day

The 2017 National Rotary KidsOut Day will take place on Wednesday the 14th of June


The first National Rotary KidsOut Day took place in 1990 and since then it has turned into the biggest single outing for disadvantaged children in the UK. With more than 29,000 children participating in 2016, the National Day Out is run nationally in conjunction with Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) and is always on the second Wednesday in June.


To make the National Day Out the success that it is, more than 10,000 Rotarians volunteer on the day at over 100 venues. Whether they live with critical health issues, in refuge or with a disability, children across the country are taken on a fun day out to the zoo, a theme park or even the seaside, often for the first time in their lives.


We are always keen to expand the National Day Out even further. If you would like to offer a venue or facility for the day or are a Rotarian hoping to involve your club, email us at or call 01525 385 252.

We receive feedback constantly from families and carers about the benefit of the National Day Out and how it impacts the children. Read our case studies and Latest News to learn more about why we are so committed to making kids happy! *Note: Names and pictures are changed to protect identities.

  • 'I cannot thank you enough, we really do appreciate the help and support from KidsOut. It's always much much appreciated when we can put forward something for these families and give them a chance to experience something so happy and cheerful.'
    Diane*, Birmingham refuge worker
  • 'Many thanks for putting the day on. It was really lovely to see all the children with different requirements and needs, all having a great time.'
    Greg*, father whose son went to Drayton Manor
  • 'My daughter had an amazing time, and I am sure all the other children and adults did too. All the helpers and Rotary club members did a wonderful job. A big thank you from a very happy (but tired) six-year-old and her mummy!'
    Christina*, mum whose daughter attended the Rotary KidsOut Day
  • 'These extracurricular activities mean a lot to our children and ensure that learning takes place outside the classroom.'
    Head of Fountains Primary School

News & Views

Big Day Out: Aberdeen

Nearly 600 children with additional-support needs from 35 Primary Schools in and around Aberdeen enjoyed a great day at the Rotary KidsOut Aberdeen National Day Out at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) Craibstone.


Biggest National Day Out ever!

Engaging more than 120 Rotary clubs around the UK, KidsOut’s 26th annual National Day Out took more than 29,000 disadvantaged and disabled children across the country on a fun day.


Day Out Picture Competition winner

St. Anthony’s School in Chichester won the KidsOut 25th anniversary Day Out picture competition.


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