Category Archives: Children’s Services

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!

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Volunteers help audit thousands of toys!

Over the Christmas period KidsOut received in the region of 45,000 toys (this includes the Giving Tree, Toy Fair, and other Christmas donations). Throughout January to March, the KidsOut team and many willing and generous volunteers audited the entirety of these donations across our two storage sites in Milton Keynes and Birmingham. The team would like to … Continue reading Volunteers help audit thousands of toys!

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World Stories Wednesday: Pandora’s Box

After a short break, KidsOut is happy to welcome you to this week’s World Stories Wednesday! Every week, KidsOut showcases one of the amazing tales from our World Stories database, giving you a flavour of the breadth and diversity of our collection. This week’s story is Pandora’s Box. The Greek gods give a mysterious box to … Continue reading World Stories Wednesday: Pandora’s Box

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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!

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KidsOut Outreach Service

With the recent closures of refuges in the UK and families spending longer in refuge waiting to be rehoused, KidsOut have been keen to reach all children living in safe houses and outreach who could benefit from the joy of new toys. Consequently, this year we have launched our KidsOut Outreach Service with the help of our … Continue reading KidsOut Outreach Service

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Spring trips to KidZania!

Throughout March KidsOut provided 92 disadvantaged children with the opportunity attend the wonderful world of 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 Spring trips to KidZania!

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World Stories Wednesday: The Ant and the Elephant

After a short break, KidsOut is happy to welcome you to this week’s World Stories Wednesday! Every week, KidsOut showcases one of the amazing tales from our World Stories database, giving you a flavour of the breadth and diversity of our collection. This week’s story is The Ant and the Elephant. This story follows an ant … Continue reading World Stories Wednesday: The Ant and the Elephant

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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!

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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

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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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