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
KidsOut Cooking Fun Days for 40 Children with Smart Raspberry!
KidsOut enabled 40 children to enjoy Fun Days out to cooking workshops with Smart Raspberry. The Fun Days took place between October and December 2019 in Leighton Buzzard, Leicester, and London. In Leighton Buzzard, the children put their newly learned cookery skills to the test to make tasty treats to take home for the Halloween … Continue reading KidsOut Cooking Fun Days for 40 Children with Smart Raspberry!
KidsOut Theatre Fun Days in Scotland!
Over January and February 2020, KidsOut helped enable children in Edinburgh and Stirling to attend special performances of Oor Wullie, a play based on the classic comic book character. Here is a blog post from Cole AD explaining how the agency, KidsOut, and a generous anonymous donor helped bring some much-needed fun and happiness: “Thanks … Continue reading KidsOut Theatre Fun Days in Scotland!
Fun Days at Potz Ceramic Studio in Northampton
On Wednesday 23rd October 2019, KidsOut arranged for a group of children from a refuge in Northampton to attend a clay building workshop at Potz Ceramic Studio, Northampton. Arts and crafts toys and activities are often some of the most requested items from mothers in KidsOut’s Toy Box service. Because of this popularity, the KidsOut … Continue reading Fun Days at Potz Ceramic Studio in Northampton
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