Fun Days

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 info@kidsout.org.uk.

 

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.'
    Aasi*, whose son went Go Karting
  • '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.'
    Bryony*, a refuge worker who attended a Fun Day with families
  • '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.'
    Alma*, who attended a Fun Day with her children
  • '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.'
    Viktoria*, who attended a theatre show with her son

News & Views

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The installation of a sensory space at HFC for the Inclusion room development within the hospitality boxes was finalised in February where families could enjoy the game from behind the glass in a warm safe space, which includes a video projection, sound system, colour wash, a mirrorball effect light, a ripple projection effect, a pattern … Continue reading Children get VIP experience at Huddersfield FC Sensory Space

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KidsOut Egg-stremely grateful to local businesses

KidsOut were delighted to work with local businesses this Easter in order to provide Easter eggs for disadvantaged children in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. In total, in collaboration with Morrison’s Leighton Buzzard, Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre and énergie Fitness Leighton Buzzard, over 120 Easter eggs were collected and enjoyed by local disadvantaged children.   KidsOut would … Continue reading KidsOut Egg-stremely grateful to local businesses

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Peppa takes to the stage

In partnership with John Lewis who donated a grant for a Theatre trip, MK Act Refuge took 7 children, 6 adults to the sing-a-long production of Peppa Pig at the Milton Keynes Theatre on 15th March and 8 children, 3 adults on the 16th March. A huge thank you to the John Lewis Partnership.  

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