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 email@example.com.
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 & Hasbro host Christmas Party for 100 Children
Hasbro, a long-time supporter of KidsOut, kindly hosted a fantastic Christmas party for 100 children. The party took place on Thursday 12th December at the Heathrow Thistle Hotel. The evening included a DJ, party games, face painting, and even a visit from Santa! Every child was given a gift to take away with them along … Continue reading KidsOut & Hasbro host Christmas Party for 100 Children
A Festive Fun Day at Drayton Manor for over 2,000 children!
In collaboration with Drayton Manor Theme Park and Rotary International, KidsOut’s Festive Fun Day 2019 was another huge success, enabling 2,000 children to enjoy a Christmas-themed day out at one of Britain’s best-loved attractions. Now in its fifth year, the Festive Fun Day 2019 was held on Tuesday 3rd December and invited children from refuges, … Continue reading A Festive Fun Day at Drayton Manor for over 2,000 children!
Exclusive Christmas Fun Day at KidZania
On Wednesday 11th December, KidsOut and its charity partner KidZania collaborated to host an exclusive Christmas Fun Day for over 350 children! The day out offered an amazing experience for those attending, encouraging them to have fun, explore, and learn. With the venue exclusively open for the charity’s use, the groups KidsOut support could become fully … Continue reading Exclusive Christmas Fun Day at KidZania
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