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 protected].
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
Children see Frozen at the West End
On Thursday 12th May, KidsOut were thrilled to receive 69 tickets from Disney Theatre Group to offer to children and mums living in refuge accommodation in London the chance to see Frozen The Musical at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The performance, which is the winner of 7 Whatsonstage Awards, brings the now beloved story … Continue reading Children see Frozen at the West End
KidsOut Jubilee Joy
In celebration of the Queen’s 70th year on the throne, KidsOut provided the opportunity to all 450 WAFE refuges and other disadvantaged groups to take the children they support on a Fun Day. However, in truly royal spirit, many decided to use their £5 grant per child to host an afternoon tea party with many patriotic … Continue reading KidsOut Jubilee Joy
Easter and Eid with KidsOut
During the Easter holidays, KidsOut supported refuges and other disadvantaged groups wishing to host a fun activity for children for Easter and Eid! Many refuges up and down the country used their £5 grant per child to host an Easter egg hunt, or take the children out for an activity of their choice. KidsOut provided … Continue reading Easter and Eid with KidsOut
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