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
Even more Summer Fun Days to KidZania!
KidsOut provided 168 children with the opportunity to attend a Fun Day out KidZania, the indoor city run by kids, over the month of August! KidZania, KidsOut’s charity partner, is a fun learning environment designed for children aged four to fourteen. Over the four-hour experience, the children were able to explore over sixty real-life activities and test … Continue reading Even more Summer Fun Days to KidZania!
KidsOut Engineering Workshop with Ciena
KidsOut were thrilled to offer some of London’s most disadvantaged children the opportunity to attend the charity’s first ever “Kids in Engineering” workshop on Monday 2nd September. The day was organised in collaboration with KidsOut’s partners at Ciena, a networking systems, services and software company, who hosted the workshop at their London offices. The Ciena … Continue reading KidsOut Engineering Workshop with Ciena
Summer Workshops with Smart Raspberry
On Tuesday 30th July, KidsOut arranged for 11 children to attend an “Afternoon Tea” themed cookery workshop with our partners at Smart Raspberry. The children attending had the opportunity to make sweet treats to take home for the summer holidays. Over the two hour workshop, the children followed the instructor step-by-step, putting their new skills … Continue reading Summer Workshops with Smart Raspberry
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