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 Fun Day to Glasgow Science Centre
On Friday 18th October, KidsOut enabled 13 children to enjoy an educational Fun Day out to the Glasgow Science Centre. The children were able to experience the “Wacky Salon”, where visual illusions, physical challenges, and mind-bending puzzles were thoroughly enjoyed by the children, as well as the space zone where they were able to walk through the solar system. … Continue reading KidsOut Fun Day to Glasgow Science Centre
VIP Cinema Fun Day to see Lion King in Glasgow
On Wednesday 16th October, KidsOut enabled 74 children from various refuges in Glasgow to enjoy a local Fun Day with an exclusive VIP cinema screening of The Lion King at the Grosvenor Theatre. KidsOut received some lovely feedback from the children, mothers, and workers who attended, with everyone thoroughly enjoying the VIP experience. A mother told KidsOut that … Continue reading VIP Cinema Fun Day to see Lion King in Glasgow
Fun Days to see & Juliet Live in Manchester!
KidsOut enabled 478 children to attend a Fun Day to see & Juliet, the Musical spin-off of the classic Romeo and Juliet, over October 2019. Groups supported by KidsOut joined Juliet on a sensational journey of self-discovery and second chances, told through some of the most glittering pop anthems of the last three decades from legendary songwriter … Continue reading Fun Days to see & Juliet Live in Manchester!
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