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
Summer Fun Days to the Seaside
KidsOut provided the opportunity for 910 children to attend Fun Days to the seaside over the summer holidays! Groups supported by the charity visited seaside destinations all around the UK, including Scarborough, Weston Super Mare, Skegness, and Swanage. For many of these children this was their first opportunity to step foot on a beach. The feedback received … Continue reading Summer Fun Days to the Seaside
A KidsOut Fun Day at RetroPlay!
On Sunday 8th September, KidsOut provided the opportunity for 19 children and 12 adults to attend RetroPlay: a movie, comic, and gaming family fun-day festival based in Leighton Buzzard. Groups supported by the charity had the chance to meet a whole range well-known movie characters and superheroes, as well as this year’s special guests Sandi & Sandra, stars … Continue reading A KidsOut Fun Day at RetroPlay!
Summer Cinema Fun Days
Over the months of July, August, and September, KidsOut were offering free tickets for children and their families to watch a movie at a local ODEON cinema. A total of 2,004 tickets were distributed to disadvantaged families from refuges and groups across the UK, allowing children to see any film of their choice. The cinema experience is a popular … Continue reading Summer Cinema Fun Days
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