So Much More Than Just a Nice Day Out...

Set up by three mums in 1992, Happy Days Children's Charity helps families and groups by organising and funding special days and holidays such as trips to the seaside, theatres, zoos, museums, outdoor activity centres, sporting events and other educational and cultural activities for children in the UK living with mental, physical and emotional difficulties.

With your help, we are able to support almost 25,000 children with additional needs every year, removing barriers to give them a chance to get out, make new friends, develop new skills and build confidence in the face of adversity.

As well as helping individual families, we also to offer our support to hundreds of groups such as SEN schools and arrange special days for other charities including children’s hospitals, women’s refuges and victim support services, to name just a few.


It's your kind donations of time and money that make this possible and we're grateful for any support you can give.

​Together we're making a difference, one day at a time...

Read More About Who We've Helped

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28 Nov - 2023 Great North Run Places Confirmed

We now have confirmed guaranteed charity places for the 2023 Great North Run. To find out more and book your places for next year's event, get in touch today!

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1 Nov - Operation Secret Santa Returns!

Christmas can be a wonderful time of year but if you're coping with difficulties, it can feel very lonely. Our festive days bring joy and hope to children when they need it most, but we need your help!

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5 July - 30 Years of Happy Days

We're 30 this month and having done a bit of maths, have discovered that we've helped over 320,000 children in this time! Check out just some of the 700+ photos of our special days here..  

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5 April - Surfin' USA (aka Big Bury Beach!)

Amazing pictures from the children of Downham House Children's Home who we helped with a special trip to the Discovery Surf School, Big Bury Beach.

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Living with a Jude - A Mum's Journey...

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Author Alice Soule blogs about her experiences of bringing up her son Jude, who has severe learning disabilities

Her book and blog "Living with a Jude" aims to support families in a similar situation, and to provide others with an insight into the life of a family affected by austism. Read More

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We believe that ALL children deserve the opportunity to experience life, whatever their circumstances. We aim to remove barriers and work with children to help  them develop skills and confidence with  our holidays and activities.

There are lots of ways that you can help us support courageous children in your community. Choose to make a difference today. Just pick up the phone or drop us an email, we'd love to hear from you and welcome whatever help you can give.

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Interested in becoming a Happy Days corporate supporter? Contact Rob Cox on 01462 530710 or email