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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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Jan 2024 - New Year, New Challenges!

A great way to keep fit and have fun, why not get involved in our children's March of the Elephants sponsored walk, or for the adults, join our 2024 Great North Run team!

Find Out More Here

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1 Nov - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like ...Secret Santa 2023 

We're already organising activities for brave kids this Christmas, but demand is high and we need your help! Be a Happy Days Secret Santa and help us bring home the spirit of the season this Xmas.

Find Out More Here


1 April - Ashe Construction Football Fundraiser

We're delighted to have the support of Hitchin based Ashe Construction this year, who raised an incredible £7,500 to help us create special days out for children in Hertfordshire.

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22 Mar - Heartwarming Pics from Chidren's Home Trips!

Broad Park House in Coventry is a children's providing care for orphans, neglected and disadvantaged children, and is one of many children's homes across the UK that Happy Days supports.

See Their Trip Photos Here

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

Happy Days Children's Charity UK Childrens Charity

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

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

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