Kids Out

Wed 8th June 2016 at 10.00 - 14.30

A fun day at Wicksteed Park for children with learning difficulties


Rotary has been supporting KidsOut throughout the UK with The Big Day Out for many years and local Club members take children with learing difficultieds to Wicksteed Park each year providing fun and a positive experience.

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Northampton Rotary Club’s involvement with "Kids Out" was when children from the special needs unit were invited to spend a day at Wickstead Park, Kettering as part of a national annual event that now sees around 35,000 children participate at their local theme park  on the second Wednesday in June. The event, is organised by Rotary and started in 1990. The Northampton Club has been involved almost from the very start.

This year, on 8th June, the club sponsored 80 children from Green Oaks and Northgate schools, but from the clubs within Rotary District 1070 some 2,000 children in total were there enjoying all the fun of the rides, splendid cloudless skies and plenty of sunshine.  How wonderful to put such a big smile on the faces of children that have to contend with so many challenges on a daily basis!  Rotarians, teachers and other helpers increased the number attending the event by another 1,000.  Altogether that’s a lot of coaches, cars and mini busses just to get everyone to Wickstead.