Variety Great Days Out

2 million children have had Great Days Out with Variety.

2016 is the 50th anniversary of one of our flagship programmes, Variety Great Days Out.

These amazing day trips are provided free for children from special needs schools thanks to the generosity of our corporate partners and the willingness and dedication of our volunteers

Variety Great Days Out

At a glance...

  • A few examples of where we go: Theme parks, Disney on ice, Tower of London, Madame Tussauds, river trips, seaside visits, the zoo and the circus

"Best day of my life”

These are the five words we never tire of hearing. We hear children use them time and again to describe their day out with Variety.

They tell us we’ve done our job.

That job would not be possible without the fantastic team of volunteers who help us run these trips. They are our heroes – too often unsung.

Who goes on our trips?

We arrange our days out with schools or organisations who cater for children and young people who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged.

Do you have a venue we could visit?

We are always looking for new venues. If you’re a venue owner and would like to donate some Special Passes for our very special kids we would love to hear from you.

Contact us on 020 7428 8100 or email

Are you a school or community group?

If you work with children who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged and would like to know more about our great days out please contact us on 020 7428 8100 or email

Been on a trip and want to give feedback ?

If you have recently been on one of our trips and would like to share your experience please click here, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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