history

Daytrippers was founded in 2003 to ensure children and young people living with disabilities have the opportunity to enjoy themselves, improve their confidence and break boundaries through social, recreational and educational activities.

In the years since, we have hosted 117 of our own bespoke events and funded an additional 15 events or workshops and over 660 day trips through our grants programme, providing over 45,000 individual experiences for young people and their families all over the UK. In 2018 we relaunched as a grant giving Foundation to support others to host their own inclusive and creative events, workshops or legacy programmes.

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OUR EXPERIENCE

Hosting and developing large scale inclusive events, such as the UK’s largest indoor Pan-disability football tournament, we have developed a flexible understanding of what is required to ensure activities are accessible, safe and fun. Alongside this our Special Projects have championed inclusion and innovation.

Including partnerships with ZSL London Zoo and the Tate, we are establishing a more inclusive legacy for popular destinations with the aim of encouraging more positive experiences for children & young people with disabilities.

highlights

2003
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Daytrippers is founded the Day Trip Grants programme begins, going on to support over 13,500 CYP with disabilities to attend exciting day trips across the UK.

2005

We hosted our first event, a summer party at the Clapham Grand, and hosted another two the following year, attended by nearly 3000 people.

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2006
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We hosted our first pan-disability football tournament, which was the first of nine tournaments, and the largest indoor event of its kind in Europe.

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2007
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Christmas saw our first private pantomime event at The Lyric, Hammersmith. Due to popular demand this event occurred annually for nine years.

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2008
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In June we partnered with Create Charity on the first of fourteen private art and music workshops.

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2008
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We established a partnership with Zoological Society of London on their Special Children’s Day resulting in us being an ongoing partner of this prestigious event helping to develop its inclusivity.

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2010

In September we hosted our first private SEND day at Colourscape in Clapham. Over the years we have partnered with Colourscape on inclusive, interactive events all over the UK.

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2010
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A snowy December saw an exclusive collaboration with TourettesHero, enabling young people to celebrate the creativity that Tourettes brought into their lives.

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2012
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Our 50th event, a pan-disability football tournament, was hosted in October of this year.

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2012
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We hosted our first event in Manchester, by asking young people to take on Challenge 4 Change.

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2013

Our first ever young ambassadors came on board, helping us shape our programme of events and activities.

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2013
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We celebrated our 10th birthday in April, by hosting a joint birthday party with our colleagues at Create Charity.

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2015
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Our 500th Day Trip went ahead this July.

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2015
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We were awarded a grant of £21,500 from Globals Make Some Noise, supporting our events and day trip grants over two years.

2015

November saw the first of three inclusive events with our partners the Tate Gallery, and artist Ben Connors, where young people could explore the art gallery in a fully inclusive environment.

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2017
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Our 100th event, the Special Children’s Day at ZSL London Zoo, went ahead in May.

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2017
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We reached a landmark of supporting 35,000 individual experiences.

2018
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In October 2018, we relaunched as Daytrippers Foundation and expanded our grant programmes.

what we've achieved

football

Europe’s largest indoor pan-disability football tournament for nine years, attended by 4500 people.

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tate

Three annual inclusive events at Tate Britain, London supporting children & young people with disabilities to explore, access art and challenge sensory obstacles with gallery spaces.

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zsl

Partnering with Zoological Society of London on their annual Special Children’s Day. Over eleven years over 11,000 young people with disabilities have accessed this unique event through Daytrippers support.

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colourscape

Immersive colour and music workshops with Colourscape in Clapham, London and numerous locations throughout the UK. Over eight years 3400 people have benefitted from our partnership.

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theatre

Safe, accessible and inclusive theatre performances suitable for young people with disabilities. These environments are flexible to cater for varying needs, allowing almost 5000 young people with disabilities to experience performing arts.

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tourettes hero

Three unique and bespoke events with TourettesHero celebrating the positivity and creativity of young people with Tourettes.

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bowling

Over seven private events almost 1000 young people with disabilities were able to enjoy our safe, accessible and inclusive bowling parties. Creating vital opportunities to make friends, have fun and try something new.

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adventure

Creating opportunities for adventure and fun offering various activities for young people with disabilities to try for the first time. Climbing, skiing, Skateboarding, Dance and Circus skills to name but a few.

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art & music

Fully inclusive and interactive art and music workshops supporting young people with disabilities to be creative and learn through craft activities.

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parties

Summer & Halloween Parties at The Clapham Grand, London attended by almost 3000 people.

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film

Almost 1000 young Londoners with disabilities took part in one of our seven film premieres. Making, editing, starring in their own films and animations then attending our bespoke Oscars ceremony to celebrate their achievements.

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and more…

Various other events including bespoke flight experiences, our Young Ambassadors achievements, attending the Paralympics.

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