Starlight Escapes

Escaping from hospital, stress and worry

Starlight Escapes offer families a break from the stress of a child’s illness. By providing simple, unexpected entertainment such as a night at the theatre or a visit to the zoo, Starlight Escapes bring families together and give them a much needed rest from the hospital and treatment rooms.

Our biggest annual Starlight Escape to Popham Airfield gives children the chance to fly in helicopters and light aircraft as well as experiencing the thrill of riding Harley Davidsons, ponies, hovercraft and more!

“One of the most memorable sights for me was seeing a very ill little girl in a wheelchair coming back from her helicopter ride with a huge smile on her face. It certainly brings home the importance of these events to the children and their families, and the wonderful people behind them.” Adam’s Dad

Do you work in a hospital or hospice? Access everything you need to organise a Starlight Escape for the children in your care or to join our summer Escape to Popham on our dedicated Hospitals and Hospices page.

Flying high at Starlight's 20th Popham Escape!

The Starlight Popham Escape

Starlight’s 20th annual Popham Escape Day on Popham Airfield gave over 900 seriously and terminally ill children and their families a very special day out. Children and their families enjoyed an adrenaline-fuelled day of flying in light aircraft, ...

Fun on the farm at Starlight's Summer Party!

The Starlight Summer Party

On Thursday 28th July, Starlight hosted a very special summer party for seriously ill children and their families at Belmont Children’s Farm. The party had a summer fete theme and there were lots of activities on offer for guests to enjoy, includi...

Starlight Escape Flies Sky High at Preston Capes

The Blades display at the Starlight Sky High Day

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Swashbuckling fun on the river at Pirate Escape!

Starlight Boating Escape

On Saturday 18th June, Starlight’s pirate-themed boating escape at The Upper Thames Motor Yacht Club gave a group of fifty very poorly children and their families the chance to escape hospital and their treatment and enjoy a day of fun on the River T...

Eggcellent fun at the Starlight Easter Party

Starlight Easter Party

On Tuesday 5th April 180 seriously and terminally ill children and their families joined Starlight for an eggcellent Easter party hosted at The Roof Gardens in Kensington, London. [wpvp_flowplayer src=http://www.starlight.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/R...

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