Starlight Escapes

Throughout the year Starlight hosts a programme of special events for Starlight Wish children and children from local hospitals and hospices who are invited, with their families, to enjoy time away from treatment and appointments.

The events range in size from 50 to 1000 guests and include private film screenings, a summer fete-style party, a flying day and a boating party on the River Thames. These days out provide respite and recreation, increase social connections and help support the whole family. The impact of days like these can never be underestimated.

My son gets to do things he would normally be apprehensive about; he is self-conscious about his disability but here he feels no shame in people seeing him try things that he feels might reveal his weaknesses elsewhere. Starlight Escapes offer children a chance to just be themselves, to just be kids. We wait all year for them!
Zoe – Wish Mum

To find out more about Starlight Escapes please call our Hospital Entertainment team on 0207 262 2881 #261


Recent Escapes

Christmas comes to Downing Street

We are well and truly in the festive spirit after our incredible final Starlight Escape of the year. For the 9th year in a row, Starlight teamed up with the team at Number 11 Downing Street to host a magical Christmas party for seriously ill children and their families. The party kicked off outside where 45 children and their families were tre...

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Trains, planes, automobiles and more at Starlight’s Popham Escape!

Starlight rounded off an amazing summer of fun this week with our biggest Escape of the year at Popham Airfield! Children from local hospitals and hospices and Starlight Wish children, young people and their families took to the skies in helicopter and aeroplane rides for an unforgettable day of adrenaline fuelled action! The fun didn’t s...

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Fun in the Sun at Starlight’s Sizzling Summer Party

The hottest day of the year so far did not stop the fun at Starlight’s annual Summer Party last week! On Thursday 26th July over 550 children who have had wishes with Starlight, or are waiting for their wish to be granted, plus children from local hospitals and hospices and their families, joined us for ‘A Day in the Country in London’. It i...

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