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

Flying fun at Starlight’s Popham Escape

Over 500 people joined Starlight at the 23rd annual Popham Escape for a day of adrenaline-fueled action! Guests from local hospitals and hospices, as well as children who have had a wish granted by Starlight, took to the skies in planes and helicopters. Back on solid ground there were plenty of other unique experiences on offer; from racing motorb...

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Sunshine and fun times at the Starlight Summer Party!

Last week Starlight were back at Belmont Farm for a seventh year in a row for the annual Starlight Summer Party! Our biggest Starlight Escape of the year saw families from local hospitals and hospices, and those who have had recent wishes with Starlight, come together for a day of fete games, food and activities. And despite it being a record-brea...

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Swashbuckling fun at Starlight’s Pirate Escape

This weekend we kicked off our summer season of Starlight Escapes in style with the Thames Motor Yacht Club Pirate Escape! 35 young pirates in training and their families gathered in the sunshine at the Thames Motor Yacht Club, which had been transformed into an incredible Pirate’s Cove! The morning was filled with swashbuckling pirate-themed ga...

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