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About Us

We're a group of parents of children with disabilities, and we know how important it is for families to spend time together.

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The first coach trip was on a yellow bus, which was the inspiration behind our logo!

Our History

Daytrippers (Bolton) was founded in 2003 by a parent of two young children, one of whom has severe disabilities. Her vision was to provide mutual support and companionship for families who have children with disabilities by bringing families together on days out and activities.

The first trip was a self-funded trip to 'Space' for four carers and five children. 


In October 2003, fully wheelchair accessible transport was arranged to allow the group to travel together.

In 2007, Daytrippers (Bolton) became a registered charity.


In 2008, the group successfully applied for funding from Bolton Council’s Aiming High for Disabled Children Pathfinder Project (Transforming Short Breaks for Disabled Children) allowing them to continue to offer a subsidised service.

In 2013, Stu Francis became the group's patron.


In 2021, Daytrippers (Bolton) turned 18 with approximately 150 registered families.

Our Mission Is To Make Family Days Out Fun For Everyone

Family days out are wonderful moments for family bonding, but sometimes when you have a child with a disability, it can be hard work. You may find that you don't go out as often as you'd like, or that you have to plan your trips carefully in order to accommodate your child's needs.

At DayTrippers, we understand that. That's why we offer wheelchair-accessible coaches and a variety of activities and events that are designed to be fun for everyone. 

We started DayTrippers to make family days out a little easier. We have a team of experienced volunteers who are able to support your family, and we're always happy to answer any questions you have. Whether you're looking for a day at the zoo, a trip to the park, or a place where you can meet other families like yours, we have something for you. We also offer a variety of social events, such as charity dinners and "no-tech" nights, so you can meet other families and make new friends.


We Support Families

Daytrippers (Bolton) is a valuable resource for families with children with disabilities. The group provides a safe and supportive environment where families can come together to relax and have fun. Daytrippers also provides a valuable source of information and mutual support for families.

What We Do

Our team is responsible for a wide range of tasks, including: 

  • Planning and organizing events and activities

  • Fundraising

  • Marketing and outreach

  • Volunteer recruitment and training

  • Program development and implementation

You can also spot us on trips and events wearing our red t-shirts or green wrist-bands. Say hello and let us know how we can help!

So what are you waiting for? Come join us for a day out that your whole family will love!

If you are a family with a child with a disability, we encourage you to get involved with Daytrippers (Bolton). Our group is a great way to meet other families, make new friends, and have some fun! 

Learn more on our Join page.

We hope to see you soon!

Our Team

Volunteer Lead. Family Focused

True to its roots and despite its growth, Daytrippers (Bolton) remains a purely volunteer run community group providing self help and mutual support to any family in Bolton that has a child with a disability. All the trustees and management of Daytrippers are also parents or carers of a child with disabilities.

Our team is made up of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and families. We are parents, carers, and community members who come together to support our charity's mission.

Special Thanks To Our Patron, Trustees & Team Who Make Our Mission Possible!

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Stu Francis

Our Trustees and Team

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