Our History

Daytrippers(Bolton) is the brainchild of a parent with 2 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.  


May 2003 - First self funded initial trip to Space for 4 carers and 5 children  


Oct 2003 - fully wheelchair accessible transport arranged to allow the group to travel together.  


2007 - Daytrippers(Bolton) became a registered charity  


2008 - Successfully applied for funding from Bolton Council’s Aiming High for Disabled Children Pathfinder Project (Transforming Short Breaks for Disabled Children) allowing us to continue to offer a subsidised service.  


2013 - Stu Francis became our patron  


2021 - Daytrippers (Bolton) turned 18 with approximately 150 registered families  


True to its roots and despite its growth Daytrippers remains a purely volunteer run community group providing self help and 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 

The first coach trip was on a yellow bus but this is not the reason behind our logo colour. The printer that created a digital logo for us just happened to chose yellow. 

Our Yellow Bus Lego