Welcome to A Day of Sunshine!

A Day of Sunshine is a Lancashire based children’s charity aiming to bring a little sunshine into the lives of local deserving children, by providing them, and their families, with an all expenses paid holiday either in Spain, or the UK.

Funding for these holidays is raised by selling unwanted, donated clothing and household items in our shop in Lytham St Anne’s,  public donations, and fundraising events in the Blackpool area, and all profits will go towards providing a holiday for a deserving family!

Registered Charity No. 1149764 Day of Sunshine (UK) Ltd.


Nominations are now open for the annual Search for Santa trip, taking place on Sunday 17th  December 2017, The coach will depart promptly from our shop in St Annes at 8 am for 11 am flight. More information about the trip is available on our Search for Santa Page.

About us

We believe that every child deserves to smile and with your help and support we can provide special day trips, holidays and other services. Our charity is aimed at disadvantaged/mentally and physically challenged children and their parents/carers.

Learn about what we do here…

The Holidays

For the majority of our guests, their holiday destination is La Casa Rosa, a large, four bedroom detached villa, in the sunny Andalucia region of Southern Spain, which, thanks to a generous donation, has been secured by us for a peppercorn rent, on a five year lease, with the option of a further five years at the end of this period.

However, for any of our guests who are unable, or prefer not to travel to Spain, for any reason, we are now delighted to now offer the option of holidays at selected holiday parks in the UK!

More about the holidays here…

Donate to A Day of Sunshine.

At A Day of Sunshine children’s charity, we are entirely dependant on the generosity of the general public to help us to continue to provide much needed holidays for deserving children. If you would like to help both us, and a child, please donate either cash, or goods, using the buttons below. Your donation will help someone, who may otherwise not have the chance, to enjoy a well deserved holiday!

Read more about donations…

Search for Santa

Join the elves as we welcome you on the annual visit to the north pole. You`ll be flying in style from Manchester International Airport. Each boy and girl will receive a special Christmas gift from Santa himself!

More about the Search for Santa here…

Guest Testimonials


Family’s have a sunny holiday in Tenerife

Please read the Lytham St Annes Express and Blackpool Grazate and Blackpool Gazette articles about the once in a lifetime trip.

“We’re off to see the wizard”

A party of 15 thoroughly enjoyed a pantomime evening. Many thanks to all concerned.

Our Spanish Villa Refurbishment

Due to a large amount of damage caused to our holiday villa by a nominated family from an armed forces charity, it has taken weeks of hard work by our Trustee's and extensive repairs, all [...]

Safaa’s new playroom

Sunday, 02nd August 2015 At long last, Safaa's new playroom has officially opened. Many thanks must go to all those who have donated to help us make this brave little girl smile. Photos are available [...]

For more news visit our News Page