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About 1000 children with special needs from schools across the Greater London area enjoy Rotary Kids-Out Day at Dagenham on a Wednesday in June each year. They are looked after by around 500 carers and teachers and Rotarians from across Greater London. The youngsters are entertained by Santus Circus who holds two special performances on the day. There is also Face Painting, a Road Train, a Disco, Charlie the Clown, Bouncy Castle, Teacup rides and more which the children very much enjoy.

This is the largest event of its kind in Great Britain which is aimed at providing a day of fun and laughter for children with special needs. All rides and slides have provisions for children with disabilities and special needs.

The Mayor of Barking & Dagenham usually attends the event and meets with the Children. The annual Rotary Kids Out Day has been organized by the Barking Club, at the park for about 20 years.

The kids out day is only possible due to the generosity of a few Companies and organisations however we need more sponsors to ensure the event will continue.

Stroke Awareness

Strokes can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Our goal is to save lives, educate and prepare families and loved ones for what can be the devastating effects of stroke and improve outcomes of stroke victims.

Stroke survivors, caregivers or supporters of stroke looking for a way to get involved and help the public better understand the signs, facts and prevention methods of stroke can be a part of our programme.


The Walks are organised by Rotary Club of Barking to showcase local regeneration and public art: giving a flavour of the area’s rich history and a glimpse of the local vibrant and diverse community. Barking Town Centre is changing fast. Its reputation for high quality design and public realm is growing numerous awards including Best European Public Square. Population growth through new housing and a rising birth rate alongside a rich mix of culture and diversity brings new opportunities for the town centre.


Rotary Club of Barking launched a new tea party group for people aged 75 and over to provide a regular and vital friendship link every month. The charity aims to relieve the loneliness of isolated older people who live alone, by organising monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups within local communities. Each older guest is collected from their home by a volunteer driver, and is taken to a volunteer host’s home where they join a small group for tea, chat and companionship.