The Childhood Day Mile

Registrations for this event are now closed, but you can register your interest for the 2025 Childhood Day Mile below.

Register your interest
Register your interest

Thank you for taking part in Childhood Day 2024!

We hope you had fun Moving a Mile, your way this Childhood Day! Thank you for playing your part in helping keep children safe from abuse.

If you'd like to take part in the 2025 event, please register your interest below so you can be the first to know when registrations open. 

Register your interest in the 2025 Childhood Day Mile

Move a Mile, your way this Childhood Day

Thank you for taking part in Childhood Day 2024! Registrations for this event have now closed, if you'd like to take part in Childhood Day 2025, please register below.

Register your interest for The Childhood Day Mile 2025

Embrace your inner child this Childhood Day and take part in the Childhood Day Mile!

We’re asking people to get together to move a mile and raise money for children.

Take part on your own, with friends, family, colleagues or your furry friends. The Childhood Day Mile is for everyone.

How should you do your mile? That’s completely up to you! Grab a friend and do it three-legged, get the team together to dribble a football the whole way or join up with colleagues and go the distance as a team in a relay race or lunchtime walk. Take a look at our FAQ section for more inspiration!

By joining us this Childhood Day, your fundraising will help us provide vital services across the UK and Channel Island to help prevent child abuse.

Why should I take part?

Half a million children suffer abuse or neglect a year in the UK. That means 7 children in a classroom experience abuse before they turn 18. This can’t go on – and it doesn’t have to. By joining us this Childhood Day you can play your part in helping us stop child abuse.

Register your interest for the Childhood Day Mile 2025

How to take part

Step 1

Register your interest for free and we'll be in touch with more details closer to the event.

Step 2

Plan your mile and decide who you'll be taking part with. Start collecting donations using your online fundraising page. By raising £100, you could pay to answer 25 calls to our life-changing Childline service.

Step 3

Move your mile, every mile covered and pound raised will help keep children safe.

What you'll get

A fundraising pack with everything you'll need! Visit our FAQs to find out more.

Move a mile, your way

Examples of all the wonderful ways you can take part in the Childhood Day Mile. Take part in a way that feels best for you - you could swim it, have an egg and spoon race, or even scooter it!

Your questions answered

Taking place every year on the second Friday in June, Childhood Day is our national flagship day of fundraising and action that brings communities together and gives everyone a way to help keep children safe.

Child abuse has no place in childhood. The power to prevent it lies in communities across the UK and Channel Islands.

Click here to learn more about Childhood Day.

We're asking people across the UK and Channel Islands to move a mile on Friday 7 June. 

Move a mile any way you choose - walk, swim, hike, horse ride, however you like!

Registrations for the Childhood Day Mile 2024 are now closed, please register your interest below for the 2025 event.

Register your interest for the Childhood Day Mile 2025

Childhood Day takes place on Friday 7 June, and we're encouraging people to take part and do their mile on this day. However, if this date doesn't work for you then you can take part any time around this date. You are welcome to take part at any time of day. 

You can do your Childhood Day Mile anywhere you like - you can pick a location and type of activity that works for you. You could make a splash at the local pool, find a nature trail, grab a machine at the gym, or anything else that suits you.

The Childhood Day Mile is all about planning your own route. We encourage participants to plan their own mile in their local area or anywhere else they like! 

Join our Facebook group and ask if there's anyone else near you that you could link up with. If not, you could ask friends, family or neighbours if they will join you.

The Childhood Day Mile is for you to take part however you like! The possibilities are endless, so take part in a way that feels best for you. 

Here are just a few of the ways you could do your mile:

  • three-legged,
  • karaoke walk,
  • fancy dress,
  • sailing,
  • on mobility scooters,
  • cycling,
  • dribbling a football,
  • indoor climbing,
  • relay race, 
  • swimming,
  • space hopping,
  • horse riding,
  • a round of golf,
  • tap dancing,
  • parachuting,
  • ice-skating,
  • scuba-diving,
  • walk around a zoo,
  • litter picking,
  • fashion catwalk,
  • pub crawl,
  • beach clean.

2023 participant Wendy decorated her shopping trolley and dressed up for her mile... "I had a lot of fun preparing for Childhood Day and my walk was made all the more pleasant because of the weather and the route I chose." Wendy raised an incredible £171 from sponsorship and donations.

If you have a group of people wanting to take part, nominate 1 person to register on behalf of the group. This person will receive the key information to give to the other members of the group. The nominee will also have a fundraising page set up on Enthuse that the whole group can use to fundraise. 

If you have any questions, please email

We have a Childhood Day Mile Facebook group that we encourage all participants to join after signing up here.

You can use the Facebook group to interact with other people taking part, keep up to date with information about the event, and ask us any questions you may have. 

Search 'NSPCC's Childhood Day Mile' on Facebook to join.

Children are very welcome to take part. But due to the age restrictions on our forms, we'll need a parent or guardian to register on their behalf. If you're taking part as a family and raising money together, we only need one person to sign up as the lead.

Once you've signed up, we'll send you regular emails with resources, tips and advice to help you with your fundraising and planning your mile. 

You'll also get access to our Childhood Day Mile Facebook group where you can keep up to date with any key event information and meet other people taking part. 

Our Childhood Day team will also be on hand throughout to help you with any questions you might have. You can get in touch with them by emailing

After you've signed up for the mile, we'll let you know how you can get/purchase t-shirts ready for your mile. Keep an eye out for a link in your confirmation email, or email us at and we can help!

We're asking all participants to raise as much as they are comfortable raising. We are grateful for any amount given. 

Your fundraising will go towards our vital work, ensuring we can be there for children when they need us most.

  • £25 could pay for a trained practitioner for 1 hour, supporting parents, families and their children.
  • £150 could pay for practitioner for our Helpline for 1 shift, providing vital help and support to adults concerned about a child's welfare.
  • £1460 could pay to run Childline for an average of 1 hour. 

As part of your registration, your own personal fundraising page will be set up for you on Enthuse. You can use it to collect donations for your mile. 

2023 participant Claire completed her mile on the beach with her 9 year old daughter Ava, raising £105.

Your fundraising could go towards Childline, or it could help fund our theraputic services and our Helpline. Wherever the donation is needed most, that's where it will go. 

Click here to find out more about how your money is spent

Everyone who registers to take part will receive a fundraising pack in the post. Each pack will contain a welcome letter, event guide, sponsorship form, ideas spinner, posters and more! The whole pack will also be available in a digital format so more copies can be printed.

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