The Family Holiday Charity

We offer UK holidays to families facing tough times. 

The Family Holiday Charity helps families get time away together, often for the first time ever.  We're here for children who've never seen the sea. For teenagers who can't remember when they last saw mum smile. For parents having to choose between a day out and a pair of school shoes. For young carers, and families facing illness, isolation, or bereavement.

Holidays open up new possibilities. There’s time enough to share a laugh, watch the tide come in, and make happier memories. It could be a caravan on the coast, a woodland adventure, or a day out at a theme park. Whatever the weather, if it means time spent together, even a day’s holiday helps build relationships, confidence and hope for the future.

The Family Holiday Charity - for holidays that make a lifetime of difference.


Last updated on 30 May 2022

Who is eligible?

Families with a child or children under the age of 18 and those who care for them - be they parents, grandparents, carers or older siblings who:

  • Are on a low income
  • Have not had a holiday in four years (unless there are exceptional circumstances)

How to apply?

Families cannot apply directly, but a third party, such as schools, charities, or social services, can apply on their behalf. 

Please note that the entire process from the moment an application is submitted to a family returning from holiday usually takes between two and six months, depending what time of year the application is made, and how far in advance a break is booked.

Contact details

The Family Holiday Charity
7-14 Great Dover Street

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