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Over two million children live in families who cannot afford a day trip to the seaside – far less a simple holiday. The Family Holiday Association works to help disadvantaged families get that much-needed break away from home.


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Referring Families:

The Family Holiday Association is a charity that provides short breaks in the UK for children and their families. These are families that face daily hardship made worse by the likes of illness, bereavement or disability. We offer those families in difficult circumstances a much needed break.   We are now accepting applications for holidays in 2015. Applications are made via our online system by professionals working with families. If you are a family wishing to make an application, please approach someone who works with your family and ask them to refer you.  

Latest News

Our Caravan Family

04 December 2014
Our mission is simple - help struggling families going through the worst of times, get a much needed break away.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge

01 December 2014
The year might be nearly over, but we have a big idea this festive season - a three day challenge to help more children and their families in 2015.
2015 will be a big year for us at the Family Holiday Association and our caravans are central to helping us make sure more struggling families build special memories on the seaside together.

Skate Somerset House

10 November 2014
The neoclassical landmark and Fortnum & Mason invited us down last Friday to share some hot chocolate and laughs on the ice.
The Family Holiday Association team were invited to experience the wonderful season ahead at Skate Somerset House.

Superstar Fundraisers

29 October 2014
Our latest creative, athletic and brave fundraising stories
They have climbed obstacles, braved treacherous weather, smashed distance records and had a little fun in the mud for us. Here are our latest fundraising stories.

500 for 500

08 October 2014
To commemorate and celebrate our 40th anniversary, we're asking 500 friends to mark the occasion.
We're challenging 500 of our friends to help us commemorate and celebrate our 40th anniversary next year.

Government called upon to ring-fence allocated funding and recognise positive benefits of holidays for families

06 November 2014
Peter Long, Chief Executive of TUI Travel PLC, one of the world's leading leisure travel companies, and President of the Family Holiday Association, has urged the Government to do more to support breaks for hardworking struggling families.