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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

All Aboard at the Telegraph Cruise Show

20 January 2015
Family Holiday Association was delighted to be the official charity partner at the Telegraph Cruise Show at ExCeL London last week which attracted nearly 20,000 visitors.
As the official charity partner, we had a great opportunity to engage with visitors and our fellow exhibitors to raise awareness of the Charity’s work helping struggling families facing daily hardship.

Fun and fundraising at The Telegraph Cruise Show

06 January 2015
Visit us at the Kid Zone for a chance to win a £1,000 Thomson holiday voucher
The Family Holiday Association is delighted to be the official charity for The Telegraph Cruise Show 2015, which runs at ExCeL London from 9-11 January.

Welcome to 2015 and our 40th Anniversary

01 January 2015
Happy New Year!
40 years after being founded, the Family Holiday Association remains the only national charity dedicated to helping whole families create lifelong memories from time spent together on an often desperately needed break.

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.
Through 2014, we helped over 2,800 struggling UK families get a break away to the British seaside.

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.