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.   Our grant round is now closed for holidays in 2014. We will be accepting applications for holidays in 2015 from November this year. When we are open, we can only accept applications from referring agents and not directly from 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 in November.  

Latest News

The Great TUI Bike Ride takes to the roads of Bedfordshire

28 July 2014
On the same day that the Tour de France was finishing in Paris, the staff at TUI UK & Ireland got on their bikes to raise money for the Family Holiday Association.

One small step (from a plane)...

20 June 2014
One giant leap into the clouds
On Sunday 15 June 22 brave supporters took on the ultimate daredevil challenge for the charity…

All hands on deck

16 June 2014
£18,965 raised in partnership with TUI Travel’s Sunsail
On a sun-soaked sailing day at Sunsail’s Portsmouth base in Port Solent, thirteen boats took place in the Family Holiday Association regatta supported by TUI Travel’s Sunsail.

Thomson and TUI staff at our Spring Reception

29 May 2014
Hear what they had to say…
Members of staff and supporters from TUI UK & Ireland, including Thomson Airways, our biggest corporate partner, joined us at our Spring Reception at ZSL London Zoo on 15 May 2014.
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Hundreds enjoy the Big Weekend for first time!

01 June 2014
Great success for Visit Kent pilot programme
Over 400 children and parents took advantage of Visit Kent's Big Weekend pilot programme at the end of March to enjoy a range of visitor attractions across the county.


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Charity Ambassador seeks £40,000 to fund new caravan!

30 June 2014
Roger Allard appeal reaches almost £27,000!
Charity Ambassador has set his colleagues a challenge to raise the £40,000 needed to buy and service a new sea-side caravan for the Family Holiday Association. You can help too!