YHA Breaks

“We chatted more, we had a laugh because we were relaxed. My partner has been working a lot, lots of hours, so it was good for him to spend time with the kids too. It’s good to get away so the kids can have new experiences.” – Feedback from a mum about their YHA break... Read more »

Charity Chair takes part in CLIA £10,000 cycle challenge

This September, travel industry professionals in the cruise sector are taking part in an epic cycle challenge once again, to raise funds for Family Holiday Association and this year charity Chair, Philippa Harris, will join them. We spoke to Philippa ahead of the challenge. “I’m really looking forward to this challenge. As Chair of Family... Read more »
Rocky and grassy coastline, dotted with purple heather, with the sea crashing gently against the rocks. The sun sets in the distance, so there's an orange and pink hue.

Writing a Will. Where to start and what it means.

Family Holiday Association receives a number of legacies, or gifts in Wills, each year from generous supporters who would like their legacy to help families. Remembering a charity in your Will is a popular way to help make sure your memory lives on. We are extremely grateful for these legacy donations which make up the... Read more »
A headshot of our CEO, Kat Lee. Kat has a friendly face and is smiling, looking just off camera.

Tourism Recovery Plan

A blog from Kat, our CEO Just over a week ago I shared my views on the latest government announcement about international travel and the inevitable impact that would have on families and their access to a holiday here in the UK. If you didn’t catch it, it’s still available here. Last week saw the... Read more »
A headshot of our CEO, Kat Lee. Kat has a friendly face and is smiling, looking just off camera.

What does staycation mean to you? A blog from Kat, our CEO

Staycation. What does it mean to you? A glance at a newspaper or 3 minutes scrolling through twitter would tell you that in 2021 a staycation means a break where you ‘stay’ in the UK. Staycation options temptingly suggested to me in the last week have included a luxury treehouse in mid-Wales, a cruise around... Read more »
John de Vial wearing a bright yellow Family Holiday Association branded top in front of the River Thames

Unsung Heroes – Part 2

Last month we explored the wonderful ways people have supported the charity whilst things have been a little different. From unique ways of raising funds, to delivering bags of happiness to families. There is more to tell! If you missed part one, you can read stories about wing walks and donations of profits here. Or read... Read more »

Ideas for a lockdown Halloween

This Halloween might not be a normal one for lots of people, but there’s still plenty of ghoulish fun to be had at home. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Theme the room No matter what your circumstances, some simple props can make a scarily big difference! Halloween hunt Get some small... Read more »
Children playing in the shoreline of a pebble beach

World Mental Health Day

With so much uncertainty in the world this year, looking after our mental health has never been more important. The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘mental health for all’. According to Mind, the mental health charity, one in four people experience mental health issues each year. Recent research conducted by the... Read more »

Unsung Heroes

Life has changed for all of us this year whilst we’ve got to grips with lockdown restrictions. That doesn’t mean that we, or our many supporters have sat at home with our feet up (though that’s okay too!). We’re shining a light on some of our unsung heroes who have found interesting and unusual ways... Read more »
Thomas Cook statue

The history of holidays: Part Three

While the workers of the Lancashire mill towns were jumping on trains and speeding off to the nearest seaside, further south in Leicestershire a temperance campaigner called Thomas Cook was pioneering another type of holiday which stills flourishes today: the package holiday. To coincide with our 45th Anniversary we are publishing a short series of... Read more »