Family Holiday Association | The charity that gives struggling families a break https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk Helping struggling families to get a break Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:05:08 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Celebrating the nation’s Bed & Breakfasts! https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/celebrating-the-nations-bed-breakfasts/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/celebrating-the-nations-bed-breakfasts/#respond Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:36:48 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=6433 This week we are celebrating all things Bed and all things Breakfast, as today marks the start of National B&B Week running from Monday 18 – Sunday 24 March. The week was founded in 2018 by online booking technology company eviivo and the B&B Association and celebrates the incredible work of independent hosts across the... Read more »

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Planning a family staycation that is fun for everyone https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/planning-a-family-staycation-that-is-fun-for-everyone/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/planning-a-family-staycation-that-is-fun-for-everyone/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 21:04:19 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=6440 Considering a staycation? This term is usually used to describe when you stay in your home country or town rather than flying abroad for a getaway. Some take this one step further and stay in their own homes, choosing to travel in their cars to somewhere new before returning at night to sleep. Either way,... Read more »

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Children’s Mental Health Week https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/childrens-mental-health-week/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/childrens-mental-health-week/#respond Tue, 05 Feb 2019 16:35:38 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=6280 A break is so important for the mental health of children, particularly young carers. Being the main carer for a parent at such a young age can really take it’s toll. At a time when other children may have very little pressure, young carers have taken on huge responsibility. Missing out on the simple things that... Read more »

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Why A Holiday Or Day Out Is The Most Magical Gift For Families In Need https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/holiday-day-magical-gift-families-need/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/holiday-day-magical-gift-families-need/#respond Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:39:00 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=6190 There’s no better feeling than heading to the shops and picking out a fantastic gift for a person or family who’s going through a challenging time in their lives. When you stumble upon the perfect find, you know you’ll be able to bring joy and provide a moment or two of happiness during a really... Read more »

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Christmas Fundraising Ideas https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2018/christmas-fundraising-ideas/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2018/christmas-fundraising-ideas/#respond Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:23:04 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=6063 Tis the season to be jolly… Bake a cake and raise some lolly… The Christmas season of goodwill is a great time for fundraising. And there is no shortage of things you can do. Here a few ideas to get you started: Festive Cake Sale From mince pies to ginger bread, there are loads of... Read more »

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The Benefits Of Going On A Winter Break https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2018/benefits-of-a-winter-break/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2018/benefits-of-a-winter-break/#respond Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:36:44 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=6043 Sunshine and sunbeds. Dreamy breaks on sunkissed beaches. When you think of a ‘holiday’ the chances are you’ll imagine a summer beach holiday. Whilst we can’t deny swimming in the sea and building epic sandcastles is fun, winter breaks can be beneficial too. We don’t just need holidays in the summer. Though travel marketing campaigns... Read more »

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The life and times of the humble caravan https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2018/brief-history-caravans/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2018/brief-history-caravans/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:15:03 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=5927 Simple caravans breaks, at a holiday park by the seaside, are an integral part of the short-breaks we offer to struggling families all around the UK.  To recognise the unique part they play, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the history of the humble caravan. A brief history of caravans You... Read more »

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Fundraising ideas for Halloween https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2018/fundraising-ideas-halloween/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2018/fundraising-ideas-halloween/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:21:47 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=5914 Everyone is up for a bit of ghoulish fun on Halloween and it’s a great opportunity to get some pennies in your fundraising cauldron! 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 »

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Lesley’s 12 in 12: May-September, Races 5-9 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2018/lesleys-12-sep-update/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2018/lesleys-12-sep-update/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:54:59 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2018/lesleys-12-in-12-may-update-copy-2/ Lesley Colman is taking on 12 half marathons in 12 months for the Family Holiday Association! At three-quarters of the way through the challenge, you can read her update below. You can also read part one here, and find out more about Lesley’s challenge here. “So here we are, one day away from race number... Read more »

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Keeping the kids entertained on the road: 5 Top tips https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2018/keeping-kids-entertained-road-5-top-tips/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2018/keeping-kids-entertained-road-5-top-tips/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:28:34 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=5698 Long journeys and kids never mix well and if you can’t stand the thought of yet another game of ‘I Spy’, or the constant repeat of, ‘Are we there yet?’ we’ve got some tips for you to make your journey that little bit more bearable. With a little bit of imagination and preparation you will... Read more »

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