Family Holiday Association | The charity that gives struggling families a break https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk Helping struggling families to get a break Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:30:56 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Children’s Mental Health Week https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2020/childrens-mental-health-week/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2020/childrens-mental-health-week/#respond Mon, 03 Feb 2020 11:35:38 +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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Unique Ideas To Invigorate The Family Holiday https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2020/unique-ideas-to-invigorate-the-family-holiday/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2020/unique-ideas-to-invigorate-the-family-holiday/#comments Fri, 03 Jan 2020 14:35:47 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=7195 The family holiday should be a cherished time of year, but it often leads to frustrated parents – and empty pockets. According to a study reported by the Huffington Post, school holidays will cost parents £126 extra per child just to keep them entertained, with winter often more expensive due to Christmas presents. With other... Read more »

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6 unique places to stay in the UK for an unforgettable overnight adventure https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/6-unique-overnight-adventure/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/6-unique-overnight-adventure/#respond Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:07:53 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=7219 Are you looking for something out of the ordinary? If a bog-standard hotel isn’t your kind of scene, and you’re after a different type of experience, then we’re here to give you some inspiration. You may be surprised to discover that throughout the UK, there are some truly unique places to stay. And we’ve found... Read more »

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Family Events This Christmas Season https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/family-events-this-christmas/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/family-events-this-christmas/#respond Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:53:30 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=7172 Christmas is fast approaching and it’s hard to not feel the excitement. For children, it’s such a thrilling time with the promises of no school and presents. For parents and guardians, it’s about treasured time spent together. There are many events happening around the UK this festive season. From Christmas markets to winter wonderlands, there... Read more »

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Christmas Markets You Have To Visit This Year https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/christmas-markets-you-have-this-year/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/christmas-markets-you-have-this-year/#respond Wed, 13 Nov 2019 09:38:10 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=7139 Visiting a Christmas Market is one of the best ways of bringing the festive season into your life. You can browse the stalls and relax with a glass of mulled wine while you listen to Christmas music, purchase gifts and spend time with your friends and family. A visit to the Christmas markets has grown... Read more »

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Reasons for making a Will https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/reasons-for-making-a-will/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/reasons-for-making-a-will/#respond Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:39:05 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=6921 Gifts in Wills are vital to the work of most charities, including the Family Holiday Association. After you’ve taken care of loved ones, you may wish to leave a gift in your Will to your favourite charity and pass on something wonderful to future generations. The donation can be as small or large as you... Read more »

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How to take great photos https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/how-to-take-great-photos/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/how-to-take-great-photos/#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:19:59 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=6900 Taking photos on your holiday or day out can help those special memories to last a lifetime. And whether you have a smartphone or camera, it really doesn’t matter! Check out our guide to better photography to help you capture those lasting memories. Click here or on the image below to open the guide. If... Read more »

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“No matter where you go, you can always find fine people” https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/seaside-visit-1950s/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/seaside-visit-1950s/#respond Wed, 07 Aug 2019 09:14:33 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=6858 Helping children visit the seaside in the 1950’s “No matter where you go, you can always find fine people” begins an article in the Manchester Weekly News, dated 14th October 1950. The article refers to Rachael Dewhurst, who organised annual trips to the Blackpool seaside for children living in a heavily populated and bombed-out area... Read more »

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The Pineapple Peloton head to Paris https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/the-pineapple-peloton-head-to-paris/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/the-pineapple-peloton-head-to-paris/#respond Fri, 26 Jul 2019 10:53:08 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=6828 On a sunny day in June, an 11-person strong team gathered on the pavement outside their office in central London ready and raring to take on one of the ultimate cycling challenges –cycling c.170 miles from London to Paris. In only 24 hours! The “Pineapple Peloton” represents Campbell Lutyens, an independent private capital advisory firm,... Read more »

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Dreamy Scottish castles to make you believe in magic again  https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/dreamy-scottish-castles/ https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/blog/2019/dreamy-scottish-castles/#respond Thu, 25 Jul 2019 09:02:19 +0000 https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/?p=6817 Scotland is a world-renowned tourist destination for so many reasons: the stunning natural scenery that is perfect for road trips, the unique and endearing culture and not to forget, the lovely fairytale-like castles. The Scottish may be best remembered for their checkered kilts and bagpipes, but a visit to any of the majestic castles will... Read more »

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