Children’s Mental Health Week

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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 »
The most magical gift

Why A Holiday Or Day Out Is The Most Magical Gift For Families In Need

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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 »
Christmas Fundraising Ideas

Christmas Fundraising Ideas

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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 »
The Benefits Of A Winter Break

The Benefits Of Going On A Winter Break

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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 »
Vintage Caravan

The life and times of the humble caravan

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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 »
Pumpkin

Fundraising ideas for Halloween

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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 »
Lesley Colman 12 in 12

Lesley’s 12 in 12: May-September, Races 5-9

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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 »
Keeping the kids entertained

Keeping the kids entertained on the road: 5 Top tips

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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 »

Summer Fundraising Ideas!

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As the summer holidays are well and truly in full swing, why not make the most of the longer summer days by giving some of our fundraising activities a go. They are fun activities to get all the family involved with and raise some money for a worthwhile cause at the same time! 1. Host... Read more »
Shambala Festival, Northamptonshire

Practical & fun: festival clothing for kids

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Not just for teenagers and adults, festivals have now adapted to accommodate families, offering exciting spaces that encourage creativity with a celebration of music and the arts. Ensure your children have the best time exploring and enjoying all the festival fun by dressing them in practical clothing. Stay dry Just like the tent you’ll be... Read more »