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 »
Picnic

Tips for the perfect family picnic

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With summer finally here, what better way to keep the little one’s – and the grown up’s – entertained, than a picnic! Spending time outdoors with the family, yummy food, and a stress-free atmosphere, is amazing, and there are plenty of green spaces, canals, and coastal beaches in the UK, to find your idyllic spot.... Read more »

Lesley’s 12 in 12 – the year so far

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Lesley Colman is taking on 12 half marathons in 12 months for the Family Holiday Association! At a third of the way through the challenge, you can read her update below! Find out more about Lesley’s challenge here. “So here we are, nearly at the end of May and only a few days away from... Read more »

Easter Fundraising Ideas

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The days are getting lighter, the daffodils are beginning to make an appearance and we all have a new-found spring in our step which means Easter is just around the corner! Easter is an egg-cellent time to leap into action and take part in some fantastic fundraising activities. Have a look at our suggestions below:... Read more »
Angela LM18

Angela’s First London Marathon

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I am very proud to be running the London Marathon for the Family Holiday Association.  I have wanted to run London ever since I contemplated a marathon and failed to get a ballot place for the past 5 or so years, so when this opportunity arose through a friend who had TWO places; I jumped... Read more »