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Friends in Scotland and Flanders

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As part of the ongoing relationship between VisitScotland and the Family Holiday Association, charity Director John McDonald and Programme Manager John Kinnear attended a round table event in Glasgow on Tuesday (24 January) to discuss the development of social tourism in Scotland. Also in attendance were Abellio, ASVA (Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions), Calmac Ferries... Read more »
Record number of struggling families awarded a break in 2016

Record number of struggling families awarded a break in 2016

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More than 11,000 children and almost 8,000 adults benefited from a few nights at the British seaside or a simple day trip. Just under half had a family break together for the very first time, with a third of children enjoying their first ever visit to a beach. Family Holiday Association research found that virtually... Read more »
Family Holiday Association

First offers of the season sent out

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Over the last couple of weeks, offers for short breaks have started to be sent out to families via their referrer. These first offers are for breaks at seaside holiday parks throughout the country, offering our families a much needed and often life changing break away from home. We start taking applications in November, but... Read more »
Le Tourism Social le Monde

Our European links stretch back over almost 20 years

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The charity has benefited from exploring the wide range of ways in which various countries on the Continent support struggling families to access the benefits of a break away from home. The support from various countries and agencies has been critical to our success in raising the profile of our work here in the UK.... Read more »

Partnership with VisitScotland featured on Reporting Scotland

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In 2016 the Family Holiday Association’s partnership project with VisitScotland saw over 250 struggling families get a short break or day out away from home. The project made a significant difference to the families who benefited and was featured on Reporting Scotland and local BBC Radio, as well as Stephen Nolan’s BBC Radio 5 live... Read more »
ATHE Conference 2016

Family Holiday Association at Association of Tourism in Higher Education conference

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It was great to share information about the charity and its work with those at the cutting edge of tourism research from British and European universities. Ken Skates AM, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure gave the keynote address to the conference, highlighting the importance of social tourism and mentioned The Family Holiday Association... Read more »
The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Double your donation at no extra cost to you!

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge will commence at 12 noon on Tuesday 29 November – #GivingTuesday It is the perfect opportunity to make a donation to the Family Holiday Association and double the amount we receive, at no extra cost to you. And, of course, doubling your donation means twice as many families can benefit... Read more »

Vote for us in the Charity Film Awards

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Voting for the Charity Film Awards has now closed. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.   Our video Sara’s Story has been nominated for the Charity Film Awards. The video tells the story of Sara, who is just five-and-a-half years old, and how the lives of everyone in her family changed when her mum became... Read more »
Holiday Parks Innovation

Holiday Park and Resort Innovation

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We are delighted to be the official charity at this year’s Holiday Park and Resort Innovation Show. Holiday Park and Innovation is the trade event to support growth & success in the Holiday Park & Resort industry. Following its successful launch in 2015 the Holiday Park Innovation Show returns again to the NEC Birmingham on... Read more »
ChariTable Bookings

ChariTable bookings – Giving tastes good

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Restaurant go-ers can now make their next reservation through the ChariTable Bookings website or the iOS app, to raise money for charity. Users can choose from a growing list of over 4,500 restaurants across the UK, and for every diner in the party £1 will be donated by the restaurant, to a charity of the user’s... Read more »