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Tourism Sector Deal must mean accessibility for all

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The Family Holiday Association welcomes the new Tourism Sector Deal announced today by Prime Minister Theresa May and specifically the Government’s ambition to make the UK the “most accessible tourism destination in Europe.” Included in the deal is a firm commitment to accessibility for disabled visitors. The charity now calls on the government and industry... Read more »

The ‘Ticking Clock’ of missing out on making childhood memories

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With summer holiday season nearly here; many families will have already booked their break away. However, latest research shows a holiday is an unaffordable luxury for many hard working families, and that missing out is having a negative impact on mental wellbeing. Research published today (18/6) by Nottingham Civic Exchange (NCE) on behalf of the... Read more »
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TransPennine Express partner to offer free days out

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TransPennine Express (TPE) has teamed up with the charity to give disadvantaged families from across the North a chance to explore some of our great cities or enjoy a trip to the seaside. The train company will be providing complimentary travel to applicable families to towns and cities across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, with journeys... Read more »

Kids Pass adopts a caravan as part of new partnership!

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Kids Pass have chosen the Family Holiday Association as their official charity partner and have got involved with our ‘Adopt a Caravan’ initiative, pledging to cover the costs of running one of the charity’s caravans for a year. The charity team were delighted to visit Kids Pass this week to present an official Caravan Adoption pack... Read more »

New caravan at Trecco Bay Holiday Park

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We’re delighted to announce that the charity has just purchased our first caravan in South Wales. We have expanded our offering of breaks by buying a caravan at Parkdean’s Trecco Bay Holiday Park, located just outside Porthcawl; our first van located in South Wales. The caravan was purchased as the result of a donation made... Read more »
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New partnership with Beach Events & Solutions

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The charity is thrilled to have been chosen as the official charity partner of the country’s leading urban beach specialists. The seaside has always been at the heart of the charity and can be traced back to our humble beginnings, over 40 years ago. The charity was established after founders Joan and Patrick Laurance were... Read more »

The Group Company adopts a caravan for 2019!

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The Group Company has become the second company to get involved with the charity’s ‘Adopt a Caravan’ initiative, pledging to cover the costs of running one of the charity’s caravans for a year. The Family Holiday Association owns a number of caravans, located at holiday parks around the British coast. They play a crucial role... Read more »

London Bridge City teams up with charity

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The Family Holiday Association is delighted to have been chosen as the official charity partner of London Bridge City. London Bridge City encompasses the half mile of river frontage along the Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, and covers a total of 21.5 acres of space. It’s a vast and lively mixed-use environment which... Read more »
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Family Holiday Association founder Joan Laurance dies

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It is with great sadness that we announce that Joan Laurance, founder of the Family Holiday Association charity, has died at the age of 98. Without Joan, and her husband Patrick, there would be no Family Holiday Association. Since 1975, her compassion, sense of public spirit and unstoppable determination have enabled thousands of families to... Read more »

Forest Holidays to Provide a Free Holiday Each Week for Families in Need

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Award-winning UK cabin holiday company Forest Holidays has today announced a new partnership with our charity. The partnership sees Forest Holidays providing 52 back-to-nature breaks for families coping with some of the toughest challenges life can bring such as severe and long-term illness, bereavement, mental health issues, disability and domestic violence. Research from families who... Read more »