New caravan at Trecco Bay Holiday Park

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

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!

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

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

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

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 »
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Happy Birthday Joan
Inspirational Founder turns 98

Everybody associated with the Family Holiday would like to wish our co-founder Joan Laurance, a very happy 98th birthday! Joan and her husband Patrick, who died in 2008, launched the Family Holiday Association as a national charity in 1975. Several years earlier they had been struggling to cope with the loss of a daughter who... Read more »

Charity to be official charity partner for National B&B week

The Family Holiday Association is delighted to be partnering with online booking specialist, eviivo, for National B&B week taking place from 18th -24th March. The week will celebrate and raise awareness of the hard work of the British independent accommodation sector and follows the success of the inaugural National B&B Day in 2018. This year,... Read more »

Thousands of children given “life changing” breaks

An initiative which has given 1,100 vulnerable families, including 2,369 children, a “life-changing” short break in Scotland is transforming Scottish tourism, VisitScotland says. The ScotSpirit Breaks, which enters its fourth year in 2019, is a nationwide social tourism project coordinated by the national tourism organisation and the Family Holiday Association . Around 100 industry partners,... Read more »
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TUI Care Foundation supports the Family Holiday Association

Giving a break to 7,000 struggling families in the UK The Family Holiday Association has become one of the first UK charities to be supported by the TUI Care Foundation. The five year agreement is designed to provide over 7,000 struggling families with a vital day out or short-break holiday – directly benefiting over 16,000... Read more »