A guide to all kinds of family friendly kids days out and wheelchair accessible venues all over the UK.
Gives advice and information to families with disabled or special needs children. The organisation also provides a range of factsheets and has a network of volunteer representatives. Helpline: 0808 808 3555 (Freephone: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm).
Offers a holiday at one of their caravans situated in Wales, an opportunity to stay at the charity’s very own luxury villa in Florida, or help arranging a fantastic trip to Disneyland Paris.
Revitalise is a national charity providing short breaks (respite care) for people with physical disabilities and carers.
Each Spring they run a short holiday for families with an autistic child at Dalesdown, a Christian centre in a beautiful setting in the Sussex countryside. We organise a full programme of activities including craft, adventure trail, praise parties and outings to the seaside and swimming pool.
The Youth Cancer Trust provides free holidays to young people between the ages of 14-30 suffering from, or in remission from cancer or any other malignant disease.
Provides fully equipped holiday accommodation to families supporting children and young people in the UK, suffering from childhood cancer and other life threatening illnesses.
The Newman Holiday Trust is a voluntary organisation which provides summer holidays for children with special needs. The holidays provide a range of fun activities in a safe and supported environment and use a care ratio of one helper to one child at all times.
Activities can include theme park and cinema trips, swimming, horse riding, bouncy castles, organised visits from the fire brigade and Armed Forces, magic and talent shows, discos and so much more besides. The holidays also allow for quieter, more relaxed moments, perhaps involving sensory play, arts and crafts or simply enjoying the peaceful surroundings.
Each holiday is run by volunteers, led by two holiday organisers. Every child has their own volunteer carer, and other “spare” volunteers are around to help out. Every holiday has at least one nurse to give the children whatever medication they may need, to support volunteers in providing for the children’s needs, and to make sure that we are all happy, healthy and active!
The Donna’s Dream House Charity in Blackpool is a locally based trust providing free holiday experiences for children and teenagers with life-threatening illnesses and their families, and for recently bereaved siblings and their families.
The Children’s Hope Foundation offer support to buy medical equipment, computers for educational purposes and days out.