Waterways Experiences

A specialist organisation providing affordable and accessible holidays on their 3 adapted canal boats. The opportunity to experience inland waterways, wildlife and much more for children and young people.

The Adamson Trust

The Adamson Trust established in 1947 provides grants for disabled and special needs children aged 3 to 17 years for holidays or respite breaks. Individual families can apply as well as accepting applications on behalf of groups of children, organisations or registered charities. View the site for details of how to apply along with holiday locations.

Ellie’s Haven

Ellie’s Haven is a charity providing relief to families caring round-the-clock for children with long-term life-limiting conditions and disabilities by offering holidays and short breaks in a safe, tranquil supportive environment. This is provided in especially adapted, purpose built accommodation near Looe in Cornwall. It includes sessions in a sensory studio, if required/appropriate.
Its success is derived from the fact that parents/guardians, siblings, carers and others are able to attend as well so that the children can enjoy these holidays together with the people who care for and support them. A full range of facilities is offered to both the children and their loved ones to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.

Brickhouse Farm Cottages

Beautiful purpose built cottages set in stunning Lancashire countryside and around a fishing lake. All cottages are fully accessible and have an impressive range of facilities to make your stay perfect. The on site hydrotherapy pool is also fully accessible with hoists and level shower facilities.

Haven (adapted) holidays

Haven have included some adapted accommodation in their range, these facilities have easier access are larger with sliding internal doors and an adapted bathroom. You can also park right next to your accommodation to make transferring as easy as possible. Trapeze lift handles can be requested on booking.

Calvert Trust

The Calvert Trust offer a wide range of accessible activities in three locations in the UK. Their centres in the Lake District, Kielder, and Exmoor offer accessible outdoor activities and holidays. The Calvert Trust is the inspiration of John Fryer-Spedding, whose vision was to enable people with disabilities to benefit from outdoor activities in the countryside. The charity began with one centre in the Lake District in 1976, and has grown to three centres in beautiful locations. They provide a fantastic array of specialist equipment on their sites, including hoists, adaptive sports equipment, and specialist beds and showers within their accommodation.

The Good Access Guide

The online guide to life, leisure and mobility. The UK’s leading directory of services for disabled people, seniors, and anyone whose life is made easier by better access to goods, services and amenities.


Revitalise is a national charity providing short breaks (respite care) for people with physical disabilities and carers.

Through the Roof

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.