We help families get time away together, often for the first time ever.
We’re here for families’ children who have never seen the sea, for teenagers who can’t remember when they last saw their mum smile. For parents having to choose between a day out and a new pair of school shoes. For young carers, kinship carers, families facing illness isolation and bereavement.
Holidays open up new possibilities. There’s time to reconnect, to try new things, and to make happy memories together. Time for running, playing, climbing trees and flying kites, time for picnics and bare feet. There’s time enough to share a laugh and watch the tide come in - for buckets and spades and sandy sandwiches.
Once we find out what each family needs, we take care of all the details. That way families can take care of the most important thing - each other.
Families choose the holiday they need. It could be a caravan on the coast, a woodland adventure, or a day out at a theme park, museum or farm. And whatever the weather, if it means time spent together, even a day’s holiday helps build relationships, confidence and hope for the future.
Even a short break can make the world of difference to a child who’s never shared laughter with their family.
More than just a family holiday – it’s a gift that changes lives.
Our founders setup the charity after their own family holiday gave them space and time to create happy memories together.
What makes Family Holiday Charity different.
Find out more about our Board of Trustees and Leadership team
Our annual review and accounts (published annually in the summer) shares more about our financial performance and other factors that are important to the charity.
A theory of change is about a charity’s impact, and is a roadmap to our purpose as a charity.
Family Holiday Charity and Visit Scotland have partnered successfully for several years.