Our holidays take place in carefully selected venues around the country. They last for roughly a week and are packed with fun and adventure!
Each holiday’s timetable is designed to cater for the tastes of a very wide range of children with varying interests and abilities.
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!
Here are the holidays we plan to run in 2017. You can also see them on our Google map.
The Scotland holiday at Glenalmond, Perth & Kinross: Sunday 23rd July - Saturday 29th July 2017. Helpers arrive on Saturday 22nd July and leave on Sunday 30th July.
The London holiday at St Dominic's, Surrey: Saturday 29th July - Saturday 5th August 2017. Helpers arrive on Saturday 29th July and leave on Sunday 6th August.
The Midlands holiday at St Bede's, Staffordshire: Sunday 6th August - Saturday 12th August 2017. Helpers arrive on Saturday 5th August and leave on Sunday 13th August.
The South holiday at St Dominic's, Surrey: Saturday 12th August - Saturday 19th August 2017. Helpers arrive on Saturday 12th August and leave on Sunday 20th August.
The Northwest holiday at Stonyhurst, Lancashire: Tuesday 15th August - Monday 21st August 2017. Helpers arrive on Monday 14th August and leave on Tuesday 22nd August.
The Northeast holiday at Ampleforth, Yorkshire: Saturday 19th August - Saturday 26th August 2017. Helpers arrive on Saturday 19th August and leave on Sunday 27th August.
VOLUNTEERS - PLEASE NOTE: Helpers arrive before the children in order to receive training and to set up the venue. They stay behind after the children have left in order to help tidy up. If you need to leave soon after the children have left, or have any other queries, please contact the relevant holiday organisers.
The Newman Trust really does enhance the lives of the disabled children who attend.
The experience was extremely important to my son – thank you both and to all the team again, and to his helper who he adored spending time with!
When my son talks about the holiday his little face lights up.
As a family we gratefully appreciate all you have done for us. It takes special people to do something like that and you are up there with the best.
My daughter was with a group of very caring, friendly and hard-working staff who helped her to have a very memorable holiday.
This whole experience has helped [my daughter] to grow in confidence and has been a real boost to her social skills.