The holidays

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 2018. You can also see them on our Google map


Scotland at Glenalmond
Helpers: Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 July 2018
Children: Sunday 22 to Saturday 28 July 2018

Midlands at St Bedes
Helpers: Friday 27 July (pm) to Sunday 5 August 2018
Children: Saturday 28 July to Saturday 4 August 2018

South at St Dominic's
Helpers: Friday 27 July  (pm)  to Saturday 4 August 2018
Children: Saturday 28 July to Friday 3 August 2018

London at St Dominic's
Helpers: Saturday 4 to Sunday 12 August 2018
Children: Sunday 5 to Saturday  11 August 2018

South Central at Chandlings [New holiday for 2018]
Helpers: Saturday 4 to Sunday 12 August 2018
Children: Sunday 5 to Saturday 11 August 2018


North West at Stonyhurst
Helpers: Sunday 12 to Sunday 19 August 2018
Children: Monday 13 to Saturday 18 August 2018

North East at Queen Mary's
Helpers: Sunday 12 to Sunday 19 August 2018
Children: Monday 13 to Saturday 18 August 2018

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.

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