HOLIDAY DATES AND VENUES FOR 2019 WILL BE ADDED AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED.
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 2019. You can also see them on our Google map.
Scotland at Strathallan
Helpers: Saturday 20th - Saturday 27th July 2019
Children: Sunday 21st - Saturday 27th July 2019
South at Brantridge
Helpers: Friday 26th July (evening) - Sunday 4th August 2019
Children: Saturday 27th July - Saturday 3rd August 2019
London at Reading (TBC)
Helpers: Friday 2nd (evening) - Sunday 11th August 2019
Children: Sunday 4th - Sunday 11th August 2019
North West at Queen Mary's
Helpers: Sunday 11th - Sunday 18th August 2019
Children: Monday 12th - Saturday 17th August 2019
North East at Queen Mary's
Helpers: Sunday 18th - Sunday 25th August 2019
Children: Monday 19th - Saturday 24th August 2019
Midlands at Abberley Hall
Helpers: Saturday 24th - Saturday 31st August 2019 (TBC)
Children: Sunday 25th - Saturday 31st August 2019 (TBC)
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.