Booking a holiday when a member of your party requires more care than average can be difficult. We have therefore listed below many companies that specifically cater for those who have a member of their party who has a greater need requirement.
Before booking your holiday for you and your family have a look at the below two links to ensure you are fully prepared and have all the information you need.
Disabled Travel Advice
Whether you’re off on holiday, on a day trip, or looking for an everyday means of travel or transport, you’ll find lots of advice here on how you can get about easily as a disabled user.
Tourism for All
An independent charity supporting leisure and tourism opportunities for all, operating an information service to disabled and older people.
Below are some of the organisations that provide holidays for disabled children, both residential with carers and those that allow the family to stay together.
3H Fund (Help the Handicapped Holiday Fund)
Organises holidays for physically disabled people. Care is provided with two experienced leaders, a nurse and volunteer helpers. This in turn gives the regular carer a period of respite.
Access Travel Ltd
A tour operator specialising in holidays abroad for wheelchair users
Providing accessible holiday accommodation and hoildays
Offers activity holidays and courses with 24 hour respite care for unaccompanied people with learning/multiple or physical disabilities. There are also log cabins for up to 10 people, which are suitable for families.
Business specialising in disabled holiday accommodation.
Close to the heart of Blackpool and its many attractions. It caters for those with physical or learning disabilities, mental health needs and hearing or visual impairments and provides packages delivered by trained staff tailored to suit the level of care required.
Calvert Trust Kieldler
An outdoor activity centre providing accessible accommodation and a large range of outdoor activities to all ages and all abilities
Providing facilities that enable people of all abilities to undertake boating activities on the inland waterways and experience the benefits and enjoyment these provide.
provides a range of services to help transform the lives of disabled children including short break activities and fully supported family holidays for children with life threatening illnesses
Disability Holidays Devon
Offers supported holidays for families of children with special needs.
Disabled Holiday Directory
An Internet based directory specialising in worldwide holidays for the disabled and provides advice and information regarding holiday accommodation.
Disabled Holiday Info
Holiday Information for people with all disabilities
Disability Snow Sport UK
Organises skiing holidays for people with any type of disability.
An outdoor activity centre providing group accommodation for young people of all abilities.
HCPT (The Pilgrimage Trust)
Offers pilgrimage holidays to Lourdes in France for disabled or disadvantaged children from the UK
Hindleap Warren Outdoor Education Centre
A purpose built residential outdoor education centre situated within three hundred acres of woodland in the Ashdown Forest.
Holidays for All
A consortium of accessible holiday providers
Holiday Homes Trust
Provides low cost self-catering caravan/chalet holiday accommodation in popular UK resorts for families or individuals who are disadvantaged, whether through disability, income or circumstances.
Providing high calibre nannies, including those who have experience of children with special needs, to accompany families on their holidays in the UK or abroad.
I Need a Holiday Too
Offers accessible and supported holidays for disabled people in France.
Converted stable buildings offering self catering and bed and breakfast accommodation with special facilities for wheelchair users, including an indoor swimming pool.
Enables disabled people to lead their lives as independently as possible and is the UK’s largest provider of accessible hotels and self-catering properties.
Low Mill Outdoor Centre
A residential centre situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park offering groups of people of all ages and abilities activity based adventure holidays with experienced and qualified staff.
Merlin’s Magic Wand
Puts the magic back into the childhood of seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged people by arranging days out at Merlin Entertainment attractions. You can apply for a day out at a Merlin attraction here
Held in August and offers a full programme of outdoor adventurous activities, art and music workshops and evening entertainment for people with disabilities.
National Holiday Fund for sick & disabled children
Organises holidays in Florida for chronically or terminally ill children, and temporarily or permanently disabled children aged between 8 and 18 years.
Provides summer holidays for those with special needs
Over the Wall
Free and fun camps for children, teenagers and their families with serious health challenges.
QE2 Activity Centre
Specialises in providing outdoor activities for people of all ages with special needs.
Enables you to search for a holiday in the UK based on requirements/needs, accommodation facilities and preferred location.
Provides residential and activity centres in four rural locations in Britain for groups of young people including those with special needs.
Charity that finds help and adventure for disabled children and their families in the UK.
Sunshine Supported Holidays
Offers quality 24 hour all year round supported holidays/respite care on the Costa Del Sol, Spain.
The Cirdan Sailing Trust
Provides an opportunity for groups of young people with their youth leaders to experience life aboard a large sailing vessel for young people over 12 years, who are disadvantaged socially, mentally or physically.
The Thomas Centre
A contemporary development which provides luxury self-catering holiday accommodation for communication impaired children and adults with disabilities
The TY Glyn Davis Trust
A self-catering holiday centre for people with disabilities in Aberaeron, West Wales
National charity providing short breaks for physically disabled people and carers at four accessible UK centres. A fifth centre runs accessible activity breaks for children, adults, groups and families.
YMCA Fairthorne Group
A residential outdoor education and training centre for groups of young people and adults including those with special needs.
Youth Hostels Association
A charity which offers accommodation throughout England and Wales in over two hundred and thirty locations, many of which cater for people with learning disabilities.
Ski 2 Freedom
Ski 2 Freedom Foundation is the link for anyone whose life is affected by a disability, special need, life-challenging or life-changing condition, regardless of age, nationality, cultural or social background – families, individuals and groups to winter and year round activities.
Whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple or with friends, we invite you to join our small and sociable groups on an exploration for all of the senses. As a blind traveller, you’re able to book a holiday with the same freedom and independence that sighted people have always enjoyed. What’s more, you don’t have to bring anyone with you, as you will be joining a group of like-minded explorers.
0113 887 4275
We arrange our days out with schools or organisations who cater for children and young people who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged.
020 7428 8100
Action for Blind people – Vision Hotels
Although Vision Hotels operates exactly like a commercial business, we are different because we are a non-profit organisation and are part of Action for Blind People. We think that this is great for everyone. People from all walks of life and all abilities can enjoy our hotels and we see ourselves as a mainstream hotel with a big difference. At Vision Hotels, the intimate understanding of the needs of visually impaired people is at the core of all of the services and activities that our hotels provide, creating the perfect foundation to enable visually impaired hotel visitors to relax and have choice, to tailor their holiday around what they want to do and not what they are able to do.
0845 603 0051
If you or someone in your family is disabled, you can book a supported holiday at our Farm in Wales. You might also be interested in our 6 berth wheelchair accessible holiday home at Kelling Heath Holiday Park in Norfolk, which is available for holidays and short breaks.
01480 357 224
Revitalise is a national charity providing short breaks and holidays (respite care) for disabled adults and carers. We currently run three accessible holiday centres in Chigwell in Essex, Southampton and Southport.
0303 303 0145