We run three main types of holidays:
- Holidays for disabled and non-disabled young people together
- Holidays for young people for whom one-to-one care and support is important to help them enjoy their holiday
- A holiday for children with profound autism
Holidays for Disabled and Non-Disabled Young People Together
- Junior (8 to 10 years)
- Senior (11 to 13 years)
- Venture (14 to 16 years)
- Adult Breakaway (18 to 25 years)
These holidays are all about integration amongst peer groups, and are all composed of an equal number of disabled and non-disabled young people, looked after by dedicated teams of trained volunteers. The activities on these holidays are active and tailored to the age group. They include things like swimming, canoeing, indoor and outdoor challenges and days out to all sorts of attractions.
Holidays for young people for whom one-to-one care and support is important to help them enjoy their holiday
We run two holidays for people with multiple disabilities
- Breakfree (8 to 18 years)
- Freedom (18 to 25 years)
These holidays focus on the sensory needs of each individual young person and tailor the activities around their own individual responses and engagement. Both holidays operate on a ratio of more than one carer for each young person, and there are no non-disabled participants. The activities on these holidays include many of those on the other holidays such as swimming and days out but are approached at a more relaxed pace.
A holiday for children with profound autism
- Pace (8 to 14 years)
Pace operates on a ratio of two volunteer helpers for each person with autism. Only a small number of young people go away on this holiday so that we can tailor it specifically around the individuals, their needs and interests.