Therapeutic & Holiday Breaks

CCPA works with a wide number of organisations that provide much needed breaks, either the whole family, siblings or ill child. They will often have experience in dealing with children with very specific medical needs and will be able to offer advice about the challenges of taking an ill child away on holiday.

We’ve listed a number of different types of holiday provides but if you have a specific destination in mind please do get in touch with Rachael on 01785 283435 as we can also nominate families for breaks with a number of the charities we work with.

Abbie’s Hideaway

Provides families of children with cancer a purpose-built caravan holiday in the Mablethorpe area (sleeps 6-8).


At Barretstown we run residential camps and programmes for children and their families affected by cancer and serious illness. We offer a range of adventurous, fun and challenging activities which are supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical and nursing care.

Calum’s Cabin

A beautiful country retreat on the Isle of Bute for children with cancer and their families. Self catering accommodation for up to 8 people. Ferry fares are paid and families also receive spending money on arrival.

Camp Simcha

Provides family retreats, special wishes and support for Jewish children with serious illnesses.

Children’s Hope Foundation

Provides Caravan holidays, Medical Equipment or Computer Equipment for children aged 3-17 with special needs.

Destination Florida

Organises life enhancing biennial trips to Florida for children from across the North of England who have life threatening/life limiting medical conditions.

Ellie’s Haven

Provides holidays to families caring for children with long term and life limiting medical conditions and disabilities in a specially adapted property in the Looe Valley, Cornwall.

Happy Days Children’s Charity

Organises and funds special days such as trips to the seaside, theatres, zoos, museums, sporting events and other activities for children living with mental, physical and emotional difficulties including serious illness.

HCPT The Pilgrimage Trust

Provides pilgrimages to Lourdes in the South of France for children/adults with special needs or disabilities.

Katie’s Ski Tracks

Provides skiing holidays for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, be it through illness, disability or extreme social problems.

Kids Cancer Charity

Four static caravans on the Welsh coast. Both Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris have linked up with the charity to provide a unique programme of supervised and special facilities. The Kids Cancer Charity also maintains an up-to-date list of companies providing travel insurance to children with cancer and their families.

Donnas Dream House

Provides free holiday experiences in Blackpool for children and teenagers with life-threatening illnesses and their families. It brings not only sunshine and fun into children’s lives but a sense of wonder, adventure, laughter and a much needed holiday for the whole family.

Ellen MacArthur Trust

This national charity rebuilds confidence after cancer, using sailing to support, empower and inspire young people between the ages of 8-24 in embracing their future with optimism.

Family Holiday Association

Helps disadvantaged families take a much-needed break. The website also carries links to other charities providing family holidays.

Hannah’s Appeal

Provides family breaks on holiday parks for families of children with cancer.

Maddi’s Butterflies

Provides small wishes and holiday breaks at a luxury caravan in Blackpool for children with Neuroblastoma and other rare cancers.


Offers help with specialist equipment, Educational equipment, Travel and Subsistence Expenses and respite breaks in comfortable self-catered mobile homes in family friendly parks throughout the UK. Each holiday home sleeps up to six people.

Sail 4 Cancer

Provides one-day and residential sailing experiences for cancer patients, survivors and their families. Also raises funds for cancer research through professional sailing events.

The Oliver Curd Trust

Provides holiday accommodation to families affected by childhood cancer and other life threatening and life-limiting conditions, including those experiencing bereavement.

The Thomas Ball Children’s Cancer Fund

Have seaside lodges on the Hampshire coast available to all children on treatment for cancer in the UK, free of charge. Families can self refer but confirmation of diagnosis is always sought from the child’s treatment team, normally a Clic Sargent social worker.

Over the Wall

A national charity that supports children and young people facing serious health challenges through transformational residential camps in communities across the UK.

Youth Cancer Trust

Provides free activity-based holidays in Bournemouth for young people (aged 14 to 30) living with cancer or any malignant disease. Participants may be from anywhere in the UK or may be international patients receiving treatment at any UK hospital.


Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THHN)

CCPA is a referral organisation for breaks offered by the Torbay Holiday Helpers Network.

If you are a family supported by CCPA please take a look at the THHN website: see if you are eligible then contact Rachael on 01785 283435 to discuss this.

These fabulous breaks are offered by hoteliers and self-catering providers and include tickets to local attractions. A Travel grant may also be available.

We hope all our families have a great time, and we are deeply thankful to the Torbay Holiday Helpers Network for their generosity and hard work in developing and running this wonderful scheme.