Family Holiday Breaks

The Royal British Legion provides families of serving and ex-Service personnel the chance to take a break and get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Holidays on offer

We offer holidays between springtime and the October school half-term each year. For 2015, this is 21 March to 24 October. We normally organise the holidays on a Friday-to-Friday basis, but can explore other options where necessary.

Our Break Centres in Bridlington, Southport, Portrush and Weston-Super-Mare, as well as some of the UK's top holiday providers, aim to give families a week of fun activities, exciting day-trips and memorable experiences, all in traditional British seaside resorts.

You can unwind, venture out and explore the many attractions of the local area or spend a lazy day at the beach - all our centres are located on the sea front close to town centres. Most importantly you will have time to be together.

Each Break Centre package includes six night's full board accommodation, free activities and entertainment, with travel to and from the centres also included. Breaks at Parkdean Holiday Parks and Haven Holiday Parks provide seven night’s mobile home accommodation with a programme of daytime and evening entertainment and food vouchers to use in the onsite catering outlets.
All of this funded by the Legion.

This short video gives a glimpse of the great time that families have on our holiday breaks.

How to apply

If you are part of the currently serving or ex-Service community who are eligible for Legion help and if you answer YES to just one of the questions below, then you and your family qualify for a Family Holiday Break.

  • Are you a one parent household because of bereavement or break up of the family?
  • Is one parent currently serving on overseas operations or is to be deployed?
  • Is one parent caring for a disabled partner?
  • Is one parent suffering from mental or physical trauma?
  • Have you not had a holiday away from home in 2 years?
  • Do you support your household with less than £30,000 gross annual income per year? (excluding War Disabled Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments).

For further information and how to apply for a Family Holiday Break, call our helpline on 0808 802 8080 or by email.

Please also see our Adventure Breaks which offers breaks for young people.

Frequently asked questions

Here we've answered some of your frequently asked questions:

Where can I go?
The Legion owns and operates four Break Centres (equivalent to high-standard, hotel-style accommodation) in England and Northern Ireland, and we also make use of Parkdean and Haven holiday parks around the UK and near the coast. Click here for the full list of locations. And click here for more information about Parkdean Holiday Park facilities.

What's included/How much does it cost?

We aim to provide a free holiday that should only require a minimum amount of spending money. The Legion does assist where possible with the cost of food and transport. See what’s included in our Family Holidays.

Who can go?

The Legion can assist those who are serving or who have served in the UK Armed Forces, along with their dependants and carers. Some restrictions do apply.

Can you help me to identify a suitable location for my family holiday?

We're keen to be as flexible as possible in order to accommodate your family's circumstances. The more information you can provide, the more we can help to find something suitable.

I've applied for a Legion Family Holiday - what happens next?

Once your application has been approved, our Breaks Coordinator will contact you as soon as possible to assist in organising your holiday. We will confirm what date you'd like to go away, which location and any specific requirements your family may have.

Our family holiday service is very popular, so depending on what time of year you apply, it may take a few months for us to get back to you.

If you have applied for a Legion family holiday but have not yet been contacted, please first call our free national helpline on 0808 802 8080. They can check that your application has been sent to the Legion's Head Office and, once submitted, we will do our best to contact you as soon as possible.

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