Have a holiday with Dementia Adventure

Have a holiday with Dementia Adventure

Holidays shouldn’t stop just because of a dementia diagnosis

We believe with the right support anything is possible, which is why we offer small-group and tailored holidays for people living with dementia, enabling them to get away with their friends and family.

Evidence shows our supported holidays have significant well-being benefits for both the person living with dementia and their companions, including:

Man and woman enjoying their holiday

A Typical Dementia Adventure Supported Holiday

People living with dementia can often feel that things like holidays and travel are no longer available to them, but we specialise in creating small group holidays for people living with dementia, their partners, family, friends or carer to enjoy together.

Making Your Holiday Possible

We’ve offered supported dementia holidays for well over a decade. We understand the complex and individual needs of people living with dementia. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to respite—where everyone gets a rest, or an opportunity to have an adventure with your loved ones, we’ll support you to have the holiday you deserve.

Our holidays are available to people from all walks of life. To make them affordable, our listed prices have been subsidised by 25%. We don’t want finance to be a barrier to you getting the holiday you need. If the subsidised price of the holiday is out of reach, please contact us. We will help to make your holiday possible.

The holiday planning is all done for you, or with you, from accommodation, to travel, days out and meals. Our experienced and fully trained team will be on hand 24/7 and our well planned itineraries ensure there’s plenty to enjoy, whether you want to relax by the coast, walk in the mountains or explore historic sites.

Our focus is on what you can achieve rather than what you can’t. We’ll be encouraging you to have fun and to engage with the wellbeing benefits of being outdoors.

We offer:

Though she may not remember the details of the holiday it has given mum a boost. With all the tips given, I have renewed energy to continue to support Mum so she can continue living at home for as long as possible.

Our team

An experienced Adventure Leader will join you on the holiday to take care of all the day to day practical details, along with at least one supporter for every person living with dementia.

We’ll be with you 24 hours a day, able to do all the cooking and driving, assisting at mealtimes, and accompanying you on days out. We are an extra pair of hands, eyes and ears so you can relax and benefit from the break. We’ll be sensitive to your individual needs, encouraging independence and meaningful activity where possible, and providing as little or as much support as you require.

We are:

The team were exceptional and I couldn’t have hoped for more. They gave us the confidence that nothing was impossible and we achieved things I had thought were impossible.

Group Holidays

Our small group supported holidays are always popular and sell out fast! Enjoy five days* of fun and relaxation, with people in a similar situation to you. We take care of the details so you can get the most out of our hand-picked accommodation in a variety of beautiful destinations across the UK.

*In 2022 we are offering shorter weekend breaks in the Peak District and the Isle of Wight (subject to availability).

Tailored Holidays

Any time, any place, anywhere! We’ll plan a holiday specific to your requirements, abilities, and preferred destinations throughout the UK. Our tailored holidays are ideal for friends, couples or families who want to travel together.

If you have a question about any of our holidays, we may have already answered it in our Frequently Asked Questions  or contact us.

Wife and husband with view of hills

Covid-19

We want you to have fun on your holiday, but your safety is our top priority. We will follow any new Government guidance and COVID-19 procedures.

Please read our Covid-19 statement.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance for your supported holiday. We do not recommend specific providers and suggest that people do their own research.

The price of your holiday

As a charity we fundraise to make our holidays more affordable for everyone. On average we subsidise every holiday place by 25%.

Holiday maker and carer padding in the sea
Group in a canoe at Derwent Water

Can you help?

Research shows that our supported holidays significantly improve physical and mental well-being for both the person with dementia and their care-giver. Yet finding a holiday that can meet individual support needs at an affordable price can be challenging.

We want to help people with dementia, from all backgrounds, to access a holiday, by offering affordable prices, and additional funding.

As a charity, we depend on the generosity of fundraisers, trusts, grants and businesses. If you or your business would like to make a holiday possible for people living with dementia and their families, please contact us.

Contact Dementia Adventure