Have a holiday with Dementia Adventure
Have a holiday with Dementia Adventure
Holidays shouldn’t stop just because of a dementia diagnosis.
We believe that with the right support — whether practical, emotional, or financial — anything is possible. That’s why we offer small-group holidays and individually-tailored breaks for people living with dementia and the people who care for them, enabling you to get away together and enjoy some time off.
Families and carers are telling us they need a break now more than ever, so we know our holidays are more than a luxury. They’re an essential chance to temporarily lay down your responsibilities, relax, regain your energy, and bond with your loved one so that you can return to your life together feeling refreshed and positive.
Evidence shows our supported holidays have significant wellbeing benefits for both the person living with dementia and their companions, including:
A Typical Dementia Adventure Supported Holiday
An experienced Adventure Leader will join you on your holiday to take care of all the practical day-to-day details, along with a skilled team of supporters — one for every person living with dementia.
The Dementia Adventure holiday teams are friendly, positive, and hands-on. Experienced staff and fully-trained volunteers, we’re there with you because we want to be; we love what we do, and we want you to love your holiday!
Supporting Your Holiday
We’ve offered supported holidays for people with dementia for well over a decade. We understand the complex and individual needs of people living with dementia, as well as how carers can benefit from having the chance to relax and enjoy time with their loved one while we take care of all the planning and background tasks. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to respite in which everyone gets a rest, or an opportunity to have an adventure together, we’ll support you to have the holiday you deserve.
The holiday planning is all done for you, or with you, from accommodation and travel to activities and meals. Our expertly-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 experienced and fully-trained team will be on hand to do all the cooking and driving, assist at mealtimes, and accompany 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.
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.
The Price of Your Holiday
As a charity we fundraise to make our holidays more affordable for everyone. This year, we’re responding to the current cost of living crisis by continuing to subsidise our 2024 holidays by a minimum of 30%.
Funding Your Holiday
Our holidays are available to people from all communities and financial backgrounds. We know that funding your holiday can sometimes be difficult. Because we don’t want finance to be a barrier to you getting the break you need, this year we’re subsidising our holidays by a minimum of 30%.
Our small-group supported holidays are always popular and sell out fast! Enjoy five days of fun and relaxation, with other people who are living through similar experiences 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.
Your own supported holiday! 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.
We want you to have fun on your holiday, but your safety is our top priority.
We understand that there are many for whom COVID-19 is still a concern. Rest assured that we’ll keep up-to-date with the latest government guidance and follow any new COVID-19 procedures put in place. In the meantime, we are continuing with sanitisation and cleaning precautions. Every member of our face-to-face delivery team is vaccinated and we ask the same of all holidaymakers.
For more information, please read our COVID-19 Statement.
We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance for your supported holiday in case of cancellation due to illness or change in circumstance.
Though we don’t recommend specific providers, if you need advice we do suggest taking a look at website MoneyHelper, which contains an excellent free guide on how to get travel insurance when you have a pre-existing medical condition or disability. Please don’t forget to read our Terms and Conditions, which include our cancellation policy.
Can You Help?
Research shows that our supported holidays significantly improve physical and mental wellbeing for both the person with dementia and their caregiver. Yet finding a holiday that can meet individual support needs at an affordable price can be challenging.
We want to help people from all backgrounds who are living with dementia 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.