Holidays 2018

If you or someone you love is living with dementia you may feel that holidays are no longer an option. Perhaps, traditional models of respite that separate families don’t appeal to you. We may have the answer. We offer small, group, supported holidays for people with dementia and their partners, family, friends or carers to enjoy together.

Our trained team and expertly planned itineraries mean you can have the holiday you have been hoping for. Whether you want to relax by the coast or walk up mountains, we have something for everyone. We welcome people with all types of dementia and can offer personal care if necessary.

For 2018 we have kept the most popular holidays of 2017 and added new destinations to offer you even more choice! Take a look at our list of holidays below and then give us a call with any questions you may have or to book your place.

Download our full list of dates & prices. Please read our Group Holidays Terms and Conditions.

Bespoke Holidays

If a small group holiday is not your thing, perhaps you might like a bespoke holiday? Ideal for groups of friends or families who want to travel together. Find out more here.

Finances

We don't want money to be a reason for people not to have a holiday. As a charity we work hard to raise money so we can reduce the cost of our holidays for our clients. We offer a significantly reduced price on your first holiday of the year with us. The reduced price makes holidays more accessible to our clients and enables more people to benefit from a holiday. If you choose to have further holidays with us during that same year we ask you pay the full price. There are ways to access funds to make your holiday happen, read our guide to financial assistance for more information.

Travel Insurance

Dementia Adventure recommend that you take out specific travel insurance to cover the risk of having to cancel a holiday due to illness.  We do not recommend specific providers and suggest that people do their own research. 

Our 2018 Holidays

Cornwall 2018

St Austell

We have chosen to base our Cornish Adventure in the St Austell area due to its proximity to a number of attractions. The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and Charlestown with its shipwreck centre and picturesque harbour, not to mention a wealth of beautiful beaches.

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May 14-18:

£520pp

June 4-8:

£520pp

July 9-13:

£520pp

Devon 2018

Topsham

Topsham is a charming town on the banks of the Exe estuary, just south of Exeter and a million miles from the hustle and bustle of city life. We will visit castles and National Trust properties well loved by generations of holidaymakers, take a boat trip on the River Exe and have the opportunity to see Dartmoor. Enjoy the wonderful seclusion of this beautiful enclave on the South Coast.

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July 2-6:

£600pp

Oct 1-5:

£600pp

Dorset - Under 65’s

Magdalen Farm - Lyme Regis

This itinerary is specifically designed for people living with young onset dementia under the age of 65. Set in a rural idyll on the Dorset/Somerset border between Chard and Crewkerne lies Magdalen farm. An organic farm and a member of Care Farming UK, the accessible centre here was converted from old farm buildings is set around a landscaped courtyard. The coastal town of Lyme Regis opens out onto the dramatic Jurassic Coast with fossil hunting at Charmouth.

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Sept 3-7:

£680pp

Dorset - Under 65’s - Family Break

Magdalen Farm - Lyme Regis

A family friendly holiday, to include children. Set in the heart of Dorset between Chard and Crewkerne lies Magdalen farm. An organic farm and a member of Care Farming UK, the accessible centre here was converted from old farm buildings is set around a landscaped courtyard. The coastal town of Lyme Regis opens out onto the dramatic Jurassic Coast with fossil hunting at Charmouth. *Under 14's go FREE*.

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Aug 20-24:

£650pp (under 14 free)

Isle of Wight 2018

Godshill Park Farm

The Isle of Wight is a favourite holiday destination for many people. Situated just off England’s South coast and less than 2 hours from London via the Isle of Wight Ferry, its mild climate, beautiful scenery and seaside makes it an ideal destination for a relaxing break.

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March 19-23 :

£600pp

April 16-20:

£600pp

May 21-25:

£620pp

June 25-29:

£650pp

Sept 24-28:

£650pp

Lake District 2018

Ireby

This holiday takes you to the Northern Lake District, giving a real taste of Cumbria. With mountains, lakes, fell villages and the coast being just a handful of the beautiful features on offer, stunning views and experiences come as standard.
This break is run in partnership with a local organisation called Amy’s Care. Like us, they specialise in both travel and dementia and provide excellent local knowledge and skills, adding immense value to the trip.

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June 11-15:

£680pp

Sept 10-14:

£680pp

Lake District 2018 - Walking Holiday

Ireby

This is a group holiday which will allow you safe and supported access to some of the most famous fells of the Lakes District. The emphasis of this holiday is walking, so you should be physically able to walk around 7 miles a day over hilly terrain. Each walk has a ‘get out clause’ for anyone wishing to cut their day short, or for anyone who may be struggling. We employ experienced walking guides and staff who are considerate, vigilant and supportive of each person’s individual abilities, aiming to make a challenging walking holiday possible for people who have good mobility.

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May 14-18:

£680pp

July 9-13:

£680pp

Lake District 2018

Windermere

Enjoy early Spring and Autumn and its myriad of colours whilst staying in luxurious, accessible & cosy accommodation in the Lake District.  This holiday is based at Windermere, England’s largest natural lake. This is a supported group holiday that allows you to make friends and experience the natural landscape and heritage of this, our largest National Park. This break is suitable for those with limited mobility.

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April 16-20:

£700pp

Sept 24-28:

£700pp

Norfolk 2018

Fakenham, Broads & Coast

We have chosen to visit the area of North Norfolk for this break. With its big skies and beautiful natural resources the area is host to a plethora of attractions.

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April 23-27:

£520pp

June 18-22:

£520pp

Sept 3-7:

£520pp

Northumberland 2018

Kielder Water

Kielder Water and Forest Park is home to northern Europe’s largest man-made lake and England’s largest forest. The distinctive landscape of the area includes 27 miles of shoreline surrounded by pine forest and heather moorland, giving an amazing location for an outdoor orientated holiday, with a high level of care available on site.

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March 19-23:

£700pp

May 7-11:

£700pp

Oct 8-12:

£700pp

Portugal 2018

Casal Da Eira, São Bras

This gorgeous coast has attracted winter sun-seekers for decades, largely appealing to those that have sought peace, authenticity, and beautiful sandy beaches. Away from its major resorts it retains a delightfully sleepy, lost in time, largely rural ambience, and features a number of small-scale, yet fascinating, historic cities. We aim to make this holiday as accessible as possible for people with dementia by the introduction of a number of adaptations and of course with the special attention to detail you have come to expect from us.

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Nov 1-8:

£1295

North Yorkshire 2018

Scarborough

We have chosen to feature North Yorkshire this year for the variety of activities that are available in the local area – from a boat trip from Whitby Harbour to the majestic North York Moors Railway, Scarborough Castle and a Birds of Prey show, there is something for everyone.

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July 16-20:

£520pp

Oct 8-12:

£520pp

Suffolk 2018

Bury St Edmunds & Surrounds

Surrounded by countryside, with 1000 years of history to explore, Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding towns and villages, promise the perfect getaway. Visit some beautiful sites including Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Thetford Forest and the Dad's Army Museum on this easily accessible break.

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April 30-May 4:

£520pp

June 25-29:

£520pp

Thames Barge Sailing 2018

Maldon, Essex

Sailing from Maldon, we explore the beautiful ‘Essex Sunshine Coast’ afloat. The Essex coast is the longest of any English county with 350 miles of varied and beautiful coastline. Our route takes in rugged sheltered coves, vast saltmarshes that teem with wildfowl and beautiful sandy beaches.

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Aug 27-31:

£650pp

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