Retreats & holidays for the bereaved;
special breaks for widows, widowers & bereaved children

BEREAVEMENT RETREATS DIRECTORY

 

uk flagFAB Camps – Families' Activity Breaks

based: UK
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Families' Activity Breaks (FAB) provide challenging and fun activity holidays for bereaved military families; available to families with children up to 19 years of age. This initiative covers all three of the Armed Forces and is run together with the Youth Hostel Association of England and Wales.

| for the bereaved | UK |

 

uk flagFire & Rain Soul Spas

based: Scotland, UK
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Fire & Rain offers Soul Spa breaks in stunning locations in Scotland for people who have lost their life partner. With nature and feel-good surroundings acting as therapists, these re-treat holidays remind you that you deserve only the best. And that life is worth living to the full, even after a great loss.

| for the bereaved | retreats | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | Scotland | UK |

 

uk flagLee Abbey

based: Devon, UK
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Among a full program of retreats, Lee Abbey offers a bereaved family break, which is a multi-activity break designed for those anyone who's partner has died and whose children are aged between 8 and 18.

| for the bereaved | England |

 

uk flagWinston's Wish

based: Gloucestershire, UK
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Winston's Wish (the charity for bereaved children) provides fun, challenging residential weekends for bereaved children and young people (6–18 years). These offer practical and creative activities that encourage teamwork and build confidence and self-esteem.

| for the bereaved | UK |

 

Barretstown

based: Co Kildare, Ireland

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An activity and adventure camp with the primary aim of providing holidays and breaks for children with serious illness; also holds weekend bereavement camps for families.

| for the bereaved | Ireland |

 

Breakthrough Retreats

based: Co Down, Northern Ireland

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One-to-one, custom designed weekend, 5 and 7-day retreat programmes with bereavement counselling.

| for the bereaved | Northern Ireland |

 

Care for the Family

based: Cardiff, Wales, UK

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Activity holidays for bereaved families and weekend retreats looking at the emotions of grief, new relationships and helping children with grief.

| for the bereaved | UK |

 

Comfort Zone Camp

based: Virginia, USA

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Bereavement camps for children (7-17) who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. These year-round camps are held in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia.

| for the bereaved | USA |

 

Donna's Dream House

based: Blackpool, UK

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A trust providing free holidays for children and teenagers with life-threatening illnesses and their families, and for recently bereaved siblings and their families.

| for the bereaved | UK |

 

Grief Retreats

based: Hawaii, USA

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Aloha healing women grief retreats in Hawaii, one week healing journeys that will change your life forever.

| for the bereaved | Hawaii |

 

Grove Bournemouth (The)

based: Dorset, UK

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Hotel offering holiday retreats for people with life threatening illnesses; including dedicated Christmas Cracker Breaks for the bereaved (carers/families/friends welcome).

| for the bereaved | England |

 

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FriendsThis is a special category dedicated to retreats and holidays for people who've been bereaved. Holiday trips designed specifically for adults (widows, widowers, partners, syblings), teenagers and children, who've lost loved ones.

 

Some of the retreats, holidays and breaks listed here will simply be offering ordinary getaways (of any kind) in a sympathetic, understanding atmosphere; some may be targeted at families, children and young people, with the aim of providing an enjoyable 'ordinary' holiday in a caring atmosphere, perhaps shared with others in similar circumstances.

 

Others will be quiet, relaxing retreats that allow space for grieving and sometimes a range of therapies to help people through the difficult times. Some may include bereavement counselling and support. Some may also offer subsidised or free breaks for adults and children in particular circumstances.

 

 

 

 

Nelson's Journey

based: Norfolk, UK

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Norwich based charity offering therapeutic residential weekend camps for bereaved children and young people.

| for the bereaved | UK |

 

Paul's Fund

based: Devon, UK

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A grant giving charitable trust offering respite holiday breaks to young adults (approx 18-30) who are facing life threatening illness or bereavement.

| for the bereaved | England |

 

Royal British Legion (The)

based: London, UK

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With four centres across the UK offering breaks for serving or ex-service men/women and/or their dependents who are recovering from illness or bereavement.

| for the bereaved | UK |

 

Simonburn B&B

based: Northumberland, UK

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Comfortable B&B accommodation also offering grief retreats for people who've suffered the loss of a loved one/relationship or other important element of their lives.

| for the bereaved | England |

 

The Compassionate Friends (TCF)

based: UK

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For bereaved parents and their families; TCF hold residential retreats giving opportunities to share experiences and a range of workshops, discussion groups, social activities.

| for the bereaved | UK |