Sense Holidays

Applications for Sense Holidays are now closed, but you can register your interest in holidays to find out more about Sense Holidays 2022.

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Every summer, children, young people and adults across the country pack their bags for a week of laughter and exciting new experiences.

On a Sense Holiday, you might try sailing for the first time, or learn how to rock climb. If you’re a thrill-seeker, you could visit a theme park and ride the rollercoasters, or spend a relaxed city break visiting cafes, museums and galleries. The possibilities are endless.

Whatever you choose to do, our experienced holiday leaders and team of fun, friendly and well-trained volunteers will be there to support you. Together, we might try things that you hadn’t even thought were possible!

Sense Holidays 2021

Applications for Sense Holidays 2021 are now closed, but you can take a look at our holiday brochure from this year.

When and where

Sense Holidays take place across the summer in stunning spots across England and Wales. Each Sense Holiday in 2021 will last for six nights.

You’ll stay in accessible, high quality accommodation, including outdoor activity centres, cottages, apartments and even canal boats.

Keeping safe on Sense Holidays

The Sense Holidays team have and will continue to make reasonable and robust adjustments to reflect the government Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance in place at the time of the holiday.

This year, we're offering a number of holidays at key locations with opportunities for a range of activities on site. This will allow for social distancing and reduce the amount of contact we have with members of the public if necessary. We've also reduced the number of spaces on each Sense Holiday to cap the number of people in each holiday group.

Sense Holidays will adhere to government guidelines and organisational best practices leading up to and at the time of the holiday. We'll keep all holidaymakers and their families fully up to date with our plans to ensure everyone’s safety whilst on a Sense Holiday.

I met other people and made new friends. I loved it, loved it, loved it!

Sense holidaymaker

The Sense approach

Every Sense Holiday is led by a skilled and experienced leader, who will work with you and your family or carers to plan a break that matches your interests and wishes. You'll have all the support you need to have a fun, safe week away.

Your holiday group will include other people in your age range who share your interests and are looking for a similar holiday experience, whether that’s an action-packed activity week or a more relaxed break. We hope you'll enjoy meeting new people and making new friends, with lots of laughs along the way.

Our amazing, committed and enthusiastic volunteers complete the groups, ensuring every holidaymaker has a minimum of one-to-one support at all times, and more support if needed. All volunteers are carefully checked, including an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS, and are given thorough training and preparation before each holiday.

Who Sense Holidays are for

Sense Holidays are for children, young people and adults who are deafblind or have multi-sensory impairments. We welcome applications from those aged 5 and above, and have no upper age limit. For those aged over 18, we prioritise those who are living at home with their family.

Thank you so much for making this possible for us, it made me feel completely revitalised. To leave my daughter with such competent, caring, kind people felt incredible.

Parent of a Sense holidaymaker