Go on a Sense Holiday

Applications for 2024 holidays are now closed!

Volunteers make Sense Holidays unforgettable. If you want to do something amazing this year, join our volunteering team.

Sense Holidays promise postcard-worthy adventures in the country’s most picturesque spots. All with expert carers and trusted volunteers at your side. This year we’re celebrating 50 years of running holidays for disabled people in the UK!

Every Sense Holiday is an opportunity to make friends for life. You’ll be grouped together with other holiday-makers based on your interests, age and communication styles. Our holidays are for people aged 8 and upwards and are grouped into holidays for under and over 18’s.

Want to try canoeing, climbing or even horse riding? Or is a culture-filled city break more your thing? We’ve got the right holiday for you!

Two women sitting outside, holding hands

“I feel I can switch off on a Sense Holiday. I don’t have to worry about anything. I can be wild spirited and feel free.”


How much do Sense Holidays cost?

Visit the cost and payment page for full details of cost, payment schedules and grants.

How to apply to go on a Sense Holiday

Sense Holidays are extremely popular, so we can’t offer a place to everyone who applies. Find out more about the application process.

Who can go on Sense Holidays?

If you’re interested in a Sense Holiday, you should apply as early as possible – places fill up quickly!

We offer places on Sense Holidays to people aged 8 and over who have complex communication. That could mean that you have:

  • Sensory impairment
  • Learning disability
  • Physical disability
  • Autism

This isn’t an exhaustive list. If you’re not sure if Sense Holidays are for you, speak to our friendly Holidays Team.

There’s no upper age limit on Sense Holidays – we take children and adults.

What’s special about Sense Holidays?

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    Ofsted registered and rated ‘Good’ with an area of ‘Outstanding’ for 2023.

  • 50 years’ experience delivering holidays for people with complex disabilities.

  • A personalised approach: each holiday is
    planned around the needs and interests of the Sense holidaymakers.

  • All our holidays are run by experienced and trained holiday leaders.

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    Each trip is supported by a team of trained, skilled and passionate volunteers.

“For Mylo to have a holiday like that – and for us to be able to have one too – is something I’ll never forget.”

Ruth, whose son Mylo is supported by Sense

Support from Sense

We’re the national disability charity supporting everyone who is deafblind or has complex disabilities. We’re here for people of all ages and their families. If you need more information and advice about the services we provide, you can find out more here.