Group Holiday Stories

3H have been organising subsidised group holidays for those with disabilities for many years. People can have an enjoyable independent holiday while also enabling their carers to have valuable period of respite.

In August our “Great British Holiday” to Scarborough saw eight guests enjoy a long list of activities including a speedboat trip, the circus, Flamingo Land and Go Ape.

Guests said it made them “feel more independent going on holiday without their family”.  Guests were “able to relax and enjoy the company of the holiday people and the staff”

Highlights included the wheelchair friendly outings, good company, Flamingo Land and being able to experience new things.  The Chrysalis Holiday team made sure our guests had awonderful holiday!

A smiling guest on a speedboat whilst on a group holiday.
A group of holiday makers enjoying a day out at an adventure park.
A group holiday guest on a high walkway enjoying Go Ape.

The Gwesty Seren hotel was our base for the September group holiday to North Wales.

Some guests enjoyed a trip on the Great Orme Tramway while others completed a circular walk taking in cliff top views. Guests also took an old fashioned train journey, went to the Welsh mountain zoo, on a trip into Llandudno and a walk along the promenade.

Hearty hotel breakfasts began each day and takeaways, picnic’s, bistro lunches and a pub meal provided an excellent variety of enjoyable meals during the day!

Everyone had a great time and were sad that the holiday had to end.

A group holiday guest taking a train ride up Great Orme in Wales.

In 2023 two sailing holidays aboard the Queen Galadriel were enjoyed by Young Carers Together and Kangaroo’s.

A boy smiling at the camera with a pirate eye patch on.

“Thank you to all the lovely people on that residential trip! What a fantastic adventure! Ethan had a time of his life! He is hoping that there be another sailing trip! He had amazing time! Thank you!” 

“What a terrific trip Robbie was very excited about it all when he got home. Thanks so much everyone … just wonderful and a great adventure for the end of the summer. Xxxx”

Young person steering the boat using the large wooden wheel.

“Thanks… for the brilliant idea of getting this trip together.  I expected it to be good but not this good!…” Christoph

“…I came into it thinking it would just be a short break away from home but soon realised that it was more than just that.  It was an opportunity to make good friends, learn how to work and function as a team, and to develop skills that may well carry on far into the future…” Toby

Young people on board the boat being shown how to sail.

In 2022 The 3H Foundation, The Oaks and The Cirdan Sailing Trust took part in an amazing voyage!
Our adult group holiday took part in Wales where our guests took part in activities including dry slope skiing!

“The words “best trip ever” were used several times throughout our voyage and the laughs we shared will stay with us for a lifetime. Honestly there was not a single moment that we weren’t smiling, laughing and living in the moment.

Thank you again for all the support you gave us to enable us to enjoy and be a part of such a special adventure.”

The voyage built resilience, enhanced social skills and increased confidence.  

Sailing holiday with Cirdan Sailing Trust

“I think the greatest aspect was that they were not given any special dispensation for their needs unnecessarily and as a result they achieved far greater things than they could ever imagine.

You have facilitated barriers being ripped down and accomplishments being raised as high as the mighty sails!

Keep doing what you are doing as it truly makes a difference – Thank You!” – Jackie

A group holiday guest enjoying a day dry slope skiing.
Two guests having a go at Archery
Group photo on a holiday to Wales.

Working with other organisations The 3H Foundation enables young people to enjoy an adventurous holiday independent of their day to day carers.

If you feel your organisation would be interested in working with The 3H Foundation, please contact us for more information.