​Family Breaks

Free respite breaks to aid positive mental health
at our holiday home at the seaside

Family Breaks at our holiday home in Skegness

Free respite breaks at our holiday home in Skegness for families who have children with long term physical or mental illnesses or disabilities. We provide the break not just for the child, but mum, dad and any siblings too. We are also more than happy to accommodate a carer should one be required. All we ask for a returnable security deposit against breakages or damage and a small contribution towards a Covid-Secure clean. 

Our holiday home is a static caravan and is a real home away from home and a great way for all the family to recharge their batteries. This is suitable for most families with great facilities including a wet room, wheelchair access and lowered units. We even provide bedding for your stay too!

Our caravan is located in a quiet part of a caravan park close to lovely golden beaches, so if you are wanting to simply have a quiet get away, this is the ideal location.

With all the comforts of home including digital television, streaming services from Sky’s NowTV and Netflix as well as the usual on demand catch up services will keep you and your family entertained for hours. We even include superfast internet to keep you connected to your friends and social media.

Our respite holidays are designed for the families to have a break away together to aid recuperation and improve mental health and positive outlooks.

Please note: We politely remind applicants that these are not holidays, and we are not a holiday company. These are free respite breaks that we provide at the earliest convinience to aid positive mental health and a change of scenery for the family.

The breaks are provided on an accommodation only basis with no food-plans or entertainment included.

The holiday park is located inbetween Skegness and Ingoldmells and there are some great pubs, restaurants and family venues  both within walking distance or a short drive away.

If you want to venture off site, the famous Ingoldmells market is open most days and is only a short walk away. Theres also some other great things to do nearby, such as:

  • Jump Warriors Trampoline Park
  • Natureland Seal Sanctuary
  • Skegness Aquarium
  • Pleasure Beach Fairground
  • Fantasy Island Theme Park
  • Tower Gardens & Park
  • Skegness Pier
  • Hardy’s Animal Farm
  • Tiny Tots Village Playzone
  • Embassy Theatre
  • Donkey Sanctuary
  • Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve
  • Gunby Hall & Gardens
  • Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway
  • Skegness Laserquest 
  • Fairy Dell Toddler Park
  • Lincolnshire Aviation & Heritage Centre

Third party venues are provided as a courtesy only. The charity doesn’t provide any recommendation of the quality or availablity of any venue.

  All about our holiday home


Butlins Skegness
YCT Kitchen
YCT Master Bedroom
YCT Wet Room

Holiday Home Features:

  • Luxurious 6 Berth Accessible Caravan
  • Decking Ramp & Wide Doors
  • Double Glazing & Central Heating
  • Bedding Supplied (except travel cot)
  • Wet Room with Rails & Shower
  • Fast, Unlimited WiFi with Netflix & NowTV
  • Bluetooth Sound System
  • Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine
  • Travel Cot / Bottle Warmer / Sterliser / High Chair
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Covid Secure Clean with Welcome Pack

Don’t miss out on your free 2022 respite break in Skegness

Coronavirus Guarantee

We have a gold service Covid Guarantee.
We will rearrange your respite break if there is a further local or national lockdown or if your family is in isolation. 

Paid Breaks

To help cover the cost of providing our free breaks to our service users, we are able to offer paid-for holidays at our luxurious holiday home in Skegness. (read more)

On Resort Entertainment

We do not include any access to on-site entertainment or facilities as part of our free respite breaks. We are happy to include a list of lots of local facilities on our page!

  Frequently Asked Questions


Who can make an application for the Respite Breaks and who can go on them?

We welcome applications from parents/guardians, teachers, social/support workers and medical professionals. The breaks are designed for the family unit (parent, the poorly/disabled child and sibings) to have a break together to aid positive mental health. 

Can I pick a specific date such as in school holidays?

Sadly no. As our breaks are classed as respite breaks and not a holiday we wish to be fair to all applicants. If your application is successful you will be able to choose from a weekend or mid-week break and request a particular month. We will then allocate the first free date.

I can’t take my kids on holiday in school time!

Our breaks are respite breaks to aid positive mental health which also improves learning in school. We provide school support letters on request and we have not had a school refuse a respite break so far.

Is the break really free?

If you meet our acceptance criteria and are offered a break, then the actual cost of the break is free. We only take a £100 security bond against breakages and damages which is returned at the end of your break if everything is left clean and tidy and nothing is damaged or broken. We do ask for a small donation of £50 to help cover the cost of cleaning and preparing the caravan and for bedding for the duration of your stay.

Can I bring extended family or friends on the break with me?

Sadly no. Although we offer these breaks free of charge, it does cost the charity money to provide the service. Our breaks are only for your immediate family unit and we will verify the names and dates of births of those staying in our holiday home for site safety and Covid track and trace purposes.

Is on-site entertainment included?

Yorkshire Children’s Trust do not provide access to any on-site entertainment or facilities on our free breaks. We have provided a list of local family friendly venues where you may like to visit during your stay on this website. 

Do I need to take bedding or towels with me?

YCT request a donation of £50 toward the preparation and cleaning of the caravan, this also includes the provision of bedding for your stay, except the travel cot. Please ensure you bring towels and a teatowel with your for your stay.

If you have any more pre-application questions, please email charity@yctrust.uk or call a team member on 01422 728080.

If you don’t qualify for a free holiday?
Why Not Book a Paid Break?

Applications for holidays are subject to the charity application process and approval by the charity Trustees.
Applicants may select a mid-week or long weekend break and dates of the holiday will be subject to the holiday terms and conditions, the Butlins terms and conditions and date availability.
All holidays are subject to a £100 security bond and £50 Cleaning Charge.