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Looking for fun holiday ideas for your family?

Friday 28th July 2017

Contact a Family's guide to holidays, play and leisure is packed full of useful information to help you plan to keep the kids occupied this summer holiday.

Parents can get a free copy by calling the Contact a Family helpline on 0808 808 3555. Our holidays guide covers:

  • Where to find suitable play and leisure facilities.
  • Ideas for days out.
  • Your child's rights to play and leisure.
  • Financial help with leisure, and with holidays in the UK or abroad.
  • Finding holiday and travel insurance.
  • Short breaks for carers..

Sadly, one of the biggest holiday nightmares for families with disabled children is shortages in holiday childcare provision. This means they find themselves between a rock and a hard place when it comes to childcare and work.

Here, Catherine Tyrie, a parent carer, talks about the secret life of juggling holiday childcare when you have a disabled child. And why having an understanding employer is so important.

Read our webpages for more information about work and childcare.