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Sign up to SSAFA’s family break in Exmoor!

Sign up to SSAFA’s family break in Exmoor!


10 Mar, 2020

A special four-night break for military families with additional needs children is now taking applications …

Come and join SSAFA at this fun-filled family adventure break! It’s a free mid-week residential, open exclusively to military families with children who have additional needs and disabilities – and siblings are welcome too. Running from 26–30 October at the Calvert Trust, there are 60 spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Calvert Trust is a fully accessible centre that ‘enables people with physical, learning, behaviour and sensory disabilities to experience exciting, challenging and enjoyable outdoor activities’. The aim is to give military families the opportunity to spend quality time together while challenging themselves through outdoor activities and seeing one another achieve. 

A previous attendee of SSAFA’s family break says: ‘I want to say thank you for this opportunity. Normally I wouldn’t think of doing an activity trip, because I need to think of the whole family. But I would recommend this to everyone.’

In a beautiful setting overlooking a Devon reservoir, with three hot meals a day provided, families can bond over daily activities such as:

  • horse riding
  • kayaking
  • biking
  • sailing
  • archery
  • abseiling
  • bush craft, and
  • low ropes.

Interested in attending?

Get in touch with Frances Robinson, additional needs and disability advisor, for more information on how to apply: email or call 0207 463 9315.


  • All children within the family must be aged between 3 and 18 years.
  • Children must be dependants of a current serving person or reservist.
  • One child attending must have an additional need and/or disability.
  • At least one parent must attend the break with their children.


About SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. In 2018, our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 82,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

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