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Subsidised breaks for serving families

Applications are now closed

Locations for 2023 will be available to view here in the new year

We know how stressful Service life can be. Deployment, separation, and continuous moves can all add to pressures at work and home. To help, we are offering subsidised breaks across the UK to serving personnel and their families. The serving breaks run on selected weeks during Easter and summer holidays and offer an opportunity to rent holiday accommodation in many popular UK locations. All properties are available at affordable rates starting from £257.04 a week. Priority will be given to serving personnel and families with a welfare need. All serving breaks are subject to government guidance.

Our new holiday home, The Folly in Bridlington is now available for welfare breaks for serving RAF personnel and RAF veterans all year round.
 

Locations

Hammer Bank Lodge
Hammer Bank Lodge, Windermere

Ideal for families, this wonderful Windermere home boasts two warm cosy sitting rooms, one leading to a delightful enclosed garden, a modern kitchen with dining area, three lovely bedrooms and a spacious bathroom.

A real home from home, full of character, charm and those extra touches that make a memorable holiday. The location is just a few minutes' walk from a variety of shops and restaurants in Windermere.

 

Boreham Bridge Barn
Boreham Bridge Barn, Ninfield

Explore the rolling countryside and take a ride on the Kent and Sussex steam railway, which can take you to the fairy tale moated castle at Bodiam.

Enjoy the coast at Hastings with its fishing fleet, pier and iconic net huts. Camber Sands offers miles of golden sand dunes and an opportunity to polish up your kite surfing skills, and Eastbourne at the foot of the South Downs also makes for a great day out. From Battle, there are good train links into London if you fancy a spot of sightseeing.

 

Hiham Lodge
Hiham Lodge, Winchelsea

This detached property benefits from a very sociable layout, perfect for getting the family together and enjoying your own little bit of countryside in the private and enclosed garden. Located on the East Sussex countryside, it enables you to enjoy endless walks around 1066 country and absorb the breath taking scenery.

Take a short stroll into the heart of Winchelsea, where you will find St Thomas Church pubs and restaurants, all offering a taste of the local produce.

 

Thalassa
Thalassa, Pagham

Well placed for discovering the area, the property is near Pagham Nature Reserve, a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife. About 10 miles away, Chichester boasts a beautiful cathedral, Chichester Festival Theatre, a number of leisure facilities, and horse racing at Goodwood and Fontwell.

Arundel is also nearby, a town that's famous for its castles, book and antique shops, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Wildlife Centre Arundel, and Pulborough Brooks RSPB. Besides Pagham, there are various popular beaches in the area, such as at West Wittering, Worthing and Bognor.

 

The Tides
The Tides-Lo-Tide, Elmer

Well positioned to enjoy the surrounding area, the opportunities to explore are endless. The popular resort of Bognor Regis is also easily accessible offering a traditional seaside experience for all.

The vast sands and promenade combined with the pretty parks and gardens makes this an ideal destination for a great day out. To the east sits vibrant Brighton bursting with culture, nightlife and shopping and to the west, Portsmouth with its maritime heritage. 

 

Rose Cottage
Rose Cottage, Loch Ness

A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil setting only a few miles from Beauly in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and without doubt, make a super base for exploring the many attractions and activities this area has to offer. The cottage has been equipped and furnished to ensure as relaxing and comfortable holiday as possible, and it has its own individual character and style.

You can explore the extensive grounds of Beaufort Estate with its abundance of wildlife, idyllic picnic places and easy walking routes and also travel further afield to experience some of the stunning scenery, interesting and historic attractions and a large variety of sports.

 

Bedfeltan
Bedfelltan, Tal-y-bont

Bedfelltan is a spacious and comfortable, 3 bedroom bungalow situated in the lovely little village of Tal-y-Bont. With a sea view from the front, plenty of off-road parking, a quaint garden and everything you could need for a wonderful stay, it offers a peaceful and relaxing getaway with great access to some of the most stunning locations on the west coast of Wales.

Located just a short distance away by car or train is the popular coastal town of Barmouth, with its beautiful beach, breath taking views and its plethora of places to eat and drink. Also close by is Harlech, famous for its castle, where you can also visit the Llanfair Slate Caverns.

 

Awel Y Mor, Llandudno
Awel Y Mor, Llandudno

Llandudno is one of the largest and most popular of the Welsh seaside resorts, and still retains much of its Victorian character and charm. The golden sandy beach at North Shore is set in the magnificent crescent shaped bay, flanked by Great Ormes Head and Little Orme, with Llandudno and its elegant promenade lying protected between the headlands.

Llandudno offers its visitors good shopping, with a modern shopping arcade discreetly designed to blend with the traditional surroundings. The North Wales Theatre on the promenade is a new 1500 seat theatre, where West End shows and the Welsh National Opera perform. Throughout the area you can experience the local culture at eisteddfodau, festivals and concerts and hear the famous Welsh male voice choirs.

 

Apply today

Applications are now closed

Locations for 2023 will be available to view here in the new year

Photo RAF ID Card

We require proof of current RAF Service to accompany your application. If you have access to a scanner, please scan the photo RAF ID Card. Alternatively, taking a picture of the photo RAF ID Card on a mobile or tablet is perfectly acceptable so long as it is still readable.
Without this we will not be able to process your application.

Sending us your application and photo RAF ID Card

Please send us your application and photo RAF ID Card by attaching them to the same email and sending to servingbreaks@rafbf.org.uk.
If you have any further questions, please email or call us on 0300 102 1919.

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