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Breaks for serving families

*Please note Serving Break applications for 2021 are now closed. New locations will be available to view very soon*

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. All properties are available at affordable rates starting from £252 a week.

All serving breaks are subject to government guidance found here www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-essential-travel-guidance.

The serving breaks will run on selected weeks during Easter and summer holidays and will offer an opportunity to rent holiday accommodation in many popular UK locations. Priority will be given to serving personnel and families with a welfare need.

Locations

Hammer Bank Lodge, Windermere
Hammer Bank Lodge, Windermere

Available during the 2021 summer school holidays.

Ideal for families, this wonderful home at the heart of the Lake District 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 and attractions in Windermere.

View this break for more information.

Rose Cottage, Loch Ness
Rose Cottage, Loch Ness

Available during the 2021 summer school holidays.

A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate near Loch Ness. 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.

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Awel Y Mor, Llandudno
Awel Y Mor, Llandudno

Available during 2021 summer school holiday period.

This traditional terraced property is situated close to the sandy beaches of Llandudno's West Shore in the quieter end of town.

Llandudno is packed with holiday activities, take a stroll on the pier, catch a show at the Venue Cymru theatre, explore the beautiful Great Orme and take the UK's longest cable car to the summit. The historic town of Conwy is only a short journey away.

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Accessible bungalow, Bognor Regis
Accessible bungalow, Bognor Regis
Available during 2021 summer school holiday period.

The beautiful bungalow on a private estate has been purpose built to provide holiday accommodation for wheelchair users with their families. Shops are half a mile away and the beach is five minutes away with an access ramp for wheelchairs.

Bognor Regis has a pier, park, zoo and leisure centre. Arundel Castle, Climping Beach, Littlehampton, Worthing and Chichester are within easy reach with Brighton, Portsmouth and Southsea not too far away. Bosham is very picturesque and the Roman Palace at Fishbourne is accessible to wheelchairs.

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Boreham Bridge Barn, Ninfield
Boreham Bridge Barn, Ninfield

Available during 2021 summer school holiday period.

History enthusiasts will find plenty to explore from this barn conversion, with Pevensey and Herstmonceux castles, and Battle all within easy reach.

Explore the rolling countryside and take a ride on the Kent and Sussex steam railway, which can take you to the fairytale 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.

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Booking

When we have breaks available again, you will need to complete our serving breaks application form. You'll be able to do this once we have released information on our 2022 breaks. The application is best completed on a desktop or laptop computer. The document should open automatically if you have a PDF viewer installed on your computer. If you are using a compatible internet browser such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer, the PDF will open in your browser. Please save the document to your computer so to be able to attach the document to an email.

If attempting to open the application on a mobile or tablet device, please save the PDF to the device itself and open in a compatible PDF viewer. Most devices come with this already installed. Without doing this you may find that the application does not open in its fully editable format.

Please DO NOT print off and complete the application by hand.

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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