Free Holidays | Youth Cancer Trust

Fun, food
and friends
all included

Your free ticket to a break from cancer

The Youth Cancer Trust provides support and free holidays at the Tracy Ann House in Bournemouth for teenagers and young adults (aged 14 to 30) with cancer from anywhere in the UK and Ireland. The holidays run from Mondays to Fridays and provide an opportunity to have fun and chill out in a safe and relaxed environment with other people of your own age who understand what it’s like to have cancer.

To come on a holiday you will need to have agreement from your GP or health professional that you are fit to come. You can come before treatment, during or after… it’s entirely up to you. You can also bring a friend or sibling with you for company.

Meals, refreshments, activities and accommodation are provided for you and there is no cost to you at all – everything is FREE!!

Please note: Our holiday activities may be different to those advertised to protect our guests, staff and volunteers due to Covid.

Please see our Covid19 Prevention Policy for 2022

Please don’t feel alone – Youth Cancer Trust is running a secure online group for young cancer patients and those with late effects from having had cancer as a young person. If you would like to join the group, please complete our online form, or email us

The online group offers support, fun activities such as cookery and quizzes, peers who understand, therapeutic support and activities to help promote wellbeing, such as Yoga and meditation. 

Holidays (running again in 2022) are also available for young people who have been in remission for up to five years or who are living with the late effects of having had cancer as a teenager or young adult.

Watch the video on the right to see what a holiday at the Tracy Ann House is like.

We can discuss travel arrangements in more detail with you once you have made the right decision to come on a fun holiday with us.

Please note: if we have already confirmed that you are eligible for a holiday, then please complete the full application form.

Submit your application online Submit your application by post