Free holidays for young people with cancer | Youth Cancer Trust

Fun, food and friends all included

Your free ticket to a break from cancer

The Youth Cancer Trust provides secure online support and free wellbeing holidays in Dewlish, Dorset for teenagers and young adults (aged 14 to 30) living with and beyond cancer from anywhere in the UK and Ireland. The holidays run from Mondays to Fridays during the school holidays 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.

Youth Cancer Trust has moved from Bournemouth to Dewlish, Dorset at Manor Farm Barn and adjacent cottage Churn House. Both are located on the private land of a working farm.

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 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 enquiry 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 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.

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.

Where you will be staying

Accommodation for your Youth Cancer Trust holiday will be at Manor Farm Barn and the adjacent cottage Churn House. Both are located on the private land of a working farm in Dewlish, Dorset. 

Between the 2 buildings is a courtyard patio area with a swimming pool and a large games room. 

On Site Facilities

  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / patio area with pagoda
  • Games room with table tennis, pool table and table football 
  • Broadband / Wifi
  • BBQ
  • Central Heating 
  • Access for those with mobility issues.

Find out more about the accommodation here

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