The Youth Cancer Trust provides support and free holidays in Bournemouth for teenagers and young adults (aged 14 to 30) with cancer from anywhere in the UK and Ireland. The holidays 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’s, Tracy Ann House, is open all year round and takes groups of 8 each week. Groups arrive on a Monday and leave on a Friday.
Once your holiday is booked we will contact you to discuss travel arrangements. We are able to help with the cost of trains, planes and petrol. Please talk to Peter about this as he can organise and book the tickets for you – email Peter.
We are a charitable organisation, so we would very much appreciate if you are able to afford your own transport costs. Those of 18 and over usually make their own way and some of you may have cars. There is parking in Studland Road in front of the house.
Why not arrange your own groups with other cancer patients you’ve met in hospital?
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.
If you are eligible for a Youth Cancer Trust holiday, please complete the full application form.
The school holidays get quickly booked up so it would be helpful if you are able to come out of season. This allows those who are in full time education the opportunity for a holiday.
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!
Meals, refreshments, activities and accommodation are provided for you and there is no cost to you at all – everything is FREE!!
When you arrive on the Monday, you will be shown your room. You will then have the opportunity to meet the rest of the group and the staff. As a group you can then decide what activities you would like to go on during your holiday. There is no pressure and if you feel unsure about any of the activities you can always talk to us. We are on hand to talk about any of your concerns and want you to have a really excellent holiday!
Alternatively, if you have any questions – please email us or head over to our FAQs section.
Due to the situation with the coronavirus and the government guidance, we have unfortunately had to close the office and holiday home to protect our staff and beneficiaries.
All holidays have been postponed until 2021. If you would like to book a holiday for 2021, please email us
If you have already booked your transport for this year, please let us know and will reimburse the cost.
We are always here for you if you have any questions or concerns, just call 01202 763591 or email
Please take good care of one another – all our staff wish you all the very best 🙂
Please do help support us – we need donations more than ever as our community fundraising team is unable to work as normal. You can donate via the button on our home page or please email us if you would like to raise money for Youth Cancer Trust. We really appreciate any help you can give as we will continue to support young people with cancer as best we can now and in the future.
The house is currently closed to visitors until further notice.
Please email us if you have an urgent enquiry.