How to book your holiday | Youth Cancer Trust

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The Youth Cancer Trust provides free therapeutic wellbeing holidays in Dewlish, Dorset for teenagers and young adults (aged 14 to 30) living with and beyond cancer from the UK and Ireland.

The holidays take place during the school holidays (Monday to Friday). Each week groups of a similar age stay and take part in a range of activities from water sports through to more leisurely activities such as arts and crafts. The groups choose which activities they wish to take part in and there is no pressure to take part in any of the activities if they are not for you.

Guests can be accompanied by a sibling or a friend for free.

About our holidays


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If we have confirmed you can come on a holiday, we will send you the full application form to complete.

The Youth Cancer Trust offers a simple booking procedure. As long as there is a free space, a new guest can be booked in. We take bookings up to a year in advance.

We tend to get booked up very quickly so please get in touch as soon as you think you know when you would like to come and stay.

Patients, parents or hospital professionals are welcome to contact us, by phone (01305 584064), email, or by letter to discuss the holidays and available dates in more detail.

We will discuss a suitable date over the phone or contact you on receipt of an application.

***If you are under 18, we will need to speak to your parent or guardian and the form will need to be completed by them.***

Once the dates are confirmed, the holiday will be confirmed in writing.

Everything at the Youth Cancer Trust is designed to be straight forward and hassle-free.

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Travel Arrangements

If you are able to arrange and fund your own travel to us, that’s great, we appreciate it. 

Equally if you require assistance with costs and arrangements, such as booking train tickets, please contact Wendy and she will help you. 

Patients and/or their parents are asked to confirm the arrival times and mode of transport with us at least 7 days prior to their holiday, either by email or by telephone on 01305 584064.

We can send you an information pack all about Youth Cancer Trust holidays – email us with your contact details or telephone 01305 584064.


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
  • Good 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, we will send you a link to complete the full application form. Please contact us if you have not received this.