SSAFA short breaks 2018

SSAFA Short Breaks

Activities for children and young people from service families

To take part get in touch with our team on on 020 7463 9275 or send us an enquiry.

Short breaks and holidays for service families

SSAFA is excited to offer our Short Breaks programme for military families at the Calvert Trust Exmoor.

These breaks are an opportunity for families to spend quality time together, try new and exciting activities in a safe and secure environment and to meet other families in similar situations.

Upcoming Short Breaks:


Monday 21 October - Friday 25 October 2019 at the Calvert Trust Exmoor. 

Please note, that the application process to apply for the Family Break this October is now CLOSED!

This break is for Armed Forces families with children aged 3-18 years who have an additional need or disability. Siblings are also welcome! There must be at least one parent attending alongside their children. The break takes place at Exmoor Calvert Trust in a beautiful setting overlooking a reservoir in Devon. Daily activities include:

  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Biking
  • Sailing
  • Archery
  • Abseiling
  • Bush craft
  • Low ropes

Families sleep in their own rooms on site; we will make sure that families are in rooms next to one another if we cannot fit the whole family in one room. Three hot meals a day are provided.


How to apply:

Please email Frances Robinson, Additional Needs and Disability Advisor, or call on 0207 463 9315, for further information and to apply for places on the Exmoor Family Break 2019. 


  • All children within the family must be between 3-18 years.
  • Children are dependents of a current serving person or reservist.
  • One child attending must have an additional need and/or disability.
  • At least one parent must attend the break with their children.

Supported by the Annington Trust.

Annington trust