Sign up to SSAFA’s Family Break in Exmoor now

Come and join us again for SSAFA’s family fun-filled adventure break! This is a free mid-week residential, open exclusively to military families with children who have additional needs and disabilities – and siblings are welcome too. Sign up now to SSAFA’s Family Break in Exmoor, supported by Annington Trust, for a 4-night break for military families with additional needs children.

Running from Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October 2020 at The Calvert Trust, there are 60 spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Calvert Trust is a fully accessible centre which “enables people with physical, learning, behaviour and sensory disabilities to experience exciting, challenging and enjoyable outdoor activities.” The aim is to give military families the opportunity to spend quality time together whilst challenging themselves through outdoor activities and seeing each other achieve.

A previous attendee of SSAFA’s Family Break:

“I want to say thank you for this opportunity. Normally I wouldn’t think of doing an activity trip, because I need to think of the whole family. But I would recommend this to everyone.”

In a beautiful setting overlooking a Devon reservoir, with three hot meals a day provided, families can bond over daily activities such as:

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

If you are interested in attending:

Get in touch with Frances Robinson, Additional Needs and Disability Advisor, for more information on how to apply: or call 0207 463 9315


  • 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.


Notes to editors

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. In 2018, our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 82,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. And we are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.


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