Family Support

Practical support for families of children and young people with heart disease.



Notice – Bookings will be open for 2017 from 1st February 2017. The caravans will be available from Easter to Halloween.

**Please note bookings are only being taken at this time from families who have not enjoyed a stay in our caravans during 2016. This is to ensure that families who have not had an opportunity to have a holiday in the caravans are given priority. From 28th February 2017 if there are still spaces available we will open bookings to all families.**

We can only accept bookings for the caravans via email to Emails dated before 1st February 2017 will not be accepted! Emails dated from 1st February 2017 will be allocated stays on a first come, first served basis.  Your email must include your name, contact telephone number, postal address and a list of your specific chosen dates and locations in order of preference.

Children’s Heartbeat Trust has three caravans available for the use of families in Northern Ireland. It can be difficult to travel far with a sick child and so these caravans provide a welcome opportunity to enjoy a family break close to home. Each of our caravans sleep 6 people and have double glazing, central heating, 1 x double bedroom, 2 x twin bedrooms, living area, dining area and kitchen. There’s a TV and DVD player and the kitchens are fully stocked with crockery, cutlery, pans, microwave, etc…

Families must bring their own bedding (sheets, pillows, duvets, sleeping bags, bed linen etc… and towels/tea towels.

A small supply of cleaning materials are provided along with a vacuum cleaner, brush and pan etc and we request that you leave the caravan clean for the next family arriving.

The cost is £50.00 per week which runs from Saturday to Saturday. During July and August we will only accept bookings of 1 week but outside of these months we will accept requests for stays of any duration up to 7 nights.


Windsor Holiday Park, Dundrum Road – this is a friendly, family run park situated within walking distance of the seaside resort of Newcastle.  Newcastle has sandy beaches, tranquil forest parks, Tropicana fun pool and lots of lovely cafes and restaurants. An ideal place to escape to and simply enjoy the beautiful views of Slieve Donard from the decking. The park has a small shop, children’s play area, laundrette and games room.



Causeway Coast caravan Park, Clare Road – a Hagans leisure park situated on the North Antrim coast in the idyllic seaside town of Ballycastle. Just a 15 minute drive from the world famous Giants Causeway and Carrick-a- Rede rope bridge.  There are lots of activities within the vicinity of the town and the park itself has a heated indoor swimming pool (additional cost), games room, laundrette and a large outdoor children’s play area.



Castlerock Holiday park, Sea Road – a large family run park in the seaside village of Castlerock on the Causeway Coast. Only 5 miles from Coleraine and right beside the train station, this is a perfect spot for exploring the North Coast. The park has a laundrette, games room and large outdoor play park and ball games pitch.

You can check current availability for 2017 in the booking calendars to the left by clicking on each location.