Family Support

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



Our caravans in Newcastle, Ballycastle and Castlerock will be open from Easter to Halloween and we will accept requests for booking from 1st February 2018. Please note that at this time we will only accept booking requests from heart families who have not enjoyed a stay in one of our caravans during 2017.  From 22nd February 2018 we will open booking of any remaining dates to all of our heart families.

We will only accept booking requests via email as below and will only accept those which are dated 1st February 2018 and include all of the information requested below. Demand is always very high and we appreciate your co-operation in helping us efficiently manage the allocation of dates. We will work through the emailed booking requests in order of receipt and contact you to advise if we can allocate you a holiday.

Only requests that adhere to the rules below will be accepted;

  • Emails must be dated 1st February – not before!
  • You must include all of the requested info as laid out below.
  • Please do not be vague about dates or locations – we will require exact dates and locations in order of preference. Simply saying ‘any’ or ‘summer’ is not sufficient.
  • Please do not email more than once – you will receive an automated acknowledgment email.
  • During July and August we will only accept full week bookings running Saturday to Saturday.
  • Outside of July and August we will accept any requests for durations up to 7 nights.

Email to: with the following info.

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone number
  4. 1st chosen location and date (eg: Ballycastle 14-21 July)
  5. 2nd chosen location and date (eg: Newcastle 14-21 July)
  6. 3rd chosen location and date (eg: Castlerock 21-28 July)

You can list as many preferences for dates/location as you want

Thanks everyone and good luck!! CHT Team


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 2018 in the booking calendars to the left by clicking on each location.