Beneficiary breaks at our Centres of Wellbeing
Breath in the sea air and enjoy our fabulous holiday experiences, designed to give our beneficiaries a much-needed boost.
Scroll down to find out what's on offer across our Centres of Wellbeing Excellence in Llandudno, north Wales, and Rustington in West Sussex.
All the following activities are available to registered beneficiaries of Blind veterans UK. If you think you could be eligible for support, please complete our online application form.
These activities, which take place at our Centres of Wellbeing Excellence in Llandudno and Rustington, have been organised following feedback from many of our blind veterans. We offer breaks focused around all kinds of themes, from entertainment to hobbies to outdoor adventure. And they're all accessible, regardless of your age, ability or needs.
Of course, one of the advantages of staying at our Centres is getting to spend time with other veterans and rekindling that sense of camaraderie so unique to the Armed Forces. So come and spend some time at our ‘home from home’, and we will do everything we can to ensure your holiday by the sea is one to remember.
We’d love to hear how you get on - do let us know!
Our general wellbeing breaks
We run holiday weeks all year round, which you can book up to 6 months in advance. Get outdoors, see the sights, eat great food and sit back to enjoy lots of fantastic entertainment. What more could you want.
Please contact the Llandudno booking team on 01492 868700 or our Rustington team on 01273 391500.
Timetable of themed activities 2023/24
|28 March–3 April||Walking week||Brighton||Activity week|
|4–11 April||Easter break||Brighton||Themed wellbeing break|
|2–8 April||Easter break||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|9–15 April||Easter break||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|12–17 April||Easter break||Brighton||Themed wellbeing break|
|18–24 April||Sports and fitness||Brighton||Activity week|
|23–29 April||History week||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|23–29 April||Recreation taster||Llandudno||Activity week|
|25 April–1 May||Food and drink week||Brighton||Themed wellbeing break|
|30 April–6 May||Kings and Coronations||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|2–8 May||Kings, Queens and coronations||Brighton||Themed wellbeing break|
|7–13 May||Driving||Llandudno||Activity week|
|9–15 May||Cycling||Brighton||Activity week|
|16–22 May||Craft week||Brighton||Themed wellbeing break|
|21–29 May||Military week: Battle of Atlantic 80||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|23–29 May||Pamper week||Brighton||Themed wellbeing break|
|23–29 May||Health and retreat||Brighton||Activity week|
|4–10 June||Hillwalking||Llandudno||Activity week|
|4–10 June||Volunteer celebration||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|6–12 June||Beside the seaside||Brighton||Themed wellbeing break|
|11–17 June||Beside the seaside||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|13–19 June||Strolling||Brighton||Activity week|
|18–24 June||Fishing||Llandudno||Activity week|
|20–26 June||Military week||Brighton||Themed wellbeing week|
|25 June–1 July||Woodlands and wildfire||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing week|
|2–8 July||Photography||Llandudno||Activity week|
|9–15 July||Castles of Wales||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|16–22 July||Strolling||Llandudno||Activity week|
|23–29 July||Beside the seaside||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|30–5 August||Target||Llandudno||Activity week|
|6–12 August||Cruise week||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing week|
|13–19 August||Golf||Llandudno||Activity week|
|20–26 August||Beside the seaside||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing week|
|27 August–2 September||Wood week||Llandudno||Activity week|
|3–9 September||Adventure week||Llandudno||Activity week|
Planes, trains and automobiles
|Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|10–16 September||Water week||Llandudno||Activity week|
|17–23 September||All about the arts||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|24–30 September||Cycling||Llandudno||Activity week|
|1–7 October||Music and dance||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|1–7 October||Cycling||Llandudno||Activity week|
|15–21 October||Autumn colours||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing week|
|22–28 October||All about the arts||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing week|
|22–28 October||Strolling||Llandudno||Activity week|
|5–13 November||Military week||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|19–25 November||Photography||Llandudno||Activity week|
|26 November–2 December||Turkey and tinsel||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing week|
|3–9 December||Turkey and tinsel||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|10–16 December||Turkey and tinsel||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing week|
Christmas and New Year breaks
Our first Christmas in our new Rustington Centre will be a truly special time. If you’d like to come and stay with us over the festive season, please register your interest via your community team before the end of October 2023. Once spaces have been allocated, those who have secured a place will be notified as soon as possible.
Our Bookings team will not be able to take requests for these dates.
|14–20 January||Energy boost||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|21–27 January||Highland fling||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|11–17 February||Dancing and romancing||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|25 February–2 March||Dragons and daffodils||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|10–16 March||Potting and planting||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
|24–30 March||Easter break||Llandudno||Themed wellbeing break|
How to register your interest in an activity week?
If you have any questions, our bookings teams will be happy to help. Please call our Rustington bookings team on 01273 391 500 and our Llandudno bookings team on 01492 868 700.
Bookings are limited to one activity week per beneficiary, but if you’d like to take part in more than one, you’re welcome to add your name to our waiting list. If there’s significant demand for places, we may be able to re-run the activity later in the year for those who missed out first time around. We’ll be sure to let you know if this happens.
Please contact our Rustington bookings team between 27 February-9 March, 8.30am-4.30pm, on 01273 391 500*. We will confirm your place during the week commencing 13 March.
Call our Llandudno bookings team on 01492 868 700. Bookings for our wellbeing breaks are open six months in advance.
*If you reach the answer machine, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
The cost of your stay
Our costs vary depending on whether you need care and if you lost your sight as a result of your service. The charges from April to September 2023 are set out in the table.
Please note, Blind Veterans UK has a comprehensive grants policy, so should you feel that cost is a barrier to you coming to stay please do speak to your community team.
All trips and activities are included in your holiday costs. If there's an opportunity to enjoy a visit to the theatre, we will contact you in advance to gauge your interest and request that the cost of the ticket is covered on arrival.
|Seven-night nursing stay||Daily cost for nursing stay||Seven night residential stay||Daily cost for residential stay|
|Non War-blinded beneficiary||£772.80||£110.40||£571.20||£81.60|
|Seven-night independent stay||Daily cost independent stay|
|Non War-blinded beneficiary||£411.60||£58.80|
|Child aged 3-16||£159.60||£22.80|
Access full Centre Supplement
If you would like more information about any of our breaks, please access our Centres Supplement 2023, in the format that best suits you.