Wales Council of the Blind

Holidays/outings

Definition: A vacation or holiday is a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specific festivals or celebrations. Vacations are often spent with friends or family.

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Services mentioning Holidays/outings

Abergavenny VI Club - (Sight Cymru) Clubs and social groups

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays at Trinity Church Hall, Abergavenny between 2.00 – 4.00pm.

Activities for young people - (MACS (Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support)) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

MACS organises sailing trips and adventure weekends for young people with MACS conditions.

Barry VI Club - (Sight Cymru) Clubs and social groups

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday at Golau Caredig between 1.30 – 3.30pm.

Behcet's UK Helpline - (Behcet's UK) Helpline

A telephone helpline for members which is available between 9.00 am and 8.00 pm on weekdays and between 10 am and 6 pm on weekends and bank holidays (see website for full details). It is run by volunteers so answerphones may be used at certain times. Callers who leave a message are contacted as soon as possible at the Society's expense.

Blackwood VI Club - (Sight Cymru) Clubs and social groups

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays at Blackwood Library between 11.30 – 12.30pm.

Bridgend Deafblind Social Group - (Deafblind UK) Clubs and social groups

For Deafblind people. Second Friday of the month at St. Marys Hall Norton, Bridgend from 11am - 1pm. Coffee and chat, speakers and trips out.

Bridgevis social activities - (Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society)) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

Bridgevis organise meals out, visits to places of interest and trips to the New Theatre Cardiff and the Wales Millennium Centre. Contact below for latest information.

Caldicot Club - (Sight Cymru) Clubs and social groups

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Tuesdays at the Haywain pub between 12.00 - 2.00pm.

Calvert Trust Kielder - (Calvert Trust) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

The Calvert Trust runs an accessible centre in Kielder where disabled people can try out new experiences with family and friends. Various types of breaks are available, from day or half day trips to self catering and respite breaks.

Conwy Sight Loss Group - (Vision Support) Clubs and social groups

For people living with a vision impairment in the Conwy Borough. This group chats, has a range of activities/speakers and also attends trips. Meeting monthly at @20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, Conwy. LL29 8BU, 2pm-4pm. Contact Catherine below.

Cowbridge Club - (Sight Cymru) Clubs and social groups

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Tuesdays between 10.30 – 12.30pm. Long Meadow Court, Cowbridge.

Grants from VI Breconshire - (Visual Impairment Breconshire) Grants

Grants are offered to anyone with a permanent and uncorrectable eye condition, living in Breconshire to help pay for equipment, services, training, education and experiences (such as holidays). Applications are welcome from the visually impaired, their families and carers.

LOOK holiday flat - (LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

LOOK owns a holiday flat in Scarborough on the Yorkshire coast. The flat is accessible with two bedrooms, one double (with space for a cot), and one with bunk beds plus an extra single bed. The LOOK flat provides an opportunity for every family with a visually impaired child to enjoy a seaside break and can be booked for both long and short breaks at very reasonable rates.

Monmouth VI Club - (Monmouth VI Club) Clubs and social groups

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Thursdays at Wyesham Christian Fellowship between 1.30 – 3.30pm.

Newport VI Club - (Sight Cymru) Clubs and social groups

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Tuesdays at the Salvation Army, Newport between 12.00 - 2.00pm.

North Wales Society of the Blind Club - (North Wales Society of the Blind) Clubs and social groups

The Club is held at no 20 Station Rd, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8BU. We get together every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, from 11-1 pm. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. We have guest speakers, entertainment also go out on day trips. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Radnorshire Association for the Blind - (Radnorshire Association for the Blind) Clubs and social groups

The group offers advice about services in the area, a Christmas meal and free summer trip.

Risca VI Club - (Sight Cymru) Clubs and social groups

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Wednesdays at the Dan-y-Graig Church between 1.00 – 3.00pm.

Shand Pioneers - (Sight Life) Clubs and social groups

An adventurous group with members ranging from 16-60. Here's your chance to go ten pin bowling, white water rafting, quad biking, horse riding and take part in other social activities. The end of the summer season of activities is topped off with a lively barbecue for all. Approx 7 pm to 9.30pm. Usually meets the Croft pub in Roath, Cardiff and other venues. Also Saturday outings & adventures.

Sight Life Discussion Group - (Sight Life) Support Group

Held every Tuesday 11.15am to 1.30pm at Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch.

Sight Life Women's Hour - (Sight Life) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

Last Tuesday of the month - 10.30am-12.30pm A group of like-minded women who enjoy days out shopping, lunching and the odd glass of wine! Recent trips have included a day to Ebbw Vale Festival Site shopping centre and lunch at The Farmers Wife at St Brides Major. The group is also occasionally joined by guest speakers.

Social events - (Carmarthenshire County Blind Society) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

The Llanelli Blind Club provides social events throughout the year including one or two outings per year plus a dinner for upwards of 80/100 members. There is also a Christmas dinner at a local hotel.

Social Groups - (Deafblind UK) Clubs and social groups

Deafblind Cymru's peer support & social groups provide those with both sight and hearing impairments plus their carers an opportunity to meet people and make friends. At regular meetings, all members are encouraged to get involved in the decision making process to determine what activities the group should do, often including social outings and arranging meetings to enjoy guest speakers on subjects of interest.

Swansea & NPT trips - (Sight Life) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

Group members go on one theatre trip per month and one other trip per month. There is also a holiday group which meets twice per year.

Swansea Friends of the Blind - trips and outings - (Swansea & District Friends of the Blind) Clubs and social groups

The organisation arranges outings for people who are registered blind in Swansea.

Swansea Theatre Group - (Sight Life) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

Theatre trips.

Torch holidays & retreats - (Torch Trust) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

There are a variety of holidays on offer with a Christian ethos. Many of them happen at Torch's own Holiday and Retreat Centre in West Sussex. Other holidays are available elsewhere in the UK and abroad

Torfaen VI Club - (Sight Cymru) Clubs and social groups

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays at the Sight Cymru office in Pontypool between 1.00 – 3.00pm.

Traveleyes Holidays - (Traveleyes) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

Traveleyes is a company which provides worldwide holidays for groups of people, half of who are visually impaired and half are sighted. Each VI traveller is paired with a sighted person, who acts as a guide and receives a discount.

VI Photography Group, Cardiff - (Sight Life) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

Every other Friday between 10.30am and 12.30pm at Jones Court, Womanby St, Cardiff. The photography group goes out and about in the city centre looking for photo opportunities and occasionally takes trips around the local area. The group also discusses various aspects of photography back at Sight Life over a cuppa.

Welshpool and District VI Club - (Welshpool and District Visual Impairment Club) Clubs and social groups

Social and entertainment group for persons who are vision impaired and carers. Outings and speakers, general chat and company. Meetings are held at the Methodist Church, High Street, Welshpool on alternate Tuesdays between the hours of 2 - 4pm. from March - December. The club is run by a small group of people who give their time freely. Raffle event every meeting towards cost of refreshments and use of hall. Affiliated with Macular Society.

Library records mentioning Holidays/outings

Holidays, play and leisure - information for families Guidance - [Library Type]

Information on all aspects of holidays, play and leisure for disabled children, including details of useful contacts.

Travel (Confident Living) Guidance - [Library Type]

Walking to shops, catching a bus, train, taxi or going on holiday can be challenging when you have sight loss. In this leaflet, you'll find information about travel services and the assistance that’s available, along with useful tips to help you get out and about confidently.