Family Weekend 2024
Our next Family Weekend Away will take place from Friday 14th to Monday 17th June 2024 at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest.
The magic of our Annual Family Weekend Away:
What to expect
- An opportunity for those living with Dravet Syndrome to experience a family holiday in a safe and welcoming environment.
- Plenty of opportunity for parents to meet, unwind and talk with others who really understand what living with Dravet Syndrome means, sharing experiences and knowledge.
- Activities for siblings to meet, chat and have fun with other youngsters who are in exactly the same position, without having to feel that they need to explain their brother or sisters condition, which so often happens.
- Two ambulances & medical crews with us onsite for the duration of the weekend, to respond to emergencies. We know that severe, frequent and prolonged seizures mean families affected by Dravet Syndrome need to be close to urgent medical attention at all times.
Hear all about our Annual Family Weekend Away in our film below:
Discover more, from brothers and sisters of those living with Dravet Syndrome, about our amazing morning of sibling activities and a restaurant lunch in our film below:
After 25 years of Chloe being on this earth and receiving her Dravet Syndrome diagnosis 7 years ago, we feel that we have finally found “our tribe”. Thank you to everyone who made us feel so welcome and at home. It’s been such a special and emotional weekend. For every one of the Dravet Syndrome UK staff who organise the weekend, just know that your hard work matters and is appreciated more than we could put into words. Looking forward to next year already!
How to book
You need to book your stay with Center Parcs directly (as below).
Booking by phone: Book your lodge by phone through the UK Contact Centre; 03448 267723
Booking online: Book your lodge online direct with Center Parcs by clicking here.
As part of your booking, you can choose to book accommodation in a centrally-located lodge. In recent years, Center Parcs have agreed to waive the fee for booking accommodation in the central area. Dravet Syndrome UK are currently waiting for confirmation on whether or not Center Parcs will offer this for our 2024 event. We'll keep you updated on our social channels.
DSUK Annual Family Weekend Grants
Each year, DSUK offers grants to enable families to attend our annual family weekend away. The size of our grant is determined by the amount fundraised. We hope to announce the amount for the 2024 event grant in late 2023. Again, we'll update everyone on our social channels when the grant is open for application.
It was our first visit (we're grandparents to Seb who lives with Dravet Syndrome) and it was a lovely, heart-warming weekend. So good to see the mutual support of families and to listen and learn. We loved being with Seb and his family: we all had a great time.
Our Annual Family Weekend is made possible by the support of our incredible fundraisers. You can find out how to raise funds for DSUK here.
Support for Families
Find out more about the support we provide to families affected by Dravet Syndrome, including our assistance grants and how to join us.