Respite & Breaks

Poppyscotland’s Breaks are available to all members of the Armed Forces community, whether they are serving personnel, veterans or their families, including Reservists. We recognise that a short break can play a significant role in reducing stress and boosting health.

Breaks are available throughout the year, however breaks involving school age children are only available during official school holidays, between March and October.

Our respite services are also available to those who are in genuine need of a break. Please note that all applications are assessed on a basis of need and means.

For more information please call 0131 550 1557 or email

Break Away

The Break Away service is available for veterans aged 65 and over, offering tailor-made breaks across the UK.

Holiday Park Breaks

Holiday park breaks are available at Parkdean and Haven holiday parks in Scotland near Edinburgh, Dumfries, Ayr and Pitlochry as well as other UK wide destinations.

Adventure Breaks

Adventure breaks offer fun, activity packed weeks for young people of Service families.

Break Centre Breaks

You could enjoy time away at The Royal British Legion’s Break Centres in England and Northern Ireland. These are equivalent to high-standard, hotel-style accommodation.