Away From It All


Get "Away From It All"

In line with its aim to help support family life, Mothers' Union set up "Away From It All" (AFIA) a holiday scheme funded by members of the Mothers' Union to help people who wouldn't normally be able to have a holiday.

How much do the holidays cost?

We will provide the accommodation in a caravan, but families will have to pay for their travel, food and entertainment costs.  We will help if we can. Our funds are limited but each year hundreds of families throughout the country have a holiday with Away From It all.

What is the caravan like?

Caravan 1We have two caravans. The one at Winchelsea Beach was purchased in 2009, has three bedrooms and can sleep eight persons in three bedrooms (two doubles and one with two singles) and a pullout bed in the living area. The caravan has double glazing and central heating which means that more families can enjoy an Away From It All Holiday any time from April to October.




The site on Winchelsea Beach is family run, we have been allocated a pitch which faces the beach and is in sight of the children's play area.  There is also a club house and launderette.  A bus service runs from the beach to the Ancient Town of Rye one way and popular Hastings the other - a perfect setting for families who need a break. 

The Scheme is funded by Mothers' Union members to help people who wouldn't normally be able to have a holiday, young or old.  Referrals come from social workers, doctors, teachers, clergy, health visitors or a Mothers' Union Officer.  We have been on this site for more than twenty happy years and hope that many more people in the future can enjoy a break Away From It All. For further information please contact us by telephone  (07578272732).

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Selsey Caravan

The caravan at Selsey is in the West Sands Holiday Village. Membership cards are supplied to allow guests to enjoy all the amenities available. Sleeps up to six people with a well equipped kitchen, shop on site, indoor swimming pool, children's activities and evening entertainment. 

          Interior seating area                                                         Kitchen



               New Lido Area                                                                 Lido

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                       Bunny Train                                                  Exterior of Caravan

selsey caravan

Bunn Leisure Train

                          General view                                         Shop, bars & restaurant