Holiday at Home
A fantastic Holiday – right on your doorstep!
Each year, a number of Southampton churches invite guests to a themed Holiday at Home. With the wonderful creativity of an enthusiastic team, we have transformed venues into scenes from Paris, transported guests to the delights of Italy, Greece and Turkey on a luxury Cruise and taken a railway trip through the Scottish Highlands. Most recently, in 2019, guests enjoyed an African Safari across the Savannah complete with African Dance workshops, music and even live reptile handling!
Through training and resourcing, Caraway hopes to encourage further churches to provide ‘Holiday at Home’ events for their local communities. If you are interested in finding out more – don’t hesitate to get in touch.
These are great opportunities for those who are older in our community to come together for a ‘Holiday at Home’, an opportunity in the words of one lady who attended, ‘to have a holiday when you can’t get away for one yourself’. Social isolation is an increasing challenge for all our society, but especially for those who are older, when social networks diminish due to bereavement, physical frailty and a disconnect from families who so often live at a distance. Holding a Holiday at Home is one way to bring older members of our community together for a time of friendship and fun, over themed activities.
Not only do these events bring the generations together, but they also provide a great opportunity for the community to work together, building networks for the future. Over the years, local Care Homes, Ice-Cream Parlours, Schools, Supermarkets, the Saints Foundation, Music Groups and others have joined us to make this venture so successful.