Activity Weekends

From Abseiling to Kayaking – let’s Go!
Activity Weekends for heart children and siblings (over 9 years of age)

Let’s get active with our ever-popular activity weekends this coming summer! The weekend for children with heart conditions takes place from Friday 28 July to Monday 31 July 2017 at Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire.
We are also running our heart child siblings’ weekend from Friday 11 August to Monday 14 August 2017.
The weekends are a great chance for children to make friends, build confidence and let loose! All activities are accompanied by a Heartline representative.

We ask you to deliver your child, with suitable clothing and a sleeping bag, to the site by 3.30 pm on Friday, and then collect after lunch at 2pm on Monday. The cost of the three-night break is covered by Heartline, including activities, accommodation, food and insurance.
The breaks are organised through PGL, the market leader for activity holidays. Their policy is to help children to take their first steps towards independence and give them the opportunity to build self-confidence and make new friends. We believe this to be an incredibly valuable opportunity for heart children.
Each break the children will be accompanied by experienced Heartline parents. We have worked with PGL for several years.

Children and young people choose activities within their limitations from a wide range including abseiling, archery, arts, and crafts, balls sports, climbing, circus skills, cycling, fencing, kayaking, kite making, motor sports, orienteering, nature trails, snorkelling, and swimming. There is a qualified leader for all activities, and your child’s safety is always of paramount importance.

Children must be aged between 9 and 17, and be able to produce a doctor’s
letter confirming that your child is well enough to take part. We also
require a £50 refundable deposit to secure places. Places are on a first come, first served basis. The places may be allocated by ballot if we become oversubscribed.

To qualify and apply for a place for your child you must be registered with Heartline Families. You can join us for free by completing the online form. We do need to check every application to be sure that the applicant is qualified and physically capable of taking part. Once you are registered with Heartline Families, you can apply for the Activity Weekend Form by emailing us