The Trustees have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Holiday Lodge at Havens Marton Mere site.

This is in view of the risks involved in ensuring the safety of families letting the Lodge.

This restriction is in place for 12 weeks, and will be reviewed mid-June 2020.

If you are booked into the lodge between now and the 19th June, please contact Nicola Wood at either  or 07702 679 068.

You can send your bank details to Nicola and we will endeavour to refund deposits / fees ASAP.

We are unable to re-book for later in year as we cannot guarantee what will happen.

Holiday Lodge

We provide breaks to enable young carers and their family the opportunity to enjoy a holiday together. We believe these short breaks are extremely beneficial to families whose lives are significantly affected by the impact of caring for a family member.

A holiday provides a young carer with a break and respite from everyday stresses, mundane tasks and routines. Young carers are able to join in activities they would may not normally have access to and enables the whole family to interact in a fun environment.

For further information please contact Nicola at or 07702 679068.

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Lodge Application Form 2020 (Word)
Lodge Application Form 2020 (PDF)

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What is the Holiday Lodge like?

Our holiday lodge is an excellent facility located in a quiet cul de sac, a short walk from the Mere, with a wraparound decking area for you to sit out and relax. It has a parking bay for one vehicle.

It Sleeps up to 6 people and has:

  • A large living room with gas fire, two sofas and TV/DVD;
  • A separate dining area (with table and chairs);
  • A master double bedroom (with a smaller TV/DVD) and en suite bathroom;
  • Two bedrooms with twin single beds;
  • A separate family bathroom.
  • Fully equipped kitchen (gas hob/oven, microwave, toaster, full size fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer);
  • In addition there is also a travel cot, high chair, ironing board and patio furniture for your convenience.
  • Bedding is also provided, though you are welcome to bring your own. There is central heating throughout.

It is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The only thing we require you to bring are towels and tea towels and of course you and your family!

WiFi access available in the main buildings of the Haven Site.

Where is the Holiday Lodge?

The Holiday Lodge is situated at the fabulous Haven Holidays Park – Marton Mere, only three miles away from Blackpool centre.

Its perfectly placed so you can relax and enjoy the facilities on the Holiday Park, and close enough to Blackpool, and Lytham St. Annes, if you fancy to adventure out in the surrounding area.

The following image shows the Lodge’s position at Haven’s Marton Mere site.

Who can hire the Lodge?

Wigan Borough’s standard school holidays are reserved for families with a Young Carer.

For more information on Wigan Borough#s standard school holidays follow this link.

To make sure we have 100% occupancy each year we also open the holiday lodge to Adult Carers and / or Parent Carers and their families in the school term time.


Holiday time is too precious to waste. So you don’t want any boring bits. Not if you’ve got kids that demand non-stop action, come rain or shine. As a Haven Site, Marton Mere boasts fantastic facilities and quality entertainment: from the indoor pool, outdoor SplashZone and Space Bowl flume to kids’ clubs and evening shows. Not to mention all the sporty stuff including an all-weather multi-sports court, bowling green and adventure golf course. Best of all, many of the activities are absolutely free!


For a full list of facilities, visit the Marton Mere Haven website for more information.

Is the Holiday Lodge wheelchair friendly?

Our holiday lodge has a wheelchair accessible ramp but it is not wheelchair accessible inside.
If you require fully wheelchair accessible holiday venues then please contact us for further information on local services.

The central village on the holiday park does have wheelchair accessible areas, the site staff are really friendly and if you have any queries you can visit the site management team for more information.

What does it cost?

To hire the holiday lodge the cost for the March – November 2020 holiday season is from £175 per break.

This is the only service we provide that comes with a price.

The lodge costs our Charity in excess of £8000.00 per year.

If you are struggling to meet the cost of your break, then contact us for further advice.

The rental of the holiday lodge includes power and water; and Haven entertainment passes, with discounts for other onsite facilities.

Once you have completed your Application Form you need to pay £50 non refundable deposit, the outstanding balance is due at least four weeks before your stay.

Payment preferences.  We prefer payment by bank transfer or cheque (we are now charged for handling cash). Cheques should be made payable to “Wigan & Leigh Young Carers”.

Demand for the holiday lodge is high, particularly during school holidays so please note that bookings are not guaranteed until the full balance has been paid.

Occasionally we do get cancellations.  Information about cancellations is advertised solely on our private Facebook group. You can request to join this at: