Parent/Carer

Please look after this kid!

Dear parents,

Safe, affordable, fun, friendly. When you take your kids away on holiday you want them to have a great time in an exciting setting… well, we want the same! We’ve created great holidays with high standards of supervision and fully qualified instructors so young people can have an amazing adventure.

We know parenting is one of the biggest adventures of all. We don’t take it lightly at all that you decide to entrust your kids to us for a few days. Through our holidays we want to offer every young person new challenges and opportunities, memorable activities, friendship and genuinely life-changing experiences. We will make looking after them our highest priority!

Chris Macrae

Holidays Manager

Parent approved

of parents said SU Holidays offer a safe and enjoyable holiday experience

said our holidays were an excellent way to teach young people about the Christian faith

said our holidays helped young people grow in confidence and self-esteem.

YOU BELONG at an SU Holiday

This is not just a strapline - building a sense of belonging is right at the heart of what we think matters on holidays. We want every single young person to feel safe and included. We offer high levels of care and a group system where everyone belongs in a small group with a leader. We don’t tolerate bullying.

Young people BENEFIT

Research shows that young people benefit from coming on an SU Holiday in a whole range of ways.

  • 97% of young people who have been on an SU Holiday say they are brilliant fun.
  • Experiencing new activities, going away from home without parents and spending time with friends all help young people to develop and grow.

TEAM effort

Each event has a Team Leader and a dedicated team of committed group leaders, cooks, activity providers and other helpers. Most team members are volunteers, some are SU Scotland staff and ALL are carefully vetted and approved through Disclosure Scotland’s PVG scheme for working with children.

We’ve done it BEFORE

We’ve been running holidays in Scotland for 70 years, so we know a thing or two about what works! Each year is different and we are constantly updating and developing what we offer, but the long-term experience counts too. We have always believed that SU Holidays are about making sure that every young person has the best holiday ever. And, we have always offered time and space to find out about the Christian faith. We still do!

About the Christian Faith

We think there is something special about being away on holiday together. It creates a sense of community and discovery. Our holidays offer everyone time to find out more about the Christian faith, to worship God and find out more about him through large group activities, music and small group discussions.

    The most important thing is that my kids are safe and having a good time and the Christian element of it is a real added bonus.

    Parent