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Break Centres

The Legion offers much-needed breaks to ex-Service and serving personnel and their families. If you or a member of your family is recovering from an illness, bereavement or other life-affecting event, the Legion can provide a comfortable and enjoyable break.

About our break centres

We have four Break Centres located in prime locations around the country, and for our family breaks.

The Legion also provides Adventure Breaks, where young people of Service families can have a fun and activity-packed week.


From breaks for service families to activity courses for children, The Royal British Legion is here to help you and your family get away from the stresses of everyday life. Find out from case worker Ian Thompson how the a respite break can help.

Find out more

Alderson House, East Yorkshire

Catchment area: North East, Midlands, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northumberland, Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Durham, Scotland

Alderson House

Bennet House, Northern Ireland

Catchment area: Northern Ireland, Irish Republic and Scotland

Bennet House

Byng House, Merseyside

Catchment area: North West, West Midlands, North Wales, Cumbria, Cheshire, North Staffordshire, North Shropshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Isle of Man, Scotland

Byng House

Somerset Legion House, Somerset

Catchment area: South West, South East, Metropolitan, West Midlands, South Wales, Bedfordshire, Birmingham, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hereford, Worcester, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, South Staffordshire

Somerset Legion House

How to apply

Our Break services are available to serving or ex-Service men or women and/or their dependants who are in genuine need of a break. (Please note that all applications are assessed on a need and means basis).

Contact your local Legion office to apply or call 0808 802 8080 for more information.

Introductory video

Find out more about Break Centres from our video below: