Seasonal Breaks

Seasonal Breaks

Each year Lothian Mineworkers Convalescent Home offers up to two hundred people the opportunity to take a residential respite break at Whatton Lodge. These breaks are targeted at elderly and disabled members of the community who would not have the opportunity to take a break otherwise. The breaks are spread over eight separate intakes throughout the spring, summer and winter months and include accommodation, meals, entertainment and companionship. Although Whatton Lodge is a former miner convalescent home you do not need to be a former miner to access the breaks, as these opportunities are open to widows, families and relatives, as well as all members of miner’s welfare clubs and people from former mining communities.

Spring Intakes

Intake 1 – 20th March to 27th March 2023

Summer Intakes

Intake 1 – 30th May to 9th June 2023

Intake 2 – 13th June to 23rd June 2023

Intake 3 – 27th June to 7th July 2023

Intake 4 – 11th July to 21st July 2023

Intake 5 – 25th July to 4th August 2023

Intake 6 – 8th August to 18th August 2023

Winter Intakes

Intake 1 – 27th November to 4th December 2023

If you are interested in taking a break at Whatton Lodge or know someone who would benefit from a seaside break at Gullane, please complete the contact information below and someone will get back in touch with you to discuss this further. Alternatively, you can get more information about these break opportunities by calling 01620 842278 or emailing