Funeral plans compared

We offer a range of funeral plans for cremation and burial, designed to celebrate your life exactly as you wish. Our local and friendly advisors can support you in finding your perfect package.

All of Avalon’s plans guarantee to fix the cost of your Funeral Director fees at today's prices, with an allowance for third party costs, starting at just £17.76 per month for a Cremation Only plan. Compare our funeral plans below for more information.

You can also compare Avalon’s funeral plans with other major providers, such as Co-op, Dignity and Golden Charter.

 

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Balmoral Funeral Plan
Attending to all the necessary funeral arrangements
Provision of funeral director’s services
Conveyance of the deceased to the funeral home within England, Scotland and Wales
Advice on certification and registration
Preparation and care of the deceased – to include full hygienic treatment as required
Provision of a coffin Simple Wood Effect
Provision of a hearse directly to the local crematorium or cemetery
Number of following limousines  
Provision of all funeral staff required to conduct the service
An allowance towards the disbursement costs (these are costs for cremation/cemetery fee, doctor’s fee and minister’s or celebrant’s fee)

from £35.06 per month

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Highgrove Funeral Plan
Attending to all the necessary funeral arrangements
Provision of funeral director’s services
Conveyance of the deceased to the funeral home within England, Scotland and Wales
Advice on certification and registration
Preparation and care of the deceased – to include full hygienic treatment as required
Use of chapel of rest for viewing during office hours
Provision of a coffin Quality Veneer
Provision of a hearse directly to the local crematorium or cemetery
Number of following limousines 1 Limousine
Provision of all funeral staff required to conduct the service
An allowance towards the disbursement costs (these are costs for cremation/cemetery fee, doctor’s fee and minister’s or celebrant’s fee)

from £38.52 per month

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Windsor Way Funeral Plan
Attending to all the necessary funeral arrangements
Provision of funeral director’s services
Conveyance of the deceased to the funeral home within England, Scotland and Wales
Advice on certification and registration
Preparation and care of the deceased – to include full hygienic treatment as required
Use of chapel of rest for viewing during office hours
Provision of a coffin High Quality Veneer
Provision of a hearse directly to the local crematorium or cemetery
Number of following limousines 2 Limousines
Provision of all funeral staff required to conduct the service
Full listing of mourners' floral tributes
An allowance towards the disbursement costs (these are costs for cremation/cemetery fee, doctor’s fee and minister’s or celebrant’s fee)

from £40.99 per month

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Attending to all the necessary funeral arrangements
Provision of funeral director’s services
Conveyance of the deceased to the funeral home within England, Scotland and Wales
Advice on certification and registration
Preparation and care of the deceased – to include full hygienic treatment as required
Use of chapel of rest for viewing during office hours
Provision of a coffin
Simple Wood Effect
Quality Veneer
High Quality Veneer
Provision of a hearse directly to the local crematorium or cemetery
Number of following limousines
1 Limousine
2 Limousines
Provision of all funeral staff required to conduct the service
Full listing of mourners' floral tributes
An allowance towards the disbursement costs (these are costs for cremation/cemetery fee, doctor’s fee and minister’s or celebrant’s fee)

from £35.06 per month

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from £38.52 per month

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from £40.99 per month

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Why people choose Avalon

An Avalon funeral plan fixes your Funeral Director's fees at today's prices for peace of mind and priceless security. What's more, the money you pay in is held securely and managed independently.

The most trusted funeral plan provider 9.6/10 Trustpilot
Number of reviews by real customers 1,422
Discuss your plan with a specialist advisor in the comfort of your own home
If you die before all plan instalments are paid, the services in your plan can still be provided*
Regulated by the Funeral Planning Authority
Transportation to your Funeral Director should you die away from home ✝ Unlimited mileage
A funeral at home or abroad, providing the company operates there
Embalming is offered free of charge when requested
Doctor’s fee for certification as required**
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Avalon
Co-Op
Dignity
Golden Charter
Golden Leaves
Safe Hands
Simplicity
The most trusted funeral plan provider
9.6/10 Trustpilot
4.7/5 Feefo
4.6/5 Feefo
9.3/10 Trustpilot
9/10 Trustpilot
8.4/10 Trustpilot
4.6/5 Feefo
Number of reviews by real customers
1,422
406
405
733
524
53
145
Discuss your plan with a specialist advisor in the comfort of your own home
If you die before all plan instalments are paid, the services in your plan can still be provided **
Regulated by the Funeral Planning Authority
Transportation to your Funeral Director should you die away from home ✝
Unlimited mileage
50 mile radius
50 mile radius
25 mile radius
25 mile radius
25 mile radius
Additional charges could apply
A funeral at home or abroad, providing the company operates there
Embalming is offered free of charge when requested
May cost upto £160
Doctor’s fee for certification as required**
May cost upto £160
Securely record your life story, wishes & legacy
24/7 bereavement helpline
How it all adds up
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5
2
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4
2
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The information quoted in our comparison table was sourced from competitor websites on 26/02/2019

* Eligibility terms apply for the Avalon Promise

✝ Avalon funeral plans include unlimited mileage conveyance within mainland UK and within Northern Ireland, so your body can be transported to your appointed Funeral Director.

** Included in disbursements allowance.

Avalon Funeral Plans compared

If you think that are funeral plans are the same, think again. There are lots of differences between plans from different providers. The cheapest funeral plan won’t necessarily have all the same services included.

It’s important to compare funeral plans from different providers to choose one that’s perfect for you. Avalon has more customer reviews than any other funeral plan provider in the UK. As of February 2019, we’ve received over 1,400 reviews, resulting in a five-star ‘Excellent’ rating on Trustpilot. In addition, 95% of families* recommend us after experiencing a funeral with an Avalon funeral plan.

 

Co-op funeral plans vs Avalon

Co-op Funeralcare is the largest Funeral Director chain in the UK, with over 1,000 funeral homes. It offers a range of prepaid funeral plans and is regulated by the Funeral Planning Authority. However, Co-op funeral plans, unlike Avalon, don’t offer unlimited transport in mainland UK and Northern Ireland. This means that if you pass away more than 50 miles from your assigned funeral home, your family may have to pay extra transport costs. In addition, embalming is not included, whereas an Avalon funeral plan covers embalming, free of charge, when required.

 

Dignity funeral plans vs Avalon

Dignity is one of the largest funeral chains in the UK and also operates over 40 private crematoriums across the country. If you buy a funeral plan from Dignity and die before the plan is fully paid, Dignity will always ask your family to settle outstanding payments before the plan can be used as intended. The Avalon Promise, however, means that we can cover the costs of all the services included in your chosen plan if you pass away before payments are completed. Find out more about the Avalon Promise.

 

Golden Charter funeral plans vs Avalon

Golden Charter is a funeral plan company owned and run by independent Funeral Directors. When you buy a plan with Golden Charter, the basic costs of your funeral are paid for in advance, but there are other costs that your family may have to pay for themselves. Golden Charter limit conveyance in their plans. This means if you die further than 25 miles away from home, your family may have to meet addition mileage costs to transport you to your Golden Charter Funeral Director. Embalming isn’t included, and neither is the Doctor’s fee for certification.

 

Golden Leaves funeral plans vs Avalon

Golden Leaves operates in the UK and abroad, offering prepaid funeral plans. Like many other funeral plan providers, Golden Leaves only offers limited transportation mileage should you die away from home – your family may have to pay for any extra costs over 25 miles. Embalming is not included, unlike an Avalon funeral plan where embalming is offered free of charge if required. In addition, if you die before your plan is fully paid for, Golden Leaves will always ask your loved ones to pay the outstanding balance before the plan can be used – but with Avalon, you can benefit from the Avalon Promise.

 

Safe Hands funeral plans vs Avalon

Safe Hands is not registered by the Funeral Planning Authority. Official guidance suggests that you should always choose a provider that is FPA registered. As well as not offering many of the features you get with an Avalon plan, such as the Avalon Promise and unlimited conveyance, Safe Hands only has a Trustpilot score of 8.4/10 from 53 reviews. Avalon has nearly 1,500 reviews and a score of 9.6/10 from real customers.

 

Simplicity Cremations funeral plans vs Avalon

Simplicity Cremations is a trading style of Dignity PLC, one of the largest Funeral Director chains in the country. It offers prepaid cremation plans which provide basic funerals in the UK. This means that embalming and doctor’s fees aren’t included in the plan, so your loved ones will have to pay for these when required. Simplicity plans also don’t offer the kind of security you get with the Avalon Promise – if you buy an Avalon plan but pass away before you’ve finished paying, we can cover the costs of all the services included in your chosen plan. Find out more about the Avalon Promise.

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*During Oct-Dec 2018 Avalon Funeral Plans in association with our Funeral Director network carried out 283 funerals. Our quality assurance sampling following the funerals and comprising 56 families showed that 95% would be happy to recommend an Avalon funeral plan.