The Cremation Only plan includes:

Peace of mind with the Avalon Promise if you choose to pay over two or more years. Terms & Conditions apply.
Provision of funeral director’s services*
Care of the deceased until transferred to the crematorium
Advice on certification and registration
Conveyance of the deceased to the funeral home within mainland Great Britain
Supply of a simple wood effect coffin - suitable for cremation
Simple Wood Effect
Transportation - Unlimited transportation within mainland Great Britain to a private mortuary where the deceased is cared for before being transferred to the crematorium.
Doctor's fees
Crematorium fees
An unattended cremation at a crematorium in the UK
Return of the ashes to your representative

*We work with one Funeral Director partner to provide this funeral plan across mainland UK. They will be detailed on your plan certificate

This plan offers cremation only with none of the traditional funeral services.

What’s Included?

Available in mainland England Wales and Scotland, a very simple send-off without a service. Our prepaid Cremation Only plan includes the collection of the deceased in a suitable dignified vehicle from the place of death, the provision of a standard coffin, and all third-party costs covered.

If cremation without a funeral service is appropriate for you and your family, this is a lovely simple option we would recommend.

The cremated remains will be supplied in suitable packaging with a certificate of cremation and returned to the family representative or can be collected from the crematorium. And, this means you have the freedom to commemorate your loved one however you choose.

How would you like to pay

Avalon offer a range of flexible payment options, you can decide how and when to pay for your funeral plan. Make a one off payment or opt to spread the cost, the choice is yours.

What is a Direct Cremation?

And is it right for me?

Avalon's Cremation Only plan offers a direct cremation as an affordable alternative to a traditional funeral and service and is ideal for those with a smaller budget or looking for a simpler send-off.

Unlike a traditional funeral, there is no ceremony or service for mourners as part of a Direct Cremation plan. Your body will be carefully and respectfully taken from your Funeral Directors for a no-service cremation and your ashes returned to your representative. This leaves your loved ones free to celebrate your life however and wherever you or they wish.

Should you prefer a simple cremation plan where your loved ones can attend, Avalon’s Celebration plan may be the right plan for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a Prepaid Direct Cremation a Funeral Plan?

Direct Cremation plans are different from conventional funeral plans as there is no funeral service included. This makes Direct Cremation plans a more affordable option, with your loved ones free to plan a service or event to celebrate your life.

While Direct Cremation is the cheapest option, many people find a traditional funeral is an important part of the grieving process. Think carefully about what you want to happen and make sure a cremation only plan is the right choice for you.

If you are looking for an affordable cremation funeral plan with a service included, Avalon's Celebration plan may be perfect for you.


Do you have to have a funeral?

Legally, there is no requirement for you to arrange a funeral service. However, when someone dies, their body must be disposed of safely. In most cases, this is through burial or cremation, though there are some alternatives, such as burial at sea.

That means that even if you want no ceremony when you die, your friends or family will still have to make arrangements and pay for burial or cremation services.

If your next of kin cannot afford to pay for a basic burial or cremation, your local council will arrange a Public Health Funeral for you – but they will try to reclaim the costs from your estate. This means that they may claim back the cost of burial and cremation fees from whatever savings, property or belongings you leave behind.

Therefore, even though you do not have to have a funeral, the cost of burial or cremation must be covered. That’s why planning ahead is essential.


Does a prepaid plan fix my Direct Cremation costs?

You can arrange your own cremation in advance with a prepaid Cremation Only plan from Avalon.

You’ll be able to secure the funeral director fees at today’s prices for only £1,895, making sure everything is arranged in advance for your loved ones. Call our friendly team today on 0800 014 9112 for more information, or buy online.


Is there a Direct Cremation provider near me?

Avalon work with an extensive, independent Funeral Directors across England, Wales and Scotland. To find out more about how our Direct Cremation plans work, contact our team on 0800 014 9112.


Are there any additional costs?

Avalon's Cremation Only plan includes all essential costs for only £1,895 with no hidden costs. When choosing your Direct Cremation plan, always check what is included within the price stated, as services such as Doctor's fees, collection from a nursing home or a private residence, or returning ashes to your loved ones are often not included and will incur additional charges.

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If you pass away before your plan is fully paid we can cover the cost with the Avalon Promise


If you choose to pay for your funeral plan over two or more years, you’ll receive the Avalon Promise - terms apply. This means that if you pass away before your plan is fully paid, Avalon can still provide all the services outlined in your plan.

  • The only plan provider that works with local, independent Funeral Directors and offers this level of security
  • Peace of mind for you and your family
  • Comes into effect after your plan has been in place for 12 months
  • Your family can focus on celebrating your life, instead of worrying about the cost of your funeral


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Why choose Avalon

Award Winning Plan Provider

We’re officially the UK's Best Funeral Plan Provider for three years running, after thousands of people voted at the Personal Finance Awards.

Peace of mind with the Avalon Promise

If you pass away before your plan is fully paid we can cover the cost with the Avalon Promise.

Rated excellent by our customers on Trustpilot

We have over 3,000 reviews on Trustpilot and are rated 'Excellent' by our customers. For over 25 years we’ve helped over 85,000 people feel reassured their funeral is planned and paid for.

Safe and secure

Your money is kept in an independent Trust.

Local Funeral Directors

We work with over 1,800 local, independent Funeral Directors – that’s more than the Co-op (1,079) or Dignity (1,200) which means you can feel reassured you and your family will have support close by.