Funeral plans for parents

In later life, it’s essential to plan ahead to avoid complications. If you’re helping a parent get everything in order, a funeral plan could be an ideal way to save money and make arrangements in advance.


How funeral plans for parents work

If you’re helping your parents plan for the future, you can buy an Avalon funeral plan on their behalf. They’ll be listed as the plan holder and when the time comes, the essential costs of their funeral will be taken care of.

You can pay for your parent’s funeral plan in a one-off lump sum, or flexible monthly payments. And at any time you can pay off the balance of the funeral plan by contacting our friendly customer care team.

With a funeral plan in place for your parents, they’ll know that everything is taken care of in advance. They’ll be able to make important decisions about their funeral in advance, so you know that they’re getting the send-off they wanted.

Why it’s important to plan ahead


The average cost of a funeral has been rising year-on-year above the rate of inflation. In some parts of the UK, a funeral can cost upwards of £5,000.

A prepaid funeral plan lets you fix Funeral Director fees at today’s prices and take care of the essential costs of your parent’s funeral in advance.


Arranging a funeral can be a stressful experience at a difficult time.

But with a funeral plan, you’re making arrangements now so that when the time comes, you’ll have fewer big decisions to make on your own.


65%* of people believe following the wishes of a loved one is the most important part of a funeral. Do you know what your parents want for their funeral?

When you buy a funeral plan, your parents can make their own choices, so that you know when the time comes that they’re getting the funeral they wanted.

Choosing a funeral plan for your parent

If you’re searching for a funeral plan, make sure you compare and discuss the options with your parents. Avalon offers a range of flexible funeral plans. Whether you want a traditional ceremony or simple, fuss-free service, Avalon can help you find the perfect plan. You can book a free, no obligation home visit from one of our friendly advisors to find out more. They’ll visit you and your parent in the comfort of their own home, and you’re welcome to ask any questions you might have about taking out a funeral plan.

Why choose Avalon

Peace of mind with the Avalon Promise

For extra peace of mind, if you pass away before your plan is fully paid, Avalon can still provide all the services outlined in your plan. We’re the only provider that works with local independent Funeral Directors to offer this security.

The UK’s most trusted funeral plan provider

We have over 1,700 reviews on Trustpilot and are rated 'Excellent' by our customers. For over 25 years we’ve helped over 70,000 people feel reassured their funeral is planned and paid for.

Safe and secure

Your money is kept in an independent Trust and we are regulated by the Funeral Planning Authority.

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.

* Study by the National Association of Funeral Directors in partnership with Cruse Bereavement Care, 2016