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

If you pass away before your plan is fully paid we can cover the cost with the Avalon Promise. Please see our T&Cs for details or speak to our friendly customer services team on 0161 486 2020.

The UK’s most trusted funeral plan provider

Our service is second to none. But don’t just take our word for it - we have over 1,000 reviews and are rated 'Excellent' by our customers on Trustpilot. Avalon is a leading provider of funeral plans, established for over 25 years with over 70,000 customers all happy in the knowledge that their funerals are planned and paid for.

Safe and secure

We are regulated in the UK by the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA), which exists to protect your interests, so you can relax knowing that we will ensure you get the funeral you paid for when it’s needed.​

Funeral plans to suit your needs

Choose from our range of funeral plans, or you can tailor your own funeral plan to meet the specific needs of you and your family. You can pay in full, or spread the cost with affordable monthly payments over the term of your plan.

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