The Best UK Family Days Out for Families of Children with Autism

Do you feel overwhelmed by the summer holidays?   Do you want a day out with the kids but need some inspiration?   Me too. Filling six weeks can seem a bit overwhelming but you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together a summer guide for days out in the UK which are suitable for families of children with …

Edinburgh with autism: Our first city break with kids

We’ve never tried a city break as a family before.   Funnily enough, the thought of trying to keep two young children who have no awareness of danger, and aren’t keen on walking too far, alive in a bustling environment where they can’t run around has never really appealed to me. It’s the main reason we rarely venture into the …

Visit Thomas Land With Autism

An autism guide to Thomas Land

“Look mummy! There’s the Fat Controller!” shouted an over-excited Big Bear running off into Thomas Land. I ran after him. “Nope, that’s just a daddy in a black t shirt with his family,” I replied as I tried to steer him away before the man heard. Visit Thomas Land with autism and you’re in for a magical family adventure (apart …

A visit to Mattel Play! Liverpool

I can’t remember when the Thomas obsession first started, it was so long ago, but it’s probably been at least three years.   We’ve got the trains and the pjs, know all the episodes, seen all the films, visited Thomas Land twice, been on a Thomas-themed day out at the local railway… You get the picture.   I didn’t think …

The ultimate guide to Autism-friendly days out in Yorkshire for Easter 2019

Do you find school holidays stressful? Does the lack of routine cause meltdowns? Are you looking for activities at Easter that your autistic child will enjoy? Then read on… If your child struggles with crowds and sensory issues, autism-friendly sessions can be a lifesaver. When done well, these sessions can be the difference between an awesome day out and a …

An autism guide to the Eden project

If all tourist attractions could be as autism-friendly as the Eden Project in Cornwall, it would increase the success rate of our family days out by a billion per cent. When we visited in the middle of the summer holidays last year, it had the potential of being a (really expensive) disaster. Crowds, queues and noise awaited most visitors. And …