How to spend a weekend in Berwick-upon-Tweed with kids

Berwick-upon-Tweed was the first stop on our motorhome tour this summer and with hindsight I wish we’d spent longer there. This often underrated town has a huge amount to offer families for a few days and lots of affordable accommodation. We stayed in the caravan park in the beautiful grounds of Paxton House near the town, but there is also …

7 easy recipe ideas for a family motorhome holiday

You don’t have to plan every single meal down to the last detail, but being prepared when it comes to feeding your family in a motorhome will make your life a lot easier on the road. Motorhome and van kitchens are, of course, very small, and usually feature smaller than average pots and pans. If you can, prepare a few …

How to tour the stunning Scottish Highlands in a Motorhome in one week

I’ve always wanted to go on a family camper van/motorhome holiday. There’s something about the freedom of driving around with everything you need that has always appealed to me. It’s one of those holidays that divides people. You either recoil in horror at the thought of being in a confined space with your family for a week or two, or you …

Sand Le Mere Holiday Park

Our stay at Sand le Mere holiday village – Review

Hands up if you love a caravan holiday. Finding suitable holidays as a family with additional needs isn’t easy. When The Bears were little we spent a lot of time at my grandma’s static caravan near Bridlington and they were some of our most relaxing breaks. Fast forward 7 years and my grandma, now 91, sold the caravan a couple of …

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 …

Autism family travel: fun or flippin’ hard work?

Let’s face it, holidays can be a bit tricky when you’ve got children on the autistic spectrum. Working out where to go, worrying about how suitable it will be, as well as how to get there and how to prepare the kids, can all seem a bit daunting. However, everyone needs a holiday from time to time and families of …

What to do in Scarborough when it’s raining

Let’s face it, the weather on the Yorkshire Coast is pretty unpredictable whatever time of year you go.   We often go during October half term and we’ve experienced heatwaves through to freezing temperatures. We went to Scarborough for a couple of nights on our most recent visit and our only full day there was a grey, cold and wet. …

7 fantastic things to do in Cornwall with young children

For the last couple of years we’ve spent our main family holiday on farms in Cornwall. The county is blessed with lots of fantastic farms offering similar experiences for families with young children. So far we’ve tried two of them with great success. The Bears love feeding the animals every morning, swimming in the onsite pool and playing on the farm. …

11 Autism Friendly Holidays With Young Children

11 autism-friendly holidays with young children

Finding autism-friendly holidays isn’t easy and we’ve had some disasters over the years. The biggest one was when we decided to take 2-year-old Big Bear on an adventure holiday to the Bavarian Forest in Germany. Don’t get me wrong, the place was amazing and I’d highly recommend it. However, when you’ve got a frustrated 2 year old with additional needs …