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 …

9 Of The Best Car Games With Kids

9 of the best car games with kids

 What are the best car games with kids? A few weeks ago we embarked on our longest family road trip to date – 500 miles from Yorkshire to Westerhoven in The Netherlands.   The furthest we’d driven is to Cornwall and I planned our first trip there to the nth degree. Thank goodness I did. We ended up spending 9 …

5 ways travel can boost your mental health

How do I look after myself? This week is Mental Health Awareness week, and it’s probably a question we should all be asking.   Life is busy for all parents but for those of us with children who have additional needs, we’re a different kind of busy – endless meetings, hospital appointments and school appointments on top of the day-to-day crazy …

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 …