The best relaxed Santa’s grottos around Leeds in 2020

Can you hear the sleigh bells ringing yet? This week we’re talking all about Santa’s grottos. Meeting Santa might be the highlight of Christmas for many kids, but for children with special educational needs the bright lights, music and crowds can be really stressful. Thankfully, more and more venues now realise they must make adaptations to attract families with additional needs. …

10 Eurocamp hacks you need to know before booking a holiday

For years I’ve heard people say “we’re doing Eurocamp” without really knowing what they meant. However, this summer we decided to book a last-minute Eurocamp holiday after a colleague recommended a site in Croatia. Having never been before, I didn’t really know what to expect. At first, the campsite felt like a secret club where everyone knew what they were …

Venice With Kids

How to visit Venice in a day with kids (without losing the plot)

Venice might be a hotspot for pricey romantic weekends away, but it’s possible to enjoy the city as a family – and importantly a family with children who have additional needs.   We went on a day trip for our 10th wedding anniversary this summer with The Bears, age 7 and 4. Here’s how we did Venice with kids and …

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 …

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 …