Holidays with autism: 11 essential items to pack for a winter holiday

It was whilst zipping across a frozen lake at 20mph that I realised I’d forgotten a vital item of clothing on our husky trip in Lapland. I’d only brought one pair of gloves and every time I took them off to take a picture of the breathtaking views, my hands felt like they were going to fall off. In temperatures …

Lapland with autism: Our Christmas adventure

  For the last few years, Lapland has been at the top of my bucket list for our family. The Bears have hardly seen snow and I thought it would be a good adventure for us all.  Timing was an issue. I wanted to go while The Bears were still young but we needed Little Bear to be confident on …

10 essential secrets to flying with an autistic child

It’s less than a week until we go on holiday and our thoughts are turning to the flights. We’re going on four aeroplanes in four days, which is a challenge with two boys who have global developmental delay, hypermobility and autism thrown into the mix. The airport is going to be a big deal. We’ve not been abroad on a …

How to prepare your autistic child for a holiday to Lapland

When we booked our holiday to Lapland in February, one of the biggest questions to consider was when to tell The Bears. Telling them too early could make them anxious and our daily lives a nightmare “Are we going yet” “When are we going?” “Are we going today?” “Can we go today?” “Why aren’t we going today?” “I want to …

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. …