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 …

How to plan for a successful day out with children who have additional needs

Organising a day trip in our house is like planning a military operation. With a six-year-old and a four-year-old with additional needs, anything less than SAS-style planning is likely to lead to arguments, tears and tantrums. And that’s just me.  It’s not possible to plan for every eventuality. However there are several steps we usually take to increase the chance …

February half term ideas for children with additional needs in West Yorkshire

Do you find half term stressful? Does the lack of routine cause meltdowns in your house? Are you looking for activities in February half term 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 …

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. …

5 of the best days out in Merseyside with a Max Card

If you haven’t got a Max Card, you should consider getting one. It gives families of foster children and children with additional needs FREE or discounted access to loads of attractions across the UK. Families in Merseyside are well served when it comes to the number of attractions that accept the card, with huge savings at places including museums, soft …

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. …

14 of the best days out in Cheshire with a Max Card

If you haven’t got a Max Card, you should consider getting one. It gives families of foster children and children with additional needs FREE or discounted access to loads of attractions across the UK. Families in Cheshire are well served when it comes to the number of attractions that accept the card, with huge savings at places including Gulliver’s World, …

17 Of The Best Days Out In Greater Manchester With A Max Card

17 of the best days out in Greater Manchester with a Max Card

  If you haven’t got a Max Card, you should consider getting one. It gives families of foster children and children with additional needs FREE or discounted access to loads of attractions across the UK. Families in Greater Manchester are well served when it comes to the number of attractions that accept the card, with huge savings at the Sealife …