The SEND family guide to The Forbidden Corner

Sometimes days out can get a bit repetitive. Farms, soft play and museums all rightfully have their place on our go-to list but sometimes we just want to do something different. Doing something different with a child who has additional needs isn’t always easy, and sometimes downright impossible. However, my factory setting is optimistic and I always believe these things …

5 great things to do with the kids in Bridlington

We love the seaside and for the last few years we have spent Easter and October half term on the Yorkshire coast – there are some great things to do with the kids in Bridlington. My grandma had a static holiday caravan in a nearby village and it became our safe haven – the kids loved it. Sadly, she recently …

SEND Family Guide To Fountains Abbey

The SEND family guide to Fountains Abbey

The first time we went to Fountains Abbey was when Big Bear was four months old. It was a glorious summer’s day and J and I had a lovely walk around its 800 acres of beautiful countryside. “We’ll definitely have to come back here when he’s older”, we said. It’s taken five years – I’m not sure why – but …

The SEND family guide to The Deep in Hull

I love a list and my phone is full of them. Two of my favourites are my  ‘safe’ places for family days out – one for dry days and the other for wet. They have been carefully compiled and honed over the last few years from  experience. These are places I know I can rely on for a less stressful …

Theatre With A Child With Autism

7 tips for a trip to the theatre with a child with autism

Going to the cinema or theatre with a child with autism can be a stressful experience. Busy foyers, unexpected music, lights going up and down and applause can all be unsettling. With the pressure to sit still and quiet and potential anxiety and meltdowns on the horizon, it’s sometimes difficult to know whether it’s actually worth going at all. Big …