Autism Friendly Days Out

31 simple ways to save money on autism-friendly days out

We love going on trips but there’s no doubt that some days out as a family with additional needs can be daunting and stressful – not to mention costly – if it all goes wrong. Luckily there are lots of ways to potentially save money on autism-friendly days out. Here are 31 of them:   1. Max Card   The …

5 of the best places to see dolphins in the UK

“Is that one, mummy?” “I think that’s just a wave.” “What about that one?” *Squints* “Er….” “When are they coming mummy?” “Hmm…Oh, look, have you seen that boat over there?”   We’d secured the perfect spot. Sitting almost at the tip of Chanonry Point we had a clear view for scanning the Moray Firth for any ripples of movement. It …

9 brilliant days out with the kids near Inverness

One of the best places we stayed during our Scottish Highlands trip was near Rosemarkie on the Black Isle Peninsula. Our pitch on the Caravan and Camping Club site overlooked the beach and the kids loved being able to jump out of the motorhome and straight onto the sand. We were lucky to be blessed with sunshine while we were …

How to spend a weekend in Berwick-upon-Tweed with kids

Berwick-upon-Tweed was the first stop on our motorhome tour this summer and with hindsight I wish we’d spent longer there. This often underrated town has a huge amount to offer families for a few days and lots of affordable accommodation. We stayed in the caravan park in the beautiful grounds of Paxton House near the town, but there is also …

7 easy recipe ideas for a family motorhome holiday

You don’t have to plan every single meal down to the last detail, but being prepared when it comes to feeding your family in a motorhome will make your life a lot easier on the road. Motorhome and van kitchens are, of course, very small, and usually feature smaller than average pots and pans. If you can, prepare a few …

7 motorhome hacks you need to know for your first holiday

We loved our first holiday this summer but it was one of those trips where we were learning the motorhome hacks as we went along. I wrote a LOT of lists during our week away for how we would do things differently next time. We didn’t have any major disasters but a bit of tweaking would have made our lives …

Why you should pack these 15 things for your motorhome holiday

It’s inevitable. You’ve made your lists for your motorhome holiday, you’ve diligently packed, and you’ve also run around the house at the last minute shoving things you might need into a random bag.   Then at some point on the journey to your destination – usually within the first half an hour for me – you realise you’ve forgotten something. …

How to tour the stunning Scottish Highlands in a Motorhome in one week

I’ve always wanted to go on a family camper van/motorhome holiday. There’s something about the freedom of driving around with everything you need that has always appealed to me. It’s one of those holidays that divides people. You either recoil in horror at the thought of being in a confined space with your family for a week or two, or you …

The best autism-friendly days out in Yorkshire for summer 2020

Are you worried about the summer holidays or does six weeks feel like it’ll be a breeze after four months of lockdown/shielding/restricted movement? There’s no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has kiboshed most events this summer and SEN-specific activities have been particularly hit hard. However, if you live in West Yorkshire, I’ve scoured the internet to find the autism-friendly activities …

21 of the best family walks in Yorkshire under two miles

I’ve been on a mission for the last three months. A mission to find some new family-friendly walks. For us, that means they need to be two miles or under, ideally with no roads or safety hazards. That way, we’re out in the fresh air for a couple of hours – ideally with a picnic or hot chocolate en route …