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 …

9 Of The Best Car Games With Kids

9 of the best car games with kids

 What are the best car games with kids? A few weeks ago we embarked on our longest family road trip to date – 500 miles from Yorkshire to Westerhoven in The Netherlands.   The furthest we’d driven is to Cornwall and I planned our first trip there to the nth degree. Thank goodness I did. We ended up spending 9 …

Holidays with autism: The ultimate guide to preparing for Lapland

So you want to go to Lapland, you don’t know where to start and you’re completely overwhelmed with all the things you need to think about. Fear not! I’ve put together a complete guide to preparing for a Lapland holiday. Plus packing lists you can customise so you don’t forget anything. So get a highlighter and start crossing things off. …

Holidays with autism: Lapland on a budget

There’s no getting around the fact that holidays to Lapland are not cheap. You are looking at more than £2,0000 for a three-night stay including flights, accommodation and activities for a family of four. This can rise to £7,000-plus for a nice hotel in a remote location. It’s easy to get carried away when booking a trip to Lapland and …

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 …

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 …