The Best UK Family Days Out for Families of Children with Autism

Do you feel overwhelmed by the summer holidays?


Do you want a day out with the kids but need some inspiration?


Me too. Filling six weeks can seem a bit overwhelming but you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together a summer guide for days out in the UK which are suitable for families of children with additional needs.


This post contains ideas for days out across Yorkshire as well as Merseyside, Norfolk, Cornwall, Cheshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, plus Edinburgh and Thomas Land. I’ll add to it as I post new places on the blog so do keep checking back.


On a tight budget? Check out 15 Ways To Save Money On Summer Fun with Additional Needs





Free Family Days Out With A Max Card


Shipley SEN Parenting Network has a brilliant SEN Summer Fun Ideas List 2019, which will give you ideas for activities in West Yorkshire day by day throughout the holidays.


Not SEN specific, but Yorkshire Tots’ Ultimate List of Summer Family Days Out In & Around West Yorkshire contains over 200 fabulous family days out for the summer


Do you have a Max Card? If not, follow the link to the website and consider getting one as if offers discounts on days out for families with additional needs. 8 FREE Days Out in West Yorkshire with a Max Card


7 FREE Days Out in North Yorkshire with a Max Card


4 Family Days Out in East Yorkshire with a Max Card


9 of the Best Days Out in South Yorkshire with a Max Card


Heading to the coast? Here’s What To Do In Scarborough When It’s Raining


Or 5 Great Things To Do With The Kids in Bridlington


Fancy a weird and wonderful adventure? Here’s the SEND Family Guide to Forbidden Corner in Leyburn, North Yorkshire


Or for a gorgeous day out at the National Trust, try The SEND Family Guide To Fountains Abbey


If marine life is more your thing, check out The SEND Family Guide to The Deep in Hull



Greater Manchester


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


Do you have a Max Card? Here are 17 of the Best Days Out in Greater Manchester with a Max Card





If you have little ones who love Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam, check out Mattel Play! in Liverpool. For tips on how to get the best out of a day out, check out A Visit to Mattel Play! Liverpool


Do you have a Max Card? Find out where to use it 5 of the Best Days Out in Merseyside With A Max Card





Do you have a Max Card? Here are 14 of the Best Days Our in Cheshire With A Max Card




Free Days Out In Durham With A Max Card


If you have a Max Card, check out 4 FREE Days Out in Durham With A Max Card





If you have a Max Card, check out 6 FREE Days Out in Northumberland With A Max Card


Tyne & Wear


5 Free Days Out In Tyne And Wear


If you have a Max Card, check out  5 FREE days out in Tyne & Wear With A Max Card





Earlier this year we went on our first family city break to Edinburgh. To find out what we got up to and for ideas on where to go, check out Edinburgh With Autism: Our First Family City Break



Staffordshire – Thomas Land


Visit Thomas Land With Autism


For an autism-friendly guide to Thomas Land this summer, check out Visit Thomas Land With Autism 





If you’re heading to North Norfolk this summer, take a look at 5 Brilliant Days Out in North Norfolk


BeWILDerwood is a wild and imaginative adventure park which we loved. Check out The SEND Family Guide to BeWILDerwood





If you’re heading to Cornwall this summer, a good place to start your research for days out is 7 Fantastic Things To Do In Cornwall With Young Children


The Eden Project in St Austell hosts fantastic relaxed sessions during the holidays which made for a great day out for us. An Autism Guide to the Eden Project


  • Where is your favourite family day out? Let me know in the comments below.




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