The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace.

We visited Hampton Court Palace today for the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt. It runs until 18th April at Hampton Court and 17th April at Kensington Palace. It’s a very popular event and you have to book in advance. The trail is included in palace entry and takes you on a lovely walk around the grounds….

Bekonscot Model Village and Railway, Beaconsfield

Bekonscot Model Village is the world’s oldest, open since 1929! It is such a fun, family day out and has a unique, old-world charm about it. I can remember going as a child and loving peering in the windows of the buildings and imagining who lived there. Today my littluns did exactly the same! Although…

Tumblestone Hollow, Stonor Park and Gardens, Henley-on-Thames

Tumblestone Hollow is a magical and fantastical playground in the Oxfordshire countryside. Set in the stunning grounds of the historic Stonor House, Tumblestone Hollow is an extensive adventure playground based on the stories by Amy Sparkes. A place where children can embrace their imaginations and run wild in a natural play space. It has a…

Easter Special at Audley End Miniature Railway, Essex

Audley End Miniature Railway has been on our to-do list for a while so I decided their Easter Special would be a good time to visit… and it didn’t disappoint. The day starts with a 40-minute ride through the grounds on a miniature railway pulled by either a diesel or steam engine. The train ride…

What I Pack in my Just-in-Case Day Bag for a child with SEND

Warmer weather and school holidays are on the horizon which means lots of day trips, mini breaks and outdoor adventures for us. Life with a child with additional needs can be stressful and unpredictable at times. Luckily, I am, by nature, ridiculously organised and I have perfected the just-in-case day bag for our adventures. This…

Autism-Friendly Easter Egg Hunts, London, 2022

We have lots of things booked in for this Easter break- feels a bit like making up for lost time – and we’re looking forward to days out, beach trips, Easter egg hunts and lots more… This is a quick roundup of the Easter egg hunts that we’ll be doing in the next few weeks….

2022 Edition – A Mum’s Guide to Autism-Friendly Activities in London

Many of the big London museums have special sessions for children/families with SEND. The sessions tend to be outside of the usual opening hours, so very early or twilight, and offer a more relaxed experience. no crowds siblings and families welcome/encouraged helpful/ trained staff often lighting and sound levels are adjusted quiet areas and breakout…

Running wild at BeWILDerwood, Norfolk

Today we visited BeWILDerwood in Norfolk for their half-term Halloween fun. It was the first time for us- we’d had lots of recommendations and read glowing reviews- and the experience didn’t disappoint! BeWILDerwood is a magical outdoor adventure set in a forest and open between February and October. Based on the characters and stories by…

Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park, Ipswich, Suffolk 🐮

It’s October half term in the UK and we’re on a little staycation exploring the east coast and a few spots in Suffolk. Today we visited Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park with eager 7 and 8 year olds. It’s a lovely place to visit; quite relaxed with friendly staff and plenty to do Things to…

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffordshire.

During the summer holidays we were on a trip to the West Midlands so surprised Eden with a birthday trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park to visit Thomas Land. I was really impressed with Thomas Land. It is very well done, the theme is consistent, lots of attention to detail and they have a good…

Ruislip Lido: London’s only beach!

Okay, that might be overstating it a touch! But Ruislip Lido is a reservoir and artificial beach in the London Borough of Hillingdon. Super popular with locals and visitors, Ruislip Lido has lots to offer and is a fun day out for all the family. Having grown up in Ruislip, I often overlook the lido…

SEND Camping at Aldenham Country Park: Truly a ‘Free Range Experience’.

Aldenham Country Park is a multi-activity country park in rural Hertfordshire. We were familiar with the park; we’ve visited many times for their SEND provision (inside and outdoor play spaces for children with additional needs and disabilities) so I decided to book their camping cabin for Eden’s first camping trip. Cabin Camping We stayed in…

Outdoor Adventures: Natural Play Trail at Box Hill, Surrey

Box Hill is a National Trust hill in Surrey with amazing views across the North Downs. Super popular with cyclists and walkers, it’s also a firm fave with families who gather to picnic, play, walk and climb trees. Unlike some of the other hills in the area, you can drive and park at the top,…

Know Before You Go: Dennis & Gnasher’s Big Bonanza at Kew

Yesterday we went to Dennis & Gnasher’s Big Bonanza at Kew Gardens. I booked for 2pm- as that was the only slot available- and it was busy, as expected, with families enjoying all that Kew has to offer. The Beano-themed trail is in honour of 70 years of the comic book characters and their calamitous…

World Autism Awareness Week 2021: London for Children with SEND

29th March – 4th April 2021 is World Autism Awareness Week. To mark the week I am resharing a blog post I put together last year … it’s a decent list of SEND sessions offered by the big London museums, galleries and attractions. Obviously nothing has been able to run this year due to Covid…