Autism-friendly literary festival launches in Hertfordshire

Festival season is around the corner – so exciting! There are so many festival experiences to choose from and there really is something for everyone. An inclusive approach from organisers and an accessible set up is essential to enable people with SEND to attend and be part of the community. I was thrilled when Dr….

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….

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….

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…

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,…

The NEW Children’s Garden at Kew

New for 2019 is the much-anticipated Children’s Garden at Kew. It has been some time in the making but is definitely worth the wait. Be warned, in these early days, the number of families visiting the garden is huge and that’s exactly what you’ll do…wait! We visited today. We got there at 9:45 (it opens…