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Holiday guides

The National autistic society has a guide for parents to taking an autistic child on holiday.     Click icon to view.     There is a tab at the top for adults.     They have a separate page for preparation and practicalities.

To see how it might work out in practice, Emily offers a personal view of holidays for autistic people.      She describes herself as a young autistic woman with ADHD.

To see how it might work out in practice, Emily offers a personal view of holidays for autistic people.


Travelling by train or boat might be less stressful, but airport special assistance guides may help:

Gatwick: guide       FAQ

Luton: options       special assistance

Stanstead: awareness       request

Subsidised short breaks

Lincolnshire County Council offers subsidised short breaks.     This is for families living in Lincolnshire who have a child with a disability between 0 – 18 years of age.      Children can enjoy a holiday with or without their parents,      Click icon for more information.      There is a variety of activities on offer.

Sand le mere

Sand le mere seaside holiday park has a sensory playroom.     The seaside holiday park near Withernsea has also provided a second room as a place of rest and comfort for parents … has a soft setting where parents can calm their children down.      Click icon for more information.

Magic moments

Magic moments for autistic kids have a caravan seven miles from Skegness.      PAACT support group says it has had good feedback about them.      It is available to any family affected by disability or illness.      Prices are discounted.      Click icon for their website.

Click icon for their leaflet.      See also:  Terms & conditionsPDF

Tap button to download their leaflet, then open in PDF viewer.

Download PDF – 640KB

 Hesley cottages

Hesley House Cottages – self-catering for children with special needs, near Skegness.        For more information click icon.

 Thomas centre

The Thomas Centre offers much sought after specialist holidays at their site near Louth, Lincolnshire.       It is located near to the coast.       Suitable for supported living or residential care providers.      For more information click icon.SaveSave

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