Last week I decided that our family of 6 needed a holiday, we haven’t had a holiday in 2 years due to money and circumstances. Anyway in my wisdom I thought why not start looking how much holidays are, that’s easier said than done. First we have to decide where we want to go.
We did used to go camping in Cornwall which the kids loved, but last time we went we were met with quite a lot of hostility from the other campers, who couldn’t understand why the kids screamed even though I told them why. Or why i used the disabled toilet/shower block, that got a few tuts and moans. Anyway, back to finding a holiday. Camping is definitely out as it would get too cold for Little Gnome who has problems holding his body temperature at times and gets very cold, easily.
I looked into Haven sites but I can see a massive problem there, the kids running up and down the caravan it would make so much noise. I used to live behind a caravan site and believe me it’s not much fun listening to a herd of elephants running up and down a caravan all day/night. So I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Plus we wouldn’t get the benefit of the likes of Butlins and Haven as we wouldn’t be able to do most of the activities with the kids, who wouldn’t cope. I think as time goes on you know what a child with autism is likely to cope with.
So that’s , Haven, Butlins and all those sort of places out, camping is a no-no. What is left well there are boating holidays, mm 4 kids on a boat nope that’s out, don’t fancy them as they try to lean over the side or fall in. What else well there is abroad but they want silly money because of the size of the family we need 2 rooms well we just haven’t got that sort of money.
So it looks like another year and no holiday oh well just hope we have a decent summer so they play in the garden. Ideally I would love to take them to Disneyland in America, as they all love Mickey, Daisy and all things Disney. They would love to meet Mickey and all his friends
Does anyone know the lottery numbers so I can fulfill their dream , lol.
So booking a holiday with autistic/special needs children isn’t as easy as it seems.