Adapted places to stay
This page contains information on a range of different holiday providers who can cater for people with additional needs or a disability. There are also useful guides on travel insurance and airports. If you know of any other providers of holidays for people with SEND or helpful guides then let the Local Offer Team know by emailing:
Alex Pugh has an adapted Caravan for Hire in Bembridge which is wheelchair accessible. Further information can be seen here.
Sarah Drew Knowles has an adapted Caravan for Hire in Sussex (known as Jack Shack). Further information can be seen here.
Holidays in England
The Newman Trust - They conduct accessible holidays between July and August for children and young people with a range of different needs, visit their website.
Thomas Centre - We provide outstanding facilities for families and groups like yours, on a dedicated 25 acre site, in a safe and non-judgemental environment find out more.
A parent has shared with us 'Premier Cottages', who offer accessible holiday cottages with disabled access. Further information can be viewed on their website.
Calvert Exmoor Holiday with outdoor activities.
Also 'Disabled Holidays', where you are able to search for possible holiday destinations that are accessible. Please see their website. for more details about this.
Another website. where you can search for'Disabled Holidays'
Website that lists UK accommodation with ceiling hoists.
Holidays Outside England
Centre Algarve - Holiday Centre for people with additional needs** See information on their website.
Maison des Landes Hotel – in Jersey – has been catering for guests with all manner of disabilities since the 1960s. We endeavour to provide everything guests may require in tailored accommodation, from electric beds to ceiling hoists, as well as wheel-in wet rooms and a large, readily accessible hydrotherapy pool. Visit their website. to find out more.
Accessible Holidays For the visually impaired
Seable can provide tailor made holidays for an individual or groups of blind or visual impaired people. Go to their website. to find out more.
Vision England provide short breaks and holidays for visually impaired children and young people in partnership with the Field Studies council, in areas throughout the country. Visit their website. to learn more.
Autism Friendly Holidays - Guide. "As you can imagine, here at Holiday Pirates we are often receiving requests from various people with a multitude of requirements. We have a great team back here that work endlessly scouring the internet to come up trumps and help you all with what you need. One request that is made regularly is for autism friendly holidays which are safe and suitable for families. What we discovered on our investigations is that there seems to be quite a limitation on this and of course the price is always high - not fair huh, well us Pirates set to work to see what we could come up with to help make great savings on holidays to suit you!"
Gatwick Airport have a autism friendly visual guide to Travelling through Gatwick Airport View it here. There is now a dedicated email address for any enquiries about travelling through Gatwick with Autism. The email address is [email protected]
Autism and UK airports sent out a survey to parents who have children with Autism and asked them about their experiences at airports, and consequently wrote a blog with handy tips for parents.
Mental Health Foundation also produced a blog called Flying for people with limited mobility.