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Holiday Tips For Children With SEN

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Calendar iconPosted 22nd Mar 2024

If you’re the parent of a child with special educational needs (SEN), a staycation can seem like a daunting prospect filled with new challenges and different routines. But at family-run Beverley Holidays on the English Riviera, we’re on hand to help you get the best out of your break, with activities geared specifically to SEN guests, and a big-hearted team who’ve been in the business of creating holiday magic for more than 66 years. Here’s our top holiday tips for children with SEN…

Let The Countdown Commence

Preparation is key when it comes to traveling with a SEN child in tow. An unfamiliar location can seem unnerving at first but we have plenty to get your little one excited about the fun to come. Once you’ve booked your Beverley break, the holiday countdown begins and our team will be in touch with all the information you need ahead of your stay so there are no surprises. You can also download our brilliant Beverley Holidays App, a one-stop guide to our park facilities, pre-bookable activities and more. There’s even a handy park map, great for getting your child familiar with the new surroundings before your visit. Plus, our Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok channels are filled with fabulous photos that you can show your child ahead of your stay.

hot tub holiday devon

Stress-free Staycation

If the thought of lengthy airport queues and strict security procedures is enough to send stress levels into overdrive, a staycation in South Devon makes a great holiday alternative. Boasting brilliant links that make it easy to reach by road and rail, the beauty of a break at Beverley Holidays is that you can travel however and whenever you choose – perfect for SEN children anxious about long distances. Plus, we’ll let you know your check-in time in advance so there’s no waiting around and you can rest assured that your welcome will be a warm one, with our Beverley Team on hand to help with any queries to make your stay as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Home From Home

The home is often a sanctuary for children with SEN, somewhere they can truly relax among familiar surroundings. A caravan or lodge break at Beverley Holidays packs in all the comforts of home, with the added advantage of being self-catering so you can bring along all their favourite food and belongings.  Better still, for guests with specific disability needs, our two fully-adapted holiday caravans come complete with grab rails, wheelchair ramps and wide access doors. And we’re even upping the ante in the camping and touring department, with a brand-new £20k toilet and shower block specifically for disabled guests due to be unveiled this Spring.

Mother and daughter in holiday caravan

Build A Beverley Routine

For SEN children who find comfort in routine, our Beverley App allows you to plan ahead and create a schedule for your stay. Pre-book our brilliant daytime activities, many of which cater specifically for young SEN guests, providing an inclusive environment where every child can enjoy the staycation experience. Our all-new weekly Sensory+ activity led by Beverley entertainers takes place in a calm, dimly-lit environment, with toys geared to those with sensory and concentration issues. Plus, our relaxed Storytime and Mini-mover sessions have been carefully crafted to provide a supportive environment where activity-goers can rub shoulders with our park’s two popular mascots.

Facilities For All

As a family-run holiday park that prides itself on its family-focused appeal, Beverley Holidays is packed to the brim with facilities suited to younger SEN guests. Our secure outdoor play parks provide parents with peace of mind while giving little ones a safe space to let their hair down, plus an indoor soft play that’s perfect for retreating to during quieter times when the weather sets in. All of our pools are lifeguard-attended, with our Beverley Bay outdoor pool a great option for those seeking a peaceful, laid-back spot to splash around, with accessible facilities to keep things as inclusive as possible.

To book your Beverley Holidays break, check availability online here. Alternatively, call us on 01803 843887 or speak to us on LiveChat and we’d be happy to discuss your holiday needs.

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