Welcome to The Thomas Centre

A Special Place for Special People

An outstanding holiday park, for those who are affected by autism, epilepsy and other special needs. Providing holidays for families and groups like yours, on a dedicated 25 acre site in a safe & non judgemental environment.

Coronavirus Update 11th May 2020

Firstly, to all our many guests whom we have had to reschedule already, thank you for your continued support and your many kind words.

On the one hand, we know we are very lucky to have so much space around us. On the other hand, I can assure you that wandering around the park at this time is the strangest of things for Jan, Thomas and myself. Since we first opened The Thomas Centre in 2007, we have never had a whole Spring-Time season here alone: it is the strangest of feelings! The park is in pristine condition, everything is repaired, painted and ready to go and then ….. silence!

Since our last update on the 13th April and following the PM’s statement yesterday (10th May), The Thomas Centre will now remain closed “at least until the beginning of July” (to quote the PM).

For those who have bookings in this period of continued closure, rest assured, we will be in contact to discuss the options available to us all.

Similarly, if your holiday is from July onward, please be patient with us. We all await clarity on the so called “conditions” that need to be met to facilitate unlocking and our re-opening. At the time of writing this update, no details have been provided by our esteemed leaders (is it me, or do we all despair at the quality of our politicians these days?)

Stay safe, stay well and stick to the instructions and if you know what “stay alert” really means, do please let me know! I can only relate this instruction to that old schoolboy chestnut: “Stay Alert, Britain needs more Lerts.”

With our best wishes to all,

Richard, Jan and everyone at The Thomas Centre

    • Do you dread planning holidays because you cannot find a safe environment that is non-judgemental?
    • Do  you leave holidays feeling more exhausted than when you arrived?
    • Are you a parent of a child that has autism, epilepsy, tourettes or other challenging behaviours?
    • Do you care for young people or adults that have these conditions and others, perhaps in wheelchairs?

The Thomas Centre might just be the perfect place for you to enjoy the break you need.

We provide holidays for families, care providers and special needs schools and groups

If you are a parent or carer of a child with Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, Tourettes or other forms of complex and sensory needs such as Cerebral Palsy, our aim is to provide holidays that meet the needs of the whole family, not just the needs of the family member with special needs. [read more…]

We have become a destination of choice for many supported living and residential care organisations including regional branches of The NAS, Autism Care, Mencap, Sense, Options, Priory, Home from Home Care  and The Hesley Group to name just a few. All our facilities are suitable for all ages and those in supported living or residential care are most welcome here.. [read more…]

We welcome SEN school and groups to The Thomas Centre for their educational visits. Our range of accommodation, communal rooms and wheelchair friendly site means that we are suitable for a range of needs. We are also able to support you in organising activities on site and in the local area.   [read more…]

  • Three stunning houses and five spacious bungalows.
  • Bungalows each have a large wet room.
  • Each with 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms, for up to 4, 6 or 8 guests.
  • All maintained to the highest standards.

Everything you need for your self-catering holiday. [read more…]

  • Indoor heated swimming pool for your own private use.
  • Well equipped 80m indoor play barn, and an outdoor play park.
  • Go-karts and a large selection of bicycles.
  • Trampoline, a football pitch and Josie’s Corner.
  • 25 acres for you to roam on a very private estate! [read more…]

In the heart of the Lincolnshire tourist region, no “mega theme parks” but lots to see and do.

Beautiful beaches, that run for miles and miles, all to be enjoyed at a leisurely Lincolnshire pace!

… oh and did we mention the seals in Autumn, just 5 miles away at Donna Nook. [read more…]

The Thomas Centre works on the following principles:

  • We believe that holidays are for the whole family, for the whole group, not just those individuals with special needs. (After all, we spend all our time planning for that person in our lives with special needs and we could all do with a break!)
  • We believe that those who care for people with special needs should be able to enjoy five star facilities. (We are parents ourselves and we like to enjoy good quality facilities!)
  • We believe the more that parents and carers can relax, the better able everyone feels when they return to life’s battles. (Or put another way, if everyone has a good holiday, everyone’s batteries are re-charged!)

We could not find these things when our children were younger.
So, we built The Thomas Centre.

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