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.

Covid Update 1st April 2021

Just 11 more sleeps to go before we re-open and we can welcome back old friends and new alike!

We have all our (now standard) precautions in place, and as we did last year, we have hired Park Guides through to September.

Our Park Guides were very popular last year and we are pleased to welcome back Joe & Co, who regulars will remember from 2020.

They will be taking care of pool hygiene, bike and Go-Kart access, alongside other equipment, as and when we can re-open them.

To re-assure all, the pool will be re-opening for private use and local rules on changing rooms access etc will continue to evolve in line with legislation.

As always, we will keep those with upcoming bookings directly informed on any restrictions that might affect their holiday.

For first timers: Welcome!

For recent returnee’s: Welcome back!

For serial repeat offenders: Welcome Home!

Best Wishes,

Richard, Jan and The Thomas Centre Team

    • 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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