Secretly I think I was more excited than the kids to do this adventure! I’ve never driven a quad bike before and, although slightly nervous at the thought, it was an opportunity I didn’t want to pass up on!
Today we visited Park Aventura in Albufeira. The thing I like about treetop treks are that they are outside, physical and fun for most ages so make the perfect family activity that everyone will enjoy whilst also getting some exercise (much needed when you are at an all inclusive resort right after Christmas!)
As for New Years Eve, I did see some children, though I wouldn’t take mine. The main area for fireworks is near the harbour. There didn’t seem to be a main display so much as the public letting off fireworks for literally hours in every nook and cranny of the city! An experience certainly, and walking back to the hotel felt a little like a war zone, ducking behind cars and into doorways to dodge rockets.
We recently bought the Early Years Fun Subscription box to have a look at. I was really interested in this box because whilst it is aimed at 2-5 year olds it also says on the website that the box is suitable for children with special needs working at this age.
The bum bag in my pictures was gifted to me to try out by getrealfunky.com. I chose the pineapple design because I thought it was really fun, but there are many to choose from on their website. A bum bag is a useful tool for parents of autistic children. Here are 5 great reasons why you might want one too!
The Tropical trail was jungle themed and fun. The holes were more difficult than they looked and we found ourselves navigating our balls through tree roots and sneaky hills and dips, with the occasional mini bunker.
The statistics are shocking. Sky news have revealed that at least 40 people with a profound learning disability or autism have died while admitted to “barbaric” secure hospitals the government has promised to close since 2015. 9 of these were under 35! The number of children held in these places has doubled since 2015. Doubled.
When my son and I sat down to unbox the Super Chefs box, we were so impressed. The box itself was a simple, white but professional box with “Super Chefs” on the top. Inside the lid of the box was a personalised welcome explaining the theme of the box. The contents were wrapped in bright red tissue paper.
Virtual hideout Manchester invited us to go and see what they were all about so we booked a family session and set off to find them.
This week Manchester University announced that they will be introducing a different way of clapping. Instead of applause at the end of lectures etc. they will be using the British Sign Language sign for applause, which is hand waving or as the news put it, ‘jazz hands’. This is a measure being put in place for those students who struggle with noise.