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"Just left" from London

"We loved our Mary's House so much, we thought about changing the locks, and staying forever, but honesty prevailed!" 

Family from Gloucester

"I have loved our holiday: our first holiday in a long time and it was superb.

The go karts were really good. The house was a great size and the swimming pool was just terrific"

Mencap Supported Living - 2014

"A wonderful holiday. Its been lovely to see our resident interact with other visitors on her second visit here.
She has really come out of her shell whilst being here, fantastic!" 


The Thomas Centre
Covenham St Bartholomew
LN11 0PB

Tel: 01507 363 463


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"Never leave a need unmet!"

After much deliberation (austerity, Brexit, Trump etc),
we have decided we just have to do it anyway!

We are now building two new 4 bedroomed bungalows which will be completed in May 2018.

See the architects impression here. Call or email for details & price list details can be found here

Welcome to The Thomas Centre Specialist Autistic Holidays Providers

We provide outstanding facilities for families and groups like yours, on a dedicated 25 acre site, in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

  • Do you dread planning holidays because you cannot find a safe environment that is non-judgemental?
  • Do  you come away 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 people just like you to enjoy the break you need.


Special thanks must go to Mark and Gill @ CPL who have helped us build our new site and we are so pleased to have met James at Zenith, who has produced this marvelous aerial video of our holiday park. Click on the picture and enlarge to full screen for best effect. Thank you James!


Whether you are a parent of a child with Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, Tourettes or are suffering from other forms of sensory impairment, Cerebral Palsy or other complex needs, 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...]

Care Providers

We have become a destination of choice for many 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...]

Schools & Groups

Does your SEN school or youth group aspire to holidays or field trips? Have you struggled to find the right destination and worry about what you will do when you arrive?  Call us and discuss your ambitions.Why not come and see what we offer before you decide to book?  [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.

 ... oh and did we mention the 25 acres for you to roam on a very private estate! [read more...]

Things to do

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!).

  • Why should those who care for those with special needs not 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.