Special need holidays - The Thomas Centre

The Thomas Centre
Covenham St Bartholomew
LN11 0PB

Tel: 01507 363 463


Welcome to The Thomas Centre
Specialist Autistic Holiday 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.

check availability here

or call our office on 01507 363463.


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.