Everyone is welcome
We are the first glamping site to achieve the Autism Friendly Award from the National Autistic Society which we have held for three years. We are ambassadors for the Global Purple Angle dementia friendly scheme and have received the 'All Welcome' tourism training. In 2019 we joined the 'Ask for Clive' movement to stand against intolerance and provide a safe space for the LGBTQ community. Recently we joined the sunflower lanyards scheme for hidden disabilities. We are ready to recognise and assist any guest wearing the lanyard as required, we will be including a sunflower lanyard in our sunflower pack, which can be ordered when you book your stay.
Take a look at Leafy's List (click here) on our website for ideas of local attractions and activities that are suitable and of interest for families who struggle with crowds.
We appreciate that hidden disabilities are different for each individual, we are here to help were we can to enable your whole family to have a relaxing time.
Our 'Sunflower room', a sensory play space in the stable block is always very popular, giving a place to chill and relax with a parent. If you would like to have the key for this room during your stay you can pre-book the sunflower pack as an extra at the time of booking your holiday, the small fee for this goes towards cleaning and maintaining the room and equipment.
The safari lodges have cubby play areas with some toys which can act as a chill out area for children, within the tents, who need a little separate time.
We have hedging and fencing all around our glamping field and our front gates are kept locked (you are issued a key on arrival) to slow wonderers/runners, giving parents a chance to catch up.
We are an independent family run business, our prices are not subsidised.
We look forward to welcoming you to Leafy Fields.
This is a short social story that you can download to help you with preparing for your visit one for safari lodges and one for Crivens. They are word documents that work best on a laptop for printing out.
Perfect place for us, our Autistic son loved it and was very relaxed here. Lodges are lovely and well furnished shower amazing. Plenty of outdoor space to run around completely enclosed and safe. Lovely owners very understanding, will definitely return.
What a fab time we had!!! My son has severe autism and I'd wanted to take him camping for so long but never thought he'd be safe! This place was amazing, the owners have thought of every aspect to entertain, calm and keep a child with special needs safe! I was also in love with the beauty of the place! So much hard work has gone into to make you feel like you're in a home from home 😍
We stayed in Fox safari lodge with a bell tent next to it. The lodge is a high standard, clean, and well equipped. The bell tent was a great addition as a second space. Our dog also enjoyed her stay, including the exercise space at the side of the lodge.
All 5 of us had a good time and the grandparents also enjoyed their visit and one night stay.
It was a relief to discover Leafy Fields online - our eldest son has only just been diagnosed so we are only just finding out about autism friendly places. It was great to be somewhere we could all relax. When our son was hyperactive or approaching a meltdown we didn’t feel judged at all and it was great to have various areas to use. We enjoyed evening campfires and barbecue in a safe environment and the kids loved seeing the bats.
Here are some comments from the kids:
11 year old child with ASD and ADHD. “Very good. Swing ball was a great touch, and the bell tent was very good.”
8 year old neurotypical child: “I liked the bell tent and also how there weren’t many people there. I really liked the horses.”
6 year old child awaiting assessment: “it was good!” He also really enjoyed grooming the miniature horses / ponies and using the sensory room. The colour change shower head was brilliant for him.
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