Autism Family Glamping Break
A wonderful wild away in a luxury geodome with sea views, exclusively for autistic children & their families.
Time & Location
Various dates available..
WilderMe CIC, Maker Heights, Earl's Dr, Cawsand, Torpoint PL10 1LA, UK
"Living in a world that will not move to the beat of your drum is distressing - it's something I see in my son almost everyday. But, WilderMe offers a calm space; an opportunity for young, explorative children to run wild and free, surrounded by adults that understand."
Guest on Family Break
Our geodome glamping breaks have been created soley for families with autistic children. Giving guests an opportunity to make new friends and explore the beautiful area in 'Forgotten Corner of Cornwall', knowing they’re in a safe, relaxed and inclusive environment.
“Nat and Geoff have created something very special offering opportunities for singing around the campfire, meeting other families facing similar challenges and joys of being a parent of an SEN child.”
Guest on Family Break
- Private luxury geodome, double and single bed, with linen all with sea views and own BBQ/firepit
- Communal dome for cooking and local information
- Bell tent for dining
- Two hot water showers
- Two compost toilet (standard flushing toilet, 5 min walk)
- Based on An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB)
- Site is an area of National Historical Importance
WilderMe is a social enterprise in a unique place with a special mission to help calm busy minds and create tribes that thrive. You have incredible sea views from a meadow of wildflowers that’s home to deer, skylarks and all sorts of wildlife; firepits to sit out by as you watch the sunset over the sea. It’s a wonderful place to detach from the digital world and take time out to recoup and reignite a connection to nature.
“The entire family benefitted from the stay with the peace, tranquility and connection to nature offering a calming, relaxing space for everyone to switch off and recharge.”
Guest on Family Break
- The Garrison - cocktail bar & gallery
- Patchwork Studio - live music and arts venue
- The Canteen Cafe - open everyday and occasional Sat night pizzas
- Awenek - art studio & community space
Wander down to the picturesque villages of Kingsand & Cawsand for tranquil beaches that offer safe swimming, or hire SUP's or kayaks. Meander along the South West Coastal path through ancient woodland and stunning scenery, meeting wild Dartmoor ponies along the way.
The six domes all share two showers and two compost loos in a trailer, but there are other standard toilet facilities available at the family campsite just over the hedge. A seventh dome serves as a communal space, with two double gas hobs and grills, cooking utensils, books, cards and seating. There are also firepits at each dome for cooking simple meals but it’s much more fun to let yourself be lured over to The Canteen at Maker Heights, where ex-River Cottage chef Nick Platt cooks up superb rustic food in the atmospheric setting of old Nissen huts.
The Canteen is only one part of the creative community that calls Maker Heights home, with musicians, artists and artisans running social projects, studios and workshops in an old army barrack. It’s one of the things, along with the good cause, the feeling of warmth and inclusivity, and the simple magic of being wild and free in a beautiful part of the world, that makes WilderMe the sort of place we're sure you'll absolutely love.
Due to limited spaces we kindly ask that all guests provide documentation of their child's diagnosis please. However, if you're still on the path to diagnosis, please don't worry! We completely emphasise it takes time, so please let us know if this is your situation.
WilderMe's misson is to keep our prices affordable and accessable to all, regardless of income, so we've created tiered pricing options.
The Supported Rate is for those unable to pay the Standard or Benefactor Rate.
Paying the Standard Rate means you will be contributing towards our running costs, supporting the work of WilderMe CIC and helping retreatants of lower incomes to access our retreats.
If you are able to pay the Benefactor Rate, that means that you’ll be supporting others who cannot afford to benefit from a break with us. Your choice to pay this rate will help us with the running costs of WilderMe, enabling us to continue our work connecting people to nature and fostering mindfulness and wellbeing.
If you feel strongly called to attend but cannot afford the Supported rate option, please get in touch and we can discuss a payment plan or other alternatives to support you.
We accept well behaved, fully trained dogs that are a support our guests wellbeing :)
A Geodome sleeps 3 people in a double bed and one single bed, bedding and linen is included. If you require another single bed (max one per booking) please select the option 'additional single bed' of your chosen date to add to your basket. If none is available, we maybe able to arrange a camp bed free of charge, so just let us know if you'd like us to organise this. Children under 3 are free if bringing your own cot bed. Please contact us if you require one :)
If you have any questions about our breaks or activities you might like to do during your stay, please do get in touch, we'd love to hear from you! :)
Peace, Love and Pasties,
Nat & Geoff :)
Things to note:
- There is a public right of way through our site.
- There is also a Shepherds Hut near to the domes under private ownership, it's also available to rent. We can pass on contact info if anyone is interested, sleeps 2 in a double bed.
- In respect of our peaceful site, no loud music after 10pm please.