Haggerston Castle Sensory Caravan

We have 2 Sensory Friendly, 6 berth, silver grade caravans situated in the quieter Golf Village area of the park The caravans both have decking and space for 1 vehicle.

There is a small children’s play park close by and the Haggerston land train stops a few hundred yards away and takes you directly to the complex or anywhere else you need to be on the park. The golf course and mini golf area are also close by along with the Fairways Café which serves breakfast, lunch, and homemade cakes.

Our caravans are fully set up to be autism and sensory friendly, and are complete with a Sensory area and themed children’s bedrooms, as well as lots of extras and additions to make your holiday accessible to all members of your family. We have been awarded the National Autistic society “Autism Friendly Award” 2020 and when applications open following the pandemic. we will be applying for this award again.

The caravans sleep up to 6 people. there are 2 twin bedrooms and a double room.  the children’s rooms have sensory lighting, TV/DVD combi’s. Our unique sensory space has sensory lighting, fidget and sensory toys, colour changing bubble wall, sequin boards and toys.

The main double bedrooms are spacious with vanity area and mirror and is also ensuite.  The bed in one of the caravans has been replaced with a king-size bed.

Children can choose the themes of their bedrooms which can help lessen the anxiety of being in a new bed/bedroom, Choose between: Toy Story, Superheroes, Lion King, Peppa pig, Dinosaurs, Gaming, Thomas, Minecraft, Harry Potter, or Unicorn themes. We also offer a plain theme too.

There is a good sized kitchen stocked with all the cooking utensils you will need on your holiday, Tea, coffee, sugar, coffee machine and pods, and children’s plates and cutlery.

Our Spectrum pack is also available for you to use, complete with blackout blind which can be used to create a dark den in the bedrooms if required.

The decking area has rattan outdoor furniture and sensory dome mirrors.

Easter bookings – An egg hunt will be set up for arrival

Halloween bookings – the caravan will be decorated with family friendly decorations.

Before and during your stay

We understand that preparing an autistic person for a holiday can be challenging. At Spectrum Holidays we are always looking for ways to make this process easier for our families. We design bespoke, personalised visual stories and countdown calendars for every person that would benefit from additional preparation for their holiday with us.

Inside the holiday homes you will also find a set of visuals to help support you while on holiday, there is also a “now, next, later” travel keyring to take out and about with you as well as some information about the local area.

More information

Once upon a time Haggerston castle was a large country estate, now it is a lovely holiday park set in wonderful woodland with elegant Italian gardens and a boating lake. The castle tower still stands and now features a rooftop bar!

This park is the perfect retreat and holiday for all the family with landscaped walkways, 9-hole golf course and heated indoor swimming pool.

The park recently underwent a multi-million-pound development of their garden atrium style complex which now houses an indoor soft play, amusement centre, the Live lounge, restaurant and new VR dungeon!

Activities on offer at Haggerston include: Segway’s, archery, aerial adventure course and Nature rockz area with ranger led activities. There is also horse riding and birds of prey centre on site too.

There is a mini market, laundrette and takeaways on site and supermarkets a short drive away in Berwick.

Local Amenities and the local area

Haggerston castle lies just a few minutes away from Spittal beach, Cocklawburn beach and many more. The sandy beaches of the Northumberland coast are a very popular place for families and a good place for spotting seals and dolphins!

Haggerston Castle is close to an array of castles; Alnwick castle, which is the largest inhabited castle in the Europe and is of course most famous for being a location used in the Harry Potter movies. They have lots of activities on throughout the year, as well as having, on the same site, the award-winning visitor attraction, Alnwick Gardens. With its beautiful 12 acres of magnificent gardens, tree house restaurant and stunning water features that children can play in, Alnwick Castle and Gardens is a fantastic day out.

Bamburgh castle, loved locally for its amazing history and beautiful views across the coast, as well as the famously haunted Chillingham castle are all close by and well worth a visit.

Holy island is just 6 miles away and accessed by a causeway is a hugely popular place to visit.

The Farne islands are beautiful and home to thousands of sea birds and puffins. Sightseeing boats to the islands leave from Seahouses harbour regularly.

Haggerston Castle holiday park has lots of lakes of varying sizes on the grounds. Our caravan is sited on  Turnberry and there are no lakes in that area.

Berwick is a 15 minute drive away from the caravan site where you will find all the shops and amenities you need, including.

Asda – you can get shopping delivered directly to the caravan.

Tweedbank retail park houses an Argos, Farmfoods, Marks and Spencer food hall, Halfords, Homebase and Poundland.

The swan centre is  a local leisure centre with swimming pool and gym.

Berwick also has many restaurants and take away shops.

Party packages

Celebrating a birthday or anniversary? Add one of our Party packages on to your booking and choose from a choice of themed decorations as well as food and drinks to suit your budget. Please contact us for more information.

Things you may need to know

As with all caravans, the windows and doors also act as a means of escape in an emergency situation and therefore window restrictors or key locks are not able to be fitted, the doors lock with thumb turners from inside and the front door locks from the outside with a key.

The park is a Haven site and can get busy and noisy in all areas of the park – our pitch is one of the quietest area of the park, however, we cannot guarantee the behaviour of the other guests around you. Haggerston castle has a land train which is used by all guests to navigate the park. There are stops located around the park and 1 is approx 30 yards from our caravans .

The train may come past the caravans a few times a day but is not very loud. Security vans drive by regularly and will sometimes carry gas bottle refills which can clank when going over speed bumps. The park bins get emptied every day in peak season, and large Biffa lorries will drive past the caravans each morning.

Please note; The safe space bed is only available in one of the caravans as the bedroom has had to be remodelled to accommodate it. The bed is available on request and subject to availability.

Please note that the caravan have now been moved from Turnberry to Troon so the images of the outside areas are not up to date.

How to book and prices

We offer short breaks and week long bookings in our Sensory Caravans. As these holiday homes are owned and managed directly by the charity, we are able to subsidise the costs of your stay. We ask that you only request a booking if either you care for an autistic person, or you are autistic yourself, or your child/young person has an additional need and would benefit from the services we offer.

As a charity we are able to provide play passes free of charge for the autistic person and immediate family only. You will still need to book and pay for the activities you wish to take part in during your stay and this can be done online before arrival

2024 prices and booking terms

3 nights (Fri-Mon) £300 – 4 nights (Mon-Fri) £300 – 7 nights (Mon/Fri) £600

To secure a booking there is a non refundable deposit of £50 and full payment plus a refundable security bond is due 6 weeks before arrival.

2025 prices and booking terms

3 nights (Fri-Mon) £350 – 4 nights (Mon-Fri) £350 – 7 nights (Mon/Fri) £650

To secure a booking there is a non refundable deposit of £100 and full payment plus a refundable security bond of £100 is due 6 weeks before arrival.

Please contact us here for availability and booking requests.