If you or a family member have a disability or impaired mobility, finding the right day out can be frustrating. Many places or attractions are happy to advertise their wheelchair ramps or disabled toilets, but can fall short in the little details that make all the difference.
We’ve hand-picked some great attractions below, renowned for excellent facilities and top-quality accessibility features that are within easy reach of some of our top destinations.
The DeepA giant aquarium, shaped like a shark’s head that houses over 30 species of shark as well as 3500 other fish.
With interactive displays, educational snippets and conservation focused charitable aspects, The Deep is a thrilling day out. You and your whole family will enjoy meeting the ocean’s deadliest denizens while learning about the world’s oceans and eco-systems.
Image courtesy of The Deep
Britain’s only 21st century pier having been redesigned in 2001 - as a result, the pier has great accessibility and parking. The pier offers you a lovely traditional seaside day out, with amusement arcades, games, shops and eateries galore.
Where: The seaside town of Southwold in Suffolk, just 6 miles away from the gorgeous Kessingland Beach Holiday Park.
Facilities: Including, assisted wheelchair access, non-assisted wheelchair access, facilities for mobility impaired people, rest areas, accessible toilets, accessible car parking, assistance dogs allowed, cafes, restaurants and refreshments can all be found in the immediate area.
Courtesy of Southwold Pier
The Eden ProjectThe Eden Project is a conservation site built into a crater, featuring two giant domes – housing Mediterranean and rainforest biomes. You can simply admire the wild-life of the world’s largest indoor rainforest, or take part in one of many family activities at this spectacular site.
Where: Bodelva, Cornwall – just 14 miles from Looe Bay Holiday Par
Facilities: Including assisted wheelchair access, non-assisted wheelchair access, facilities for mobility impaired people, rest areas, accessible toilets, accessible parking, powered scooter availability, induction loops, BSL interpreters, facilities for blind and visually impaired people, allowed assistance dogs, as well as an onsite cafés and restaurants.
The Robbie Burns Birthplace Museum
A great day out, giving you the opportunity to see original manuscripts, stunning gardens and the well preserved cottage where the renowned poet was born. The museum is a large open-plan space set on a single level floor, meaning it’s fantastic for the mobility impaired. Do be aware that the museum itself is dimly lit in places to preserve the manuscripts.
Where: Alloway, near Ayr – Only 5 miles from Sundrum Castle Holiday Park
Facilities: Including assisted wheelchair access, non-assisted wheelchair access, facilities for mobility impaired people, rest areas, accessible toilets, accessible parking, induction loops, facilities for blind and visually impaired people, allowed assistance dogs, as well as an onsite cafés and restaurant.
Natureland Seal Sanctuary
This is a mini-zoo, sanctuary and seal hospital that rescues seal pups from the nearby Skegness shores, perfect for your family day out. The zoo has Seals, Penguins, Meerkats, Alpacas and more, with viewing windows to visit the rescued seal pups and feeding displays. With accessibility ramps and disabled toilets you’ll find the sanctuary perfectly traversable, although a few heavy doors are found on-site, and there is no on-site parking.
Where: Skegness, Lincolnshire – Only a mile and a half away from the Southview Holiday Park
Facilities: Including assisted wheelchair access, facilities for mobility impaired people, rest areas, accessible toilets, assistance dogs allowed and café/refreshments on site.There are great days out across the UK designed and tailored for people with disabilities and the mobility impaired. Parkdean Resorts’ selection of Holiday Parks offer you the perfect place to take a rest between adventures with 72 parks that are designed for accessibility and wheelchair access, with custom tailored holiday homes to ensure you a comfortable and convenient stay.
To find more days out, head to http://www.accessibleguide.co.uk/
Courtesy of Natureland Seal Sanctuary