Choosing a place to visit is a lot harder when you have a disability. In 2014 it was reported by the Telegraph, that almost two thirds of the UK’s main attractions were not fully accessible to wheelchair users. However, changes are constantly being made and today you’ll find more attractions and destinations in Britain than ever before offering access for disabled travellers. So what are the best places you should be heading to if access is your main concern?
Drayton Manor Theme Park
If you’re looking to enjoy an exciting, action packed family day out then the Drayton Manor Theme Park is highly recommended. Many of its rides are adapted for wheelchair users. In total it features a zoo, restaurants, shops and over 100 attractions and rides. There’s plenty to see and do for the whole family. Not all theme parks feature such great disabled access as Drayton Manor.
Cornwall is one of the most beautiful destinations in the UK and it’s also one of the most accessible. There are many disability friendly beaches, restaurants and activities available. As featured on DisabledHolidays.com, there’s 476 kilometres of coastline to be explored, much of which is wheelchair friendly. Whether you opt to head to St Ives, or you choose the more rugged Lizard Peninsula, you’re guaranteed a relaxing, wonderful holiday in this quaint part of the UK.
If you fancy an adrenaline packed trip, coasteering in Pembrokeshire is a fantastic option. Celtic Quest offers a range of daredevil related activities that can be tailored to suit those with a range of disabilities including those who are blind, deaf, have learning difficulties and/or wheelchair users. They use the latest safety equipment and promise an unforgettable experience.
Science Museum, London
If you head to the UK’s capital, the Science Museum is a must-visit attraction. All written materials are supplied in a large print option for those with vision impairments, while Makaton language is used for those who have trouble communicating. It’s one of the most accessible museums in the country and is fully wheelchair accessible. It even features an IMAX cinema which enables support workers to get in free.
These are just some of the top disabled-friendly attractions in the UK. Wherever you choose to go, make sure you have a comfortable, disabled-friendly vehicle to travel in such as the excellent models sold by Allied Mobility. You will also need to check out accessible hotels in your chosen area too.