Going on a family day out when you’re in a wheelchair or have a family member in a wheelchair can take a little bit more planning in advance to make sure the place you’re heading to is access friendly. Checking whether somewhere has disabled access is always essential to make sure that everyone can enjoy the day out to the full. With this in mind, we’ve put together this quick guide to the best wheelchair friendly places in Britain to ensure that your next family day out is enjoyed to the max by all:
Chatsworth House and Gardens
Located on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire Chatsworth House is most famous for being the setting of the incredible TV show Downton Abbey. An ideal family day out, there’s tons to do at the impressive stately home and gardens with gorgeous paintings, a spectacular waterfalls, many different greenhouses, a farmyard and an adventure playground to enjoy. There’s parking for blue badge holders, a wheelchair collection point, accessible toilets and accessible path surfaces around the gardens and a lift inside the house giving full access to wheelchair users.
For those who love looking at animals there’s no better family day out than a trip to the zoo. With everything from elephants to orangutans there’s an amazing range of animals to see and it’s all wheelchair friendly at Chester Zoo. There’s the option to hire a scooter which can be beneficial as the site is pretty big so pushing a chair around all day can be quite exhausting however a lot of the zoo is flat and scooters are not permitted on the monorail, should you wish to use it.
A family favourite Legoland is an amazing day out for all. With tons of rides, different themed lands to explore and services and access completely geared up for wheelchair users, it’s definitely a perfect day out that all the family can enjoy. With a mix of attractions, exhibitions and themed areas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and the site is quite large so you’re sure to find something to do all day long.
With a wheelchair accessible vehicle like the ones available at Allied Mobility, you can access all of these places with ease, making the perfect UK family days out a breeze. From seaside towns to city centres, with a little bit of forward planning, you’ll be able to enjoy amazing wheelchair friendly family days.