The Best Accessible UK Attractions to Visit this Summer

As the summer quickly approaches, with longer days and more opportunities to spend time outdoors coming with it, many people will be looking for things to do across the UK.

For people with limited mobility, it can be a stressful and disappointing time trying to find attractions and activities that are accessible for all.

However, there are many attractions across the country that have been designed with people with limited mobility in mind.

Below, we’ve listed some of our top UK accessible attractions to visit in summer 2018.

 

Warner Bros Studio Tour, Hertfordshire

The Harry Potter Studio Tour based in Watford, Hertfordshire, is a wonderful day out for all the family.

Whether you’ve read all the books, seen all the films, and call yourself a mega-fan, or you’re just friends with one, there’s still something there are for everyone.

Roam around the real sets and costumes from the films, and be stunned by the Hogwarts Express! The Studio Tour has BSL and audio described tours available, and also has good accessibility through as well as free carer tickets to ensure this is a day out anyone can enjoy.

 

The Chill Factor, Manchester

Chill Factor is home to Disability Snowsport UK, which is a national charity that enables individuals with disabilities to take part in adaptive skiing.

This centre is able to cater for people with very limited mobility, with the rest of the attraction also accessible with lifts.

If you’re a bit more of a daredevil and would love to get involved in a more active day out, a visit to the Chill Factor could be a great day out for you.

 

The Eden Project, Cornwall

The Eden Project is a conservation project with plants from all over the world inside two huge biomes.

It’s a wonderful day out to enjoy some of the weird and wonderful elements of nature, with good access.

Other features include accessible parking, toilets, guides in a variety of formats, and free carer tickets too.

 

Giant’s Causeway, Belfast

Giant’s Causeway is a National Trust heritage site that is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the UK.

Although there are some accessibility concerns involved here, it is still a brilliant day out for everyone.

The site features mobility parking and a wheelchair friendly shuttle bus, as well as a fully accessible visitors centre and accessible toilets.

In regards to approaching the site itself, there is an accessible trail but mobility scooter and wheelchair users may need added assistance.


London Zoo, London

London Zoo is a great day out for people of all ages, and it is an almost completely accessible site for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility, so anyone can visit the Land of Lions, the Aquarium, and much more.

Staff on-site are fully trained to provide support to people with additional needs, and there’s even a Special Children’s Day from May 19th – 29th where children with special needs can come and meet the animals for a discounted fee.

Wheelchair hire is available, but this should be booked in advance.

 

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

The Riverside Museum is a transport museum that hosts artefacts from hundreds of years ago all the way up to the most modern technology.

Anyone who’s interested in transport will love a day out to this fun museum, and as a newly built site, making everything accessible was a top priority.

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