Planning for Weekends Away with Your Mobility Scooter

When you rely on your mobility scooter on a daily basis, it can be a daunting task to attempt to organise a weekend away from the familiarity of your home area.

However, these days your mobility scooter is definitely one thing you shouldn’t need to worry about, with a multitude of support services and information on hand throughout the UK to ensure that your weekend away runs smoothly all the way through.

Below, we’ve listed some of our best tips for organising a perfect weekend away with your mobility scooter.

Middle aged male sits on his mobility scooter looking at the sea from the promenade at New Quay in Wales hoping to see dolphins or other wildlife, enjoying the freedom his scooter gives him to be able to get out and about unaided.

Create a Checklist

Perfect holidays are all about planning, so creating a checklist of the things you will need while away will help you to ensure you aren’t caught unprepared at any point during your weekend getaway.

Your packing checklist may include:

  • Any medication you are currently taking
  • Mobility scooter accessories + chargers
  • Health and Travel Insurance documents
  • Booking confirmations and contact details
  • Driving license, credit cards etc
  • Any other essential items you require on a daily basis

Other things you may want to consider include the type of transportation you may need, activities you’d like to do and checking that the specific venues you plan on visiting are accessible for your wheelchair or mobility scooter.

Useful Links

OpenBritain is an online resource that aims to provide a simple way to find accessible destinations and places to stay in the UK. If you’re unsure of how accessible a certain area is, this is a good place to look first.

Transport is easy to arrange with your mobility scooter if you don’t have your own car. All London black cabs are wheelchair accessible with ramps, and the National Express will also have lightweight wheelchairs and mobility scooters up to 23kg to be stored in the luggage compartment.

There are many national parks to enjoy in the UK, and this Access for All page on their website will guide you through all the national parks with accessible routes for you to enjoy with a wheelchair or mobility scooter.