Easter is always a great school holiday to enjoy but this year it’s particularly great due to the fact that it falls so late in the typical time period.
This means that the weather should be better and the days longer giving more time for fun activities and visits to new places.
To make these days out as much fun as possible we know that accessibility and facilities for wheelchair users will make all the difference. And, with that in mind, we’ve found a handful of visitor attractions that are really geared up for making it a great day out for all the family.
A walk on the wild side
London Zoo has the accreditation of being the most accessible visitor attraction in the UK; not bad given that it’s been open for over 170 years and has 12 listed buildings! It just goes to show that where there’s a will there’s a way and there are also several accessible facilities to make visits as enjoyable as possible. Meanwhile, the UK’s first ‘walk through’ safari park, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, is fully accessible with many facilities to support wheelchair and disabled visitors.
Art and culture
A little bit of art and culture goes along way and we are blessed with some fantastic museums and art galleries across the country.
The iconic Tate Modern in London was given a high rating as an accessible visitor attraction in Euan’s Guide whilst Motability listed the best accessible museums in the country including Churchill War Rooms in London and the International Slavery Museum in London.
Many smaller attractions have also given great consideration to the accessibility of their visitor attractions not just in a physical and practical sense but also in terms of supporting those who have limited hearing or sight such as permitting guide dogs, induction loops and Changing Places facilities.
A right royal occasion
Royal Yacht Britannia is a wonderful trip down memory lane and a great insight into the place where the Queen spent many happy years with her family. De-commissioned in 1997 her home is now on the waterfront, just minutes from the City of Edinburgh. Surprisingly accessible it’s a great experience with a central lift taking you to all floors. And if your wheelchair is less than 670mm wide, you can enjoy the whole tour and even tea, cake or a delicious lunch on board.
We know that there are lots of places to visit near where you all live and our advice is to always call ahead, or visit the website to find out everything you may need to know to allow you to have a great day out. We are glad we can play a small part in allowing you to explore and enjoy and if you use one of our ramps or lifts please tweet us a picture @vaporriconltd whilst you are out and about.