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The U.K’s Top Wheelchair Accessible Activities 

The Summer is intermittently rearing its head this July, but even without the rays beating down, it’s more than possible to revel in wheelchair accessible escapades across the U.K!

With Chester being labelled the Most Accessible City in Europe in 2017, it is clear that our country is being more receptive to meeting better access requirements. And with such a demand, our towns and cities have been delivering. As such, The Mobility Aids Centre has got together a few of the most memorable adventures and days out where, with a little pre-planning, accessibility is greatly unrestrictive.

The Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich

Awarded the Winner of Large Visitor Attraction of 2018! And who could argue? It owns the handling power to lift barges 50ft from the water with an eternal grace that gained it the nickname Cathedral of the Canals. As such, it is a truly majestic and accessible activity. And following on from Chester’s above feat, it seems that Cheshire has an awful lot to offer! To plan your visit, click here!

Folly Farm, Wales

With a zoo, barn and play park, you’ll be hard pushed not to find a great amount of enjoyment for all the family at Folly Farm. And boasting a special Asian Adventure Exhibit running from July 20th 2019, you’ll have the chance to witness the adorable faces of red pandas, Asian wild dogs and leopard cats up close! For access information, click here!

Monkey World, Dorset

On the topic of animals, Monkey World provides an opportunity to roam around an ape rescue centre! On their website, you will find a page devoted to Disabled Facilities where you will find the best advice for organising your trip. The provided guide shows the most accessible areas of the park, and for the areas that are less so, Monkey World may provide motorised scooters (when booked in advance) to negotiate rougher ground. If you want some more information, click here!

The Imperial War Museum, Duxford 

With a commitment to full access to all visitors, The IWM Duxford presents a fantastic day out for war and aeroplane buffs alike. They hold events across the year, some of the most noteworthy come in the form of Air Show performances where you will watch historic planes in their element as they cruise the skies above. These are every three or four months, so it’s worth checking ahead of time. To find out more about access, click here!

Life Science Centre, Newcastle

Another for all the family to appreciate! The Life Science Centre is an interactive museum where it is encouraged to get involved with the exhibits. From a planetarium to the Experiment Zone, you will come away knowing a few more things than when you first arrived. Though you may use electric wheelchairs, they must be set to manual mode. For those requiring scooters to arrive, manual wheelchairs can be hired for the duration of your visit. For more information, click here!

Abbotsford House, Melrose

For those looking for something more refined, Abbotsford House allows you to journey back in time to experience Sir Walter Scott’s former stomping ground. With awe-striking views of the River Tweed, the estate, and of course the house itself, you will experience something of a literary pilgrimage. There is a minibus service (which is free!) that runs from Edinburg to make visiting easier. To find out more about visiting, click here!

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour; The Making of Harry Potter, London

Appealing to practically everyone, who could forget this activity? The vast majority of the tour is wheelchair accessible, however, there are more difficult areas to navigate (though not impossible). So prepare by getting accustomed to the relevant website page. Likewise, be aware that motorised scooters wider than 86cm are prohibited, but there are free manual wheelchairs to use once you arrive. To find out more about access on the tour, click here!

Access the U.K

These are only a few of the boundless escapades on which you can embark when experiencing our beautiful country. With so many places evolving their approaches to accessibility, there is so much more for you to enjoy. So you can relax, and keep making beautiful memories with your friends and loved ones in undiscovered places both near and far!

If you feel that a more portable or manoeuvrable wheelchair could lend you further confidence, The Mobility Aids Centre can provide paramount advice and prospective products to fulfil your needs. Feel free to contact us here, alternatively, our lovely service team is only on the other end of the phone on 01733 342242

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