05 Sep Three Excellent Activities With Access For Those With Disabilities
Three Excellent Activities With Access For Those With Disabilities
Sometimes it can be tough to find somewhere to go on a family break when have you pre-existing medical conditions.
That’s why we’ve worked with Fish Insurance, the disability travel insurance specialists, to compile a list of three excellent days out for you and your family within the UK, meaning you don’t have to break the bank to have a good time.
Snow Zone is an indoor skiing and snow boarding area filled with real snow. Over 1500 tons of it!
You can find the Sno! Zone in the Xscape center just outside of Milton Keynes. The Sno! Zone offers a 185 yard slope with access to those of all abilities. “Silent Snow” is a special snowboarding group offering snowboarding and ski lessons for the deaf and heard of hearing. The group “Disability Snowsport UK” offer lessons for those with limited mobility, including wheelchair users.
The Sno! Zone also has excellent facilities for those with disabilities including but not limited to:
Guide dog access
Rest seats for the mobility impaired
Assisted and Non-Assisted wheelchair access
Facilities for the blind and visually impaired.
Totnes Rare Breed Farm
The Totnes rare breed farm is an excellent place to take children. Located in Devon, this farm won the accessibility award for best family venue in 2010. Any children that you take with you will be able to pet, feed and engage with the wide variety of rare breed animals on the farm.
You will find Hedgehogs, Goats, Owls, Chickens and Sheep, so there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff add an extra dimension of fun to the experience, giving out fun facts and stories related to the animals., helping to make the experience all the more enjoyable. If you have a blind person in your party then the staff will even go the extra mile to include more detailed descriptions for the visually impaired, as well as guiding their hands to the safe areas to pet on the animals.
The farm has access assisted wheelchair access, facilities for the blind, guide dog access and plenty of rest benches for the mobility impaired.
Eureka! Children’s Museum
The Eureka! Children’s Museum in Halifax aims to inspire and educate children between the ages of 5 and 12. The museum is split between 6 different rooms and also has an outdoor space. Each room is a different “zone” where children can do all kinds of different things, ranging from being a mechanic, to making music.
The museum easily achieves its goal of sparking a child’s imagination. Eureka has a spoken map, an induction loop hearing system, large print displays and specially trained staff called “helping hands” to assist children with physical difficulties.
Hopefully at least one of these options sounds good for you. Remember, there are still plenty of other places in the UK that you can visit if you have a disability. It’s just a case of finding them. You can also call the UK tourist board for more ideas of places to visit.