At Let’s Go Out we think that adventurous, adrenalin-pumping days out should be accessible for everyone, no matter what their age or physical ability. Most venues in the UK think the same thing and have put a lot of thought into how their activities could be enjoyed by wheelchair users or those with learning disabilities and sensory differences.
Go Ape like to chat through each disabled customer’s needs ahead of their booking to help ensure their experience is as enjoyable as possible. However, they are honest about the fact that not all accessible activities are available at all of their many nationwide locations, so they always recommend talking to them first so they can recommend suitable activities and locations.
The popular Escape Rooms Adventures in the Midlands town of Leamington Spa are fairly large and on the ground floor, meaning that they are accessible by wheelchair users. At the moment over half of the puzzles in each room can be accessed from a wheelchair, although the wall mounted ones may require assistance.
The Bristol Activity Centre has loads of fun outdoor activities on offer, from archery to paintball to axe throwing. They are proud of how accessible their activities are, and have regular visits from Sportabililty, a charity that organizes trips for wheelchair users. Wheelchair users and groups of deaf people have enjoyed quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, axe and knife throwing, paintballing and Airsoft at the centre.
At Kart Trak in Norfolk, they have a specially adapted go kart for wheelchair users to experience the thrill and speed of go karting. The kart is designed for people that have little or no use of their legs, and the accelerator and brake controls are located on the handlebars instead of the steering wheel.
The Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre had a huge crowd-funded campaign recently and raised an incredible £50,000 to install a disabled access ramp and hoist to assist people in and out of the kayaks. They have also got two ‘Kata-Kanu’ craft on order, which are specially adapted twin-hulled canoes fitted with bespoke seats to aid disabled users.Read the Full Article