Activities for Disabled People
Published on: 09/03/21
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.
We’ve been chatting with our partners to find out more details about the facilities they offer. Read on for ideas for activities for disabled people around the UK.
Go Ape - National
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. For example, if a customer needed help landing on one of the zip wire activities that would require additional staff so the centre would need as much notice as possible to get that in place. The key message seems to be, don’t be shy about getting in touch with them and letting them know what you need support with, and they will be happy to accommodate wherever possible.
Escape Room Adventures - Leamington Spa
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 venue has ramps at the front entrance and also benefits from wide corridors, as well as disabled toilet facilities for customers. The owners say, “A large part of doing escape rooms is thinking, and sharing ideas, and we hope our rooms provide an inclusive experience for all players.”
Bristol Activity Centre - Bristol
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. This year they have introduced a new Air Rifle range with an indoor “shooting lodge" concrete floor, heating, and wheelchair access.
Karttrak Cromer has a specially built Disabled Kart with Handlebars that have the Throttle and Brake on them instead of a conventional steering wheel and pedals. This has proved very popular for karters who have little or no mobility in their legs
Karttrak Cromer delivers comprehensive karting services to the general public and businesses to suit all budgets. The purpose-built 550 metre all-weather tarmac circuit and the Biz Evo2 200cc Honda karts are well suited to each other.
The staff at Karttraks Cromer are all friendly and professional, as well the team are all N.K.A qualified with most also holding Level 3 First Aid. Customers can be assured a safe experience whilst using the facilities. Karts are available for adults as well as cadets with a minimum age from 8 years old and at least 1.30 meters tall.
Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre – Leicester
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.
Wheelchair users have been enjoying the unique Wheelchair Abseiling ramp at the centre for the best part of a decade, which will soon be resurfaced to protect it for at least another ten years. The beam-mounted hoisting trolley was recently replaced, which enables those with less mobility to be hoisted up to the top of the High-ropes tower, giving them access to zoom down a zip-line or have a go on the 30ft descent of the Powerfan (if they dare!)
For wheelchair users looking to try archery or air rifles, there is a wheelchair-friendly scissor lift up to the A-frame sports hall. Finally, the centre also has a fully fitted changing places facility, including a ceiling-mounted track-hoist, changing bed with shower and hydraulic sin
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We have also put together a list of frequently asked questions at the link below, which include some Top Tips and Did you know information, which you can use to show off with your friends and family
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