Days Out for Disabled People
Published on: 22/03/21
Getting outdoors and getting active is a brilliant way to spend your weekends, and we don’t think that anyone should be excluded from that. In our previous blog, we featured five fantastic activity venues that are able to accommodate disabled people. It’s great to hear that so many of the companies listed on Let’s Go Out have taken the time, effort, and money to make their facilities more accessible.
We are continuing the theme in today’s blog and have highlighted five more amazing venues for days out for disabled people across the UK. Read on for some inspiration for your next day out!
Tangmere Museum - Chichester
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum was opened by a group of aviation enthusiasts, mainly to promote the UK’s military aviation heritage but also to serve as a memorial to the airmen and airwomen who gave their lives in service. Home to an impressive display of historic aircraft, the museum also has a unique collection of aviation memorabilia dating back from the First World War and through to the Cold War.
The museum is wheelchair accessible, and they also have a few wheelchairs on site for visitor use. For blind and visually impaired visitors they have audio guides to accompany the exhibits, and they also offer free guided tours (not available during Covid-19 restrictions). One-to-one carers are eligible for free entry.
HuntFun - National Self-Guided Tours
Huntfun is a nationwide collection of town and city treasure hunts that offer a great way to explore your hometown or discovering somewhere new. The treasure hunts take you around the streets on a self-guided mission to find information, clues, and answers to things you would have otherwise walked straight past.
All of the hunts are deaf-friendly, but unfortunately, as many of the clues have to be seen (e.g. statues and buildings) they cannot claim to cater to a blind audience. All of the treasure hunts are surveyed with wheelchair accessibility in mind and the website has a map of all the locations suitable for wheelchairs, making it easy to pick the right one for you.
Excel Activities - National
Excel Activities offer a huge range of team activities across the country, including Bubble Football, Inflatable Games and Old School Sports Days. From kids parties to hen and stag dos, they cover it all. For wheelchair users they can adapt activities like Nerf Wars, Dodgeball and Archery tag.
Deaf and hearing-impaired participants can get involved in the full range of activities. As the venues across the country will vary in facilities, it’s best to get in touch with them before planning a visit to see how they can help with any specific requirements.
Tate Museums – various locations
Perhaps not everyone’s idea of ‘thrill seeking’ but sometimes you need a bit of culture at the weekend! With museums in London, St Ives and Liverpool, there are always hundreds of incredible exhibitions and artworks on display. There are facilities for visitors who are wheelchair users or have specific access needs, and under non-Covid circumstances, blind or visually impaired visitors can join one of the ‘Touch Tours’.
These unique tours offer the opportunity to be led on a descriptive journey by trained specialists, along with the chance to touch and handle certain works. As you can imagine, these need to be booked in advance. At the Tate in St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, there are regular ‘Talking Art’ groups, which are mornings of making and talking designed for blind or partially sighted visitors.
Tudor World - Stratford
Tudor World is a ‘living history’ museum right in the heart of Shakespeare’s Stratford, and a must for history lovers who will be thrilled by the grade 2 listed property and immersive story telling. The age of the building unfortunately makes it difficult for people with reduced mobility due to the uneven floors, steep stairs, and cobbled courtyard. However, wheelchair users can access the ground floor via ramps.
One of the staff members has a qualification in working with people with disabilities and will be happy to help those with mobility problems. One-to-one tours within the lower floor of the building can also be arranged if you get in touch ahead of your visit. Another option is to take a stroll around Shakespeare’s beloved town of Stratford-upon-Avon on the walking tour, which is fully accessible. The expert guides take you through the life and times of the famous playwright and are happy to make any adjustments to their pace as required.
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