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Aberdeen - Satrosphere

Disabled Facilities available
Disabled Toilets
Fully Accessible.

Fun for families and for grown ups who love to explore, experiment and find out how the world works.

Anstruther - The Scottish Fisheries Museum

There is full wheelchair access throughout the Museum.
Accessible to Shop
Accessible Toilets

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is situated in Anstruther, in the old Kingdom of Fife, overlooking the ancient fishing harbour. It is at the heart of the East Neuk fishing villages of St Monans, Pittenweem, Cellardyke and Crail, the centre of local crab and lobster fishing

Argyll - Cruachan Power Station

Cruachan Visitor Centre is disabled friendly, the centre is on one level
  • Accessible Shop, Exibition
  • Acessible Toilets
  • Accessible Cafe, and patio over looking Loch Awe.
  • Wheelchair partial access
  • Guide dogs allowed
    Notes: At present the tour into the mountain is unsuitable for disabled visitors but that is in the process of being rectified
    As you can imagine a power station inside the mountain Ben Cruachan is difficult to make disabled friendly but new coaches and lifts are being introduced to make this possible for 2005.

    Cruachan Power Station was the first high head reversible pump storage station to be built in the world. It is operated by Scottishpower. The station is situated on the North bank of Lochawe, 19 miles east of Oban on the A85.

    Aviemore - The Strathspey Railway

    All the Railway Stations are accessible - there is level access at both Boat of Garten and Broomhill while at Aviemore there is ramped access from the car park/drop off point. Space is limited - at present 4 Wheelchair passengers can be accommodated in the up-graded the Guards Van at any one time and a window space cannot be guaranteed. It is adviseable to contact us in advance for directions and confirmation that there is space available.

    Berkshire - Savill Garden - Windsor Great Park

  • The garden, restaurant and shop are accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Wheelchairs are also available for use by garden visitors.
  • Carers are admitted free of charge.
  • In 1932 Sir Eric Savill started the Savill Garden from an undeveloped area of the Great Park. It has become world renowned for its wonderful collections of plants which give such spectacular spring displays; the formal rose garden and herbaceous borders in summer; the fiery colours of autumn and the misty vistas of winter.

    Berkshire - Wellington Country Park

    Disabled friendly but we do have gravel paths around the Park.
    Disabled Toilets
    Fishing Platform
    Nature Trail for the Disabled

    Only an hour from London, and near to Reading and Basingstoke, Wellington Country Park is a perfect choice for the whole family.

    Buckinghamshire - Bekonscot Model Village

    Fully accessible Model Village.
    Wheelchair friendly, Disabled Facilities.
    Wheelchairs available (please book in advance).

    Fun for ALL the Family

    An unforgettable experience for everyone, this unique piece of our heritage is just waiting to be explored by children and adults alike. Intriguing and original, the world-famous Bekonscot Model Village continues to delight and fascinate our visitors - there is so much to see!

    Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

    Much of the Centre is “wheelchair friendly” with level access to main museum, refreshment room, shop and disabled toilets. Pathways on the 25 acre site are smooth and give easy access to most parts but there is restricted access to the workshops. Similarly access to railway carriages for train rides is not possible for wheelchairs.

    The Centre boasts one of the largest private railway collections in the country with many steam locomotives from express passenger types to the humble shunting engine, as well as numerous interesting items of rolling stock. These include a coach from the Royal Train of 1901 and another used by Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower for wartime planning meetings in 1944.

    Cambridge - Imperial War Museum Duxford

    Duxford aims to maximise the enjoyment of visitors with special needs. Please request any special arrangements you may need in order to make your day more beneficial and enjoyable. (Telephone: 01223 499341).
  • Access
  • Most of the complex can be toured without restriction.
  • Toilets for the disabled are located around the site.
  • Parking is free. No dogs please (except guide dogs).
  • Wheelchairs are available on request, or you may pre-book them.
    Duxford makes every effort to maximise the enjoyment of visitors with special needs and most of the complex can be toured without restriction including the Operations Room. Wheelchairs are available on request, as are large print captions. Free site transport is available with a carriage to accommodate a wheelchair on non-air show days.

    Cheshire - Stapeley Water Gardens Limited

    All area are level throughout.
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Accessible Shop
  • Accessible Garden Centre
  • Because of the actual large area wheelchair users are advised to have a carer who can offer assistance.
  • Incorporating the worlds largest water garden centre, garden centre, angling centre & the magnificent Palms Tropical Oasis.

    Cornwall - Crealy Great Adventure Park

  • The Park can be easily accessed by wheelchair-users or those with limited mobility.
  • Disabled Parking Facilities.
  • Disabled Toilets.
  • All signage in the Parks is in large, clear lower case font.

    Cornwalls Crealy Great Adventure Park, (formerly Shires Family Adventure Park), near Newquay, is officially Cornwalls �Top Tourist Attraction, according to the Cornish Tourist Board. All of the rides and attractions are accessible for most visitors*.

    Cornwall - Newquay Zoo

    Disabled facilities Easy car parking Disabled Toilets Free wheel chair (Please book in advance) Fairly level site, assistance available if required. Around 85% of the Zoo is fully accessible We do arrange special tours for groups of 10 or more

    There is always something new at Newquay Zoo. Explore the new rainforest exhibit in the zoos tropical house where you will discover a whole world of exotic animals. Water cascades down the ancient temple walls to the pools filled with tropical fish. Spot the iguanas, sloths and flying fox bats and explore the mini beasts room featuring a new Arrow Poison Frog enclosure. Amongst the sub-tropical lakeside gardens live hundreds of animals from all around the world ranging from small rare monkeys to shy red pandas. Look out for meerkats on sentry duty, penguins playing in their pool and glimpse the strange and endangered lemurs and fossa. Other highlights of the day include feeding time talks and the animal encounters where you can meet keepers and some of the animals.

    Cornwall - Pencarrow

    House Facilities:
    Disabled access:
    The ground floor of the House is accessible for wheelchairs. If you cannot walk up the stairs, which are shallow but quite long, your admission price is halved. We have a tape recording of the upstairs tour, which you can listen to and then rejoin your tour as they come back downstairs. There is at least one chair in each room if you cannot stand for long. Parking: For disabled and those unable to walk far is just outside the House Entrance. A ramp can be provided for the few steps into the House. For the Tea rooms you may park just outside. Garden Facilities: Wheelchair Access: The paths are hard and mostly level but the Gardens are listed and old, so we ask for your understanding that it is not all tarmac! There are gentle slopes on the walk to the American Gardens but wheelchair users with strong arms or motors have said it is worth the effort! There are 2 ramps onto and off the grass on the East Lawn. There are steps around the garden. We have a leaflet at the house or Craft Gallery which shows you where these are. The tea rooms and craft gallery are both wheelchair friendly. Toilets: Toilets are situated near the tea rooms and there is a toilet suitable for disabled use. There is also a baby-changing mat in the ladies toilet.

    Cumbria - The Dock Museum

  • All parts of the Museum are wheelchair accessible.
  • Lift to all Floors.
  • There is a hearing loop on `Reflections in the Dock` film show.
  • Information available in large print and Braille.
  • Free Admission for All

    Barrow`s flagship attraction, The Dock Museum, is housed in a stunning Victorian dry dock and traces the history of Barrow`s growth from a tiny nineteenth century hamlet to a major industrial town. The displays look at the maritime, industrial and social history of the town, with multi-media interactives for all the family to enjoy.

    Cumbria - The Old Crown

  • Ramps available
  • Guide dogs welcomed
  • Access with assistance
  • Restricted Access to Toilets

    Lou & Linda Hogg run the Old Crown in Hesket Newmarket. The pub is owned by a co-operative of more than one hundred local people and other supporters.
    The co-operative is dedicated to maintaining the essential character of the pub. The Old Crown serves the very best real ales all brewed by the Hesket Newmarket Brewery which stands at the rear of Pub.

    Cumbria - The Watermill

  • The Tearoom and Millshop and the ground floor of the Mill are accessible for people using wheelchairs with assistance.
  • There is a disabled toilet.

    Producers of organic stoneground flours milled the traditional way by waterpower. Suppliers of organic cereal products. Cumbria's only fully operational watermill producing stoneground ORGANIC flours by waterpower.

    Devon - Crealy Adventure Park

  • Both Parks can be easily accessed by wheelchair-users or those with limited mobility.
  • Disabled Parking Facilities.
  • Disabled Toilets.
  • All signage in the Parks is in large, clear lower case font.
  • The Original Crealy Adventure Park, near Exeter and Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park are the South West’s favourite family attractions, with all of the rides and attractions accessible for most visitors*.

    Devon - Living Coasts

    Inclusion for all is a key policy at Living Coasts and we welcome visits from all sectors including specialist schools and groups. We offer reduced prices to registered disabled visitors and carers are admitted free.
  • Living Coasts is a compact site with gentle gradients and no steps – making it ideal for older visitors as well as those with mobility problems.
  • There is a lift available for access to the first floor Café.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Two wheelchairs are available for loan.
  • We have disabled toilets on both the ground and first floors.
  • Although we do not have our own car park, there is a Council run car park next to us, which has 3 designated disabled car parking spaces. We do have a small coach parking area, which can be used for minibuses and coaches. Please book in advance.

    Living Coasts is a unique, world class aquatic visitor attraction, focusing on the conservation of coastal and marine life around the globe. It has been developed by Paignton Zoo, with financial support from the South West Regional Development Agency and the European Regional Development fund.

    Take a fantastic journey around the coastlines of the world without leaving Torquay! Living Coasts features a range of fascinating coastal creatures from loud and loveable penguins to playful fur seals, colourful puffins to waders and sea ducks - they`re all at home in this amazing new environment.

    Dorset - Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden

  • Free audio tour
  • Simple English Audio Tour
  • Interactive display
  • Large print hand held guide
  • Large print audio tour script on request
  • Gift shop and plant sales
  • Induction loop at the reception
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • Disabled toilet
  • Parking for disabled visitors by pre-arrangement.
  • Welcome to the historic and peaceful atmosphere of this ancient religious

    Dumfries & Galloway - Cream of Galloway

  • 2 miles of surfaced trails suitable for wheelchair users and those with buggies
  • Disabled Parking available
  • Fully accessible guided tours around the Farm
  • Fully Accessible Tearoom
  • Disabled Toilets

    Rainton Farm has been managed by the Finlay Family since 1927 and in 1999 began conversion to organic status.

    East Sussex - Drusillas Park

    Drusillas Park is accessible to all.
  • Throughout the Park you will find wheelchair routes and low level viewing with imaginative and interactive exhibits.
  • There is also a `Sensory Trail` around the Park which incorporates a number of multi-sensory exhibits. This can be accompanied, upon request at the Zoo Gate, by an audio trail with tactile animal outlines.
  • Guide Dogs only allowed in the Park (Sorry, we do not currently have dog kennel facilities)
    With hundreds of fascinating and entertaining creatures you can be certain there will be plenty of animal magic to enthral and excite everyone from the youngest to the oldest visitor!

    East Yorkshire - Fort Paull Museum

    Suitable for Wheelchair Users
  • Please note that Fort Paull is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and some areas cannot reasonably be made accessible to the disabled.
  • For those parts of the Fort which are not accessible Video Presentations of the respective areas are shown.
  • Disabled Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible Cafe/Bar

    A visit to this great fort is the complete day out for all members of the family as it takes you through the ages of its remarkable and unparalleled history in British warfare.

    From its time as a fortress of coastal defence built by the illustrious and equally robust King Henry VIII in the mid-sixteenth century, to the Anti-Aircraft defence visited by Sir Winston Churchill during World War 2.

    Now it is also the only remaining Napoleonic fort left in Yorkshire.

    Edinburgh - Royal Yacht Britannia

    Full wheelchair access-lift to all areas and ramps on decks
    Self-led Audio Tour means you can spend as much time with us as you need
    Audio Tour Handset suitable for use with hearing aids Special Audio Tour Handset for the Visually Impaired
    Wheelchairs available on request (subject to availability)
    Written audio script for the hard of hearing
    Guide dogs welcome
    Disabled toilets
    Disabled Parking on Level 3 of Ocean Terminal.

    Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

    Disabled Facilities Available Disabled Toilets Accessible Shop On Site Parking Facilities Wheelchair Friendly Thoughout Wheelchair pushers admitted free of charge.

    Take an exciting journey through a tropical rainforest, experience the life and learn about the creatures. See exotic butterflies and tropical birds flying free, handle snakes and spiders, see poisonous frogs and scorpions, leaf cutter ants and much much more.

    Fife - Scottish Vintage Bus Museum

  • Museum Site and Buildings are all on the level, so are easily accessible for those with mobility impairment/wheelchairs.
  • There are Disabled Toilets adjacent to the Exhibition Hall and in our Clubhouse.
  • Disabled parking ie close to facilities can be arranged.
  • The Museum shop is not accessible by wheelchairs, but we can offer assistance with shopping (personal shopper!).
  • Obviously, due to their design, our historic buses when on display are not easily accessible, but as many exhibits are privately owned, we do not permit public entry in any case.
  • The vintage bus tours around the site are generally not 'accessible', but depending on the nature of individual disabilities, we can often enable these visitors to participate.
  • If visitors arrive in an adapted vehicle, we can do the tour in it rather than one of our own.

    The late 1970s and early 1980s saw a build-up of vehicles for preservation in Scotland and these were stored in farms, bus depots, etc. An initial approach to preservationists about a combined storage/museum set-up was met with a favourable response - until then they had been working in small groups or on their own - and the hunt was on for suitable premises.

    Gloucestershire - Dean Heritage Museum

    24 Hour Information: 01594 824024 Recently re-opened after major refurbishment, now features a lift to all floors and fully accessible toilets to accompany the existing ramp to the first floor. This woodland trail has recently been made fully accessible to wheelchair users. Ideal for a family day.

    The Dean Heritage Museum Trust is a charity active in safeguarding the heritage and culture of the Forest of Dean for the enjoyment and education of the community; now and for the future.

    Hampshire - Breamore Manor House & Museum

    Disabled facilities:
  • Parking for the Disabled
  • Accessible Disabled Toilets
  • Accessible Ramps provided
  • Recorded Message & Book about the 2nd Floor
  • Accessible Shop
  • The film set of Children of the New Forest was here.

    The Manor House

    The magnificent Manor House is set above the picturesque village of Breamore, overlooking the avon Valley on the edge of the New Forest just north of Fordingbridge.

    Hampshire - Milestones - Living History Museum

    Access Two lifts and a staircase offer easy access from the reception area down to the displays, which are 8 metres below ground level. Although some of the streets are cobbled, there are no steps to climb and plenty of seats throughout the museum. All video screens have subtitles.
    Free Audio Guide Tours, with a commentary by Rory Bremner
    Facilities Toilets available in reception area and display arena. Baby care room, first aid room available in reception.
    Gift Shop - Fully Accessible, Souvenirs of every kind, also gift vouchers which can be used for admission tickets

    A trip to Milestones is an ideal family visit with lots to see and do in a safe, warm, child-friendly environment. Explore the cobbled streets and old fashioned shops, with a surprise around every corner!

    Hampshire - Royal Victoria Country Park

    Play Areas for All. We have three play areas designed to cater for different age groups and abilities: two (for toddlers and older children) are constructed of wood with swings, slides and various climbing frames.
    The other has been specifically designed (with funding from a local group Play for All) for wheelchair users with swings and a roundabout.
    The latter is accessible by RADAR key which can be borrowed or bought (£4) from the park office. All play areas are close to the Tea Room and toilets. Sensory Garden, trails with easy access routes.
    Wheelchairs available to borrow.
    Free car parking for registered disabled.
    Large print brochures available.

    Hertfordshire - Hatfield House

    Visitors with disabilities are most welcome to Hatfield House and to its Great Park and famous formal gardens.
  • There is good access and excellent facilities for all those with disabilities. Necessary helpers are admitted free of charge.
  • Those in wheelchairs are able to visit the entire house. There is a small lift and wheelchairs that fit in are available on loan.
  • Special house tours for groups with disabilities can be arranged, if necessary, at 11 am before the general public is admitted.
  • There is a recommended wheelchair route around the West Gardens, which are mostly accessible throughout the year. The rest of the gardens and the park have good paths and roads, and are generally level, but are more accessible in the dry summer months. Wheelchairs are not provided for outside use.
  • As well as adapted WCs within all the public facilities, there is a separate unisex adapted WC for couples in the Old Palace archway.

    The great hall of the old Royal Palace, which is close to the present house, is now the prestigious venue for weddings, private functions and banquets. Hatfield House was built by Robert Cecil, first Earl of Salisbury & Chief Minister to King James 1, in 1611. This celebrated Jacobean house has been in the Cecil Family ever since and is the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.

    Humberside - The Deep

    The Deep is a modern contemporary building designed to provide access for all.
    The tour starts on the 3rd floor which can be reached by lift or staircase. A series of ramps gradually descends through the attraction and the one short flight of stairs can be bypassed by a lift.
    There are toilets on all floors, including a wheelchair friendly cubicle. Wheelchairs can be borrowed from reception on a first come first served basis. There are audio tours for those who find this an easier form of listening and a recently introduced tactile guide.
    Thirteen free disabled parking bays are located by the front door.
    The attraction has 2 cafes overlooking the River Humber plus 5 picnic benches alongside the river outside.

    Isle of Wight - Blackgang Chine

    Suitable for wheelchair users, if accompanied by carers, tarmac paths wind their way round the 40 acres of Victorian gardens, now themed into different imaginative themed areas
  • Disabled toilets
  • Car parking close by & good access to most of the attractions make this park a popular destination for many disabled groups.
  • However, the gardens are situated on a cliff top location so some of the pathways are steep, and require strong pushers or motorised chairs.

    Blackgang Chine, situated on the southwest tip of the Isle of Wight, is one of the Island’s top visitor attractions.

    Blackgang has an atmosphere of magic and fantasy, maybe because of the strong lay-lines that are said to cross its geography, maybe because of its constant battle with erosion, as its cliffs fall into the sea at a steady 2-3 metres per year or maybe because generations of families keep returning to the park. (It opened to the public in 1843!)

    Isle of Wight - Robin Hill Countryside Adventue Park

    Wheel chair users are recommended to be accompanied by carers as some of the paths are sloping.
  • Disabled toilets are available in two locations
  • A generous discount is provided to all disabled admissions
  • Bear in mind that some of the rides may not suitable.
  • Car parking close by & good access to most of the attractions make this park a popular destination for many disabled groups.

    Robin Hill, situated about 2 miles outside Newport, in the centre of the Isle of Wight is designated as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 80 acres of rolling downs, beautiful woodland and peaceful valleys make an ideal place to relax and unwind.

    Leeds - Thackray Museum

    Provision for Disabled Visitors The Thackray Museum strongly believes in access for all and was designed to ensure that disabled visitors were catered for. Travel The museum has a car park with spaces reserved for orange badge holders and the car park is situated next to the museum entrance. There is a dropped kerb and the approach to the museum is level. The bus stop is situated approximately 100 yards from the museum. Admission Normal admission charges apply, but essential carers are admitted free of charge. In the Museum The museum exhibitions are spread over 2,500m2 on two floors. There is a lift to all floors, and seating throughout the galleries. All areas of the museum are accessible to wheelchair users and space for wheelchair users can be reserved in the conference centre auditorium. There are two wheelchairs available for loan for any person who may require the use of one. This includes the elderly and those visitors with walking difficulties. Audio tapes are held at reception and can be used by the visually impaired to assist in their visit. The tapes play an audible version of the text, which is displayed in all the ground floor galleries. The tapes are re-charged regularly and are always re-wound ready for use. Text sheets are also available from reception for people with hearing difficulties. The sheets correspond to any part of the visitor tour which contains audible materials, for example Interactive TV screens and videos. Many areas of the museum also contain objects, displays and activities which can be touched and handled to enhance the visitor experience. Toilets Fully accessible toilets are located on the ground floor next to the lift, and on the first floor in the entrance to the conference centre. Café and Catering The café is accessible to all disabled visitors and an at table waitress service can be offered to disabled visitors if they require this facility. We are also able to cater for special dietary requirements if visitors contact us in advance.

    London - Royal Air Force Museum

    The Royal Air Force Museum is FREE to enter and has easy access for all visitors, with lifts, wide spaced walkways and wheelchairs which can be booked in advance. Helpful staff are also available on hand to assist with almost anything.

    Take off to the Royal Air Force Museum and soar through the history of aviation from the earliest balloon flights to the latest Eurofighter. Gaze at a world-class collection of over 100 aircraft, aviation/wartime memorabilia and artefacts together with an awe inspiring sound and light show that takes you back in time to the Battle of Britain.

    London - South London Gallery

    SLG has wheelchair access throughout its public spaces including a ramped entrance, a wheelchair lift to the main gallery and disabled toilets.
    Please call 020 7703 6120 for more information or assistance.

    The South London Gallery shows the work of mid-career British artists, and emerging and established international artists, in an annual programme of contemporary art exhibitions, live art and off-site projects complemented by workshops, events, artists’ talks and outreach projects.

    London - United Kingdom Parliament

    The Tour is wheelchair accessible; one carer is admitted for free.
  • Please note that there are only limited opportunities for sitting and resting; tours last approximately 75 minutes.
  • Disabled Toilet Facilities
  • Support dogs are welcome, although only two at a time can be accommodated within the Public Galleries. If this space has already been taken up, visitors may elect to leave their dogs outside the Gallery in the care of the Police if they wish.
  • Induction loops are fitted in the Public Galleries and Committee Rooms.

    Middlesex - Kew Bridge Steam Museum

    Information for wheelchair users Approximately 80% of the museum is accessible to wheelchair users via ramped flooring or a lift. There is level access from the car park to the museum shop and reception area. Access to the 90" Cornish Beam Engine house is difficult, with two flights of steps. Our railway carriage now has a wheelchair accessible compartment, enabling rides on our railway. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet adjacent to the museum car park, which requires a Radar key which is held at the museum reception. Two manual wheelchairs are available for loan to visitors, during their visit. These can be pre-booked by contacting the museum, giving your name and date of visit. The Museum is planning to upgrade our facilities still further for the disabled during this year. Information for visually impaired visitors A large print brief guide to the museum is available, priced 50 pence. Guide dogs are welcome throughout the museum. Pre-booked touch tours can be arranged but require two weeks notice to ensure one of our specially trained volunteers is available.

    Midlothian - The Scottish Mining Museum

  • Fully wheelchair accessible
  • 2 Wheelchairs available on request
  • Accessible disabled toilets on every floor
  • Guide dogs welcomed
  • Disabled Parking
  • The Scottish Mining Museum, since its establishment in 1984, has provided a great day out for all the family. Open all year, it is a nationally registered independent museum which was founded to preserve and present Scotland's mining heritage.

    Midlothian - The Scottish Mining Museum

  • Fully wheelchair accessible
  • 2 Wheelchairs available on request
  • Accessible disabled toilets on every floor
  • Guide dogs welcomed
  • Disabled Parking
  • The Scottish Mining Museum, since its establishment in 1984, has provided a great day out for all the family. Open all year, it is a nationally registered independent museum which was founded to preserve and present Scotland's mining heritage.

    Norfolk - Fairhaven Garden Trust

  • Concession rates for Carers as well as Disabled Customers (please ask at the Ticket Office).
  • 90% garden accessibility - weather dependent, lots of rain = harder pushing!
  • Unsuitable access areas are clearly labelled 'unsitable for wheelchair users'
  • Wheelchairs available for lending, and an electric scooter is available (we ask for a donation to contribute towards the cost of upkeep).
  • Note: Wheelchairs and scooter must be booked in advance to save disappointment.
  • Fully accessible Tearoom.
  • Partial access to Plant Sales
  • Some access to Gift Shop (limited due to size of shop, also has small step to entrance, so is 'pusher dependent!).
  • Fully accessible designated toilet.
  • Program of special events - fully accessible. There is no extra charge for the majority of special events, some limitations do apply, please telephone to confirm.
  • The Trust comprises of 180 acreas of woodland, water garden and our private broad, South Walsham Inner Broad.

    Norfolk - Penthorpe Nature Park

    Pensthorpe is accessible to wheelchair users in the shop, café, toilets
  • 2 of the 3 nature trails, some of the bird hides and the Millennium Garden.
  • We also have designated parking areas near to the entrance.
  • We do have a few wheelchairs available on a first come first served basis

    For years the wetland habitats of Britain have been decimated by pollution and over-exploitation by man. Pensthorpe was born as a part of a visionary plan to reverse this decline.

    Originally flooded gravel pits until the early eighties, Pensthorpe has been carefully restored as a safe haven for wildlife including the creation of islands for safe nesting areas, shallow scrapes for waders and other species and dragonfly-haunted dykes crossing wild fen meadows.

    Norfolk - Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Museum

  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Touch exhibits and/or handling sessions
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for l

    Winner of Best Attraction in the Eastern Region 2001 & 2002 - As seen on TV Winner 2003 Berry Savory Tourist Award - Finest Small Visitor Attraction in Norfolk .

    Enter the atmospheric `Cold War` operations room. During the 1970`s it would have housed seventy operational personnel.

    Norfolk - Sandringham House

    Wheelchair access throughout - helpers admitted free. Wheelchairs are available by prior arrangement Dogs except guide dogs are NOT admitted in the Gardens but welcome in the Country Park
    Sandringham House is the charming country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen hidden in the heart of sixty acres of beautiful wooded gardens. Still maintained in the style of Edward and Alexandra, Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra), all the main ground floor rooms used by The Royal Family, full of their treasured ornaments, portraits and furniture, are open to the public.

    Norfolk - Wolterton & Mannington Estate

  • Disabled Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible Lavatories
  • Accessible Shop
  • At Mannington - broadwalk for wheelchair/pushchair crosses wet flower meadow
  • Wheelchair Accessible Observation Hide at Manningtom
    The Hall was built by Thomas Riply in the 1720s for Horatio Walpole, politician, diplomat and younger brother of Britains first Prime Minister - Sir Robert Walpole. Other members of the family made alterations in the early 19th century, including adding the Wing and enclosing the Park.

    Norfolk - Wroxham Barns Limited

  • Disabled facilities available
  • Accessible Shops
  • Accessible Tearoom
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Wroxham Barns really does have something for everyone. Housed in beautifully restored 18th century barns and surrounded by the beauty of the Norfolk Countryside, it is one of the finest collections of traditional and contemporary crafts in East Anglia.

    North Berwick - The Scottish Seabird Centre

  • Fully accessible by wheelchair users.
  • Inductions loops are available.
  • Disabled parking close to Centre
  • Disabled toilet and baby-changing facilities
  • Guide Dogs welcomed.
  • Wheelchair also available at Centre if required (Adviseable to pre-book).
  • The Scottish Seabird Centre is an award winning wildlife visitor centre and one of Scotland's five star attractions. From its stunning location overlooking the sea and islands of the Forth, visitors enjoy a close encounter with nature to remember.

    Somerset - Fleet Air Arm Museum

    The main entrance to the museum is up a flight of stairs. We realise that not everyone will be able to use this entrance, so there is a ground floor entrance to the left of the main staircase for visitors in wheelchairs or any others who have limited mobility/disability, and for families with young children in pushchairs.

    95% of the museum is accessible to people in wheelchairs. The exceptions being the interior of Concorde 002, the 'Brush with War' and Merlin Experience Gallery in Hall 2.

    The museum has several wheelchairs for visitors to use - free of charge. Please contact the Information Centre

    History of Aviation in the Royal Navy In 1912 a Royal Navy aircraft took off from a platform built for the purpose over the forecastle of HMS HIBERNIA in Weymouth Bay, the first time an aircraft had ever taken off from a ship under way at sea.

    Somerset - Sanders Garden World

    The garden centre prides itself on having excellent access to facilities for the less able Visitor.
  • Disabled Bays
  • Accessible Restaurant
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Adapted Trolley for Wheelchair Users

    Sanders GardenWorld is the South West`s largest purpose-built garden centre offering to the visitor everything from gifts to house plants to furniture to outdoor plans and even hot tubs. It is an all-weather destination garden centre with an undercover outdoor walkway and a large retail shop area. The Lemon Grove Restaurant, with its spacious and heated undercover terrace area and Mediterranean theme decor, serves breakfasts, midday morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas daily.

    Somerset - The Wildlife Park at Cricket St Thomas

    The Wildlife Park is fully open to visitors using wheelchairs, although some of the slopes in the Wildlife Valley are steep due to the natural layout of the area.
    A Map is currently being created which highlights areas of caution ie areas that are steep, or narrow bridge which will be given to visitors or arrival.
    Our Safari Train has a carriage suitable to carry wheelchairs.

    A wheelchair can be hired out for the day, for a deposit of £10 which is returnable, once the wheelchair has been finished with at the end of the day. It is recommended to pre-book the wheelchair, either by telephone or email as only one is available.

    To reflect the nature of the park layout, wheelchair users have FREE entry to the park - the carer also receives £1 off the entry price.

    South Lanarkshire - New Lanark World Heritage Site

    Disabled Facilities and Special Concessions
  • Visitor Centre offers a wheelchair borrowing service
  • Disabled parking available outside Visitor Centre and Hotel
  • New Millennium Experience Ride has one specially adapted car to accept most wheelchairs (may not be suitable for large motorised chairs) and 5 cars with induction loop system
  • Visitor Centre lift will be in operation in autumn, 2004 along with more automatic opening doors
  • Robert Owen’s School is fully accessible to wheelchair users and visitors with mobility problems, with lift to all levels, ground level entrance, and induction loop system available in the theatre
  • Wheelchair access available into Robert Owen’s House, 1820s/1930s Stores (not suitable for large motorised wheelchairs), The Millworkers House(two low steps into building)
  • Portable induction loop system available for guided tours
  • Disabled toilets available in Robert Owen’s School, Mill Pantry and Hotel
  • Essential carers accompanying wheelchair visitors receive a complimentary pass
  • Hotel has 5 fully equipped rooms for guests with mobility difficulties, and two lifts which go to all floors

    Surrounded by native woodlands and close to the famous Falls of Clyde, New Lanark is less than an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow. This beautiful 200 year-old conservation village has been beautifully restored as a living community and is one of the most popular attractions in Scotland.

    Staffordshire - Blackburn Zoological Park

    Disabled facilities - most areas and building are accessible.
    Toilets situated behind the shop.
    Baby changing facilities situated behind the shop

    Zoological Park has developed into a large and varied collection of some of the most rare and endangered species to be found in the world.

    Staffordshire - The Wedgwood Visitor Centre

    The Visitor Centre is fully Wheelchair Accessible Disabled Toilets Accessible Restaurant The Wedgwood Visitor Centre is like no other factory visit - not only will you find rare and valuable exhibits tracing the rich history of the company but you will also experience the whole production process from raw clay to throwing, forming and casting, glazing, firing and decorating. You can even try your hand at the potters wheel!

    Stirlingshire - Blair Drummond Safari Park and Adventure Park

    Disabled Facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Accessible shop
  • Accessible Restaurant
  • Special meals/waitress Service avaiable if booked in advance

    A family oriantated park situated near Stirling offering a fun day out for all ages.

    Stranraer - Glenwhan Gardens

    Disabled person admitted Free
  • Fully accessible gardens
  • Fuly accessible Plant Centre
  • Wheelchair accessible Tearoom
  • Rest-Rooms are available

    Described as one of the best newly created gardens in recent times situated in a commanding position with spectacular views over Luce Bay and The Mull Of Galloway. The focal point of the garden centres around two small lakes where there is a collection of wild fowl to be discovered. Peacocks, red squirrels, and many birds live in the garden.

    Surrey - Ladyland Farm

    Access for Wheelcairs from the Car Park to Farm
    Accessible to most of the animals on concrete ground
    Access to toilets, do wide doors - although not adapated specially for disabled

    Farm opened for conducted tours 1030 am to 2.00pm during March to October. If you arrive by 11.00am with a picinc to feed animals etc on a conducted visit. A wealth of original hedgerows is an example of how farming used to be.

    Sussex - Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

    A special comprehensive Vistors Guide for Wheelchair Users is available which also gives information on the various access routes available.

    The site is set on sloping ground, with steep slopes in places. Access around the site is on rural surfaces, mainly rolled or loose chippings, in keeping with the nature of the site and buildings. Some roads and paths are cobbled and their surfaces may cause some difficulty for visitors who use a wheelchair or have impaired mobility

    We suggest that, if possible, visitors using wheelchairs should use those with wide tyres as this makes access easier and smoother. The use of a powered wheelchair or four-wheeled mobility scooter allows access to the majority of the open areas of the site.

    A number (but not all) of the main buildings are accessible to wheelchair users as ramps are available for people to get inside the houses.

    The Museum has lots of seats around the site, which cater for visitors who tire easily or need to take things more slowly to enjoy the Museum at a more leisurely pace.
    Set in 50 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside is a very special place to wander amongst a fascinating collection of nearly 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century, many with period gardens, together with farm animals, woodland walks and a picturesque lake.

    Wales - Ceredigion -The Animalarium

    Wheelchair Friendly
    Easy access to all displays
    Disabled Facilities
    Disabled Toilets

    The Animalarium at Borth is a collection of unusual and interesting animals to amuse and delight you
    We have domestic and farm animals which you can pet and feed in the petting barn

    Warwickshire - Ryton Organic Gardens

    Disabled Toilets The gardens, shop and restaurant are all fully accessible to wheelchair users. We have three wheelchairs available, including two motorised chairs, and there are toilets for those with disabilities. If you would like the use of a wheelchair during your visit, we would recommend that you book one in advance – particularly during the summer months as the demand can be high. To book a wheelchair for your visit please contact the shop on 024 7630 8201. Take a look at our Special Needs Garden run in association with Horticultural Therapy. Guide dogs are welcome.

    There is something for everyone at Ryton Organic Gardens in its delightful setting in the Heart of England. Gardeners, lovers of good food, shoppers, children and those simply looking for a relaxing day out will want to visit Ryton time and time again!

    Warwickshire - Ragley Hall

    Disabled Facilities available
    Disabled Toilets
    Access to the Shops/Tea Rooms
    Lifts to First Floor

    Set in 400 acres of parkland, woodland and gardens, Ragley is much more than just a stately home. Family home of the Hertford (Conway Seymour) family since it was built in 1680. Ragley is surrounded by 27 acres of delightful ever-changing gardens, while the parkland contains the exciting Childrens Adventure Wood, 3D Maze, Stables, Carriage Collection, Woodland Walk and Lakeside Picnic Area.

    Warwickshire - The Stratford Butterfly Farm

    Disabled Facilities Available
    Disabled Toilets
    Accessible Shop
    On site parking facilities are for disabled only.

    Whatever the weather stroll through the wonderful world of an exotic rainforest: a lush landscape of tropical blossom surrounding splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools.

    Warwickshire - Twycross Zoo

    Disabled Facilities available
    Toilets for the Disabled
    Accessible Shop
    All areas are accessible to wheelchairs

    The Leading Primate Zoo in the Country

    Twycross Zoo opened in 1963 on a site in Leicestershire. Initially a comparatively modest collection, it has grown into one of the major British zoos, attracting over 450,000 visitors a year. It is famous for its collection of primates.

    West Sussex - Borde Hill Garden

  • Visitors have the use of free wheelchairs - adviseable to pre-book.
  • In addition we can offer free audio and Braille guides for the Garden.
  • Borde Hill Garden is accessible for the disabled, as is the Tea Rooms with disabled toilet facilities.
  • In June, near to the entrance, is our rose garden with lavender and herbaceous plants, all giving off a magnificent perfume which blind and partially sighted visitors will particularly enjoy.
  • Carers and wheelchair users are admitted for £3.00 each
  • Borde Hill is a garden of contrasts that captures the imagination and delights the senses. It is set in 200 acres of a traditional country estate in the area of outstanding natural beauty lying between the town of Haywards Heath and the village of Cuckfield in mid Sussex.

    West Sussex - Tangmere Air Museum

    There is disabled free parking
    Facilities for the disabled
    Disabled Toilets
    Wheelchairs are available on request. These are subject to availability.
    Museum is disabled friendly

    The Museum was opened in 1982 with exhibits depicting 70 years of military aviation in Sussex, with special emphasis on the RAF at Tangmere and the air war over southern England from 1939 to 1945. The Museum has an intimate atmosphere lacking in many other museums of this kind; perhaps this is due to the enthusiasm of the volunteers who run the museum - many of whom were wartime RAF pilots, navigators and groundcrew.

    Wiltshire - Salisbury Museum

    The necessary companion of a visitor with a disability is admitted Free of charge upon request, while the normal charge applies to the Disabled visitor.

    Wheelchair Users

  • There is a wheelchair available for visitors use.
  • There is some parking on the Museum's forecourt - One space by the front door is marked for use of disabled only. We do our best to reserve space if booked.
  • There is level access through the ground floor to shop/reception, galleries (archaeology, Stonehenge, Pitt Rivers, Salisbury history and temporary exhibitions), coffee shop, toilets and lecture hall.

  • Hearing impaired people
  • There is an induction loop at Reception and in the Lecture Hall.
  • Staff are being trained in basic sign language.
    Guide and assistance dogs are welcome
  • We can provide water for them if requested.

  • Visually impaired people
  • There are presently few exhibits, which can be touched without supervision.
  • There are boxes of archaeological handling material available, which can be made available by prior booking.
  • For groups of visually impaired people sessions may be arranged using this material.
    Large print and audio brochures are available on request.
  • We have a programme of creating larger print labels for our displays.
  • An audio guide is planned.
  • Magnifying sheets and torch are available.
  • Accessible Toilets

  • Yorkshire - Newby Hall & Gardens

    Access - allocated spaces in car park for disabled adjacent to entrance pavilion on natural hard-core surface.
  • Wheelchairs are available on free loan and that we have both electric & manual.
  • Pathways are pea shingle gravel throughout the gardens. One shallow step to the house. Shallow ramped exit from the house.
  • All ground floor rooms accessible in wheelchairs, the ground floor contains the main rooms, e.g. entrance hall, library, tapestry room and statue gallery.
  • Five wheelchairs available for loan if required (best to reserve in advance), particularly for the gardens.
  • Free garden route map for wheelchair users available on request.
  • Other facilities - children`s adventure garden comprising many slides, climbing frames, swings, sandpits, some of which are suitable for handicapped users.
  • Likewise miniature railway with sit-in carriages offers a 15-minute riverside trip through parts of the formal gardens.
  • Ramp access to self-service licensed garden restaurant. Also adjacent Grantham Room for pre-booked parties with waitress service.
  • Disabled lavatory adjacent to restaurant. One of Britain`s finest Adam Houses

    Newby Hall, the family home of Mr & Mrs Richard Compton, is one of England`s renowned Adam houses,an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration, recently restored to its original beauty.

    Yorkshire Air Museum

    Wheelchair access to all displays except the top floor of the Control Tower. Wheelchairs available on request. Disabled toilet.
    The longest runway in the North of England The only French heavy bomber base in WWII One of the last Luftwaffe intruder attacks of the War The highest number of post war speed record attempts One of the few authentic RAF bomber bases open to the public.
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