7 Accessible Adventures in Great Britain

24th June 2019

With summer in full swing, we've put together some hints and tips for accessible days out, up and down the country.

With summer in full swing, we've put together some hints and tips for accessible days out, up and down the country. With everything from things to do with the kids, to botanical escapes, there's something for every occasion. Plus, with a third off the rail fares with a Disabled Persons Railcard you can share each moment for less this summer.


Plan your trip now and find out how much you can save using our Journey Planner.


1) Think Tank - Birmingham

This award-winning science museum, is a treat for the whole family and gives everyone a chance to learn more about the world around us. Once inside the grand Millennium Point building, you can get hands on with more than 200 displays and historical collections. As well as standard visits, the museum also hosts a calendar of events and activities, plus you can enjoy the Science garden and Planetarium, if you can fit it all in! The venue is fully accessible for visitors with mobility difficulties and offers a variety of resources including wheelchairs, portable induction loops, large print maps and guides. Find out more here.


Travel: Off-Peak Journey from London - Birmingham New Street with a Disabled Persons Railcard - £19.80

Usually: £30.00

Saving: £10.20


2) Caernarfon Castle - Caernarfon, North Wales

Visitors will be in awe of Caernarfon Castle's size and scale, which has achieved World Heritage status. One of the most impressive Welsh castles built in the 1280s, its purpose was to help the medieval English tighten their grip on Wales and showcases how King Edward I threw his weight around in stone. This brute fortress was designed to be an intimidating menace for those approaching it back in medieval times. Thanks to input from a local access group, Caernarfon Castle has been made more accessible with a purpose-built ramp, which allows wheelchair-users to access the inner wards. Find out more here.


Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Birmingham - Bangor with a Disabled Persons Railcard - £49.35

Usually: £74.80

Saving: £25.45



3) Royal Botanic Garden - Edinburgh

Founded in 1670, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was originally designed as a physic garden, which was home to herbs and medicinal plants. Today, the garden is world-renowned centre for its focus on plant science and horticulture, which boasts a large living collection of plants across this, and three additional gardens in Edinburgh, plus Benmore, Dawyck and Logan. The RBGE is largely accessible to wheelchair users and public buildings, including the Glasshouses, Inverleith House contemporary art gallery, visitor centre and restaurants and all registered assistance dogs are welcome. Find out more here.


4) Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Newcastle Central Station - Edinburgh Waverley with a Disabled Persons Railcard - £29.15

Usually: £44.15

Saving: £15.00



5) SnowDome - Tamworth

This winter wonderland is a great day out and there is a wide array of sessions, for everyone from beginners to seasoned snow bunnies. Disability Snowsport UK are now offering lessons at the SnowDome, which allows everyone to experience equal footing and relish in the thrill of skiing. They have specially adapted equipment which can be used to aid both standing up and sitting down skiers, all under the instruction of a specially qualified adaptive guide. Whether you'd like one-to-one tuition, or get social with a group lesson, the snow is your oyster! Find out more here.


Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Derby - Tamworth with a Disabled Persons Railcard - £11.00

Usually: £16.65

Saving: £4.35


 6) Severn Valley Railway - Kidderminster, West Midlands

Ideal for rail enthusiasts, this heritage steam railway is not to be missed. The Railway operates full-size, mainly steam-hauled passenger trains for sixteen miles along the beautiful Severn Valley, allowing you be transported to a bygone age and enjoy the lovingly restored vehicles. The railway has also created specially adapted carriages, available on certain trains, which allow wheelchair access and include accessible toilets. At all stations, excluding Northwood and Country Park Halts, ramps are available which connect between the train and the platform. Find out more here.


Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Gloucester - Kidderminster with a Disabled Persons Railcard - £21.70

Usually: £32.90

Saving: £11.20


7) Legoland - Windsor

Enjoy a day of family fun and make memories to treasure at Legoland. Come rain or shine, there are more than 55 rides, attractions and a huge selection of events to attend. Whether you want to test your nerves on the new LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride, join your favourite heroes and take on awesome ninja training activities or find out what it takes to become a model maker and watch them build the next attractions. The resort has been designed with wheelchair access in mind, there's also a Ride Access Pass available. Have fun before you arrive and plan your day with the free interactive app. Find out more here.


Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Oxford - Windsor and Eton Riverside with a Disabled Persons Railcard - £20.15

Usually: £30.50

Saving: £10.35


8) Cester Zoo - Chester

Get up close to over 15,000 animals and 500 different species at the UK's most visited zoo, which puts conservation at the heart of everything it does. Chester Zoo is home to exotic and endangered animals and the venue has also just launched guided tours to help every explorer have the best experience. The zoo is a fully accessible visitor attraction and offers multi-sensory experiences too. You can prepare in advance with the online interactive map, which allows you to discover our catering facilities, picnic areas and accessible toilets before you arrive. Find out more here.


Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Lancaster Bache to Chester with a Disabled Persons Railcard - £28.50

Usually: £43.20

Saving: £14.70


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