Looking for an exciting selection of days out to fill your free time, read on for our picks of the best accessible outdoor days out in the UK
If you live in the UK and are searching for amazing, wheelchair accessible days out, you've come to the right place. From gorgeous rural gardens and wildlife-filled parks to fascinating and historic sights, there is so much to see and do in the UK if you’re visiting with a wheelchair or other mobility assistance.
Whatever your mood is, you'll discover the perfect day out for you and your family. From budget-friendly attractions to those with all the amenities you need to make your day the best it can be; many of the greatest attractions in the UK are entirely accessible, here we list just a few of the very best…
Haywards Heath – Sussex
Wakehurst wants everyone to enjoy their visit to its beautiful botanical gardens, so they've been working hard to enhance access. There are several gravel and hard-surface walks throughout the gardens, as well as level or ramped access to the visitor centre. Wakehurst also added two all-terrain wheelchairs to its existing fleet of regular wheelchairs and mobility scooters in May 2021. The all-terrain wheelchairs provide access to grassy regions, wooded areas, and hills. Working or retired from the Civil Service or Public Sector? Get free access to Wakehurst Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and a choice of attractions across the UK through Boundless. Click here to find out more.
Conwy – Wales
There is so much to discover on more than 80 acres of outdoor space at Bodnant Gardens, including formal gardens, shrub-filled glades, forests, meadows, a dramatic valley, and waterfalls. This magnificent landscape truly has something for everyone. The garden is accessible by wheelchair and has specially dedicated wheelchair-friendly paths across the site. While there are several steep slopes, accessible routes are noted on the visitors map. A number of manual wheelchairs, as well as one all-terrain wheelchair, are accessible at the tourist centre. To learn more, go to the Bodnant Garden website.
St Austell – Cornwall
The lovely Cornwall is home to the Eden Project, a research and educational tourist attraction that is packed with a mix of tropical forests, gardens, walks, exhibitions, sculptures, adventure activities and much more. In 2010 the Eden Project won the Readers' Choice award at the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain Awards. Disabled parking and bathrooms are available, wheelchairs for hire, and information in alternative forms such as big print, braille, and audio description plus there is free entry for carers. There is also a free service where volunteers may assist impaired visitors in their exploration of the project. Click here for more information.
The Regent’s Park – London
Set in London’s Regent's Park amid heritage-listed buildings and magnificent gardens, ZSL London Zoo is an oasis in the midst of the metropolis. Home to over 750 species, this is an outstanding destination right in the middle of London that’s widely accessible to every visitor. The zoo's dedication to accessibility means that it collaborates extensively with local residents and specialist organisations to understand how to improve the experience for all. While the zoo is about 170 years old and has several historic structures, (12 of which are listed), the majority of the zoo is still accessible to wheelchair users and others with restricted mobility. Click here to learn more.
10 sites across the UK
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, is the United Kingdom's largest wetland conservation organisation, and was founded by Sir Peter Scott. All of the WWT's Wetland Centres, exist to fulfil founder Peter Scott's aim of linking people with nature, thus they make it a point to ensure that all the wetlands and animals they manage are accessible to all. There is something for everyone, including families, environment lovers, and animal enthusiasts at WWT's beautiful sites. And as a Boundless member, you can visit completely free!
Doncaster – Yorkshire
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park, which is home to England's only polar bears as well as lions, rhinos, and other rare animals, is an excellent site to learn about some of the world's most endangered species. Most of the park's walkways are level, including those leading to the walk-through enclosures, allowing you to get up close and personal with the wallabies and lemurs, as well as marmosets and giant anteaters in the South American Viva exhibit. Many of the enclosures have ground-level viewing panels too, so it's possible to observe species such as the big otters and the meerkats and mongooses playing around their homes. Working or retired from the Civil Service or Public Sector? Get a free 12-month membership to Kids Pass and save 36% on this day out through Boundless. Plus you'll get free entry to a choice of attractions across the UK. Click here to find out more.
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