Travelling is an exciting part of life. It’s the chance to experience new cultures, enjoy new sights, and have lots of fun exploring new places. However, between the transport, accommodation, and crowds of tourists, travel can prove stressful for people who have special needs or require additional support - but it doesn’t need to be! Take a look at our top travel options to make your next holiday enjoyable and worry-free.
Holiday season is upon us and as we begin to plan our trips away, there are a few top tips to remember before taking an accessible holiday. Everybody should have the freedom to travel whether you have a disability or not. There are lots of companies available that can help plan an accessible trip, it's also just as easy to plan your own with our top tips. Although there may be a few challenges when planning, it shouldn't mean that your dream holiday is impossible.
Adapted cycles make cycling accessible for all, and there are a wide range of cycles which can suit people living with a variety of physical and learning disabilities. There are also wheelchair cycles available which you can ride with a non-disabled friend. Some cycles also utilise hand cranks so that you don’t need to use your legs to get involved in cycling.
As a full time professional Boccia player with four Paralympic medals to his name, David Smith MBE is no stranger to both domestic and international travel. His trips to Spain, Portugal and other European countries are frequent, with occasional trips to destinations that are further afield, including Hong Kong, Beijing, Rio, Canada and the US. Here he shares with us his top tips for travelling as a wheelchair user.
In summer the days seem longer and full of opportunity, with endless places to be explored and family memories to be made. Whilst spontaneous days out are great, it often pays to plan ahead, especially if you’re looking for a destination which offers good accessibility for wheelchair users. Here are some ideas of accessible attractions within the UK, including a story centre in London, the chance to get close to wild animals in the Midlands, a traditional sea-side day out and the opportunity to chill out at a spa.