Make a family day out of #AccessDay!
‘Fun for all the family’ is a phrase that is in high demand for many people looking for a day out for everyone to enjoy. At Disabled Access Day, we are no different, and here are just a few venues and attractions that can provide incredibly accessible experiences, whatever your age and especially if you’re a big kid at heart!
For all the water babies:
For family, friendly fun, with brilliant inclusive facilities such as Changing Places toilets, pool-friendly wheelchairs and ‘water ambassadors’ to help navigate the pool for anyone who might require assistance, Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool really is the place to go.
There is accessible parking on site, reception is fitted with induction loops and accessible changing and lowered desks are considered the norm here, and rightly so, too! Access and inclusion really is a priority for Sandcastle Waterpark – don’t forget to brave the waterslides, if you dare!
Museums of all shapes and sizes:
Want to guarantee interest for all ages? Museums are the place to be for an accessible family day out, especially on #AccessDay! Last year, Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield introduced so many inclusive activities, including an autism-friendly hour, storytelling with puppets and British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation, touch and BSL tours of the museum, and stalls run by several disabled access groups.
There were also a number of incredible talks on topics such as: inclusive design principles, improving access for disabled children, becoming a dementia-friendly museum, and understanding the experiences of visually impaired visitors. So, whether you want to play explore or swot up on all things inclusion, museums are a fantastic choice.
To suit the adrenaline junkies:
For something a little more on the exotic side, why not visit Belfast Lough Sailability? They really do have something for everyone, from boats with drop-down bows to allow wheelchair users to stay in their chairs whilst on the water, to motorboats and quayside hoists that allow everyone to get into position and have a go at steering themselves! If you’re lucky, you just might spot the friendly colony of seals that regularly swim near!
We hope that #AccessDay is a memorable family day out, worthy of a place in treasured photo albums! Don’t forget to tweet us @Access_Day (but maybe not when you’re the captain of the boat!)