What's happening on the South Coast in 2019?

Venue Spotlight, Isle of Wight, Eastbourne, Brighton

What's happening on the South Coast in 2019?



Brighton and Hove buses are offering free travel for disabled passengers and up to one carer! Whether you want to go out to a favourite spot or go somewhere completely new, it’s up to you!

Brighton Dome is going to be having a day of accessible fun on #AccessDay! Join them for ‘music, discussion, food and activities with accessibility at the fore’. Ray Bradshaw will be performing his BSL-interpreted comedy show ‘Deaf Comedy Fam’ on the day as well! Click here to book tickets.



Eastbourne is having its biggest Disabled Access Day celebrations ever this year! Join #AccessEastbourne at The Beacon Shopping Centre where 18 companies, charities and the police will be running try-something-new events including disabled sports, accessible driving and much more!

Outside The Beacon, Stagecoach buses will have an accessible bus for you to explore in your own time, while Barclays bank at Terminus Road will be showcasing the latest accessible banking technology designed to make banking easier and safer.


Isle of Wight & Portsmouth

You might already know that hovercraft is the fastest way to get to the Isle of Wight, but did you know that the hovercraft are wheelchair accessible with step-free access all the way from Ryde to Southsea?

Find out more about accessible hovercraft at Try Before You Fly events on Disabled Access Day – join HoverTravel at their terminals in Portsmouth and on the Isle of Wight and meet the captain, crew and ground staff and wheel onto a hovercraft!

Once you get to the Isle of Wight, join Island Riding Centre for a whole day of fun family events where you can try your hand at accessible archery, horse riding, adapted cycling, arts and crafts and much, much more.



Monkey World are hosting their first ever Autism-Friendly Day on March 16th! The centre is opening early to allow visitors with autism to enjoy a less crowded park. Explore the park and find all of the sensory primate statues and meet more than 260 rescued monkeys and apes!

Monkey World is also showing off its accessibility for wheelchair and mobility scooter users. You can borrow one on the day to explore their accessible tour route through the park.


Disabled Access Day is all about #YouAndSomewhereNew. If you can’t find an event close enough to you, we'd encourage you to go and try something new in your area and then share your visit with people by writing a review on Euan's Guide or tweeting about it or posting on Facebook. That way other people can get to know what's good in your area.