'Wheelie' Successful Event for Tourism Operators

2015, Wales

'Wheelie' Successful Event for Tourism Operators

Tourism operators from across West Wales gathered together on Saturday 17th January for the ‘Celebrating Inclusive West Wales’ event at Clynfyw Care Farm.

The event which was organised by Clynfyw Farm was set up as part of Disabled Access Day. 

The ‘Celebrating Inclusive West Wales’ at Clynfyw farm was supported by a number of tourism operators and organisations who carry an accessible ethos including Stackpole Mencap Gardens, The Harriet Davis Trust, Pembrokeshire People First, Celtic Quest Coasteering and Pembrokeshire Tourism.

Those who attended the event found it very beneficial by networking with peers and gaining a wealth of knowledge on what is available to the disabled visitor in Pembrokeshire. 

Emily Yates, an accessibility consultant and travel writer who has been employed by the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games also attended the event. She comments on how overwhelmed she was with the facilities available at Clynfyw Farm “The thing that really impresses me about Clynfyw is that physical accessibility and community inclusion go hand-in-hand here. Not only can visitors stay in a gorgeous cottage to suit all their needs they can also take part in arts and crafts and wheelchair yoga! This inclusion is what really creates understanding and brings people together. We need more of it” 

Clynyfw has been providing accessible holidays to visitors for over thirty years and have been recognised for their good practise by winning the Pembrokeshire Tourism Gold Award for Best Access for the Disabled Visitor in 2013. 

Jim Bowen Manager at Clynfyw comments “Saturday’s event was a great success, it was a pleasure to see the development of collaborative working amongst some of the leading accessible business that we have here in Pembrokeshire. Hopefully the start of something big for accessible tourism in Pembrokeshire”.