Beautiful – inclusive – spaces for art lovers

accessible gallery, inclusive exhibition, accessible travel, mobility, arthritis digestTate Modern, London

World-famous, the Tate Modern’s awe-inspiring collection of contemporary and modern artwork attracts millions of visitors annually. Positioned alongside the Thames, it offers 12 accessible parking spaces – not bad bearing in mind its busy location.

Lifts are available on each level, as are accessible toilets. All entrances are accessible for wheelchairs, which are free to borrow along with mobility scooters. Continue reading

Fancy a flutter? We’ve sourced five fabulous casinos around the world designed with accessibility in mind

Bellagio accessibility, accessible casino, mobility casino, accessible travel, arthritis digestThe Bellagio, Las Vegas, US

One of the most famous casinos in the world, the Bellagio is exceptionally opulent and elegant.

Wheelchairs are available from reception. The expansive casino floor is generally wheelchair accessible, but a few areas are reported to be a little cramped. However, a total of 85 hotel rooms are well designed for people with mobility issues and offer roll-in shower access, shower chair, lavatory rails, closet shelving and lowered amenities. Continue reading

Camping and caravanning options with accessible facilities

accessible campsites, camping mobility, accessible travel, arthritis digestWaleswood Caravan & Camping Park, South Yorkshire

Close to the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District, this award-winning caravan and camping site nestles in the gorgeous Rother Valley Country Park. Thanks to lakes, trails and cycle tracks, Waleswood has a vast range of activities that cater for every member of the family. The Country Park’s cycle hire centre even offers accessible cycles (01709 334455).

Well thought out provision for people with accessibility issues include accessible toilets and showers. Furthermore, a family accessible wet room has an adult changing facility with adult sized rise and fall changing bed, shower, toilet, changing area and bath (NB the bath is not accessible). Continue reading

Thrill seekers rejoice! Five of the most accessible UK theme parks reviewed

accessible theme park, theme park mobility, travel mobility, arthritis travel, arthritis digestAlton Towers Resort, Staffordshire

More than “just” a theme park, Alton Towers offers a water park, spa, mini golf and hotel complex. And its accessibility has grown over the years too.

“We care deeply about creating magical and inclusive experiences for everyone, which is why we have created our new online Accessibility Guide.”

The guide is extremely useful, with concise information on every aspect of the resort experience to enable guests with access issues to plan ahead. Continue reading

Ready to take the plunge? Read our round-up of accessible aquariums and enjoy a great day out

accessible travel, accessible aquarium, mobility, arthritis digestNational Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

The UK’s largest aquarium, The National Marine Aquarium is home to a colossal variety of fish and other marine species.

The Atlantic Ocean display tank is the largest single marine exhibit in the country. Over 2.5 million litres of water provide a home for a diverse community of rays, sharks and colourful reef fish, representing the ecosystems of the world’s second largest ocean. Continue reading