Most Accessible Spring Getaways
With spring nearly upon us, now is the time to find those accessible spring getaways.
Spring is around the corner and it’s around now that we start to look for warmer weather and head out for a getaway with the family. For those who use mobility scooters, wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs and walking aids, finding somewhere accessible can be a challenging task.
Not everywhere has accessible ramps and paths which can be an issue. Fortunately, plenty of places across the UK and further afoot have suitable accessibility for mobility scooter users.
To make your life easier, we’ve decided to put together a guide of the best places you can head to with your mobility scooter.
Cruise of the world
If you fancy seeing the world from the comfort of a cruise, there are plenty of accessible cruises that can take you to all corners of the planet. Whether you fancy setting sail on a tour of the Canary Islands or going further afoot and taking in the true beauty of the Caribbean, there’s an accessible cruise for you. Cruises can be expensive but they’re a great way of heading out onto the open waters and having the full knowledge that everything is done for you and you can truly relax.
There’s plenty of accessible options for you onboard the cruise such as ramps, access points, shower chairs, and many more. Before you book, make sure to contact the cruise company or booking agent to make sure you can be fully catered for.
Accessible holiday lodges in the UK
If you don’t fancy the Caribbean, why not stick to the UK and head to a holiday lodge with the family? Holiday lodges are often self-catering and pet-friendly. They come fitted with brilliant features including the following:
Ramps for easy access
Level flat drive
There are lodges available all over the country, whether you fancy heading to the countryside or taking in the sea air at one of a number of beach resorts in the UK. There are even lodges located just outside of the Eden Project in Cornwall, a stunning living theatre of plant life collected from many different climates and locations.
Planning ahead? You may also be interested in reading our guide to some of the best Accessible Autumn Breaks
Fortunately, there are plenty of city breaks you can take in across Europe that are accessible. Weekends away in a new country give you an opportunity to rejuvenate whilst taking in an entirely new culture, from hotels and monuments to food and historical artefacts.
Why not head to the home of Spanish architecture and culture, Barcelona? Whether you want to breathe in the incredible works of Gaudi or head to one of Barcelona’s wheelchair-friendly beaches, the options are endless. If not Barcelona, why not Krakow? One of Europe’s top historically preserved cities, with medieval buildings and artefacts in abundance. If you fancy heading a bit further afield, one of the top city breaks in the world is the Big Apple itself, New York. Spend the morning shopping and the afternoon seeing some of the world’s most famous monuments including the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.
Theme Park Breaks
Many theme parks across the world are accessible, meaning you don’t need to miss out on the fun. Theme parks across the world openly advertise their accessibility. With accommodation available nearby you can stay within a stone’s throw of the theme park. Some even offer accommodation on site. If you’re wanting to stick to the UK, there’s a huge selection of theme parks for you to choose from. From Alton Towers in Staffordshire to Flamingo Land that combines a theme park with a zoo, your options are endless.
Of course, we can’t mention theme park breaks without mentioning Disneyland. With locations including Paris and Orlando, you can stay on-site and enjoy the large number of theme parks. They have different themed hotels and apartments so you get the true Disney experience whilst you’re staying with them.
Those with disabilities often find themselves feeling limited, particularly when it comes to skiing holidays but now there are disabled skiing holidays available. Adapted skis have been created to allow you to take to the slopes and test your skiing abilities.
There are some incredible locations with equally exquisite scenery for you to take in whilst you’re there. Locations include France’s Val Thoren, one of the highest altitude resorts in Europe. The slopes vary depending on your skiing ability, with slopes starting at beginner up to advanced.
If you haven’t hit the slopes before but want to learn, then head to the Ski School to learn from the best. The Ski School is available for people of all skiing abilities. So whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned pro, you can hone your skills with some of Europe’s top instructors. There are private lessons available, as well as group lessons.
When you’re not tackling the mountains, there are plenty of bars and restaurants around to keep you occupied. Ski season lasts from November right through to May so there’s still plenty of time left.
So don’t let your disability stop you from skiing and taking on extreme sports, there’s always a solution available so you don’t miss out.
So there you have some of the best accessible springs breaks. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch with us. You can either use the live chat below or call us on 0800 5677618. One of our team will be more than happy to help you with any enquiries!