attractions available for the disabled
Cruise: Sail along the Norfolk Broads to see spectacular wildlife

The range of summer days out and attractions available for people with special needs in the UK are, thankfully, getting better and better. And they are included in new version of The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, an inspiring guide to encourage people with diverse needs to enjoy a family day out during the holidays.

Now in its 10th year, the book offers reviews and details of ramps, accessible toilets, and parking spaces for visitors with more hidden conditions such as autism and mental illness.

The guide includes reviews of more than 180 venues, including great outdoor escapes such as:

Broads Tours in Norfolk organises a range of accessible cruises, which promise visits to the UK’s most important wetlands as well as sightings of spectacular wildlife, such as kingfishers and otters. The one to two hour long boat trip includes professional commentaries explaining the history of Norfolk Broads. Soak up the summer sun, snap images of birdlife, and snack at the on-board bar in this beautiful part of the country.

A great day out for all the family, explore the outdoors and enjoy a breath of fresh air amongst pine trees of Cairngorms National Park, Landmark Forest Adventure Park. The grounds in Inverness-shire offer numerous activities and rides for kids including a fully accessible Treetop Trail through the forest canopy and a Wildlife Feeding Area. Adrenaline junkies will thrive on the fifty-foot skydive jump, Wild Water Coaster rides, and Timber Trail rollercoaster!

Avoid the scorching sun and escape inside Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool, the UK’s largest indoor waterpark. The venue is jam-packed with 18 waterslides, pools and a wave-machine set in an 84 degree tropical climate. This award-winning accessible attraction will satisfy the needs of both adult and child thrill seekers alike with its stirring waterchutes and tempting Sea Breeze Spa.

The refreshed and enhanced The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is available free online at accessibleguide.co.uk