Give the Gift of an Accessible Day Out!
For the Christmas season we want to highlight days out, concert venues, tours and interactive experiences that our reviewers have shared with us, which can be used as gifts! These types of presents are great for the person that already has everything. Here is a list of experiences across the UK that everyone in the family can enjoy.
Mylor Sailing & Powerboat School Cornwall
Perhaps for when the weather gets a bit warmer, give the gift of sailing by taking a class at Mylor Sailing School in Falmouth on the south coast of Cornwall, England. The company provides adult & children sailing courses, powerboat courses, “Swallows & Amazons” kids fun sessions and accessible sessions, all on request! Twenty five reviewers have shared their experience and left an average star rating of 4.9!
SSE Hydro Glasgow
This Christmas why not get someone a ticket to see their favourite band – and you can tag along too! The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, has over twenty reviews, with reviewers saying “The toileting facilities were exquisite,” and there is a “great view from the accessible seating.” There is also a separate booking line for accessible tickets so your accessibility requirements can be met.
Folly Farm in Kilgetty was the winner of the 2018 Regional Venue of the Year for Wales. The farm has something for everyone; a zoo, a barn, a playground and a fairground with seventeen different rides. There are also the opportunities to feed a giraffe or get close to penguins, lions or a rhino! The farm has been described by our reviewers as having “very good accessibility” and it being a “great family day out!”
This beautiful old distillery in the North of Scotland is an example of a venue that has worked hard to include disabled visitors. Where there are some steps, the helpful staff make up for it with their knowledge and enthusiasm. One reviewer says that the “tasting room, bar, shop and toilets are accessible.” Set in a cosy and remote area, this would be a fantastic day out for a whisky lover!
Palace Theatre London
The perfect gift for any Harry Potter fan would be tickets to see Harry Potter & the Cursed Child Parts One and Two at the Palace Theatre in London, England.The transport and accessibility around the venue has been praised by our reviewers and the venue itself has a 4-star rating!
Flowerfield Arts Centre
Last but not least, the Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart is a brilliant inclusive space on the stunning Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland. The centre holds art exhibitions and creative learning programme, as well as having ‘Inclusive Play Zones’ and is right beside a ‘Diversity Park.’ These are in conjunction with the Mae Murray Foundation which is free to join.
If you have any other ideas for great accessible experiences that can be given as a gift, let us know by leaving a review on Euan's Guide.