Spotlight on: Accessible Holidays - Accommodation and Excursions
We believe everybody should be able to enjoy going away on holiday, without having to worry about accessibility issues stopping them from getting the most out of their time away. For some disabled people, the thought of going on holiday fills them with much anxiety - will the accommodation be accessible? How will I take all of the equipment I need? Will I be able to join in on any of the activities my family or friends want to do? So, this month we are highlighting some brilliant companies who put accessibility at the heart of what they do.
To begin our holiday feature, this week, we are bringing you a selection of fantastically accessible accommodations, excursion providers and activities. Please see below details of each company, with links to their website for more information and details on how to book.
Tudor Lodges situated near Looe, Cornwall still has availability in this 2023 season for 7-night stays and short breaks, which are ideal for family gatherings or groups with carers, who wish to have a break away together where accessibility is an issue.
Tudor Lodges provide:
- 7 spacious accessible 3-bedroomed lodges
- Level access throughout on hard floors for ease of mobility
- Fully accessible shower rooms
- Multiple profiling beds
- Mobility aids included if required – no extra cost
- Tarmacked parking to ramped decking
Please click on the link to find out more information on booking with Tudor Lodges Tudor Lodges – Tudor Lodges – helping you holiday!.
Elevated Holiday Homes are a compassionate company that understands the importance of inclusive family holidays. We were inspired by the desire to provide a solution for families like ours, who faced challenges in finding suitable holiday homes for children with disabilities. Our mission is to ensure that all families, regardless of their unique needs, can enjoy the joys of a memorable and stress-free holiday. Our properties are meticulously selected and equipped with essential accessibility features such as wheelchair ramps, widened doorways, adapted bathrooms, profiling beds, and hoists. We go the extra mile to ensure that our holiday homes provide a safe, comfortable, and inclusive environment for every family member.
For more information on Elevated Holiday Homes and how to book, please follow this link Accessible Holiday Homes in the UK (elevated.fun)
AbleStay London opened in September 2022 with the goal of becoming the most accessible holiday home within the M25 for those with complex physical disabilities, wanting to visit our capital. The project was driven by our lived experience of the difficulties of travelling with our son Kit, and specifically a request made to our Facebook group by a young mother living with MND, wanting to visit London with her family but needing the highest level of mobility support to make it possible. The house is located in SW London in Worcester Park, it offers accommodation for 6 in 3 bedrooms. The Accessible Bedroom offers two fully profiling beds and ceiling hoist access into the bathroom. This is equipped with a height adjustable bath with bath chair, Changing / Shower trolley, separate shower area with shower seat and peninsular wash/dry loo with two posturally supportive toileting chairs. The kitchen offers height adjustable work surfaces and the whole property is wheelchair accessible. For more information, please follow this link to their website www.ablestay.co.uk .
At Noah’s Retreat we offer stunning, luxury lodges set amongst the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside. We have a range of lodges available to suit all tastes and budgets, each with access to all of our fantastic on-site facilities. We are committed to providing a holiday experience that can be enjoyed by all and we have developed this retreat with accessibility at its heart. We believe everyone should have an enjoyable, worry-free holiday, no matter what level of additional support they may or may not require. Click here to be directed to a walk-though video of one of our lodges. If you are wanting to have a holiday-break or some rest-bite you can book one of our fully accessible lodges at Hoseasons click this link: https://bit.ly/436WmI2.
The experienced team at LanzAbility provide professional and private transfers in Lanzarote from the airport, directly to the adapted accommodation, with an adapted vehicle is available if required. We also arrange excursions and trips around Lanzarote for people with mobility restrictions.
Our qualified carers can assist with various levels of personal care and can support with any mobility equipment if required. Your experiences with LanzAbility allow us to create the moments which become memories. Please see the link to their website to find out more about all that LanzAbility offer, LanzAbility | Lanzarote Disable Holiday Specialist
Ever fancied yourself as captain of a powerboat? Regardless of your disability, Wetwheels provides genuinely barrier-free power boating experiences you can share with your family and friends. Wetwheels boats operate at seven locations around the UK delivering fast, fun and safe boating for everyone. In addition to your maritime experience, subject to conditions, most disabled participants are offered the opportunity to drive the boat under supervision of a qualified captain. Wetwheels was established in 2011 by quadriplegic yachtsmen and adventurer, Geoff Holt MBE who himself is a full-time wheelchair user. They cater for every disability including those with profound and complex disabilities, everyone is made to feel welcome and for a moment in time, become a member of the Wetwheels crew. Please follow the link to be directed to their website for more information https://wetwheelsfoundation.org
We hope you have found this article helpful and informative for planning your next trip away. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for next week’s feature on accessible travel. Do you have a holiday or travel experience you'd like to shout about? If so, please drop us a message on any of our social media channels. We'd love to hear about it!
This article has been sponsored by each of the companies mentioned above. For more information please see the links below.