Most Accessible Attractions in the UK18th December 2019
Check out our list of the most accessible days out for the elderly. There’s fun days out in the city, historic tours and stunning landmarks.
There’s loads of exciting things to see and do all over the UK, with plenty of them being easily accessible. If you’re looking for a way to spend some quality time with a loved one, there are loads of accessible attractions to enjoy.
Accessible London Attractions
London is home to many of the UK’s most iconic sights and attractions. So it’s the perfect place to head to when looking for things to do with an elderly loved one.
Days Out at Buckingham Palace
It’s everyone’s dream to feel like royalty. And with a trip around Buckingham Palace, now you can! It’s the perfect destination for your elderly loved one as it’s filled with history. The royal family hold a special place in everyone’s hearts.
Stroll through the amazing building and take in the unique architecture whilst enjoying all the stunning furniture, paintings and decor.
There’s both step-free and wheelchair access at the front of the palace, and manual wheelchairs are available to borrow for free! A golf buggy takes you to the lift facilities for quick and easy access to the palace.
The Natural History Museum
Another iconic London spot is the Natural History Museum. Not only is it filled with exhibits, like the dangling skeleton of a blue whale and some of the UK’s most complete dinosaurs, but the building itself is breath-taking.
Free wheelchairs are available from the cloakroom, and the Darwin Centre, Green, Red and Blue zones are accessible by a lift. There are also audio-descriptive and Braille guides so everyone can learn something new.
Ever wanted to visit a botanical garden? Well, London is home to the world’s largest! Kew Gardens is London’s hidden gem. Explore greenhouses filled with tropical plants, wander through a forest of American Redwoods or simply enjoy the wide-open green space.
The gardens are all flat, with most of the exhibit buildings and every cafe being wheelchair friendly. Even the Treetop Walkway, an adventure above the canopy, is accessible by a lift.
Accessible Attractions in Berkshire
Home to one of the country’s most famous castles, there are loads of things to do with the elderly in Berkshire.
Windsor Castle is steeped in history. Originally built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it’s currently the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. The Queen actually spends her weekends here. Watch the changing of the guard, visit St. George’s Chapel and explore State apartments.
There are free manual wheelchairs at the Castle and motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters are permitted for use inside, as long as they fit in the lifts. There are plenty of seats dotted throughout, offering guests the perfect place for a quick rest.
Ascot Racecourse is a British icon. Visit the home of horse racing in the UK and soak in the traditional outfits, striking hats and amazing grounds. A day at the races is always great fun!
There’s plenty of seating areas around the Grandstand as well as dedicated viewing areas for a better view of the course.
Buckinghamshire Accessible Attractions
Buckinghamshire is rich in history and culture, with many activities for the elderly to enjoy.
Nestled in the Aylesbury Vale, Waddesdon Manor is a Renaissance-style chateau built for Baron Ferdinand Rothschild in the 19th century. With its very own aviary, open gardens and house tours, there’s loads to see and do.
Accompanying carers get free entry, there’s a mobility bus to get visitors around to certain areas and everywhere is wheelchair accessible.
A used-up chalk quarry turned nature reserve, College Lake is perfect for lovers of nature. Wander around 67 hectares of reclaimed nature and spot grazing animals as you go.
There are plenty of benches for a quick rest, no steep slopes and loads of surfaced paths. There’s wheelchair and mobility vehicle access, with two Trampers available for use.
Accessible Attractions in Dorset
Dorest is home to Durdle Door and the Jurrasic Coast. This county is packed with history from every age! It’s an amazing place to get a sense of geological history.
Take your loved one to Hengistbury Head, a beautiful nature reserve in Bournemouth. Take a gentle stroll through the beautiful scenery on the comfortably paved paths and look out for toads, skylarks and sand lizards!
The Visitor Centre is easily accessible and full of interesting exhibits. Or take the Land Train to various areas of Hengistbury Head.
Nothe Fort in Weymouth was built to protect the Portland Harbour. Explore this three-levelled Victorian structure to learn about its original use. Every level is accessible by lift, and there are two wheelchairs available at the Reception.
There are plenty of outdoor, leisure and fun activities for the elderly available across the UK. Everyone should be able to enjoy the country’s most beloved attractions. With Home Care from Abbots, your loved one retains the freedom to visit these accessible attractions whenever they please.
If your loved one requires elderly care, give us a call on 0330 094 5511. Or contact us today for a free home assessment.