Days out for disabled people and their families

There are many accessible attractions and activities for days out across the UK. Finding the ones that are right for you and your family depends on your needs. You could search online using:

  • general phrases like ‘days out for disabled people’
  • specific words linked to your condition like ‘wheelchair friendly days out’ or ‘autism friendly days out’
  • an attraction or activity you’d like to try, for example ‘accessible surfing’
  • your location or a place you’d like to visit, such as ‘accessible days out in London’

Days out for disabled kids

Checking accessibility

You could also:

  • ask for ideas on social media
  • get recommendations from Scope’s online community
  • contact a charity linked to your condition for suggestions
  • read access reviews on Euan’s Guide and AccessAble
  • check blogs and videos from disabled people with similar needs and experiences

Checking the accessibility of an event or venue

Researching before attending

Questions to ask about the venue

Organised days out

Depending on where you live, you may find organised days out for disabled people in your area. See what’s available through:

Food and drink

It may be useful to think about food and drink before your day out. If you decide to eat out, research:

  • cafes, canteens and shops in the venue, area or on your route
  • what food and drink is available
  • allergy information
  • dining, sitting and picnic areas
  • refill stations to top up water bottles
  • water for assistance dogs

Access to toilets

Travel and parking

Planning how to get around can help reduce stress for you and your family on your day out. You could check:

  • how easily you can get there by public transport
  • if the venue or attraction has dedicated transport like a shuttle bus or park and ride
  • what free or discounted travel is available to you
  • if there’s disabled parking if you plan to drive
  • whether you can hire mobility aids through ShopMobility UK

Transport for disabled people

You can search a map of disabled people's parking spaces.

Blue Badge Parking

Discounts on days out

There may be discounts available to you for attractions, activities and travel. This could include:

  • money off the price of tickets
  • free or discounted companion tickets for your PA or family member
  • free or discounted travel on public transport

Getting disability discounts for days out

Last reviewed by Scope on: 10/10/2023

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