Day Trips in the UK
Tube feeding inclusive day trips and things to do in the UK, as recommended by you.
A must-read for anyone on the lookout for some fun-filled activities with family and friends – ideal for weekends, half-term, the summer holidays and beyond!
Whatever the season – it’s always the right time for great days out with family and friends!
Parents and caregivers of tube feeding children have helped us put together a list of great days out around the country, meaning you’ll enjoy fun activities that offer better accessibility.
From the spacious outdoors where little ones can explore nature, to areas where you can stop and tube feed easily, we hope this list gives you inspiration for your next day out.
Whilst these activities are suitable for some tube feeding families, this may vary depending on individual needs and requirements. If you are unsure about participating in specific activities, please check in with your healthcare professionals beforehand.
Ahead of planning your days out, you might find it helpful to explore the accessibility information on the website, or by calling the venue directly. You’ll also find some links to helpful resources, accessibility reviews and more day out guides linked at the end of this article.
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Lover of animals? Visit Cannon Hall Farm – a family-owned farm in Yorkshire. Spend the day admiring the scenery, appreciating the animals in their comfortable habitats and enjoying the fresh air. From wonderful play areas to educational talks about the animals, Cannon Hall Farm is a fantastic day out.
Cannon Hall Farm strives to welcome all visitors, with wheelchair rentals, staff available on site to support with equipment and assistance as well disability parking spots. However, please note some parts of the park include slopes and uneven surfaces. The farm also offers free of charge entry for carers.
Visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park for a wild world of adventures. The park is a great place to experience truly breath-taking walks through wildlife. Also great for educational visits packed with daily talks, animal feeding opportunities and shows.
Manual wheelchairs or electric powered mobility scooters are available to hire, although visitors are welcome to bring their own. All pathways are accessible for wheelchair users and majority of pathways are level with shallow gradient areas. The park offers reduced rates for disabled visitors too, so check out their website for more information.
Web Adventure Park
An amusement park also known as the “land where adventure awakens the senses”. Endless indoor and outdoor activities to choose from, including an indoor play and baby sensory area. The Web Adventure Park hosts a spectacular summer holiday event with an all-day ticket allowing you full access to the whole park. Accessible toilets are available on site and the park also offers concession entry rates for visitors with disabilities.
Looking to venture into a magical world of wild adventure? BeWILDerwood is an award-winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. From marsh walks to storytelling experiences, explore the magical world of adventure for a day of fun and a breath of fresh air.
BeWILDERerwood offers free entry access for anyone who requires a wheelchair. Every effort has been made to allow reasonable wheelchair access, however due to the nature of the main park area, some parts may be naturally sloped. The website offers a selection of photos and videos which you can browse through ahead of your visit to give you an idea of the nature of the grounds.
William’s Den is all about helping families raise happy, courageous and resilient kids. William’s Den is a family adventure play area comprised of indoor and outdoor play with two miles of woodland trails, den building and more. Check it out for a familyfun day packed with endless activities and adventure.
William’s Den has been designed so that it is accessible to all, with a disabled parking located close to the main entrance and wheelchair friendly access into the building. In addition, the internal and external play area is served by ramps, with disabled toilet facilities also available on site.
The award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience with six interactive galleries and the UK’s largest planetarium. The National Space Centre allows access for all and strives to make it the perfect day out, with disability parking and toilet facilities available on site.
The attraction offers complimentary tickets for carers and is accessible for wheelchair users, with the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium offering step free access, allowing space for up to six wheelchairs. Touch tours can also be arranged in advance and all audio exhibits are subtitled. Whether or not you’re a fan of space, one can easily spend hours here, between exploring the spacious galleries which tell the story of the origins of the universe, to testing your suitability for a career as an astronaut or watching stunning 30-minute films projected onto the dome ceiling of the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium.
West Midland Safari and Leisure Park offers you the unique opportunity to see elephants, rhinos, giraffes, zebras all from the comfort of your own car. You can easily spend hours driving around the safari, observing the animals, feeding them and taking photos along the way.
There is also plenty to do in the park after the safari experience, with walkways that are wheelchair friendly and accessible toilets on all floors. If needed, wheelchairs can also be hired for free, but this will need to be pre-booked before your visit. Carers are offered free of charge entry, more information on this can be found on the website.
Situated in London’s vibrant Covent Garden, the London Transport Museum will allow you to discover over 200 years of London and its transport history, paying tribute to the stories of the people who have travelled and worked in the city. It shares the fascinating history of London’s transport links from horse-drawn buses through to the first underground railway and early red-double decker buses.
As well as free entry for carers, the museum has wheelchair access with automatic doors and level access throughout. However please note that the London Transport Museum is located in the Covent Garden Piazza, which is made up of a cobbled surface. However, there is a level path part of the way round, to help ease wheelchair access into the museum.
Inside the museum, lifts and ramps are also available providing easy access to all areas of the museum. In addition, audio-visual guides are fitted across. Also available are self-guided sensory explorer bags, filled with sensory objects and resources that will support in strengthening one’s connection to the collection. A limited number of bags are available to borrow on self-guided visits to the Museum on Tuesdays and Fridays, although this will need to be booked in advance. The Piazza is cobbled, with a level path only part of the way round.
Whilst Covent Garden is a vibrant and bustling area, you may prefer to visit on a weekday to avoid the heavy crowds during the weekend. The nearest step-free station is Tottenham Court Road (which is roughly a 10-15 minute walk from the Museum).
A magical spot for storytelling and fun. Discover Children’s Story Centre is a space for 0–11 year-olds, which allows you to play, create and discover. Two floors of immersive play spaces where children and their imaginations can roam. The space has a stepfree entrance, a lift to all floors, accessible toilets on all floors and a ramp to the Story Garden, making it easily accessible for wheelchairs.
All sessions are led by dynamic and skilled Story Builders who are trained to support core language and literacy key skills, with sessions being accessible to children with SEN (special education needs) or additional learning needs. On Saturdays, the Discover Children’s Story Centre host their Might Mega Saturday club, for children with disabilities/SEN and their families or carers. These sessions provide a creative and open atmosphere for exploration, fun, interactivity, allowing children to take part in storytelling, music, dance, arts and immersive multi-sensory experiences.
Visit the botanical Kew Gardens for fresh air, open space and beautiful sceneries. Kew Gardens is home to more than 50,000 living plants – there’s so much to see and do here including a multi-sensory Hive installation which offers a more immersive experience for all visitors.
It’s set over 300 acres so a single visit to Kew Gardens will certainly not suffice! There is a sense of space immediately on entering the gardens, with easy level access for wheelchairs, disabled parking spaces, wheelchair ramps and accessibility lifts across the various attractions in the park. Carers can enter Kew Garden for free, whilst visitors with a disability are eligible for concession rate tickets. If you are travelling to this destination by train, the nearest station is Kew Bridge Station – although please note that this is not a step free access station. Alternatively, Richmond Station is slightly further away (but still walking distance), and offers step-free and level access.
Ranked one of the UK’s top 10 parks and set in a beautiful pine forest in the Cairngorms National Park, Landmark Adventure Parks offers various activities and rides – many of which are accessible. The park is spacious offering plenty of room to release energy and it prioritises it’s ‘welcome all’ policy to ensure it’s a perfect day out for all visitors.
The park offers a green card system for those who might find it difficult to wait in long queues, as well as concession rates to those registered disabled and to their accompanying carers. Whilst most areas of the park are wheelchair friendly, aside from the Forest Tower, Wild Water Coaster and Climbing, the park now offers wheelchair accessibility on the new Pinewood Forest too. This is the perfect area to enjoy the new Nature Trail.
Why not explore the beautiful Portstewart Strand? Stretching from the seaside town of Portstewart to the River Bann, Portstewart Strand is a perfect summer plan for fresh sea-sidewalks along the shores, to summer sandcastle competitions.
Portstewart Strand is now fully accessible, with new equipment such as beach chairs with specialist wheels. These can be rented before your trip and are made up of special tyres which are designed to let you effortlessly stroll on the coast, getting close to the water, hearing the waves. Changing places and accessible toilets are available on site too!
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