On this page we have pulled together some information about popular places to visit for days out. We have included a link to information about accessibility for visiting the attractions.
National Tourist Attractions
- Alton Towers – resort access guide
- Chessington World of Adventure – guide for guests with additional needs
- Drayton Manor – guests with additional needs
- The Eden Project – Relaxed Sessions
- Eureka – access information
- The London Eye – information for visitors with additional needs
- Legoland Windsor – guide for visitors with additional needs
- National Railway Museum, York – facilities and accessibility information
- Think Tank, Birmingham – facilities and accessibility information
- Thorpe Park – access information
Evidence of disability
Many tourist attractions will need you to provide evidence of a disability and care needs before they will offer concessions. This is particularly true for people on the autism spectrum and those who may have invisible needs. Your GP may be the best person for you to ask to provide you with this evidence. If you receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Carers’ Allowance, take a copy of the award letter with you. It may also be useful to have a copy of any letter which states the diagnosis.
If eating out can be difficult, then think ahead and book a restaurant in advance. Many restaurants now have a menu for people with special diets. Most chains should be able to provide you with details of the ingredients of their products so you can check they are safe.
When booking, ask about seating, is there a quieter area of the restaurant that you can sit in? What is the lighting and décor like? Is there anything that is likely to trigger a sensory difference.
If you are planning a day out you may need an accessible toilet.
Disabled toilets are helpful, but you may need a Radar Key from the National Key Scheme (NKS). You can also buy a Region List, giving details of disabled toilets in the area you’re visiting. Information about accessible toilets in North Lincolnshire can be found on the Changing Places page.
There are apps available for your smart phone.