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Unlocking adventures for all: Discover 200+ Accessible Family Days Out with the New Rough Guide to Accessible Britain

The Motability Scheme's “Rough Guide to Accessible Britain” returns for its 10th edition offering over 200 ideas for accessible days out across the UK. This free Guide, ideal for disabled people and their friends, families or carers, provides inspiration for unforgettable summer adventures. For over a decade, this series has been an invaluable resource for planning accessible outings, particularly for those with disabled children or family members with additional needs.

Taking the guess work out of travel, the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is designed to help users to easily find destinations based on their interests, location, and accessibility needs. Every review has been written by an expert who has lived experience of disabilities and travelling with additional access needs. Readers will not only find detailed information on the physical accessible facilities such as parking but also services such as dedicated tours for neurodivergent individuals, British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters, relevant discounts for visitors and carers, sensory rooms, and much more.

From exploring historic castles, family-friendly museums, breathtaking natural landscapes, or adventurous activities, this Guide contains accessible activities for a range of interests:

  • Family attractions: Enjoy animal and nature reserves, museums, railway adventures, costume tours, interactive craft workshops, and sensory spaces designed to engage visitors of all abilities.
  • Free attractions: Discover 50 free experiences from the great outdoors to the best of Britain’s arts and culture spots.
  • Scenic drives: Enjoy up to nine exhilarating driving routes across the UK, complete with recommended stop-off points.
  • Arts and culture: Visit world-famous prehistoric sites, grand medieval architecture, and more, with hands-on introductions, audio-visual guides, and tours for a range of accessible needs.
  • Outdoors and adventure: Try white-water rafting on an Olympic course, coasteering or indoor skydiving! Those in search of peaceful escapes can explore nature trails or beaches with off-road mobility vehicles to hire.
  • New additions: This year welcomes a range of new entries including the Falkirk Wheel, Bamburgh Castle and Lakeland Motor Museum.

Motability Scheme Ambassador, Mark Ormrod MBE, highlights how the Guide has helped his family plan their days out:
“Planning a day out with my family can sometimes be a challenge, but the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is a game-changer. It empowers everyone, regardless of access needs, to experience what the UK has to offer. A particular highlight for me was our visit to the Tarka Trail and Tunnels Beach last summer and we can’t wait to explore more in 2024 using the new Guide.”

Created in partnership with Motability Operations, the company that delivers the Motability Scheme to over 760,000 customers, the newly refreshed Guide, celebrates over a decade of making British travel and tourism more accessible.

A free copy of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain can be accessed at motability.co.uk/accessibleguide to unlock a world of accessible adventures this summer and beyond

Notes to editors

About the Motability Scheme

Delivered by Motability Operations, the Motability Scheme is the UK’s leading car scheme for disabled people.

The Scheme is available to anyone who receives the higher rate or enhanced mobility allowance, so they can lease a brand-new car, electric vehicle (EV), Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), scooter or powered wheelchair.

In the UK over 760,000 disabled people and their families use the Scheme and customers can enjoy independent mobility and benefit from the Scheme’s worry-free package that includes insurance, servicing, tyres and breakdown cover.

Disabled people and their families can check if they are eligible for the Motability Scheme on our online eligibility checker motability.co.uk/how-it-works/allowances/.

About Rough Guides

As the world's premier publisher of practical travel guides, Rough Guides has been delivering well-researched, on-the-ground information for over 40 years. Our range includes over 500 titles, offering practical advice, recommended trips and detailed maps to ensure travellers are fully prepared for their adventures. Each guide also comes with a free eBook download, perfect for on-the-go travel planning. Committed to environmental responsibility, all our guides are sustainably printed. With Rough Guides, you can explore with confidence and truly experience the world's most remarkable places.