It’s the season for getting out and about and enjoying some sunny days exploring different locations. However if you are a wheelchair or mobility scooter user, a lot of places can sadly be inaccessible.
That’s why I was really pleased to see a campaign for Accessible Days Out in Yorkshire being promoted by the company, Fenetic Wellbeing who provide a range of high quality and good value mobility products.
From Malham Tarn to the National Railway Museum, they have picked six popular attractions in Yorkshire that mobility scooter and wheelchair users can enjoy this summer. They have made it really easy for you to choose a destination, by outlining all the details regarding toilet access, parking facilities, cafes and and hire of all-terrain wheelchairs, where necessary. It’s a really useful resource and you can find it on their blog here, as well as this handy visual guide:
I think it would be nice to see this idea picked up in other areas too, so that wherever you are located you can find some lovely accessible places to visit on a day out.
I also like the fact that Fenetic Wellbeing make it easy to buy mobility products online. It can be quite confusing knowing the best item to choose when there’s such a wide choice. As we learned when my dad became a wheelchair user in his later years; for him, he was unable to walk long distances, so a lightweight wheelchair that could be folded up and lifted in and out of the car with ease was ideal. But some people will require a more heavy duty model, or perhaps an electric wheelchair. Then there are wheelchair accessories to consider, too, such as ramps. Which can all get confusing! So when looking at Wheelchairs from Fenetic Wellbeing and their other useful mobility aids, you can be assured that from start to finish the team is on hand to advise customers about their product choices and happy to help with any aftersales enquiries. Not only that, every product is delivered free and they offer a 12 month warranty, too.
I think there are some really nice destinations to check out in Yorkshire – have you been to any of those listed above? Or have you enjoyed an accessible day out somewhere else that you would recommend to others? It would be nice to get a few more suggestions added to the list, so feel free to leave a comment below!