Top 10 Accessible Places in the South and Wales: The Christmas Edition

18/12/2018 11:38

With only a week to go, we are super excited and on the lookout for as many festive activities as we can to get involved with! 

We are taking a look at what the South of England and Wales have to offer in the final run up before the big day and into the New Year!

Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes Various Events from 21st November to 1st January 2019

bletchley park

Bletchley Park are pulling out all of the stops with a whole range of festive events including a vintage 1940s Christmas grotto, a codebreaking Christmas dinner party and plenty of musical entertainment!



  • Step free access to the Museum.
  • There are ramps and a wheel chair lift.
  • 12 disabled parking spaces.
  • Wheelchairs can be provided.
  • BSL interpreted guided tours.
  • Guide and Assistance Dogs are welcome.
  • Sound and enhancement tours available.
  • Carers ticket free of charge.

For more information, click here


Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucester 30th November 2018 to 9th February 2019

slimbridge wetland

Fancy something a little different? How about a fabulous two course meal at the Kingfisher Kitchen while experiencing the beauty and sounds of hundreds of wild swans on a floodlit lake. How magical!



  • 17 designated car parking spaces.
  • Trained assistance dogs welcome and must call ahead to make the centre aware.
  • Hearing induction loop available.
  • Maps can be enlarged.
  • Manual wheelchairs available.
  • Mobility scooters are available to hire.
  • Accessible toilets.


For more information, click here 

Blenheim Palace, Oxford Various events 23rd November 2018 – 6th January 2019

blenheim palace

Blenheim Palace really rises to the festive occasion with the Illuminated Christmas Lights Trail, the Cinderella Festive Fairy Tale Experience and the Christmas Market. Suitable for the whole family, these stunning events are sure to make you feel shiny and bright!



  • Carers for Blue Badge Holders admitted free.
  • Provisions can be made for school groups of children with special needs.
  • Assistance and support dogs are welcome.
  • Touch tours are available for the visually impaired.
  • Designated close parking for disabled badge holders.


For more information, click here 

Dick Whittington, Theatre Royal Plymouth 14th December 2018 – 12th January 2019

dick whittington

Nothing says Christmas like panto and if you are in the Plymouth area, you must make a visit to see Dick Whittington at the Theatre Royal this year! The fabulous John Partridge takes center stage along with Samantha Womack and Andy Ford, to keep you entertained and take you on a magical pantomime adventure!



  • Wheelchair spaces available.
  • Audio described and signed performances are held and exclusive for patrons.
  • Free carers tickets, which must be requested at the time of booking as they cannot be added retrospectively.

For more information, click here 


Kingston Lacy Illuminated Gardens, Dorset 30th November 2018 – 1st January 2019

kingston lacy

There are definite benefits to darker nights during winter and one of those is seeing Kingston Lacy’s Formal Gardens transformed into an enchanting, fairy-tale experience! Don’t forget to wrap up warm!



  • Designated disabled parking by the visitor reception.
  • The illuminated trail is wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome.
  • A limited number of wheelchairs and mobility scooters can be prebooked in advance.
  • Accessible toilets.

For more information, click here 


The Night Before Christmas at The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton 18th December 2018

mayflower theatre

This lovely production from Big Wooden Horse, sees Eddie the mouse set off in search of Father Christmas to ask why only humans get presents. Truly heart-warming stuff!



  • 22 wheelchair spaces in auditorium.
  • Accessible lift available.
  • Accessible lounge with toilets.


For more information, click here 


Shadows and Light at The Eden Project, Cornwall Various dates from 7th December to 30th December 2018

shadows and light cornwall

Immerse yourself in a world of every-changing landscape, surrounded by shadows and light. During this evening spectacular, you’ll discover playful and interactive light sculptures while listening to the distant echo of carols! Fabulous!



  • Accessible parking spaces and toilets.
  • Personal assistants get free admission.
  • Manual and powered wheelchairs available for free.
  • Info available in large print, Braille and audio formats

For more information, click here 


Trains to Santa at Bure Valley Railway, Norfolk Limited spaces left 19th, 20th and 21st December 2018

bure valley railway

Proving ever popular, take a festive train ride to meet the big man himself! Experience seeing Santa in his grotto, with personalised presents for the children and entertainment and refreshments for all!



  • Disabled access to train.
  • Accessible toilets at Aylsham and Wroxham stations.
  • Disabled coaches and free parking.
  • Assistance dogs welcome.

For more information, click here 


Christmas Market, Cardiff 15th – 23rd December 2018

cardiff christmas market

Step into Christmas and do a little shopping at the Christmas Market in the Welsh capital! With such an eclectic mix of exhibitors and their hand made products, you are sure to find something for everyone!



  • Blue Badge parking.
  • Accessible toilets.
  • Free City Centre Mobility Service.

For more information, click here 

Christmas at Drusilla’s Park, Brighton and Sussex 17th November 2018 – 1st January 2019

drusilla park

If you are looking for some serious Christmas fun, this is the place to go! With twinkling lights, the Husky Cave, festive face painting and tasty Christmas treats, not to mention a visit from Father Christmas himself, it’s sure to be a magical visit!



  • Free parking and designated disabled parking on flat ground.
  • Dedicated disabled toilets.
  • Completely wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchairs available to hire on request.
  • Key staff have all attended ‘Welcome All’ training and are fully aware of the needs of visitors with disabilities.


For more information, click here



When it comes to getting around this festive season and beyond, Bristol Street Versa are committed to #KeepingYouGoing with our range of high-quality Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs). We can get you on the road so you and your family can make the most of the winter months.


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