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A Comprehensive Guide to Travelling Abroad with a Disabled Child

Boy in wheelchair on beach

A Comprehensive Guide to Travelling Abroad with a Disabled Child

 

There’s nothing quite like having a family holiday to look forward to. However in a post-pandemic world, and with the added challenges that Brexit brings, planning ahead has never been more important. This is especially true if you are one of the many families that travels with special needs children. Continue reading A Comprehensive Guide to Travelling Abroad with a Disabled Child

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9 Accessible Places to Visit in Scotland 

9 Accessible Places to Visit in Scotland 

Edinburgh Castle

 

Scotland is a stunning country, with a wealth of natural beauty and cultural attractions to explore. With the COVID-19 crisis having cast an unfavourable shadow over travelling overseas, the northern nation is also the ideal choice for a low-cost, hassle-free holiday. 

The best news? Scotland is filled to the brim with accessible adventures for the mobility impaired, making it one of the most disabled-friendly destinations in the UK. Here, we take a look at some of the best wheelchair accessible attractions in Scotland, along with some essential travel information. If you need to hire mobility equipment when you get there, Strive Mobility has everything you need for a stress-free stay.  Continue reading 9 Accessible Places to Visit in Scotland 

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Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in the UK

Lady in a wheelchair going on to a train

Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in the UK

As a disabled individual, you undoubtedly know that you face extra challenges when travelling. Even in the UK, which is one of the most accessible countries for travel as a disabled person, there is still a long way to make it a comfortable and empowering experience.

In the UK, we’re lucky to live in one of the most accessible countries for travellers in the world. However, even in a country like the UK, challenges remain. In 2019, it’s estimated that disabled adults made 26% fewer trips than those without a disability. The gap is even more significant for the elderly aged 65+.

Not only do disabled persons face challenges when it comes to a lack of accessible equipment and infrastructure, but also information and personal aid (when required). Continue reading Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in the UK

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10 Accessible Attractions Across Europe

10 Accessible Attractions Across Europe

Covid-19 has stopped all of us from travelling. But with the vaccine rollout and restrictions beginning to lift, now could be a good time to start thinking about and planning your next holiday – and we all know that when you have a disability, time to plan is key.

Europe is a great option for an accessible holiday. It is a fascinating continent, full of history, culture and leisure activities. In many European cities, there is a wide range of accessible attractions, such as museums, ancient buildings, beaches, viewing platforms, churches, castles and much more.

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10 Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in London

London Eye on the South Bank

Do you need a getaway after the hustle and bustle of the holidays?  You should consider heading to one of the most-visited cities in the world – London!  After spending the day visiting popular tourist destinations, including Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and the London Eye, you’ll be ready for a rest.  Here, we list 10 wheelchair accessible hotels in London to make the most of your visit. Continue reading 10 Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in London

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Shangri La Muscat – A very wheelchair friendly resort

Al Waha Hotel Oman Swimming Pools

We recently stayed at the wheelchair friendly, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah resort in Muscat with our disabled child.  This was our 3rd time back to the resort in 10 years and it was certainly our best experience to date. Continue reading Shangri La Muscat – A very wheelchair friendly resort

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5 accessible attractions and cities to visit in England if you have a disability

Looking for days out and weekend breaks this autumn and into 2020? With its rich history, bustling cities, and quaint countryside, England has something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, many of the popular destinations are accessible to visitors with a range of disabilities. Here, Strive Mobility, which rents disability aids and equipment, lists 5 accessible attractions and cities to visit in England if you have a disability… Continue reading 5 accessible attractions and cities to visit in England if you have a disability