Families have told us how hard it can be to find fun and accessible things to do as a family. We also know how time consuming it can be doing all of the background research and planning so we have highlighted a few tools to help you on your way.
Conor's mum, Geraldine says:
‘It is very difficult for my family to find places to go in our area. Trying to find activities and locations which suit Conor as well as my other children is very hard.
‘There are two leisure centres with swimming pools nearby to us, but either they don’t have a hoist, or the pools are cold. With Conor’s cerebral palsy he loves the warmth.
‘With the Whizz-Kidz Forum it would be good to hear about places other families have been to on holiday –we’ve been to a place in Portugal we like. It’s lovely and in the mountains, we’ve actually been there three times now.'
Our friends over at Euan’s Guide have a fantastic rate and review website, where disabled people and their families can left helpful tips and advice on the accessibility of restaurants, theme parks, heritage sites, shopping centres and much more. Sign up for your own profile and join the community!
You can read about the work Whizz-Kidz and Euan’s Guide have done together – reviewing the Glasgow Commonwealth Games venues earlier this year.
Kids in Museums
Kids in Museums is an independent charity dedicated to making museums open and welcoming to all families, including families with disabled children. Its Kids in Museums Manifesto and the Family Friendly Museum Award encourage and guide museums and galleries across the country to make family visits accessible, engaging and enjoyable for all. Check them out at kidsinmuseums.org.uk.