Information on Accessible Accommodation, Travel & Accessible Holidays
Happily there is a wide choice of accessible holidays and providers in the UK and abroad. We have put together a selection of travel companies that can organise your accessible accommodation, flights, adapted transfers, equipment hire and more.
Disabled Holidays (previously Disabeld Holiday Directory) & Accesible Property are both FREE online listings with detailed accessibility descriptions of hotels, guest houses, cottages, villas and apartments in the UK and abroad. Each property is clearly marked by its accessible facilities such as ceiling hoist, guide/assistance dogs, lowered light switches, ramped access, wheel in shower, wide doorways and much more. Properties suitable for the visually impaired and people with hearing difficulties are also available. To find a holiday to meet your disability needs, try their Advanced Search page.
Accomable - With over 1000 listings in over 60 countries Accomable is a service to help people with mobility difficulties find accessible properties around the world. Their mission is to enable anyone to go anywhere!
Enabled Holidays - At Enabled Holidays they believe travel for disabled people should involve less work and more play. They can help you find, plan and arrange a holiday to suit your individual needs.
Out & About & Away - A domiciliary care agency that arranges individualised trips/holidays and home care for adults with disabilities and children with special needs, based in the South West.
Access Travel - Access Travel provide disabled, wheelchair accessible holiday solutions for people with restricted mobility. Their properties have all been checked by them or recommended by wheelchair users.
Limitless Travel - This website was set up to help you to plan the best holidays in the UK suitable for your needs. Limitless Travel remove the hassle, the stress and the worry.
The National Careline - provide detailed access information about venues such as bars, restaurants, museums, gardens, cinemas and many others. They have information for well over 125,000 places in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Disability Holidays Guide - can help you plan a holiday taylored for your specific needs. Their holidays are grouped into categories of requirements, from Dementia Holidays to Disabled Children’s Holidays, Holidays for the blind and Holidays for the Elderly plus many more.
The Calvert Trust who have centres in Exmoor - Devon, Kielder - Northumberland and also in the Lake District.
Airlines offer priority boarding, accessible seating and wheelchair provision for disabled customers. The service varies, so check with the particular airline before booking. It is always worth asking how they are willing to assist if you have particular needs, and all airports are covered by Disability Access legislation, so parking, accessing and getting around them should not be a problem.
To find out more about airline-specific mobility and accessibility, please see the links below:
Travelling With an Assistance Dog
Check Guide Dogs for additional advice on taking your dog on holiday with you.