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.
Limitless Travel - This website was set up to help you to plan the best holidays in the UK suitable for your needs. Limitless Travel removes the hassle, the stress and the worry.
Enable 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.
Disabled Holidays (previously Disabled Holiday Directory) 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 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.
TUI Accessible Holiday Deals - Deals guarantee a trip which includes wheelchair accessible resorts (hotels, apartments and villas), accessible transport and airport assistance.
Skyes Holiday Cottages - Disabled friendly cottages across the UK with accessible facilities. Includes travel guides for each location with information on how to get there and local activities to do.
Age UK Accessible Travel Tips - Includes information about travelling within the UK as well as abroad, in terms of air travel and accommodation. Useful internal links about the Blue Badge Scheme abroad.
The National Careline - Provides detailed information on what to think about when planning a trip abroad for those with a disability.
Access Advisr - A website to find accessible places which have ratings and reviews to take into account before visiting.
Transport Support Services - Government website which includes information about rights a disabled person has when travelling, whether that be by plane, bus or train.
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.