Holidays for Disabled Children
There are many companies who specialise in holidays for families with physical disabilities. Companies provide holidays for the disabled both in the UK and abroad.
Before booking a holiday you will need to be sure your holiday provider has all the facilities your family requires. These can include wheelchair accessible properties, shower chairs, roll-in showers, hoists and adapted vehicles. You may also be able to find companies who supply Nursing and care services in certain locations. Some holiday locations provide wheelchair access to the sea.
If you are disabled and flying for your holiday it is recommended you contact the airline 48 hours before your departure. The airline will then provide you with assistance to reach check-in, help with the check-in, and help you to the plane and from the plane. Because seating on a plane is required to meet safety regulations you will not be able to take your own chair onto the plane. Your chair will be placed into the hold and you will be provided with an on-board chair. Remember to ensure your insurance covers your wheelchair.
There are many different holidays available to disabled people including activity holidays, camping holidays, boating holidays and self-catering cottage holidays.
Here is a list of holiday companies I have identified who provide different styles of holidays for the disabled-
Specialise in holidays abroad. All properties are known to Access Travel as they have been personally inspected, or have been suggested by a wheelchair user. They discuss the accommodation with you and give recommendations over its suitability.
Specialise in holidays in both the UK and abroad. They are presently the only website in the world advertising only accommodation with at least 1 room with a level access shower. They are making life accessible for people wanting to travel all over this beautiful world, no matter what physical ability a person has.
Provides holidays all around the world. For 20 years Can be Done has offered not only a wide range of exciting holidays for all, but have specialised in original and pioneering wheelchair accessible holidays to a widening choice of destinations.
A directory of campsites in the UK that provide wheelchair access.
Calvert Trust in Exmoor
Activity holidays for the disabled
The Bendrigg Trust
specialise in courses and activities for disabled and disadvantaged young people
The Bruce Trust
Boating holidays for the disabled. The Bruce Trust is a registered charity which provides purpose-built, wide-beam canal boats on the Kennet and Avon Canal from two bases, for hire for self catering holidays by disabled, disadvantaged or elderly people and their carers.