Days out should be for all the family, not just the one’s that have no mobility issues. Fenetic Wellbeing are campaigning to say exactly that, it shouldn’t matter if you have a pram or a wheelchair, if you need to stop every 10 minutes to have a rest or if you need a mobility scooter.  Mobility scooters can really help to make all family days out more accessible for everyone.

Since I was 18, I have been a support worker for adults with learning disabilities. Many people I have supported have used a wheelchair. When going out we have had to pre plan where we could go. We had to think about what the ground would be like for pushing the chairs, whether the doors would be wide enough and if there where accessible toilet facilities.

My Grandma is 86 and although she has really good health for her age, she does have some trouble with her leg and regularly needs to rest so when I go out with her, we think about whether there are benches around where we are going if it is outdoors. I know it’s not Lancashire but we went to Tatton Park last year and it was really good for having places for her to rest. We took Lucas’ pram and we could easily walk around everywhere. We couldn’t take it in the mansion but they offer free baby carriers.

Here are some places I have found ok for going out with wheelchairs and prams x


Accessible days out in Lancashire

Worthington Lakes, in between Chorley and Wigan is made up of 3 reservoirs. It is part of a 50 acre country park, with a nature reserve and accessible footpaths. This is somewhere I regularly went with people who had autism. It is an incredibly peaceful place to walk. It isn’t often you pass other people there and dogs are banned which was perfect as a lot of people I supported didn’t like dogs. This is a great place to go for a walk but there are no toilets.


Accessible days out in Lancashire


Astley Park, Chorley, has an abundance of open space to explore and play. There are 2 incredibly good play areas, tennis courts and a bowling green. The park itself is really good for prams and wheelchairs, the paths are smooth and very wide. There is a Pets Corner which has a ramp up to it and wide doors for access. There is also a cafe and toilets that are easy to access. Astley Hall is a Grade 1 listed historic house that was built in 1578 and is now preserved as a museum and art gallery. Unfortunately only the ground floor can be accessed by wheelchairs and prams, however you can ask staff to see a guided tour of the rest of the hall on a DVD.


Accessible days out in Lancashire, Yarrow valley country park review


Yarrow Valley Country Park, Coppull has over 700 acres to explore, an adventure playground, cafe, clear paths and accessible toilets. Highlights include Duxbury Woods, Big Wood and Copperworks Wood as well as exploring the riot of wildflower colour that grows in Lower Burgh Meadow in the summer months and the magnificent Big Lodge, which is a venue for fishing and canoeing as well as the home of many swans, geese and ducks.   


Accessible days out in Lancashire Blackpool tower


The Blackpool Tower makes every effort to ensure that The Blackpool Tower Eye, Dungeon, Circus , Ballroom and other facilities are accessible to all of their guests. Disabled access into The Blackpool Tower is via Bank Hey Street (opposite Primark). Although electric scooters can’t be used past the ground floor, they can be locked away safely and wheelchairs are available free of charge. Whilst in Blackpool, the sea life centre is also easily accessed by wheelchairs and prams.


Accessible days out in Lancashire botany bay


Sprawled across the five floors, Botany Bay is full of the designer brands in clothing, furniture, homeware, gifts and crafts – all at outlet prices. There is also a garden centre, food hall and restaurants. For the children there is Puddletown Pirates. There are 2 lifts but they can be hard work with wheelchairs, however there is a goods lift and the staff are happy to support you to use that. It’s free entry and free parking.


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131 Comments on Accessible days out in Lancashire

  1. Misa
    May 18, 2017 at 9:33 pm (1 year ago)

    Despite living in Manchester all my life, I’ve never been to Botany Bay. I really ought to go, even if it’s just to say that I did!

  2. Margaret GALLAGHER
    May 18, 2017 at 10:07 pm (1 year ago)

    Love Blackpool so much to do and see

  3. elizabeth philip
    May 20, 2017 at 11:38 pm (1 year ago)

    The National Museum of Scotland its great, so much to see, something new every time and its free, so great for families.

  4. Sharanya
    May 21, 2017 at 8:47 am (1 year ago)

    Love to

  5. Emily Hallett
    May 21, 2017 at 10:29 am (1 year ago)

    I love going to zoos

  6. Nicola Marshall
    May 21, 2017 at 10:43 am (1 year ago)

    My kids love going to Gullivers world.

  7. amy bondoc
    May 21, 2017 at 11:41 am (1 year ago)

    anywhere in london! adore visiting london museams πŸ™‚

  8. Catherine
    May 21, 2017 at 12:01 pm (1 year ago)

    Cape Cod – MA
    in the UK – St Andrews is highly pleasant, as is Scarborough

  9. Karen Barrett
    May 21, 2017 at 12:13 pm (1 year ago)

    Lovely to see all your suggestions, been to all of them as I am from Bolton! πŸ™‚ We love going to White Coppice, beautiful picnic spot, great for walks but my lot love going rock hopping πŸ™‚ Thanks

  10. Louise Smith
    May 21, 2017 at 12:40 pm (1 year ago)

    Legoland Windsor

  11. laura milton
    May 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm (1 year ago)

    We love putting on our wellies going out into the woods and search for bugs. Today we lifted up a big log and found some frogs, my two year old was over the moon πŸ˜€

  12. helen tovell
    May 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm (1 year ago)

    We like beautiful gardens to wander around

  13. Sarah Cooper
    May 21, 2017 at 4:17 pm (1 year ago)

    We love visiting castles.

  14. Lynne Durkin
    May 21, 2017 at 4:32 pm (1 year ago)

    We love visiting different zoo’s, been to our local one quite a few times and the local wildlife park is an annual visit for us too x

  15. Lynit bennett
    May 21, 2017 at 4:59 pm (1 year ago)

    Best day out would be the seaside! Reminds me of when I was little

  16. bex allum
    May 21, 2017 at 6:08 pm (1 year ago)

    I love bewilderwood

  17. Rachael G
    May 21, 2017 at 7:56 pm (1 year ago)

    We love Legoland

  18. Suzie Wilder
    May 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm (1 year ago)

    Off to Legoland soon! We managed to get tickets through Merlins Magic Wand as my son has a disability. So excited!

  19. Georgina Nathan
    May 21, 2017 at 8:57 pm (1 year ago)

    We love visiting London, my little boy always asks to go to Leicester Square for his birthday, we usually have a meal out and go somewhere fun like Madame Tussauds! This would be lovely! x

  20. MM
    May 21, 2017 at 9:42 pm (1 year ago)

    To the beach

  21. Rachel
    May 21, 2017 at 9:53 pm (1 year ago)

    We love National Trust properties for a day out. Fresh air, loads of space to run around and usually a great tea shop too!

  22. justine meyer
    May 21, 2017 at 10:21 pm (1 year ago)

    Fell Foot Park, Cumbria

  23. Rich Tyler
    May 22, 2017 at 3:10 am (1 year ago)

    The New Forest – beautiful πŸ™‚

  24. Helen Stratton
    May 22, 2017 at 10:41 am (1 year ago)

    Leeds Castle makes a pretty amazing day out for a family.

  25. Suzanne Jackson
    May 22, 2017 at 10:44 am (1 year ago)

    The New Forest

  26. Jo Carroll
    May 22, 2017 at 11:18 am (1 year ago)

    Definately the seaside. It doesn’t matter where it is…we always enjoy our trips to the coast.

  27. emma penko
    May 22, 2017 at 11:33 am (1 year ago)

    we love taking our 3 boys to Sandwell Valley Park

  28. Faith Paul
    May 22, 2017 at 11:54 am (1 year ago)


  29. Amanda Jayne Davis
    May 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm (1 year ago)

    Any seaside has long has we can go rock pooling

  30. Jackie Dawson
    May 22, 2017 at 1:49 pm (1 year ago)

    To the zoo or anything involving animals!

  31. mandydoherty65
    May 22, 2017 at 7:59 pm (1 year ago)

    We love going to farms and parks

  32. Solange
    May 23, 2017 at 3:47 am (1 year ago)

    We like going to Kew Gardens. It houses the largest and most diverse botanical collections in the world and is a World Heritage Site. I have a membership so we go often.

  33. Katie
    May 23, 2017 at 8:47 pm (1 year ago)

    Safari parks

  34. Lisa Wilkinson
    May 23, 2017 at 8:54 pm (1 year ago)

    Farndale Daffodil Walk every March

  35. katesds
    May 23, 2017 at 9:01 pm (1 year ago)

    Cotswold Wildlife Park

  36. Martina Pichova
    May 23, 2017 at 9:05 pm (1 year ago)

    Walking on Malvern Hills – it’s very local to us.

  37. maria blythin
    May 23, 2017 at 9:10 pm (1 year ago)

    a picnic in our local park x

  38. kelandab22
    May 23, 2017 at 9:12 pm (1 year ago)

    My favourite day out is a visit to the seaside with family

  39. Tina Cleveland
    May 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm (1 year ago)

    Pleasurewood Hills in Suffolk

  40. Angela Treadway
    May 23, 2017 at 11:21 pm (1 year ago)

    colchester zoo x

  41. Katie Davies
    May 23, 2017 at 11:32 pm (1 year ago)

    Can’t beat Blackpool. especially love the zoo!

  42. Harline Parkin
    May 24, 2017 at 4:47 am (1 year ago)

    Chatsworth house I’d love to go back there not been there since I was a child

  43. Charlie Cheung
    May 24, 2017 at 10:31 am (1 year ago)

    To the beach! We love Brighton.

  44. spanner15
    May 24, 2017 at 10:33 am (1 year ago)

    To the seaside, especially Morecambe Bay!

  45. aj
    May 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm (1 year ago)

    A day out at the rugby is enjoyed by our family

  46. Rachel Heap
    May 24, 2017 at 12:39 pm (1 year ago)

    I love to go to Blackpool and it is only about 45 mins away by car

  47. Angie McDonald
    May 25, 2017 at 3:00 am (1 year ago)

    I love to visit the zoo!

  48. Hannah Scudder
    May 25, 2017 at 11:34 am (1 year ago)

    We live near London so we love visiting London for the day.

  49. jo liddement
    May 26, 2017 at 3:48 pm (1 year ago)

    The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is fantiastic for both adults and the children

  50. Suzanne Gaulton
    May 27, 2017 at 3:40 pm (1 year ago)

    Anywhere we can have a walk by the sea – coastal paths a favourite, preferably with a nice tea shop en route

  51. Becky Duffy
    May 27, 2017 at 6:09 pm (1 year ago)

    We love St James’s park, definitely our favourite London park or if we have enough money then a day at London Zoo is always fun! πŸ™‚

  52. Katie Skeoch
    May 27, 2017 at 11:04 pm (1 year ago)

    We like to go to the beach or to our local country park

  53. sadiewoohoo
    May 29, 2017 at 12:17 am (1 year ago)

    We love Woburn Safari Park x x

  54. Jayne T
    May 29, 2017 at 9:53 pm (1 year ago)

    We love having a day out walking in the Lake district when we get chance. Thanks for this.

  55. Ruth Harwood
    May 30, 2017 at 12:17 pm (1 year ago)

    Love visiting Grizedale forest for a walk with the kids xx

  56. john p
    May 30, 2017 at 11:02 pm (1 year ago)

    going the beach

  57. Andi Gurney
    May 31, 2017 at 3:02 pm (1 year ago)

    Love to go to the seaside

  58. Emma Louise Elliott
    June 1, 2017 at 9:38 pm (1 year ago)

    I love going to the beach, I’m lucky to have such beautiful beaches nearby xxx

  59. Tracy Gladman
    June 3, 2017 at 6:35 pm (1 year ago)

    I love going to my local woods

  60. Christina Palmer
    June 3, 2017 at 8:58 pm (1 year ago)

    The many sights of London

  61. Faye Reed
    June 3, 2017 at 10:24 pm (1 year ago)

    I love going to Saltwell Park, Gateshead with the kids. There’s loads to do, you can spend the whole day there and it’s all free.

  62. kate kathurima
    June 4, 2017 at 5:01 pm (1 year ago)

    our favourite day out is some where we can explore run and have fun as a family

  63. georgie pope
    June 5, 2017 at 8:01 am (1 year ago)

    Guided Tour for Two Adults and Two Children at the Golden Hinde would be nice

  64. Mickie Bull
    June 6, 2017 at 1:32 pm (1 year ago)

    Paignton Zoo!

  65. Jane Lewis
    June 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm (1 year ago)

    Legoland Windsor

  66. Emma S
    June 6, 2017 at 10:58 pm (1 year ago)

    I love going to Alton Towers

  67. Michaela Hannah
    June 7, 2017 at 6:10 am (1 year ago)

    We live quite close to Hamsterley forest and spend a lot of time there because the kids love it

  68. kimberley ryan
    June 7, 2017 at 11:08 am (1 year ago)

    we love to visit the beach

  69. jen jackson
    June 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm (1 year ago)

    A theme park

  70. Tracey Belcher
    June 7, 2017 at 5:35 pm (1 year ago)

    Longleat Safari is my top place

  71. Kat Allinson
    June 7, 2017 at 8:57 pm (1 year ago)

    I like going to the zoo

  72. Laura Whittle
    June 8, 2017 at 6:26 pm (1 year ago)

    Love going to Blackpool for the day x

  73. Sarah Parker
    June 9, 2017 at 6:39 am (1 year ago)

    london πŸ™‚

  74. Emma Smith
    June 9, 2017 at 11:06 am (1 year ago)

    We like to go to Leeds Castle which is close by to us

  75. Libby Noack
    June 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm (1 year ago)

    We love going to Paradise Wildlife Park πŸ™‚

  76. Diana
    June 9, 2017 at 9:13 pm (1 year ago)

    Warwick Castle πŸ™‚

  77. Lynne OConnor
    June 10, 2017 at 4:13 pm (1 year ago)

    A day at the beach exploring rock pools, paddling, crazy golf and icecream

  78. Katie
    June 10, 2017 at 6:38 pm (1 year ago)

    Longest safari park

    • Katie
      June 10, 2017 at 6:39 pm (1 year ago)


  79. Kayleigh Devlin
    June 10, 2017 at 7:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Love Drayton Manor

  80. Maddy
    June 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm (1 year ago)

    Love the Forest of Dean

  81. Pete
    June 10, 2017 at 10:28 pm (1 year ago)

    Down on the beach, building castles and rock-pooling

  82. matt allison
    June 10, 2017 at 11:26 pm (1 year ago)

    Walking on Dartmoor with the kids and dog

  83. melissa crowe
    June 11, 2017 at 4:37 pm (1 year ago)

    Love taking our boys to woods and round castles lots of fun.

  84. Gill Mitchell
    June 11, 2017 at 9:22 pm (1 year ago)

    We love Legoland Discovery at Trafford or visiting our beautiful local park.

  85. sheridarby
    June 11, 2017 at 9:34 pm (1 year ago)

    I love walking along the River Thames

  86. Judith Allen
    June 12, 2017 at 4:05 pm (1 year ago)

    I need to use a wheelchair now, and don’t have much energy. So I like to see water, the sea or a lake, and mountains. And have lovely things to eat. We live in North Wales, so don ‘t have to go far to enjoy these.

  87. Anthea Holloway
    June 12, 2017 at 6:58 pm (1 year ago)

    We love going to Paultons Park in the New Forest.

  88. Mary Baldwin
    June 13, 2017 at 7:13 am (1 year ago)

    We love Arundel Castle – it dates back to 1067 and is so interesting. Afterwards we like to pop down to the WWT and look at the birds, have a picnic and ride in the electric boats among the reeds trying to spot water voles.

  89. Stephanie Keill
    June 13, 2017 at 8:25 am (1 year ago)

    My favourite family day out is a trip to our local wildlife park beecraigs country park. We fed the animals, have a picnic and play in the park doesn’t cost a bomb and the. Kids have a great day everytime we go

  90. rebecca austin
    June 13, 2017 at 11:41 am (1 year ago)

    Blackpool would be amazing

  91. Rosalie Miller
    June 13, 2017 at 4:19 pm (1 year ago)

    I like going to St Ives for the day, preferably when the weather is lovely!

  92. christina Glover
    June 14, 2017 at 10:06 am (1 year ago)

    we love Whitton park in Blackburn…. Its just down the road from us and has a lovely big adventure playground, acres of land for walking round and a small section of birds and other animals.

  93. James Travis
    June 14, 2017 at 2:11 pm (1 year ago)

    Going to the football

    June 14, 2017 at 2:25 pm (1 year ago)

    Cleveleys, enough for grandchildren to do and some great chippys

    June 14, 2017 at 8:20 pm (1 year ago)

    Has to be to Blackpool tower so much to do from jungle gym to the circus

  96. Allan Fullarton
    June 15, 2017 at 10:02 am (1 year ago)

    Legoland Windsor

  97. Dean Boyle
    June 15, 2017 at 1:34 pm (1 year ago)

    The seaside

  98. carol boffey
    June 15, 2017 at 3:39 pm (1 year ago)

    I love to visit castles

  99. isis1981uk
    June 15, 2017 at 5:47 pm (1 year ago)

    We love going to Crealy in Devon or Cornwall!

  100. Petra Hora
    June 15, 2017 at 10:52 pm (1 year ago)

    We love going to Teddington Lock to watch boats.

  101. adrian price
    June 16, 2017 at 8:17 am (1 year ago)

    alton towers

  102. Emma Middleton
    June 16, 2017 at 11:16 am (1 year ago)

    Seaside days are the best, strolling along and fish and chips are must

    June 16, 2017 at 11:43 am (1 year ago)

    We really like Whitby, there’s so much to see and do. Once we are fed up of the beach we can go have lunch and then see the Abbey. When we are feeling brave we take a boat trip round the harbour. Usually end up going on New Years Day as well if the weather isn’t too bad.

  104. Avril Randall
    June 16, 2017 at 12:35 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite days out are visiting National Trust properties. Recently went to Bodnant Gardens in North Wales which was terrific.

  105. Michelle Wild
    June 16, 2017 at 1:27 pm (1 year ago)

    My favourite is visiting castles.

  106. spuddy11
    June 16, 2017 at 5:34 pm (1 year ago)

    love london

  107. M Allen
    June 16, 2017 at 10:33 pm (1 year ago)

    A day at the seaside with the kids

  108. Natalie Newham
    June 16, 2017 at 11:27 pm (1 year ago)

    Afternoon Tea! πŸ™‚

  109. Amanda Noble
    June 17, 2017 at 1:01 am (1 year ago)

    We love visiting cleveleys and we also love to visit historical places of interest x

  110. beccy rowley
    June 17, 2017 at 6:24 am (1 year ago)

    Alton Towers

  111. chris bull
    June 17, 2017 at 8:19 am (1 year ago)

    Hever Castle is a magical day out

  112. Michelle Hughes
    June 17, 2017 at 8:56 am (1 year ago)

    we love warrick castle <3 something for all ages Lucas who is 7 is intrigued by all the history and Jessica 5 loves the princesses.

  113. Hayley Todd
    June 17, 2017 at 8:59 am (1 year ago)

    We love visiting Tatton Park in Cheshire. It’s a wonderful day out, with so much to see and do.

  114. Lorraine Kirk
    June 17, 2017 at 9:05 am (1 year ago)

    I love to go to Chatsworth – great for walks, picnics and playground fun.

  115. MichelleD
    June 17, 2017 at 10:58 am (1 year ago)

    We like a day out by the sea at Formby

  116. Chris Fletcher
    June 17, 2017 at 12:22 pm (1 year ago)

    We love a trip to the seaside!

  117. compingblog
    June 17, 2017 at 12:36 pm (1 year ago)

    Weather permitting we love Kingsbury water park where the kids can run wild, play on the parks, go boating etc. There’s a good few acres for them to be thermselves

  118. Joanne Hutchings
    June 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm (1 year ago)

    We love family days out at the beach.

  119. Jenna Parrington
    June 17, 2017 at 12:47 pm (1 year ago)

    We love going to the Wild Boar Park which is down the Preston way, if I remember right! Thanks so much for the chance! Would love a day out with the kids!

  120. Jenna Parrington
    June 17, 2017 at 12:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Off the website though I’d have to choose the family adventure at Lancashire Cruises. My son would LOVE that!

  121. Pam Francis Gregory
    June 17, 2017 at 6:56 pm (1 year ago)

    Weston super Mare is great!

  122. Victoria Thurgood
    June 17, 2017 at 6:57 pm (1 year ago)

    Chartwell we go all the time

  123. Lia Burns
    June 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm (1 year ago)

    Tenby beach in Pembrokeshire x

  124. Pia S
    June 17, 2017 at 11:01 pm (1 year ago)

    Just the local park, especially when the travelling fun fair comes to town x


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