Holidays for Disabled Groups

A good holiday can give much pleasure and the opportunity to relax and get away from it all. Holidays for disabled groups often require additional planning, compared to holidays involving just one or two disabled travellers. If you plan to visit local attractions as a group, it may be a …

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Disabled Visitors to Historic Buildings

Visiting historic buildings, often with their many steps, narrow doorways and lack of internal lifts, can be a great challenge to the less mobile visitor, especially if they are a full time wheelchair or mobility scooter user. The original builders and designers of historic buildings, such as castles, did not …

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Reduced Rail Fares for Disabled Passengers

Travelling by train can be one of the most relaxing and fastest ways to travel around the country, especially if travelling over a long distance, and receiving a substantial discount on train fares can make it an even more pleasant experience. You may qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard if …

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Your Disability Benefits while on Holiday

If you, either as a disabled person or as a carer, are in receipt of benefits it is important to know how going on holiday will effect these. If you take a holiday abroad you can usually continue to receive your Disability Living Allowance for 26 weeks. However, if you …

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Travel Pass for Disabled Son Visiting London?

The London freedom pass is only available to those people living in London. This is because funding for the pass comes from local authorities. Holders of this pass are allowed free travel on the city’s tube,tram and bus network 24 hours a day,seven days a week. However the national free …

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Disabled Visitors to Theme Parks

Many theme parks will locate their disabled parking area near the admission area. It is important that you display your disabled parking permit in a clearly visible place in your car. If you are planning to bring an assistance dog with you to the theme park ensure you find out …

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Using a Ring and Ride Service

A significant proportion of disabled people have no access to a private vehicle or find using public transport, such as buses and trains, difficult. Ring and ride is able to provide a door to door minibus vehicle, that has disabled access in the form of low entrance steps and tail …

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Finding Disabled Holiday Accommodation

For the able bodied, finding holiday accommodation is a relatively straight forward operation. For those with less mobility it can, however, be a different story. When looking for holiday accommodation that is suitable for disabled people ensure that it has all the facilities that you require during your stay. These …

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Disabled Travel on Tourist Railways

Tourist railways, often referred to as heritage railways, are more popular than ever with people of all ages thanks, in no small part, to the televised adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine. For the disabled visitor a trip to one of the many tourist railways around the UK should present …

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Travelling from the UK to Europe by Train

The opening of St Pancras International station has made travelling to parts of Europe from the UK much easier for disabled and able bodied passengers alike. The station is conveniently located near the main line railway stations of Euston and King’s Cross and is situated next to the domestic platforms …

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