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Iceni Magazine | November 11, 2018

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Get ahead of the class with a fun, educational, and accessible day out

Get ahead of the class with a fun, educational, and accessible day out

Brush-up on what you’re learning at school over October half–term with The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain.

A wide selection of top accessible UK attractions feature in the inspiring guide, which encourages people with diverse needs to enjoy fun, educational, and accessible days out.

The revamped The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain now includes information for visitors with more hidden conditions such as autism or mental illness. As well as details of ramps, accessible toilets and parking spaces, visitors can find out well in advance whether a venue offers features such as quiet mornings, picture stories or bespoke queuing arrangements.

The guide includes reviews of over 180 venues including the following, which may inspire your next homework project:

  • Physics – London Transport Museum – From engines and circuits to trains and buses put your physics hat on when visiting the museum. Learn about the fascinating development of London’s transport dating back to horse-drawn buses through to today’s driverless trains and the Crossrail project. The venue is equipped with automatic doors at the entrance plus long ramps, level access, and lifts throughout to provide access to all areas.
  • History – Roman Baths and Pump Room – Discover the remnants of Aquae Sulius 200 years ago by visiting one of Northern Europe’s best Roman bathhouses filled with naturally hot spring water packed with 43 ‘curative’ minerals. The Sacred Spring, temple, bathhouse and museum complex is fitted with four lifts and large double doors for easy access. Staff can arrange for autistic visitors to bypass queues, step away into a quiet room, and re-enter the venue.  Three wheelchairs and one mobility scooter are also available to borrow on site.
  • Geography – Newport Parrog Coastal Trail – Get close to wildlife and analyse the spectacular landscape offered along the half-mile stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, one of Britain’s most popular long-distance walking trails. The Path is wheelchair-accessible and looks over changing views out to sea, the estuary, and upriver to the mountains. Don’t forget your binoculars to spot wigeons, teals, oystercatchers, and kingfishers!
  • Art – Stanley Spencer Gallery – Immerse in the life and wonderful works by one of Britain’s most iconic painters, Sir Stanley Spencer. The spacious and naturally lighted former Wesleyan chapel, located in Berkshire, has wheelchair-accessible glass doors and an upper mezzanine level that can be reached by lifts, as well as parking bays and accessible public toilets.

The refreshed and enhanced The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is available online at accessibleguide.co.uk.


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