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It’s just two months until the first official day of spring, and we’ve rounded up our top five days out across the UK, all of which are accessible.
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Five Accessible Days Out in the UK As We Head into Spring

Five Accessible Days Out in the UK As We Head into Spring

  • Start planning your spring road trips with our top five days out.
  • From beautiful gardens to the great British seaside, there’s a trip for everyone.
  • All places are accessibility friendly.


Longer days are on the horizon and it’s just two months until the first official day of spring on 20th March. Now is the perfect time to start planning days out so when the weather changes, all you need to do is pack up the car and go.

We’ve rounded up our top five days out across the UK, all of which are accessible.


1. Stonehenge

Spring is the ideal time to visit Stonehenge before the summer crowds flock to this busy tourist spot.

Soak up the atmosphere of one of the most recognisable landscapes in the world. Explore the iconic Stone Circle and pre-historic life among the Neolithic houses. This will give you a chance to experience how life was over 4,000 years ago.

It promises to be a fun and interesting day out for people of all ages. Stonehenge also caters to a wide range of accessibility needs. The main areas, visitor centre, and Stone Circle, are all accessible via tarmac or grass paths.

Carers can visit Stonehenge for free, with complimentary tickets available to book online.

Find out more about Stonehenge


2. Alnwick Garden

Located in Northumberland is the beautiful Alnwick Garden. Immerse yourself in the unique gardens from the Bamboo Labyrinth to the Poison Garden, and the Grand Cascade.

Created by the Duchess of Northumberland in 2001, the gardens feature the biggest collection of European plants in the UK. Did you know, Alnwick Gardens is also home to the world’s largest Japanese Cherry Orchard?

Accessibility is key throughout the gardens, with wheelchair-accessible routes and level access.

Alnwick Gardens is a great place to visit all year round, with regular activities. Visit their website to see what events are coming up.

Find out more about Alnwick Garden


3. Chester Zoo

Enjoyed a fun-filled day out at Chester Zoo. As well as 35,000 animals, there are also 128 acres of zoological gardens, and delicious food and drinks.

Visit animals including giraffes, meerkats, lions, elephants, and more! You can also get up close and personal with the zoo’s Sumatran orangutan family. If you’re a keen gardener, explore the wide range of exotic plants and shrubs from across the globe.

Chester Zoo can get extremely busy during peak periods. Spring is a great time to beat the crowds and enjoy a quieter experience. It was also voted one of the most accessible UK attractions by Age UK.

Find out more about Chester Zoo


4. Kew Gardens

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kew Gardens is home to over 50,000 living plants. The gardens are in South-West London, and date back as early as the 18th century. Explore one of the world’s most diverse botanical gardens and the largest Victorian glasshouse.

The Temperate House, also known as the cathedral of plants, is home to over 1,200 species from across the world. It showcases Kew’s commitment to rescue rare or almost extinct plants around the world.

Kew Gardens is accessible to all people, offering free carers tickets, and free parking for blue badge holders. You can also make use of wheelchairs, with no pre-booking required. Mobility scooters are also available but must be booked in advance.

Find out more about Kew Gardens


5. Whitby

One of Yorkshire’s most eclectic towns, Whitby is a great seaside day out. Springtime is the perfect time to visit before the weather gets too hot and crowds get too busy.

Many of Whitby’s key attractions are accessible, including Whitby Abbey. Overlooking the North Yorkshire coast, the Gothic-inspired ruins are over 1,500 years old. While most of the abbey is covered in grass, there are ramps leading up to the ruins.

No trip to Whitby would be complete without fish and chips! It’s regarded as one of the best places in the UK to tuck into everybody’s favourite seaside treat. The Magpie Cafe offers wheelchair access and delicious fish and chips.

Find out more about Whitby Abbey


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