Days Out
Days Out
Days Out

Days Out

Suitable access, good facilities and helpful staff can make a positive difference when going out for the day as a family.

Here is a list of places recommended by you, our members. And, please do share with us your secret spots so other members can enjoy a day out.

Picnics & playgrounds

Bournstream

A fully accessible picnic & play area in Wotton under Edge, on the B4060 Dursley Road, Wotton under Edge GL12 7P. A great venue where there’s an on-site car park, toilet facilities and an entirely self-contained play area, a sandpit, swings, carousel, wendy house, water play area & a football area (take your own ball). There is some shelter in case of rain.

To become a key holder at Bournstream contact Jinny Rawlings on 01531 820693, or visit their website.

Saul Playground

An accessible playground with satellite swings, a flowing play water feature that can be accessed from a wheelchair, sand play and a play road with trikes (including a Tomcat trike) plus an indoor changing area. Saul can be found just beyond Frampton on Severn off the A38, postcode GL2 7LW.

Contact Jane Bolton on 07903062144, or by email for more information

Campsites

Fairlinch Campsite Braunton, North Devon.

Only open for the month of August annually. Not accessible for wheelchair users and there are only basic facilities, but clean showers & toilets.

The site is a large field with fabulous views but enclosed all the way around with secure hedgerows. A great location if you have noisy and energetic children as there is always space to pitch your tent a good distance from anyone else. Visit their website for more information.

Holidays

Calvert Trust Holidays

The Calvert Trust enables people with disabilities, together with their families and friends, to achieve their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventure in the countryside.

For more information visit their website , or find out more about grants that may help with paying for a Calvert Trust holiday for your family

Eating out

Star Bistro, National Star College

A spacious restaurant, with fully accessible changing facilities including changing beds & hoist. Excellent quality and delicious food with friendly and helpful staff. Find out more.

Changing Facilities

Everyone Active, Stratford Park Leisure Centre

Fully accessible changing facilities including changing bed & hoist. Find out more.

GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester

Fully accessible changing facilities including changing bed & hoist. Find out more.

Dursley Toilets, Dursley

An electronic lift hoist and motorised changing table allow wheelchair users and others with disabilities to access the conveniences with ease. Find out more. 

Mobiloo

The Mobiloo recognises the gap in facilities for disabled people. Its unique, mobile facility offers the right of access to the more rural locations, festivals, activities and events in Gloucestershire.

  • “It was such a relief to take my son to fun activities and feel he could be accepted for who he was and get such a warm welcome and support.”

  • “I spend fun days cooking tasty treats and eating them, crazy art works I wouldn’t do at home. We go on exciting trips out but the bestest part is the staff who guarantee me lots of laughing!”

  • “Thank you so much for giving us the trampolining opportunity. My daughter hasn’t stopped talking about it all evening!”

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