If you are planning a break the following information may help.

Day Trips and Short Breaks

Salisbury Tourist Information (tel 01722 342860) runs two day trips which they have told us are disability-friendly.

  • A coach trip goes from Salisbury to Stonehenge and drivers will help passengers load and unload wheelchairs, which would need to work on a grassy plain.  There are disabled toilets.
  • Salisbury Cathedral has disabled access to most areas.

A good online guide to other day trips is available online at www.accessibleguide.co.uk.  It is particularly interesting for country house visits and has reviews from other users.

A good general site is www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/southwest.  There is a link for short holidays by barge from Great Bedwyn, 50 mins north-east of Salisbury.

There is a national body providing organized disability breaks called NBFA www.nbfa.org.uk (tel 0207 828 0200).

Longer Breaks

There are a number of companies serving national and international locations.  It is useful to take a look at their FAQ page first to see the concerns other people have and also to check they are ATOL/ABTA registered.

www.disabledaccessholidays.com

www.enableholidays.com

www.disabilityholidaysguide.com

www.accessibletravel.co.uk

www.bespokefrance.com (this includes a trip to a sensory garden)

www.greenislandholidaytrust.com.  This is a charity based in Poole which provides weeks in June, July and September.  Tel 01202 375006 for coordinator Wendy Aubrey.

Stroke News magazine also provides details of holidays.

Do let us know how you get on so that we can amend this webpage as necessary.  Have fun!