top of page
  • Writer's pictureKelly

Accessible days out across the North East & Yorkshire

I recently asked my readers what they would like to see on our platforms and one of the replies I received the most was days out for wheelchair users and people with mobility issues. So I decided to do a bit of digging and I think I have come across a decent selection for the North East and North Yorkshire.

North East

Druridge Bay Country Park - Such a gorgeous place to spend the day. You can have a wander around the park, lake or head onto the beach using the wheelchair friendly route.

Alnwick Garden - You can easily spend the day here and pretty much all of the pathways are accessible (there are some steps but you can avoid these by taking a different route)

They have just installed a brand new changing places toilet too. Read a previous review HERE

Beamish Museum - One of the North East's favourite days out and it is really accessible with special mobility vehicles available to take you to parts of the museum. Some parts of the museum such as the dentist in the town do have steps but in the new 50s area they have installed lifts. Find out more HERE

Seven Stories - Such a lovely place to kill a few hours, lots of displays and a lift on each floor there's quite a bit to do here and we always love checking out the book shop. Also has a changing places toilet

Discovery Museum is another great museum in the North East which has a changing places toilet and a lift on each floor, although the last time we visited the lift was out of order so you may want to call and check before you visit.

Belsay Hall, Castle and grounds - Although you wont be able to go to the top of the castle wheelchair users can still enjoy a lovely wander through the grounds and you can also go into the hall using the ramp. There's also a changing places toilet here.

WWT Washington is one of our favourite places to go bird watching and just reconnect with nature. Most of the pathways are suitable for wheelchair users and most of the bird hides are accessible. Find out more HERE

Bolam lake is great for getting outdoors as it has a board walk suitable for wheelchair users making the whole route accessible.

Centre for life is a brilliant day out for the whole family in Newcastle, it is super accessible with lifts, ramps etc and has a Changing places toilet. You can easily spend the day here.

Tynemouth Aquarium is one big ground floor loop making it a great option for an accessible day out.

Locomotion Shildon is a must for train lovers it is super accessible and the brand new shed has just opened which is also accessible with flat walkways. It also has a changing places toilet located in the new shed. Find out more HERE

Roker Park is a lovely accessible park, it does have some inclines but most of the pathways are flat and easy wander around. Most parks are accessible across the region.

Have a wander from Roker Pier along to Whitburn, the Promenade is accessible and most businesses along the Seafront are easily accessible. You can also find Changing places toilet located in Roker. The Marina is also a lovely place to wander which tends to be quieter and cooler so its a great summer option.

North Yorkshire

Thorp Perrow - I love visiting Thorp Perrow it is such a lovely place with lots of beautiful plants Most of it is accessible although some areas just have a grass pathway. Mobility scooters are available to hire.

Eden Camp is a great option as its all on one level so there's no lifts, no steps etc . and the huts are easily accessible, you can easily stay here for the full day. Wheelchairs are available to use.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway has some accessible carriages so everyone can enjoy a ride on a steam train!

Danby Lodge National Park Centre is a lovely stop off to kill a good few hours. Theres a lovely trail you can do and you can hire Wheelchairs.

National Railway Museum York is very accessible with lifts to each floor, please be aware that only one building is open due to major works taking place. Mobility scooters and wheelchairs available to hire

Dalby Forest have some accessible routes. You can hire an all terrain scooter and has all inclusive play areas.

The Deep Hull is a brilliant day out and accessible. You can easily spend most of the day here and there's lots to see and do. Mobility aids, sensory packs and Quiet space are all available There's also a changing places toilet

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a really good option as it is very accessible and you can spend the full day here, it is huge! Plus it has dinosaurs ! (Obviously not real ones) Wheelchairs, scooters and pushchairs are all available to hire. Changing places toilet available.

Other Ideas with Changing Places toilet include

Woodhorn Museum

Rising Sun Country Park

Richardson Dees Park

Barnes park


National Glass Centre

Please get in touch if you know anywhere with a changing places toilet or a day out you think is Wheelchair accessible that I have not included.



bottom of page