Preparing for a holiday with family can be stressful as sometimes it can be really hard to please everyone. If you are heading on a big family holiday, there’s probably lot’s different opinions floating around about the needs and wants of everyone on the trip. Especially if you are travelling with the older generation who might have some mobility issues, there’s quite a lot of things to consider before booking a holiday. I’ve put together some of the best Accessible Destinations to Visit with Grandparents.
I think we can all agree that Benidorm is certainly geared up for those in electric wheelchairs. Pro Rider Mobility has a large selection of power chairs and electric wheelchairs if you need to invest before your holiday. Benidorm is great though for those in electric wheelchairs, most hotels will have charging points so you’ll never run out of charge. I’d say that Benidorm is quite a flat place, especially the seafront which will take you all along to the old town. With such a high number of visitors in Benidorm using electric chairs, a lot of the resort is very much geared up to accommodating those with accessibility issues.
If you’re looking for a UK staycation, then Northumberland might be the one for you. There’s plenty to in the area such as Beamish Museum, Alnwick Castle & Gardens and Lindsafarne. The perks of a UK Staycation is that you bring a lot of your necessary items with you and also you can be very picky about booking a self-catering cottage. When looking at cottages, you can fully assess how accessible the property is along with whether it’s got a wet room with rails and whether there is level access. Self-Catering is also a great option so you cook your own food and not forever searching for places to go out and eat. It’s literally a holiday with all your home comforts.
Taking a cruise could also be a great option, many cruise ships are very much catered to those with mobility needs. A Cruise can be a fantastic experience with unlimited food, drinks and countless entertainment options. One of the main things to look at when you are booking a cruise is the accessibility options when it comes to booking different excursions when you arrive in port. Although some people may not want to leave the cruise ship, you’ll be visiting some incredible places so it’s best to at least have the option for some accessible excursion.
Another Spanish destination which is rather ideal for those in an electric wheelchair is Barcelona. I actually visited when I had broken my foot and the best thing about the city is how flat it is. I’ve actually wrote a few blogposts about my time there here & here. You can explore the city and it’s ever so accessible with public transport and attractions providing ramps and accessible entrances. In a city full of delicious food, a rich culture and a gorgeous beach why wouldn’t you visit this Spanish city?