Dorset ~ 'Visit'


Bournemouth : Beach Wheelchairs

Poole Harbour Accessible Boat Trips

Free boat trips for people of all ages with disabilities


Monkey World

Longthorns, Wareham BH20 6HH

Motorised scooters are available to hire for free (£10 refundable deposit) Booking is essential, please call 01929 462537 (Mon to Fri).  Concessionary prices for disabled visitors and carers.

Brownsea Island

Electric buggy tours for visitors with limited mobility, booking is essential.

The National Trust operates a wheelchair accessible boat "Brownsea Seahorse"(bookable on set days only)

For comprehensive info please see website.

Hardy's Cottage

Higher Bockhampton, near DorchesterDT2 8QJ

Birthplace of Thomas Hardy.

'Tramper' all-terrain Mobility Scooter available to explore the grounds.  (operated via Countryside Mobility Scheme)

Kingston Lacy (National Trust)

A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace in the rural Dorset Countryside.  Two mobility scooters available to explore the grounds.

Studland Bay

Ferry Road, Studland BH19 3AQ

Vast areas of sandy beach.  A limited number of beach accessible wheelchairs can be hired free of charge (returnable deposit required)

Forde Abbey & Gardens

4 miles South East of Chard, Somerset(see website for instructions on how to find Forde Abbey)

A privately owned former Cistercian monastery in Dorset with a postal address in Chard, Somerset.  30 acres of award winning gardens. 

A mobility scooter is available for hire and may be booked by calling 01460 221699 (2 charge)


Poole Harbour

9m Sailing Catamaran. "Hands on" sailing experience for disabled people, their families and carers

Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood

Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood   BH24 2ET

  • All terrain wheelchair

  • All terrain 'Tramper' mobility scooters

  • Accessible Cycling Events  
  • (Tues/Thurs morning)

Sandbanks Beach, Nr Poole Dorset

Mobi Mat to allow beach access for wheelchairs from Easter until September.  5 beach accessible wheelchairs available.  Contact Sandbanks Beach office by telephoning 01202708181

Swanage Steam Railway

Station House, Swanage, Dorset  BH9 1HB

Wheelchair access to most trains, please see website for extensive info on accessibility.

Telephone ; 01929 425800


Nr. Wareham, Dorset BH20 5BJ

"Tramper" All-Terrain mobility scooter, bookable operated by the Countryside Mobility Scheme.  For more info visit and to book call 01929 557828

Durlston Castle, Country Park & National Nature Reserve

Lighthouse Road, Swanage, Dorset BH9 2JL

2 "Tramper" all-terrain mobility scooters to hire through the countryside mobility scheme".

For younger visitors a "Trekentic" off-road wheelchair. To book contact 01929 42 44 43


M.V. Freedom Boat Trips

Weymouth Harbour

The boat has ramp access and can carry 12 passengers including 6 wheelchair spaces.  Sails around the spectacular Jurassic Coast of Dorset. For more info please call 07974 266867

Wareham "Wheelyboat"

Abbot's Quay, Wareham BH20 4LW

£35 an hour plus £5 per passenger (up to a max of 8)

Self drive or a skipper is available for £10 an hour.

Roll on/roll off access flat deck. For more info please telephone 01929 550688

Lulworth Cove

An all terrain 'Tramper' mobility scooter allows you to take a short but spectacular route which offers clifftop views of Stair Hole, perfect for seeing the folded layers of rock at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Monkey World

Longthorns, Wareham BH20 6HH

Motorised scooters available for reservation by calling in advance.  The scooters are free of charge, but a £10 refundable deposit is required and some form of identification.

Golden Cap Estate


A 'Tramper' all terrain mobility scooter ( operated through the Countryside Mobility Scheme) is available to hire.  The routes start and end at Filcombe Farm.

From May to September (Thurs to Sunday)

To book call 01297 489481

Holton Lee

Holton, Poole, Dorset BH16 6JN

A centre of wellbeing that covers approximately 350 acres, most of which is a Site of Specific Interest, located on the edge of Lytchett Bay.  A variety of off-road mobility vehicles can be hired from Holton Lee allowing access to horticultural areas, birdhides, geocaches and viewing points.


Moors Valley Country Park & Forest

Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood   BH24 2ET

One Tandem and two wheelchair bikes

*Also wide range of adapted cycles available during Accessible Cycling Sessions on Tues and Thurs morning

Chesil Sailability

"Whatever your disability, whether you know how to sail or not, you will end up smiling"

A range of boats that are specially adapted to take people with a wide range of disabilities.

The Tank Museum

Linsay Road, Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG

Excellent access around the site with lifts, ramps and broad pathways.  Wheelchair access to a viewing point above the arena. Each disabled guests receives free admission for one carer.

Upton Country Park & Tea Rooms

 Poole Road, Upton, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7BJ
Accessibility for wheelchair & pushchair users and those with limited mobility
The Park has a network of hard-surfaced wheel-friendly footpaths. There are several kissing gates throughout the estate; each is accessible with a RADAR key.
Accessible toilets are located in the car park and by the Tea Rooms (RADAR key). A lift from the Tea Rooms takes users to 'The Gallery Upstairs' art gallery on the first floor.
Access to Upton House ground floor includes entrance/exit ramps and toilet facilities.

Abbotsbury Swannery

New Barn Road, Abbotsbury
nr Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4JG
Those who are able to provide documentary identification of disability (i.e. blue / orange badge or similar) will be able to take a carer in free of charge.
Access to the Swannery
The paths at the Swannery are flat and access to all areas in a wheelchair is possible except to the telescope platform.

Dorset ~ 'Shop'



  • Prices, equipment available for  hire and opening times vary at each scheme
  • Shopmobility Schemes are open to everyone who has a mobility impairment or health condition which can be temporary or permanent
  • Scooters, powerchairs, power assisted wheelchairs and walkers are available at most schemes
  • Please contact your chosen scheme or check the website for specific details


Level B, Multi Storey Car Park, Kingland Crescent BH15 1TA

01202 661770


St Johns Hill, Wareham BH20 4NB

01929 552623