Fully accessible bird-watching hides.
The Beach Reserve with its long tarmac road is particularly suitable for wheelchairs and we do have mobility scooters for hire - see this link https://assets.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/rh-mobility-scooter.pdf Electric and some manual wheelchair users can get around the short circular route that takes in Lime Kiln Cottage, River Mouth and the Gooders, Parkes and Denny Hides. Please call 01797 227784 for more information.
Toilet facilities for wheelchair using passengers are currently available at Hythe, Dymchurch, New Romney and Dungeness stations.
The railway has coaches adapted to carry wheelchairs. With on-board ramps, panoramic windows and four seats for accompanying helpers, these coaches are available on any train by prior arrangement. Wheelchair accessible carriages are also available on the day on a first come, first served basis.
Gift shops at Hythe, New Romney and Dungeness are easily accessible for wheelchair users.
The Model Exhibition (New Romney) has the use of a stair lift for passengers with limited mobility.
Sevenoaks (please see website for Sat Nav instructions)
Brewers Road, Shorne, Gravesend DA12 3HX
3 "Tramper" All Terrain Mobility Scooters. Please contact 03000 41 47 47 to book a short training session before use.
The main toilet facilities include a unisex accessible toilet that includes a baby-changing facility.
The second block is open summer weekends and school holidays. This facility has a unisex accessible toilet and a separate family toilet with baby changing facilities.
Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HE
Our facilities have been carefully designed with the mobility impaired visitor in mind. There are parking spaces for Blue Badge holders near to the platforms at Tenterden Town and Northiam Stations and accessible toilets at Tenterden, Northiam and Bodiam. We are proud to boast a specially designed coach called Petros, which is fitted with ramped wheelchair access, wide aisles, moveable seating and an accessible toilet.
Some of our other carriages have ramped access too and there is full wheelchair access to the shop and Station Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden Town Station. The Colonel Stephens Railway Museum has level access with 42" aisles. The Tenterden ticket office is fitted with an induction loop.
We recommend that visitors with special needs or specific requirements telephone our Booking Office (01580 765155 Mon-Fri 09:30 - 17:00; Sat & Sun 09:30 - 13:00) for friendly assistance: accommodation may be reserved by telephone on any train service at no additional cost. A carer ticket is available for registered carers. These tickets may only be purchased by telephone or in person on arrival. When collecting your carer ticket, we ask that you produce one of the following documents: Entitlement to Disability Living Allowance (for children under 16) or Personal Independent payments (for those aged over 16); Attendance Allowance or Carer's Allowance letter of award; Incapacity Benefit book, or a letter notifying the recipient that the benefit has been awarded; A Certificate of Visual Impairment; A letter from a GP or consultant (dated within the last 12 months) confirming the need for a full time carer.
Shire Lane, Orpington BR6 7JH
250 acres of woodland, nature centre, ice well, formal gardens and wildflower meadows. Located on the edge of the North Downs on the rim of the Thames Basin.
Lovely on-site café with accessible toilets.
Baby changing facilities are available in the public toilets and in BEECHE when the visitor centre is open to the public (see opening times).
High Elms is home to two 'Trampers'. These are all-terrain wheelchairs designed for use over rough ground, mud and grass. If you are interested in using these to access High Elms Country Park please contact the Parks and Greenspace team.
Please note booking and use of the Trampers is subject to staff availability.
We offer a unique experience of the River Medway from 1 hour trips to 3 hour cruises (with commentary). The Kentish Lady is also the perfect venue for your wedding reception and/or private party.
Providing easy access for standard wheelchairs, the Kentish Lady has excellent facilities including washrooms, heating and a fully licenced bar. While waiting for the boat to dock, you can relax and enjoy the scenery at our Refreshment Kiosk.
*Please note, our office and the Kentish Lady are both closed on Mondays.
Samphire Hoe, an outstanding nature reserve
Samphire Hoe is a new piece of land created by Eurotunnel during the construction of the Channel Tunnel.
Find out more details on the Creation of Samphire Hoe
Samphire Hoe covers a 30-hectare site at the foot of the famous Shakespeare Cliff, between Dover and Folkestone (Kent).
Located between Dover and Folkestone in Kent, Samphire Hoe is a place for both wildlife to thrive and people to enjoy.
Wheelchair and pushchair access
Samphire Hoe is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. There are toilet facilities including those for the disabled (RADAR key) and a baby changing room.
There is a recommended 'access for all' way around the Hoe. The route follows the front path, signposted "West shore via the Hoe" passing through the chicane. The full circuit is 2km long. The section through the Hoe is tarmac; the sea wall is smooth concrete with two ramps giving access to and from the middle terrace providing good sea views. The average gradient is 1:15 with some steeper sections and occasional cross slopes maximum 1:25.
The World Garden is accessible by wheelchair or mobility scooter except for the polytunnels.
The ground floor of the House is accessible by wheelchair or mobility scooter but the first floor is not. There are 27 steps up to the first floor.
The Church is also accessible.
Wheelchairs are available upon request and there are concessions available for those with a disability.
Lullingstone is open on Fridays (except Good Friday), Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays between March and October.
World Garden Open:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays plus Bank Holiday Mondays: 12 noon - 5pm (for selected Special Events we open at 11am). Last entry to the Garden is at 4:30pm.
Turner Contemporary is fully accessible for visitors. Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary are free. Please consider supporting our work by making a donation when you visit. Your support helps us to realise our vision to make world-class art accessible to all.
Turner Contemporary overlooks the sea and is in the vicinity of many beautiful beaches. We ask that our visitors work with us to take care of the inspirational environment that surrounds the gallery.
There is a ramp to the main entrance and café, as well as an internal lift to all upper floor galleries.
Seven disabled parking spaces are available on the piazza at the front of the gallery, as signposted.
We have two wheelchairs available for visitors to use. Do ask a member of staff, call ahead on 01843 233 000 or email email@example.com if you require one.
Monday – Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm
Turner Contemporary will be closed for capital works from Monday 7 September 2020 and will not re-open before the end of January 2021.
Lady Oak Lane, Goudhurst, Kent
Hire a Tramper at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest
If you have limited mobility and would like to explore Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest come and use our free off road mobility scooter (Tramper).
To avoid disappointment we ask that people book 2 weeks prior to their visit.
With the Tramper you are able to explore both the National Pinetum and Forest. https://www.forestryengland.uk/tramper-bedgebury-national-pinetum-and-forest
Beach Within Reach wheelchairs are available for use from 10.00 to 16.00 every day including Bank Holidays from mid-May until the beginning of September.
They are sited on the following beaches. Minnis Bay, West Bay, St Mildred’s Bay, Westbrook Bay, Margate Main Sands and Viking Bay in Broadstairs. Ramsgate Main Sands wheelchair is currently available at weekends only and this can be subject to change. The wheelchairs can be booked in advance using the booking form on the location pages but without a confirmation from the charity the booking can not be guaranteed. Wheelchairs can be made available at some of the smaller bays on request only. They can also be used throughout the year by prior arrangement. Please call us on 07432 648275 for further details.
Canterbury Road, Herne Bay CT6 7LQ
Over 200 native animals set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland.
Carers get free admission.
Disabled facilities: Includes disabled parking area, accessible path-ways and ramps throughout the park, disabled toilets and free wheel-chair and mobility scooter loans available on request.
Longmarket, 11A Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR
The Beaney has an accessible entrance at Best Lane, with step free access into the building, a platform lift and a flight of ‘easy going’ steps, which are comfortable for the ambulant disabled and allow for push chairs and other mobility equipment.
The building has accessible toilets on all levels plus baby changing facilities. Our split level reception and library counters have been used throughout to allow access for both standing and seated visitors.
A 12 space disabled car park is also available at the rear of the building, along with accessible public toilets.
To assist the visually impaired, we also have braille signage and maps available.
Access to Roman level is via a lift*, then level access throughout. The museum is fully accessible for people with disabilities and we offer a range of activities including tactile tours and multi-sensory object investigation sessions for blind and partially sighted people.
We extend our concessionary rate to guests with a disability.
Free entry is offered to carers.
Bourne Road, Bexley DA5 1PQ
A stunning Tudor House with magnificent gardens on the banks of The River Cray in Bexley.
The historic house is on two floors, with level or ramp access throughout. There is a lift to the first floor and ramps as an alternative to steps. The nursery and glasshouses are also accessible to wheelchair users. There are a limited number of hard standing paths throughout the formal gardens and designated parking for disabled drivers which are l located nearest the large stone gate to the site.
The approach to the house is via the Nursery and Visitor Centre, a distance of approximately 100 yards. Seating is available along the route, and two wheelchairs are available for use on site for those who find walking difficult. We also have two mobility scooters that can be borrowed by those that are familiar with how to use them.
Castle Hill, Dover CT16 1HU
Mobility Scooters available for loan.
Land train with wheelchair lift to transport customers between car park, medieval restaurant and NAAFI restaurant. The land train is equipped with a wheelchair ramp, however please note that this is suitable for conventional wheelchairs only, and is not able to accommodate larger mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs.
Dover Sea Centre, Esplanade, Kent
Our adventurous trips afloat are staffed by specialists who ensure each person can share experiences, challenge their self-perceptions, extend their horizons, and discover new opportunities.
At the entrance area there are plenty of wheelchairs for hire, which are free of charge to use – all we ask is that a set of car keys or similar are left with reception whilst the wheelchair is in use.
Animal enclosures have either glass viewing windows set at seating height or wire mesh sides with a push off barrier – such barriers have been set to ensure that viewing is not interrupted for wheelchair users.
The grounds in the park are accessible via tarmac paths which in some areas may be on a slight incline, however the whole park is accessible with no steps.
One essential carer is admitted free (proof required, see website)
We also have a fully accessible toilet by the main reception which is complete with an adult changing bench and hoist. Please note that this room is locked and you will need to get this key from reception for access, and we ask that you please bring your own sling to fit the standard fit hoist. https://winghamwildlifepark.co.uk
County Square Shopping Centre, Ashford, Kent TN23 1AE
County Square has a dedicated Shopmobility service to help those who may have difficulty getting around the shops. Managed by our helpful Customer Service team, we can provide both electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for people who have difficulty walking without assistance. This service is available seven days a week for a small fee, which is donated to charity. For bookings and more information call 01233 621196.
There are disabled toilets located on the same level as the yellow car park (level 01) – one floor up from the red car park (level 00) which are accessible by lift from the car parks or on South Square near Muffin Break and opposite Super Drug.
Bromley Shopping Centre, High Street, Bromley, Kent BR1 1DN
Our Changing Places toilet can be found on the Lower Mall by Boots
The Glades has a dedicated Shopmobility Centre. You can access our new Shopmobility home via car park level 2 Orange, location D. Wheelchairs and other mobility options are available for hire and staff are always on hand to offer specialist advice on your needs. You can take your pick from a range of wheelchairs and powered scooters.
For more information on our Shopmobility service, or to book in advance, please call 0208 290 5938.
PLEASE NOTE:- FROM 1ST JULY THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HIRE.
Our scooter hire charges will increase from £3.00 to £4.00 for up to 4 hours hire. We no longer require the £20.00 returnable deposit so please ensure you have your valid identification when hiring one of our scooters and wheelchairs.
Monday – Wed 9am – 7pm
Thursday 9am – 9pm
Friday & Saturday 9am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm
Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm
Equipment must be returned 30 mins prior to closing time.
14 Gravel Walk, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2TF
Our unit is located on the 2nd floor of the White Friars multi-storey car park, directly above Boots.
Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturdays 9.30am - 4pm
Bank holidays 10am - 4pm
Tel : 01227 459889
Shop 21, 2nd Floor, Bouverie Place Shopping Centre, Alexandra Gardens, Folkestone CT20 1AU
Greenhithe DA9 9ST
Ability plus operates a scheme offering hire of mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs for use at Blue Water. Located in the yellow 'Welcome Hall'.
300 Victoria Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2SS
Wheelchairs and scooters are available for hire from the Shopmobility unit located on Level 1 near Next. To book telephone 01892 544355