Kent ~ 'Visit'


Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Fully accessible bird-watching hides.

Electric and manual wheelchairs for hire.  Available from Lime Kiln Cottage Information Centre.  Please call 01797 227784 for more information.

Royal Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, Kent

See website for info on individual stations. Railway carriage adapted to carry wheelchairs with 4 seats for helpers. Please see website for availability of carriage.

Knole House (NT Property)

Sevenoaks (please see website for Sat Nav instructions)

Open to members and non-members.

Mobility Scooter ; free hire ; please book at least 24 hours in advance.

Telephone ; 01732 462100

Shorne Park

Brewers Road, Shorne, Gravesend  DA12 3HX

3 "Tramper" All Terrain Mobility Scooters ; £2 for a 2 hour session.  Please contact 03000 41 47 47 to book a short training session before use.

Kent & East Sussex Railway

Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HE

A specially designed coach called "Petros" which is fitted with ramped wheelchair access, wide aisles, moveable seating and an accessible toilet.  To find out more please telephone 01580 765155

High Elms Country Park

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. 

Two Tramper Mobility Scooters to hire.

Telephone 01689 862815


Accessible Boat Trips, Maidstone

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, Folkestone

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.

Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford

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




Turner Contemporary is fully accessible for visitors

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 233 025 or email if you require one. 


Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest,

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.

Beaches with All terrain wheelchairs~Thanet

Margate Main Sands    Minnis Bay   Ramsgate Main Sands    St Mildred's Bay   Viking Bay    West bay   Westbrook Bay


Wildwood Discovery Park

Canterbury Road, Herne Bay CT6 7LQ

Over 200 native animals set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland.

Carers get free admisson.  A mobility scooter is available free of charge, booking is essential.

Canterbury Roman Museum

 Longmarket, 11A Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR

Fully accessible, level access throughout.

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

18 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RA

Fully accessible.

Hall Place & Gardens

Bourne Road, Bexley DA5 1PQ

A stunning Tudor House with magnificent gardens on the banks of The River Cray in Bexley.  Two mobility scooters available for hire (courtesy of Bexley Association for Disabled People)) Pre booking is essential.

Dover Castle

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.

Bedgebury National Pinetum

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst  TN17 2SJ

A beautiful setting to over 12, 000 specimens of tree. Perfect fro a picnic.  Lovely on-site café.  Free entry but parking charges apply.   The Pinetum Trail and Play Trail are 'Easy Access' trails.


Wet Wheels Foundation

Dover Sea Centre, Esplanade, Kent

Wheelchair friendly boat trips for people of all ages. Trips include 'White Cliffs of Dover' and  'Seal Watch' .

Wingham Wildlife Park

Wingham, Kent

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.

Kent ~ '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


County Square Shopping Centre, Ashford, Kent TN23 1AE

01233 621196


Bromley Shopping Centre, High Street, Bromley, Kent BR1 1DN

0208 249 4357


14 Gravel Walk, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2TF

01227 459889


Shop 21, 2nd Floor, Bouverie Place Shopping Centre, Alexandra Gardens, Folkestone CT20 1AU

01303 226500

Blue Water Shopping Mall

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'.


Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre

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

Goodnestone Park Gardens, Goodnestone,Kent, CT3 1PL

There are full disabled facilities and most areas of the Gardens are accessible to wheelchairs.