Accessible Days Out in South West England

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National Marine Aquarium Plymouth

National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, UK

Cerney House Gardens

Cerney House Gardens, North Cerney, Cirencester GL7 7BX, UK

Cotswold Motoring Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water, Sherborne St, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham GL54 2BY, UK

Hidcote Manor Garden

Hidcote Bartrim, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6LR

Corinium Museum in Cirencester

Corinium Museum, Park St, Cirencester GL7 2BX, UK

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

WWT Slimbridge, Bowditch, WWT GL2 7BT, UK

Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle & Gardens Winchcombe Gloucestershire GL54 5LP

Cattle Country Farm Park

Cattle Country Park, Berkeley GL13 9EN, UK

Batsford Arboretum

Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AT

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral Office 12 College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX

Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury GL8 8QS, UK

The Museum of Gloucester

Brunswick Rd, Gloucester GL1 1HP, UK

Cotswold Farm Park

Cotswold Farm Park Limited Guiting Power, Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 5FL

Moors Valley Country Park

Moors Valley, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, UK

Roman Baths

The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, Bath BA1 1LZ, UK

Steam Museum

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, UK

Sea Life – Weymouth

SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth, Weymouth DT4 7SX, UK

AirHop Bristol

Britannia Road, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5TA, UK

Birdland Park and Gardens

Rissington Rd, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, UK

West Somerset Railway

Minehead, Warren Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5BG, UK

Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway

1 Station Cottages, Toddington, New Town, Cheltenham GL54 5DT, UK

Swindon and Cricklade Railway

Tadpole Lane, Swindon SN25 2AF, UK

Swanage Railway

Railway Station Approach, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1HB, UK

South Devon Railway

South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh, UK

Perrygrove Railway

United Kingdom, Coleford, 페리그로브 로드

Launceston Steam Railway

Launceston Steam Railway, Launceston, UK

Helston Railway

4PM3+C8 Helston, UK

Dean Forest Railway

Forest Road, Lydney GL15 4ET, United Kingdom

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Bodmin General Station, General Station, Harleigh Road, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 1AQ, UK

Dartmouth Steam Railway

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company (Paignton,Station), Torbay Road, Paignton TQ4 6AF, UK

Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

Lizard Lighthouse, Lighthouse Road, Lizard, Helston, UK

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, UK


National Trust - Trelissick Garden, Dicky Lane, Feock, Truro, UK

St Michael’s Mount

St Michael's Mount, Marazion, UK

Pencarrow House & Garden

Pencarrow House & Garden, Bodmin, UK

Oasis Fun Pools

Oasis Fun Pools, Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay, UK

The Leach Pottery

The Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, Saint Ives, UK

St Eval Kart Circuit

St Eval Kart Circuit, St Eval, Wadebridge, UK

Pittville Park

Evesham Rd, Cheltenham GL52 3AB, UK

Sculpture Trail

Speech House Rd, Coleford GL16 7EL, UK

Jet Age Museum

Gloucester GL2 9QL, UK

Roves Farm

Roves Farm & Visitor Centre, Sevenhampton, Swindon, UK

Bowood House

Bowood House and Gardens, Old Road, Derry Hill, Calne, UK

The Milky Way Adventure Park

The Milky Way Adventure Park, Bideford, UK

Longleat Safari Park

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, Warminster, UK

Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey, Lacock, Chippenham, UK

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury SP1 2EJ, UK

East Somerset Railway

Cranmore Railway Station Cranmore, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 4QP

Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Green, Wells, UK

Brean Splash Waterpark

Brean Splash Waterpark, Coast Road, Brean, Burnham-on-Sea, UK

Haynes International Motor Museum

Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil, UK

Gloucester Waterways Museum

National Waterways Museum Gloucester, Gloucester, UK

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Station Cottages, Toddington, Cheltenham GL54 5DT, UK

Nature in Art

Nature in Art, Gloucester, UK

Bibury Trout Farm

Bibury Trout Farm, Bibury, Cirencester, UK

Taurus Crafts

Taurus Crafts, Aylburton, Lydney, UK

Lemur Landings

Lemur Landings, Tower Park, Poole, UK

Adventure Wonderland

Adventure Wonderland, Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, UK

The Keep Military Museum

The Keep Military Museum, Bridport Road, Dorchester, UK


Oceanarium, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, UK

Ringstead Bay

Dorchester DT2 8NQ, UK

The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary, Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, UK

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom


Bygones Victorian Museum, Fore Street, Torquay, UK

Exmoor Zoo

Exmoor Zoo, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, UK

Bluereef Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay, Towan Promenade, Newquay, UK

Trethorne Leisure Park

Trethorne Leisure Park, Kennards House, Launceston, UK

Springfield Fun Park

Springfield Fun Park, St Columb, Cornwall, UK

Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo, Newquay, UK

Geevor Tin Mine Museum

Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Penzance, UK

Cornwall Clay Trails

St Austell, Saint Austell, UK

Flambards Theme Park

Flambards Theme Park, Clodgey Lane, Helston, UK

American Museum in Britain

American Museum & Gardens, Claverton, Bath, UK

Avon Valley Railway

Avon Valley Railway, Bath Road, Bristol, UK

Bristol Free Museum and Art Gallery

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, UK

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Bristol, UK

The Helicopter Museum

The Helicopter Museum, Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare, UK

Dyrham Park

Chippenham SN14 8HY, UK

Information about South West England

The region, which includes the historic West Country and much of the ancient kingdom of Wessex, is rich in cultural and historical significance. Bristol is the largest city, with other significant urban centres such as Plymouth, Swindon, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Exeter, Bath, Torbay, and the South East Dorset conurbation, which includes Bournemouth, Poole, and Christchurch. South West England is home to eight cities: Salisbury, Bath, Wells, Bristol, Gloucester, Exeter, Plymouth, and Truro.

South West England is characterised by its stunning natural landscapes, including two national parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor, and a portion of the New Forest. The region also boasts four World Heritage Sites, including the iconic Stonehenge and the Jurassic Coast. The area’s rich folklore features the legend of King Arthur and Glastonbury Tor. Cornwall, with its own distinct language, Cornish, is often seen as a Celtic nation.

The region is renowned for its culinary delights, including Cheddar cheese, Devon cream teas, Cornish pasties, crabs, and cider. Major attractions include the Eden Project, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, and the surfing beaches of Cornwall.

Visitors to South West England will find a myriad of unique attractions and stunning locations for family outings. From exploring national parks to indulging in local seafood and cream teas, there is something for everyone. The beaches of Cornwall, Dorset, and Devon are particularly popular, offering some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in the UK. The region spans from the rolling Mendip Hills in the east to the rugged Cornish peninsula in the south, with the Forest of Dean and Cotswold Hills in the North

South West England enjoys a milder climate than the rest of the UK, thanks to its southern location and the warming effects of the Gulf Stream. This makes it an ideal destination for outdoor activities and exploring its scenic landscapes, such as the Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor, the Mendip Hills, Quantocks, Exmoor National Park, and the Cotswolds. The South West Coast Path, the longest public right of way in Britain, offers spectacular coastal views. Many trails and attractions along this path have been adapted for accessibility, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the stunning scenery.

The region is a top holiday destination, known for its seaside resorts and iconic landmarks. Picturesque villages and harbours in Cornwall, like St Ives, Polzeath, and Port Isaac, offer sweeping sandy beaches. In Devon and Dorset, sophisticated seaside resorts such as Bournemouth, Torquay, and Ilfracombe provide additional allure. These coastal towns and villages often feature accessible facilities, including ramps, boardwalks, and beach wheelchairs to accommodate visitors with mobility issues.

Families will find plenty to do with exotic gardens, ancient castles, pristine stately homes, animal farm parks, zoos, and amusement parks. Some of the best sandy beaches in Britain can be found here, ensuring fun for all ages. Many family attractions have made significant efforts to improve accessibility, with features such as step-free entry, accessible restrooms, and sensory experiences for visitors with different needs.

South West England is committed to accessibility, ensuring that its diverse attractions are welcoming to everyone. Historic sites like Stonehenge and the Eden Project provide accessible pathways and facilities. Public transport in the region, including buses and trains, is increasingly accessible, with services designed to assist travellers with disabilities.

Whether you’re exploring historic landmarks, strolling through picturesque towns, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the countryside, or participating in a variety of cultural and outdoor activities, South West England provides something for every kind of explorer. With its harmonious blend of history, natural beauty, cultural richness, and abundant activities, South West England invites both residents and visitors to discover its enduring charm along the southern coast of England. Excellent transport links and comprehensive accessibility options ensure that the treasures of South West England are within easy reach for everyone.