Local places to go

We list services within an hour and a half of Midlothian. If you are looking to go further try these other websites

Wings on Wheels

Wings on Wheels can help you book your next trip away.

Would you love to go on holiday but feel overwhelmed by all the organisation required to cater for your special mobility needs? Are you fed up with being restricted by the standard travel agents only offering boring holiday destinations to the less-able?

Wings On Wheels believe that people with reduced mobility (PRMs) should be able to enjoy family holidays and see the world too. With the right research and planning, the world is your oyster

  • You can choose a large range of destinations worldwide – they do the research and create a solution that allows you to see the places you really want to see.
  • You’ll get a holiday designed just for you – They get to know you, your needs and find out exactly what you want from your holiday.
  • You’ll get a personal service from real people – Who understand your challenges and are dedicated to making your trip a success.
  • Working with individuals and their families or with group travel – From 1 to 100+, you or your group will be taken care of with the same attention to detail and care.

Ceiling Hoist Users Club

The Ceiling Hoist Users Club (CHuC) was set up by the late Sue Maynard Campbell MBE, M.D. of Equal Ability CIC, to promote the interests of those disabled people who need to use hoists and particularly those who need, or prefer, ceiling track hoists. The lack of ceiling track hoists in away from home accommodation (hotels, guest houses and self-catering accommodation) severely limits many disabled people’s ability to go away for leisure, business, or important social events.

This website is designed to bring together accommodation providers, hoist suppliers and hoist users for the benefit of all. Sue had been a hoist user for most of her life and understood the frustrations and inconvenience of not having anywhere she could stay without a good deal of inconvenience and additional expense. Her aim was to have ceiling hoist facilities provided as the norm and CHuC continues to persuade, cajoul and educate accommodation providers to continue her campaign

Open Britain

OpenBritain is your one stop shop for accessible tourism in the UK providing you with a simple way to find accessible destinations and places to stay.

Access All Rooms

Access All Rooms has one very clear & simple mission: To revolutionise the travel industry by implementing a hotel booking website that ALSO provides information on Wheelchair Accessible Hotels & Hotels For Disabled. This will be achieved through the following:

  • A hotel booking website for everyone providing access to all room types available for booking in real time, including accessible rooms for non-disabled & disabled customers alike
  • The world’s first globally recognised hotel rating for access – the Global Access Award Scheme (GAAS Ltd), designed to provide information on wheelchair accessible hotels & hotels for disabled
  • The largest database in the world of hotel accessible information & therefore the largest choice of bookable hotels & GAAS Graded accessible rooms, online, anywhere

AAR has been designed to be a user friendly hotel booking website with an ever growing database of hotels from all over the world, displayed in an attractive & simple fashion with a hotel booking process that’s simple & easy to use.

Jumbulance

The Jumbulance Trust is a small, national charity which “Makes Travel Possible” for disabled and other disadvantaged individuals with life-limiting conditions enabling them to take part in disabled coach holidays or pilgrimages across the UK and Europe.

The Trust provides the vehicles and drivers at subsidised rates to regional groups, schools, disabled community groups, care homes and hospices around the UK and Ireland.

The groups who organise the holidays and pilgrimages are made up of volunteer carers and where possible Nurses and Doctors offer medical assistance.

Accomable

Accomable is a service to help people with mobility difficulties find accessible properties around the world.
Accomable provides a detailed list of features offered by each property, meaning travellers can find out whether a property caters to their specific needs and requirements

PAMIS - Toilet Search website

PAMIS have released their new ‘Find a toilet’ map to help you find a Changing Places toilet quickly and easily!

You can search for a city, town, village, street or postcode and press the FIND button to search for a Changing Places toilet close to that location. When your map appears you can click on the pins to display a photograph and full details of all the facilities provided within that unit.

Carers Holidays

Carers Holidays has a small searchable list of accommodation in the UK and abroad – from independent owners who have just one holiday home of their own to let, to hotel chains and online directories. Many in Cornwall, Devon and the South West.

Euan's Guide

Euan’s Guide is a listings and review website that helps disabled people and their families know which venues are truly accessible. “A generic disabled access badge doesn’t always tell the whole story” says Euan. “Our website can give you confidence that someone in your situation has been there and can make a recommendation. The website makes it easier to enjoy experiences that many people might take for granted. It could be as simple as meeting a friend for a cup of coffee but you need to know which places are suitable.”

Walks with wheelchairs

Walks with wheelchairs has wheelchair accessible walks throughout the UK.

Holidays for all

Holidays for All is a consortium of accessible holiday providers with information on national and international accessible travel.

Spain.info

Spain.info  is the Spain’s Official Tourism Portal. They have information on accessible monuments, museums, nature areas, accommodation options and restaurants. Some of the information is in Spanish.

Caravanable

Caravanable list caravan and camping sites that  have the minimum requirements for disabled people of a shower, basin and loo with ramped access.

Not all the sites have been inspected personally, they have been recommended by other campers and caravanners

Enable Holidays

Enable Holidays support adults with additional needs to take a holiday – in the UK and abroad.

Each resort, hotel and apartment has been carefully assessed to ensure it is accessible and suitable for travelers with mobility impairments. They use a stringent 150-point auditing process covering a full range of detailed criteria. This covers access and wheelchair manoeuvrability throughout the accommodation and around the resort itself. They assess everything from door width, bed height and ramp gradients to detail about floor surfaces, numbers of steps and the availability of special equipment.

Accessible Travel

Accessible Travel and Leisure is the UK’s leading specialist tour operator. Since 1997, they have provided accessible holiday accommodation and holidays that are accessible to disabled people and less-mobile holidaymakers.

They visit all accomodation and support you to find accomodation that has wheelchair access.

Access Travel

Access Travel provide disabled, wheelchair accessible holiday solutions abroad for people with restricted mobility

Most of their clients are confined to a wheelchair and are looking for disabled holiday accommodation with wheelchair access. The properties they offer have been inspected by them or have been recommended by a wheelchair user and in their judgement offer a good level of access for wheelchair users.

Can be Done

Can Be Done can support you to book a holiday overseas.

They visit every single hotel and destination to make sure they have the right facilities to cater for people with all different levels of disability. They take care of the details, from the transfers, flights and choosing the right room to helping to arrange suitable excursions to make sure you get the very best possible experience.

Shared Care Scotland

Shared Care Scotland is a national charity that works to improve the quality, choice and availability of short break (respite care) provision across Scotland. They have an on-line directory of short break and respite services covering home-based and residential based respite, family placements, befriending, holiday breaks and accessible guest houses and hotels. 

All information on this site is provided to the best of our knowledge but please call the organisation involved for more details.

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