More than 85 attractions and ideas featured in a new guide are outdoors.
More than half (51 per cent) of people with a disability, or their carers, spend between two and five hours planning a day out and one in ten spend more than a day researching, according to new research.
Rough Guides found that the majority of this research is conducted online, with 92 per cent searching on the internet and 12 per cent using online communities. Almost half (42 per cent) will call the venue in advance to ensure they have all the information they need ahead of visiting.
The research was released ahead of the eighth edition of The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, which is published this week. Made in collaboration with the Carers Trust and the National Autistic Society, it features more information relevant to carers and those with hidden disabilities.
This latest guide features 25 new venue reviews including outdoor attractions such as Belfast Zoo, Kew Gardens, Legoland, Trebah Gardens, and Powis Castle. All existing reviews have been updated and refreshed pre-Covid-19.
More than 85 attractions and ideas featured in the guide are outdoors, including nine scenic drives.
Emma West, reviewer and foreword author of the guide, said: “If you have specific access requirements, or care for someone who does, planning a day out is much more complex. The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is such a valuable resource for simplifying that process and opening up options for exploring the incredible venues we have on our doorstep in the UK.
“It’s widely acknowledged that being outside is great for our mental health too, so I’m proud to be involved in celebrating the attractions which have made significant efforts to ensure a brilliant day out for everyone, regardless of any physical, mental health or cognitive condition.”
The new edition of The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is available to read online and download for free at accessibleguide.co.uk
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