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A free new guide highlighting great inclusive attractions is now available for mobility companies to share with customers looking for places to visit with their mobility aids this summer.

Mobility retailers and suppliers can point end-users, families and carers to the latest edition of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, a valuable resource full of advice on the most enjoyable and accessible days out in the UK.

According to research for the guide, more than half (51 per cent) of the 541 disabled people surveyed revealed they spend between two and five hours planning a day out and one in ten spend more than a day researching.

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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 also call the venue in advance to ensure they have all the information they need ahead of visiting.

Aiming to reduce this, the guide features over 200 comprehensive recommendations for places to visit across the country, including practical tips regarding access, facilities and more to disabled people and their families.

All attractions featured in the guide have been assessed in detail pre-COVID-19 by Rough Guides’ team of reviewers, who either have a disability themselves or have visited the venue with a friend or relative with accessibility needs.

It comes as lockdown and shielding restrictions have been largely lifted, enabling many in the disabled community to enjoy staycations.

Created in partnership with Motability Operations, the eighth edition of the guide also features more information relevant to carers and those with hidden disabilities through collaboration with Carers Trust and the National Autistic Society.

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.”

This latest edition features 25 exciting new venue reviews including outdoor attractions such as Belfast Zoo, Kew Gardens, Legoland, Trebah Gardens, and Powis Castle. Plus, all existing reviews have been updated and refreshed pre-COVID-19. Over 85 attractions and ideas featured in the Guide are outdoors, including nine scenic drives.

The latest Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is now available to read online and download for free

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