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At Independence Mobility, our mission goes beyond offering mobility services and equipment. We are dedicated to transforming lives by equipping you with the knowledge and information to help you lead a more fulfilling life.

In this blog we are explore 5 wheelchair-friendly and accessible Yorkshire days out. 

With some great contendors to choose from, our team have handpicked some of our favourite attractions that tick the boxes when it comes to ensuring your accessible needs are met.

From visiting the the largest and most spectacular park in Leeds, to getting up close to Tigers and Giraffes, these attractions are varied but all have one thing in common, they are all disability friendly! 

So if you are ready for your next accessible adventure, then read on.


Roundhay Park, Leeds


We may be biased, but we believe Yorkshire is home to one of the greatest inner-city parks in the UK, Roundhay Park. Spanning over 700 acres of parkland, it boasts lakes, woodlands, gardens, multiple cafes, and playgrounds – it’s a nature lovers’ paradise. 

Access: Wide paved tarmac paths and ramps, along with wheelchairs for hire, make Roundhay one of Leeds’ most accessible parks. It’s also trike and pram-friendly, so a great choice for a family day out. 

The Lakeside Cafe has wheelchair-friendly access and provides beautiful views overlooking the lake which is teeming with swans. It’s a wonderful spot to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake. 

Toilets: There’s a good disabled toilet in the Lakeside Cafe which features automatic doors on entry and another by The Mansion. 

Parking: Three disabled parking bays can be found on Mansion Lane.

Don’t miss: A delicious scoop (or two) of Yorkshire ice cream from the parlour outside the Lakeside Cafe! 

Find out more here

And if you want to watch Anthony testing out the Magic Mobility 360 at Roundhay Park then click here


Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster


If you love animals, then this is the ideal destination for you! Experience wildlife up close with this exciting accessible day out.

Access: All pathways are accessible for wheelchairs. Most of the pathways throughout the main park are level, with shallow gradients in some areas.

The park is designed so wheelchair users can clearly view the wide range of animals.

Looking for a bite to eat? The park features 5 main eateries, most of which are accessible via a double-width door to accommodate wheelchair users. 

Toilets: Accessible toilets are available throughout the park and there is a hoist available in the Safari cafe toilet.

Parking: There are 120 blue badge parking spaces. 

Don’t miss: Getting up close to the stunning Giraffes!

Find out more here


National Railway Museum, York


The largest railway museum in the world, the National Railway Museum is located in the beautiful city of York. It’s an experience that will take you on a rail journey through time, and with free entry, this is a great choice for a rainy and accessible day out.

Access: All areas of the museum have step-free access by lifts or ramps. Station Hall has some level changes which are connected by ramps and free wheelchairs are available for visitors at the entrance. 

The museum also supports visitors who choose to wear a sunflower item as part of the hidden disability sunflower scheme. 

Toilets: Disabled toilets are available in all the main areas. 

Parking: Accessible parking for blue badge holders is available free of charge outside the main entrance by the railway station

Don’t miss: Station Hall where you can discover the royal carriages and trains that have been used by the monarchy.

Find out more here

Image credit: National Railway Museum, York


The Deep, Hull


The Deep is an award-winning aquarium that has gone the extra mile to create an inclusive and accessible space. With thousands of spectacular species of marine life, you can observe your favourite sea creatures in comfortable surroundings.

Access: There are smooth and accessible pathways throughout the aquarium, which take you on an adventure through different marine life zones.

Complimentary use of mobility aids including electric scooters and wheelchairs are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Some staff have disability awareness training, and a complimentary ticket is available for personal assistants.

Toilets: There is a changing places facility which includes a hoist, and further disabled toilets are available throughout. 

Parking: There is blue badge parking outside The Deep.

Don’t miss: Quiet days are held throughout the year when visitors can experience The Deep in a more tranquil environment. 

Find out more here

Image credit: The Deep, Hull


Leeds Playhouse


Leeds Playhouse are pioneers in accessibility, being the first theatre in the UK to initiate relaxed performances and the first in the world to have dementia-friendly performances. They also have a range of accessible facilities to ensure that everyone can experience the magic of the theatre.

Access: Once inside, you will find wheelchair-accessible lifts to all floors and 8 accessible wheelchair spaces are available in the theatres (with more usually available on request).

Transfer seats with removable arms and in-house wheelchairs are available to borrow by prior arrangement. 

Toilets: There are 8 accessible toilets throughout the venue. 

Parking: On Playhouse Square you will find 8 level access parking spaces. 

Don’t miss: The renowned ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ coming to Leeds Playhouse in November 2024. 

Find out more here


We hope you have found this blog useful and feel inspired to embark on your next accessible adventure in Yorkshire.

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