Wheelchair friendly things to do in Surrey
(Published on 07/08/2017)
If you are a wheelchair user - or know someone who is - it can be tricky to find fun (and accessible) things to do with your friends and family.
To make your life a wee bit easier, Get Surrey has put together a list of the top 10 wheelchair friendly spots in Surrey where you can go this weekend.
1. Alice Holt Forest
Located four miles south of Farnham, Alice Holt Forest is the perfect spot to listen to birds, spot squirrels and have a cuppa.
The Easy Access Discovery Trail is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs - and there are also benches along the route.
If you're planning on spending the day, bring your own lunch and enjoy it in the picnic area.
2. Guildford Cathedral
Have you been to the beautiful Guildford Cathedral ? Constructed in 1936, all areas of this building are accessible to disabled visitors.
Open 365 days a year, the cathedral also has a shop and offers guided tours.
3. Silent Pool and Sherbourne Pond
Near Albury, the Silent Pool and Sherbourne Pond are popular places to visit since Victoria times.
According to the Surrey County Council, a viewing platform enables easy access to the pond and an information board in the car park gives more details about the area.
4. Riverside Park Nature Reserve
Nature seeker? Then Guildford’s Riverside Park is for you. Managed by Guildford Borough Council, this wetland area has many birds, insects and amphibians.
A trail, which includes sections of boardwalks going across the park, has been constructed - and much of it has access for wheelchairs.
5. Surrey Arms Pub
Fancy a drink (or two)? The Surrey Arms in Camberley has it all. It is a fully accessible pub and on Sundays you can get any two craft bottles for only £5.
It is a win-win situation.
6. Dorking Wine Estates
Not into craft beer, well good thing it's wine o'clock. This weekend, take a trip to Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, treat yourself to some wine and enjoy the view.
According to Age UK, they transport people around the vineyards with a historical audio guide.
Seems like the perfect day out.
7. Top Golf
You don't have to be a pro to have fun at Addlestone's Top Golf course.
Players of all ages and skill level are welcome. In addition, all areas of this fun facility are accessible to disabled visitors.
Let the games begin.
8. Dapdune Wharf
Did you know the River Wey was one of the first in England to be made navigable? Dapdune Wharf is a award winning museum telling the stories of the river and the people who once lived and worked there.
The museum is fully accessible and it even has facilities for visually impaired visitors.
9. Grayshott Pottery
Feeling crafty? Grayshott Potter is one of southern England’s few remaining working potteries.
The fully accessible gallery serves "not so light" breakfasts and offers a free "Journey of the Clay" tour.
10. Godstone Farm
Godstone Farm in Surrey Hills is home to more than 500 animals, including highland cows, reptiles, llamas, rabbits and much more.
The farm also offers a range of indoor and outdoor play equipment, such as swings and sandpits.
This wheelchair friendly farm is perfect for the kids.