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Disabled Cottages in Blackpool

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One of Britain’s best-loved and most quintessential seaside resorts, Blackpool is a fantastic choice for a fun-filled accessible break.

There’s so much to see and do here – thrilling amusement and water parks, spectacular musical and theatre shows, glittering illuminations, raucous big-name comedy performances, and an entertainment-packed promenade that’s been delighting visitors for generations.

The biggest draw is the expansive seafront, with its seven miles of golden, Blue Flag award-winning beaches and host of family-friendly attractions. Britain’s only beach with three piers – North, South and Central – it’s where visitors flock to enjoy a multitude of carousels, fairground rides, arcades, live music, ice cream parlours and local street artists.

Many of the best sights are found along the Golden Mile, a dazzling stretch of the Promenade between the North and Central piers. Here you’ll discover the Sea Life Centre, Blackpool’s own Madam Tussauds and the iconic Blackpool Tower.

The tower isn’t just famous landmark, however; it’s also the site of numerous outstanding attractions like the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool Tower Dungeons, Blackpool Tower Circus and the Blackpool Tower Eye – where visitors can experience a 4D cinema and take in spectacular views via the wheelchair-accessible lift.

Opposite the South Pier, the 42-acre Blackpool Pleasure Beach excites with white-knuckle rides, such as the UK’s tallest rollercoaster, the Big One, while the neighbouring Sandcastle Waterpark has 15 different slides and rides, including Master Blaster – the world’s largest indoor waterslide.

Visitors looking for a quieter time can explore the scenic gardens and water features at Stanley Park, see exotic animals at Blackpool Zoo or take a stroll down the newly renovated South Promenade with its series of contemporary art pieces. Of particular interest are a gigantic mirror ball and the Comedy Carpet, which contains jokes from over 1,000 comedians and comedy writers.

Accessible attractions

Many of Blackpool’s top attractions are accessible to disabled visitors.

Blackpool Tower has an array of procedures in place to aid visitors. The Blackpool Tower Eye and 4D Cinema can accommodate all guests with disabilities. Wheelchair access is available from the Bank Hey Street entrance, and there is a lift to all floors within the Tower. If required, wheelchairs are also available for hire. Toilets with disabled access are available throughout the building, including a Changing Places toilet.

The Sea Life Centre is wheelchair accessible with level access. There is a hearing loop at reception, disabled toilets and a touch pool “hands-on” interactive facility that’s particularly suitable for people with visual impairments. There are concessionary fees for wheelchair users and carers receive a complimentary ticket.

The majority of Madam Tussauds’ facilities and entertainment are designed to be fully accessible to guests with a disability. The trained staff will ensure guests with disabilities are transported safely from floor to floor within the building by means of a specially designated lift. Courtesy wheelchairs are available on request.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach strives to make the park and its rides as accessible as possible. There is a wheelchair loan service, accessible toilets, and level access throughout the park, including ramps. Reduced price parking for Blue Badge holders. 

Sandcastle Waterpark offers exceptional access facilities and is a Gold winner of Visit England’s Access for All Award. The park is designed to accommodate all visitors. Facilities include accessible changing rooms, specialised access and a lift. Assistance is available with the use of Accessible Ambassadors, and all disabled visitors and carers are welcome at a concessionary rate.

Stanley Park has a network of asphalt paths running throughout with varying easy and moderate slopes. The park welcomes assisted dogs. Designated disabled car parking spaces are accessible in the car park. There is access to the Italian Gardens from the main entrance and the car park via a moderate slope. Accessible toilets are available in the café, which has a ramped entrance.

Blackpool Zoo has fully accessible disabled facilities and designated parking spaces. It has level access throughout with ramps to the restaurant. Toilets suitable for visitors with mobility needs are available. Wheelchairs can be hired free of charge from the main reception, with a refundable £10 deposit.

Source: visitblackpool.com

Getting around

Blackpool’s new Light Railway Trams are wheelchair accessible, while the town’s low-floor buses are also designed for wheelchair access. Wheelchair users have priority over other passengers for use of wheelchair spaces. Some council-run car parks offer up to three hours free parking for Blue Badge holders.

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