Accessible days out for people with disabilities including cinema screenings, restaurants, local attractions, day centres and help when out and about.
Many venues are accessible to people with disabilities. You can find them with:
- AccessAble, where you can search for and discover accessible places such as restaurants, cinemas and play areas for you and your child
- Visitbristol website Go to https://visitbristol.co.uk/things-to-do/my-bristol/accessible (opens new window), which has a list of accessible activities and attractions in the city
- Yourlocalcinema.com Go to https://www.yourlocalcinema.com/ (opens new window), for cinemas showing accessible and subtitled films for people with hearing loss
There are organisations running days out and activities for young disabled people:
- The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL) has regular activities such as cooking, sports, games and day trips
- The Brandon Trust Go to https://www.brandontrust.org/find-support/children-s-playlink/ (opens new window), a charity that runs a holiday club (Children's Playlink) for children and young people aged 11 to 18 with mild and moderate learning disabilities or autism
- Young and Free Go to http://youngandfreecharity.co.uk/ (opens new window), a friendship group offering activities such as bowling, theatre trips or disco and quizzes for disabled young people aged 16 to 25
- Into the Wild Go to https://into-the-wild.org.uk/forest-school/ (opens new window) offer inclusive sensory forest school sessions for all children aged 7 to 14, including those with autism (ASC) or sensory processing disorder
- Mud Pie Explorers run family forest school sessions for children who are struggling to access mainstream education due to SEMH to attend with a family member
There are three Bristol Community Links (BCL) Day Centres where your child can make friends and join group activities. BCL North and South have sensory rooms for young people with autism or complex learning disabilities.
Help when out and about
The Safe Places scheme gives your child somewhere to go and be safe if they become worried when out.
You can buy a Radar Key and guide to locked accessible toilets from the Disability Rights UK shop Go to https://shop.disabilityrightsuk.org/ (opens new window).
The Bristol Parent Carers website Go to https://www.bristolparentcarers.org.uk/index.php/toilets (opens new window) has a map of all the accessible toilets and changing facilities.