Accessible Things to Do

The New Forest is pleased to have an excellent choice of accessible things to do, from farms and gardens to activity centres! With a variety of facilities for those with accessible needs, our attractions and activities are great places to visit for everyone. We've highlighted some of the top accessible things to do in the New Forest below...

Accessible attractions

  • With their Changing Places facilities, Longdown Activity Farm is an excellent place to visit. They have their very own Changing Places changing room and toilet facility, with adult-sized equipment available to use. They also have an all-inclusive outdoor play area with a wheelchair swing and playboards! The all-inclusive play area is available to visitors of Longdown Activity Farm as part of a family-friendly outing which, along with play, offers a schedule of hands-on animal activities throughout the day.
  • Exbury Gardens is a perfect day out, with even, gravel pathways leading around the beautiful gardens, with use of wheelchairs and motorised scooters allowed. You can even hire wheelchairs when you get there! Their brilliant Steam Railway experience is also accessible to all! 
  • Everyone is welcome at Paultons Park, Home of Peppa Pig World! At this brilliant theme park, they have a number of accessible facilities, including multiple rest areas and allowing assistance dogs on site. There are also multiple rides and attractions that wheelchair users can enjoy, including the Victorian Carousel and Rio Grande Train Ride.
  • Visit Beaulieu and enjoy a wonderful day out. Explore the gardens and take a look around the National Motor Museum, which are mostly accessible, with even pathways and flooring in most places. Other facilities and amenities include wheelchairs and mobility scooters available to hire for free, large print visitor information available on arrival, induction loops in key areas and transcripts available for film and video content. Trained assistance dogs are also welcome. 
  • Nearby Buckler's Hard have many accessible areas, too. They have an accessibility map to help pinpoint the areas, plus they have hearing loop available at admission desk, guide dogs are welcome and their staff are trained to assist with any person with accessible needs. 
  • Learn more about the magical New Forest at New Forest Heritage Centre, explore the museum, enjoy ever-changing exhibitions, browse local items in the shop and have a bite to eat in the café. The centre is accessible for those with mobility and sensory disabilities, with level flooring throughout and a wheelchair friendly lift to their upstairs displays. The displays and signage are at a suitable height for wheelchair users and visitor information and café menu available in larger print. 
  • St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery are also very accessible-friendly, with level access, automatic doors and even more facilities. Plus, the staff are dementia aware. 

Accessible activities

  • Join in with a fun off-road guided bike ride with Pedall! They provide guided rides and support for those who face challenges accessing cycling and the New Forest. 
  • Enjoy a variety of activities at Calshot Activities Centre, where with the help of their wonderful instructors and adaptation to kit those with accessibility needs can get involved with the adventures! As well as this, they also have visitor information is available in larger print, effective lighting for visually impaired and seating suitable for wheelchair users. 
  • With hoists available for various activities, Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre offer the ultimate adventures for all. Assistance dogs are also allowed on site. 
  • New Forest Activities provide a range of outdoor activities that are as inclusive as possible, but always check before booking! 

Make sure you check out the listings below for even more information on accessible things to do in the New Forest and discover more about each business' facilities via the amenity search on the left of the listings, or view the separate business' facilities on their product pages, or by contacting them direct. 

As well as all of these incredible attractions and activities, we have lots of accessible walking routes.

Cycling for all in the New Forest. Pedall provides fun off-road guided rides and support for people of all ages and abilities. Our cycles are suitable for many different people who face challenges accessing cycling and the New Forest.  INTRODUCTION SESSIONS Introduction sessions are for those…

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