10 things to do in Pembrokeshire that are wheelchair friendly
The 35 acres of listed historic gardens surround the early 13th century castle (a family home, not open to the public) and contain an amazing collection of rare trees and shrubs as well as a formal rose garden, herbaceous borders and an early 19th century traditional walled vegetable garden. The medieval chapel, the subject of a Time Team programme, contains ancient effigies and is older than the castle itself. Woodland walks lead through ancient trees past the remains of medieval fish ponds to the tidal estuary of the River Cleddau. There is a disabled parking area and one motorised disability scooter available by pre-arrangement.
There is a discounted entry price for disabled visitors. There is also free entry given to a carer if one is needed to help you get the most of out of your day. We’ll need to see proof of carer’s status such as payments or carer’s allowance, in order for them to receive free entry. Folly Farm has done it’s very best to make it wheelchair and disabled access friendly with landscaped paths and ramps. But please note they’re a rural attraction spread over 120 acres.
Disabled visitors can also enjoy classic fairground thrills in the fairground as the Big Wheel ride has a disabled carriage which can accommodate a wheelchair. Their staff will always try to help to provide access to our fairground rides but as these are vintage and built before modern regulations, this is not always possible. The animal experiences are also accessible for wheelchair users.
A beach wheelchair is available from the Wavecrest café during the Summer months, allowing easy access onto the sand.
Anna’s Welsh Zoo is set within 52 acres of natural and beautiful Pembrokeshire Parkland. The whole of the Park is accessible by wheelchair and able-bodied pusher. Large flat expanses near the entrance gate. There are some steeper areas lower down, in the walk around the wildlife trail area and approaching The Valley of the Apes, but if you find the pushing hard going in any section and staff are close by, call them over – they’d be only too happy to help. For those with the species of wheelchair with four small wheels, ask for the free hire of a park chair with bigger rear wheels (makes the pushing easier). They offer motorised rides for hire at £10.
The beach wheelchair is available from Haven Sports Limited during Summer months, for a stress-free trip to the beach.
The tropical waterpark at Bluestone is fully accessible with wide entryways, lifts, disabled changing rooms, hoists and a water chair for easy access into the water. The water’s edge is sloped just like a beach making our pool accessible for the family, no matter what their age.
Saundersfoot’s beach wheelchair available from the Saundersfoot Harbour Commission during Summer months, dipping your toes in the sea has never been easier.
There is a lift to all floors, including the Theatre Bar, Café Torch and the Joanna Field Gallery. There are wheelchair accessible toilets on each floor. Wheelchair spaces are available in both performance spaces. They can also store wheelchairs and have one available for loan for patrons transferring to seats. If you have low mobility, we suggest you book rows P, L, M and N (auditorium left) for easier access to the Main House and lift, and rows C, D and E (auditorium left) in the Studio. Please inform the Box Office of your requirements when booking your tickets.
To access the beautiful stretch of sand the beach wheelchair is available from Sun lounger and Deckchair Hire during Summer months.
A hands-on ceramic studio and cafe where you decorate your own ceramics in a relaxing creative environment. Suitable for all ages. Everyone’s an artist. Pottery items are glazed and fired and ready for collection in one to three days (postal service available). Fingerprint jewellery and hand prints in clay are also available (May take up to 3 weeks). Superb coffee, cakes, snacks. Licensed. Booking advisable on wet days.
August 31, 2018