There are a number of things you need to consider when planning your holiday and choosing your destination. The aim of these pages is to help make your planning a little bit easier.

Choosing your destination

You might already have an idea of where you would like to travel. If so, there are a number of organisations you can call for advice. You will find their contact information later on in this factsheet.

If you are undecided, or if you haven’t got a holiday provider in mind, there are many organisations who specialise in accessible holidays. You can find a list of some of them in this factsheet.

Through these companies, you can seek advice on your destination or type of holiday (cottage holiday, theme park break, abroad beach holiday, cruise, Disney holiday, and so on) and they can provide guidance on which hotels or locations might be the most suitable for your needs.

Depending on how far you would like to travel, there may be some resorts or locations which might be more suitable for your mobility needs.

Consider first how much travelling you would like to do, whether there is a way you would prefer to travel and who you would like to travel with, as this can help you choose your destination.

Advice on holidays and travel

Tourism for All is a voluntary organisation that provides free information and advice to disabled adults and children, carers, single parent families and elderly people.

It provides details about accessible accommodation, transport, special interest holidays, insurance and respite care. It also publishes a range of information sheets about holiday places in the UK and the rest of the world.

Tourism for All tries to match a person's specific needs with information held on its computer database, once a holiday questionnaire form has been completed.

It covers holidays offered by commercial organisations and holidays organised by voluntary groups in the UK and abroad.

Some of the hotels and self-catering accommodation inspected and listed by Tourism for All are offered at discounted rates for members through its reservation line 0845 124 9973.

Tourism for All Pixel Mill 44 Appleby Road Kendal Cumbria LA9 6ES

Tel: 0845 124 9971