Accessible Days Out in the North East


Planning a family outing but someone in the group has special access needs? Looking to take a mobility scooter along? The North East offers a variety of attractions that cater to the needs of disabled visitors and those with mobility issues. Here are some places that we highly recommend.

Centre for Life, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

The Centre for Life is a science centre focused on the improvement of the life sciences.

Explore the planetarium here, get answers at the Curiosity Zone, try new things at the Experiment Zone, channel your energy at the Young Explorers’ Zone, test your brain power at the Brain Zone, have loads of fun at educational live theatre shows or have a tonne of fun with 4D motion rides.

The Centre has excellent special access facilities:

  • Level access and lifts on all floors
  • Disabled-friendly parking and toilets
  • Drop-off spots for coaches and minibuses with a car parking facility nearby
  • Wheelchair for hire
  • Induction loop for visitors with hearing difficulties
  • Assistance dogs and guides allowed to accompany visitors with visual difficulties

Seven Stories, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, is dedicated to children’s literature. Discover the best collections here and have a great time while you discover by indulging in a range of other activities lined up here including a variety of exhibitions, creative craft studio visits and a coffee shop too.

Access facilities include designated parking spaces, lifts, wheelchair access, assistance dogs allowed, disabled-friendly toilets and sensory backpacks with bespoke sensory items to help visitors with special needs explore the Centre fully.

There are also entry fee concessions and free entry, special early bird visits; hearing loops and subtitled films!

Washington Wetland Centre, Washington Tyne and Wear  

Book a date with fascinating wildlife with a visit to the Washington Wetland Centre, home to rare and exotic mammals, birds and various other wetland inhabitants!

From accessible car parking spaces to wheelchair-friendly access, access-friendly toilets and even access-friendly pond spaces, the Centre has a range of excellent special access facilities. Manual wheelchair and mobility scooters are also available for hire.

Get a Mobility Scooter

If you have mobility issues, make the best of your experience at these venues with mobility scooters. For the best offers on mobility scooters in Newcastle & North East, visit Mobility Direct North today. We offer new as well as pre-owned mobility scooters in Newcastle & North East.

Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment. Call us at 0191 285 4245 for more information.