Holiday activities

This page has details of the many holiday companies that provide accessible holidays and support getting out and about for older people or those with learning or physical disabilities.

It includes information on groups that provide supported holiday pursuits regardless of how old someone is. For instance, older people who want to go away, whether supported by a carer or not, or adventure holidays for people with learning or physical disabilities.

To help make the correct holiday plans for you, the groups listed below can give the information and advice you need. Note that clicking on any of the links below will open a new window.

Info and guidance

Disability Holidays Guide
This organisation looks to provide more options to people with disabilities and gives assistance to leisure and tourism providers to advertise their accessible services.
T: 0845 2269 109
W: www.disabilityholidaysguide.com

Disabled Travel Advice
This website provides advice for people with disabilities on how they can find transport on a day-to-day basis, but also get about easily on holiday or a day trip.
W: www.disabledtraveladvice.co.uk

Tourism for All
This charity aims to make tourism accessible to everyone and remove the barriers that can prevent people with disabilities, older people and carers from accessing tourist attractions.
T: 0845 124 9971
W: www.tourismforall.org.uk

Organisations offering holidays and activities


Bendrigg Trust
A residential centre providing outdoor activities to people who have disabilities or are disadvantaged.
T: 01539 722446
W: www.bendrigg.org.uk

Bruce Trust
This Trust gives people with disabilities, older people or those who are disadvantaged, along with their family, carers or friends, the opportunity to hire wide-beam canal boats that have been purpose built to accommodate different needs.
T: 01264 356451
W: www.brucetrust.org.uk

Calvert Trust
This Lake District-based Trust provides outdoor adventure opportunities to people with disabilities.
T: 01768 772255
W: www.calvert-trust.org.uk

Disabled Access Holidays Limited
This travel agent focuses on organising holidays for people with disabilities, including guaranteeing things like assistance with airlines and transfers as well as accessible hotel rooms.
T: 0845 257 0113
W: www.disabledaccessholidays.com (for general holiday enquiries)
W: www.dah-europe.com (for self-catering accessible apartments in Majorca)
W: www.mobilityequipmenthiredirect.com (for mobility equipment hire)

Jubilee Sailing Trust
This charity encourages people, with and without disabilities, to come together through the challenge of sailing tall ships on the open sea.
T: 023 8044 9108
W: www.jst.org.uk

Livability Holidays
Provides accessible and adaptable holiday homes to people with disabilities.
T: 020 7452 2000
W: www.livability.org.uk

Mersea Island Festival Trust
This Trust welcomes young people and adults, regardless of whether they have a learning or physical disability or not, and gives them the chance to have a go at a range of pursuits, make friends and have a good time.
T: 01206 383 226
W: www.merseafestival.org.uk

Mountain House Holidays
This organisation provides a range of activity and walking holidays for people with learning disabilities, with destinations including the mountains of Spain, the Derbyshire Peak District and more.
T: 01433 639368
W: www.mountainhouseholidays.co.uk

Multiple Sclerosis Society
For people who have Multiple Sclerosis, the Society provides short breaks and respite, which give them the chance to visit new places, spend time with family or friends or just take things easy.
T: 0808 800 8000
W: www.mssociety.org.uk

Nancy Oldfield Trust
For people with disabilities or are socially disadvantaged, the Trust provides breaks on the Norfolk Broads.
T: 01692 630572
W: www.nancyoldfield.org.uk

Stockport Canal Boat Trust
In its narrowboat, ‘New Horizons’, which has been designed to be wheelchair-friendly, the Trust provides day drips along the local canal network.
T: 0161 430 8082
W: www.newhorizons.org.uk

Vitalise
This charity offers breaks to people with disabilities and those that care for them. Its ethos is that all people deserve a break and that they should have freedom and choice in that break.
T: 0845 345 1970
W: www.vitalise.org.uk

Note: None of the organisations listed above are endorsed, recommended, approved or accredited by Stockport Council in any way. All the contacts above are for information only