Here at Quingo Scooters we know how much fun it can be to spend the day doing something different, or visiting a place you thought maybe wasn’t accessible enough. Now that summer is coming into full swing, you’d probably much rather be spending time outdoors on a lovely day instead of being indoors.
In this blog post we’re taking a look at the best outdoor attractions to visit in central London – and of course, they’re all fully accessible. Whether you live near the capital and have everything on your doorstep, or you live further afield but fancy a trip to London for a nice day out – there’s always loads to do! From theatres to zoos, many of London’s outdoor attractions are accessible for mobility scooters.
Kew Gardens – Richmond
The impressive Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is set over 300 acres in the borough of Richmond, around 30 minutes from central London. Any gardeners out there are sure to love this day out, as there are more than 30,000 species of living plants – the largest collection in the world. There are many attractions on at the gardens and loads of things to do to keep every member of your group entertained. The gardens are fully accessible, as are the glasshouses and galleries. There are eight designated extra wide parking bays in the car park which are nearest to the ticket kiosk.
WWT London Wetland Centre – Barnes
Recreating 105 different habitats from around the world using a mosaic of pools, ponds and lakes, the WWT London Wetland Centre offers something really different. New technology and TV monitors let you explore the wilderness areas of the reserve. There are free guided tours and bird feeds daily, and loads of lakes, ponds and gardens to explore. The majority of paths have tarmac and are accessible for mobility scooters. Other accessible features include low level access to the ground-floor hides and a fixed hearing loop in the audio-visual theater.
Shakespeare’s Globe – Bankside
Located on the bank of the River Thames, this reconstructed open-air theater brings the world of Shakespeare to life using interactive exhibits and demonstrations. A full theater programme runs between May and September at Shakespeare’s Globe, and all the details of what’s on can be found on the website. The entrance to the exhibition is via a ramp, and the theater has a provision for mobility scooter and wheelchair users.
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo – Battersea
Located in the borough of Wandsworth, the zoo is situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea. Definitely a great one to keep the younger members of your group entertained, the Battersea Park Children’s Zoo is home to all sorts of animals – from farmyard favourites to monkeys, birds and reptiles. There is also a contact area where children can see all the animals up close and stroke them. The zoo is fully accessible, made so by ramps throughout the attraction. There’s always a different exhibition taking place at the zoo, so make sure you check what’s on in order to plan your trip the best way possible!
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