Your Quingo means going out is much more pleasurable and safe during the winter months so we thought we would find you some great ways you can use your scooter to keep active and enjoy the wintertime.
With the run up to Christmas fast approaching, the team here at Quingo Scooters wanted to share with you some of the best Christmas markets to explore on your mobility scooter.
In the first of the series, we thought we’d start with the Lincoln Christmas Market. Lincoln is a beautiful city with a well-known traditional Christmas Market, where you will be able to enjoy cultural entertainment and discover around 200 stalls nestled within the medieval square and surrounding area. The market runs through the weekend of Thursday 3rd December until Sunday the 6th.
Lincoln Christmas Market has developed dramatically since it began with just 11 stalls. The market gives visitors and residents a truly festive experience, with a traditional, high quality event for all the family.
There are some not to be missed stalls at this year’s market:
Stoneglow: Visitors to the stoneglow tent will find homemade, reusable candles at the Stoneglow stall, as well as other unique gifts. The stall is run by David from Essex and has been trading at the market for 10 years.
Moonlighting: Moonlighting products are handmade in Shropshire. The stall features handmade lamps made using recycled material and bottles. Each light is unique and the stall is certainly a highlight of the craft tent.
Susan’s Farmhouse Fudge: This stall can be found in the Castle Square food court selling a colourful array of homemade fudge, sweets and mulled wine. It is run by Andrew and Susan and has been a staple at the market for 15 years!
John Bangay Artwork: This stall is one of the original 11 at the first Lincoln Christmas Market 31 years ago. John Bangay sells a collection of Lincolnshire prints, tea towels, coasters and cards.
Mobility Scooter Accessibility
Lincoln Christmas Market takes place in the historic quarter of Lincoln with some parts on cobbled streets. In area such as the Castle grounds the walkways and public spaces have been made as even as possible, with ramps on to raised areas.
The Christmas Market takes places at the top of a hill, which at its steepest is a 1:7 gradient. However, a Park and Ride scheme is available for disabled visitors that drops passengers off at the top of the hill.
There are also other buses services from the town centre that will do the same. Most bus services operate from the bus station which is just opposite Lincoln train station. The Walk and Ride service operates from Silver Street up to the market.
Accessible toilet facilities are available on site including at the park and ride site at the Lincolnshire Showground, and there are medical and welfare facilities on site for all visitors.
Park and Ride
There is no parking in the vicinity of the Christmas Market, so all cars should use the dedicated Christmas Market Park and Ride service which operates from the Lincolnshire Showground on the A15 just north of Lincoln. The park and ride site is well sign posted on all approach roads and for those using a sat-nav the postcode is LN2 2NA.
There is also a dedicated service for people with disabilities, using specially adapted vehicles which also run from the showground. Pre-booked tickets are open dated, so can be used on any one day of the 2015 event and are £12 per car. You need to keep them safe and show them as you leave the car park. On the day ticket prices depend on the day and range up to £15. More information can be found on the Lincoln Christmas Market Website.
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