Category Archives: Travel

How to travel with your disabled child, so questions abut about public transport, cars, boats, trains and planes – try this category…

The Firefly GoTo – a Fantastic new multi-use chair for disabled children

Introducing the ‘Firefly GoTo’ A new lightweight, portable seating solution designed by Leckey for children requiring additional postural support and stability. This new chair has been designed to be extremely portable and can be used in shopping trolleys, in dining … Continue reading

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Tips for travelling with a disabled child

Click the link below to see a nice article published on Yahoo with some tips for travelling. If you have anything to add, please do so! http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/travel

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Petition to provide toilet facilities on all motorways

I just signed the petition “Motorway Service Station Operators: Provide toilets for all disabled people” on Change.org. It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link:

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Airport parking – free Meet & Greet upgrade

Purple Parking are now offering an upgrade to all Blue Badge holders to their Meet and Greet service when possible and for no extra cost. Purple Parking say “Many of our disabled or reduced mobility customers use our services to … Continue reading

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Germany – have you considered as a holiday destination?

I had the pleasure to take part in an open discussion with the German National Tourist Office on the 26th February. The discussion looked to establish requirements for promoting accessibility travel – a concept called Barrier Free Travel. Representatives from … Continue reading

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Try b4u Fly

I’ve just been made aware of this fantastic service offered by the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People. It’s called ‘Try b4u Fly’ and has been specially created to reduce the anxieties and stress for children and young people with … Continue reading

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Virgin offers disabled kids an easy way to fly

I was invited to speak at the recent World Travel market in London and join a debate to discuss whether the travel industry is doing enough for disabled passengers. During my day I was told about a recent purchase by … Continue reading

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Government epetition – Ensure all adapted vehicles are safety tested

If you can spare a moment, click on this link and add your name to a petition to make sure all wheelchair adapted vehicles have to pass a compulsory safety test. At present, even if cars are adapted by making … Continue reading

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ABTA and CAA launch new guidelines to support disabled passengers.

From our experience this can only be a good thing! It should mean that travel through the airports will be a somewhat smoother, less stressful experience for disabled travelers and their families. Nikki White, Head of Destinations and Sustainability, ABTA … Continue reading

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Off on holiday soon?

If you’ve booked a family break and are going to flying to your destination, here is a great tip – Rather than rush to get to the airport and have to wake all the family up early (not to mention … Continue reading

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