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Able Stables

Able Stables is wheelchair accessible accommodation for 2 people close to East Rudham in Norfolk.

It features an open-plan design with kitchen, sitting area and a single bedroom with supper king size/twin beds (can be raised for a hoist).

There is an accessible wet-room with grab rails and shower chair.

A second property has two double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, kitchen and a large living/dining room.

Able Stables is dog friendly and has access to a covered seating area surrounded by a private walled garden.

The owner is offering complimentary stays in return for a small donation as the business is run as a not-for-profit social enterprise.  The guests that do pay cover the cost of those that can't.

Able Stables has now raised the funds to buy another fully adapted cottage, Hewies's cottage, which opens in April.

We do still have some space in both Hewie's and Sam's cottage during the late summer. Please do enquire through our website.


Barnardo's provide support to young carers by providing fun activities and breaks from their caring role.

It allows the young carers to spend time with other young people in a similar situation to themselves.

They also provide short breaks for disabled children to enable them to enjoy new experiences and much needed respite for their families.

Barnardo's run a large number of projects around the UK. To find out what's provided in your local area check their online search.

The Oliver Curd Trust

The Oliver Curd Trust was set up in memory of Oliver by his parents.

It's provides holiday accomodation for families supporting young people with childhood cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

The Trust has two caravans:

  • A two bedroom, 6 berth caravan at Crowhurst Park, Battle, East Sussex
  • A three bedroom, at Combe Haven Holiday Park, St Leonards-on-Sea

To apply complete the online contact form.

Queen Elizabeth 2 Activity Centre

The QE2 Activity Centre in Hampshire provides a range of activities for both individuals and groups.

It also has five A Frame woodern cabins and one single storey woodern cabin available for family holidays and school educational visits.

The cabins sleep 8 people and have accessible shower and WC. They can be booked for self catering holidays for one to seven days, multi activity holidays and themed weeks.

The accomodation charges are for the cabin not the number of people.

Premier Inn

Premier Inn is our accommodation choice for short breaks as it has consistently provided us with good service and wheelchair adapted rooms.

Unlike another leading chain the accommodation is always attached to a pub or a restaurant saving the need to reload and travel somewhere else for the evening meal and breakfast.

They offer a number of special offers throughout the year (starting at £29 a night) but you do need to book early to take advantage of the better deals.

The downside is the website doesn't tell you whether the disabled room has a wet room or a low bath.  It also doesn't let you know if it's one double bed with a sofa bed or a twin room.

To find out this information you need to phone the hotel direct.

Check here for details of their latest offers.

Holiday Homes Trust

The Holiday Homes Trust set up by a former scout.  It provides low cost specially adapted self catering holidays to the disabled, carers and their families.

The Trust owns 10 caravans in UK locations.  8 are adapted and accessible with ramp entry and wet rooms.

The caravans are located in New Milton, West Sussex, Great Yarmouth, Paignton, St Austell, Filey, Poole, Mablethorpe and Weymouth. The accommodation is popular with repeat guests, so early booking is advised.

You do not have to be a member of The Scout Association to apply.

To obtain further details and a booking form contact The Holiday Homes Trust, Gilwell Park, Chingford, LONDON E4 7QW Telephone: 020 8433 7290 or 020 8433 7291  Email:
Facebook: Holiday Homes Trust.

Lyneal Trust

The Lyneal Trust offers accessible canal boat and cottage holidays for the disabled in Shropshire for people with disabilities, illness or injury for their family, friends and carers.

It is able to provide day trips or full week holidays.  The canal boats and cottage are adapted to cater for people with disabilities.

There is the option of 3 canal boats and two cottages.

To apply: Book using the online booking system.  This involves picking your dates using an online calendar.  

The charity is run by a group of volunteers who give their time to ensure holiday makers enjoy their break.


The Seagull Trust Cruises

The Seagull Trust Crusies offers free canal cruises to the disabled and those with special needs.

Day cruises with a volunteer crew run between April and October. They operate a number of narrow boats and one, the Marion Seagull at the Falkirk branch is able to offer a family cruises from a few days to a week.

There are four branches Falkirk, Highlands, Kirkintilloch, and Ratho near Edinburgh.

To find out further details on arrangements and booking check out the individual branch websites listed above.


Revitalise (formerly Vitalise) is a national charity providing respite holidays for disabled people and carers.

Revitalise provides around 5,000 holiday breaks each year for disabled people and carers at three fully accessible UK centres in Chigwell, Southampton and Southport. 

Revitalise’s centres provide 24-hour on-call care and personal support in a relaxed, holiday environment. 

The centres’ experienced staff can cater for around 150 different disabilities and, in addition to specialist nursing care, each guest is accompanied by a volunteer who provides companionship and support. 

The centres organise hundreds of accessible excursions and activities throughout the year, with evening entertainment laid on.

Dozens of different themed weeks focus on particular activities, allowing guests to enjoy activities that would otherwise be very difficult or even impossible for them to participate in. 

There are also special weeks for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their partners.

See also:

Carers Holidays

The Carers’ Support Centre is currently taking bookings for holidays in their modern static caravans at two locations: the Cotswolds and Torbay in Devon.

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