Accessible Days Out: Parks

Quingo Scooters are always on the lookout for accessible places where you can really enjoy being on your mobility scooter. As the days start to get nicer and warmer, we love discovering places where you can enjoy the outdoors and take some time out.

Whether you want somewhere to sit and enjoy the sun whilst enjoying a refreshing ice cream, or you want somewhere where you can keep going and appreciate the scenery from all angles, we want to share some great parks for you and your mobility scooter.

York Museum Gardens

The York Museum Gardens are botanical gardens that surround the Yorkshire Museum. They stretch from the River Ouse up to the back of the York Art Gallery on one side, and from Marygate to Museum Street on the other. Famous for the fantastic collection of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs, the gardens are the perfect place to go and relax on a warm sunny day. Here you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity that the gardens have to offer, and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The gardens are a great spot for a picnic, and if you go on a Sunday there is a garden tour 1-2pm! The paths in the gardens are all fairly wide and aren’t too steep. The gardens are free to enjoy at your own leisure, and you only pay if you want to venture inside to the museum.

 

Halden Forest Park, Exeter  

Just 15 minutes from Exeter, the 3,500 acres of woodland has a broad appeal to different age groups and is an all year round park. Halden Forest Park is perfect if you fancy a ramble around the picturesque woods.

The park has a variety of different trails. The Discovery Trail is 1.5 miles, designed with mobility scooters and wheelchairs in mind, and is fully surfaced. It has regular resting points where you can stop and enjoy the scenery for a bit, and then afterwards you can enjoy a drink in the accessible café.  There is ample parking and accessible toilets on site, and level access to most of the other facilities there.

 

Clumber Park, Nottingham

If you’re looking for somewhere where part of the group can relax in the sun whilst the others explore the different activities on offer, then Clumber Park is perfect for you. Situated in the heart of the historical Sherwood Forest, its beautiful stretch of parkland, heath and woods cover more than 3,800 acres. Once the country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle, Clumber Park is home to some amazing wildlife, and on occasion you might be lucky enough to spot a delicate peacock.

If you don’t fancy chilling out with the ducks and other wildlife whilst you eat your picnic, you can always take a peek inside Clumber House and the iconic glasshouse in the Walled Kitchen Garden – The National Trust’s longest glasshouse.

 

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If you’ve been to visit any interesting attractions on your Quingo or would like us to write about a particular place you have visited, we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can email your stories, recommendations and pictures by filling out the contact form on our website and we’ll feature them on our blog.

About Quingo

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