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Accessible Father's Day celebrations with AccessAble

Disability and inclusion writer Heather Lacey, who has Cerebral Palsy, rounds up the best options for an accessible Father's Day celebration.

If you’re anything like me, working out what to do for Father’s Day can be a real struggle. Dads come in all shapes, sizes and guises, and sometimes it’s difficult to cater for the father in your life, nevermind if you or they have accessibility requirements, too.

To help, I’ve rounded up some of the best places to visit in and around the North West to cater for several ‘types’ of Dad, with the help of the AccessAble website!

1. The ‘Outdoors-Lover’

Marton Mere Nature Reserve, Blackpool

If your Dad is someone who feels their best exploring nature and the outdoors, then a visit to Marton Mere may be the Father’s Day outing he loves.

As a biodiversity hotspot that supports a variety of wildlife, your Dad will be sure to find something of interest. By using the Access Guide you will have an overview of any access issues and can cater to everyone’s requirements during your visit.

Any budding photographers will be sure to love the tranquil landscape and relaxing surrounds. All that’s left is to keep your fingers crossed that the Northern weather holds up!

2. The ‘Science-Lover’

Jodrell Bank Observatory (including the Planet, Star and Space Pavilions, as well as the Discovery Centre), Macclesfield

Jodrell Bank is a must-see for any Dads interested in space exploration, astrophysics or discovering more about the use of world-renowned telescopes in relation to the stars and planets. With several different pavilions to visit, as well as a discovery centre, Jodrell Bank provides a great day out and a chance to discover something new. 

The Access Guide for Jodrell Bank provides information on the features of the accessible toilets, as well as the location of ramp access, handrails and parking.

3. The ‘Football-Fan’

Manchester City Football Club and Manchester United Football Club, Manchester

When it comes to Manchester, there’s no surprise that we’re a city of football fans. Whether your Dad is a fan of the blues or the reds, there’s Detailed Access Guides available for both stadiums.

Whether you want to treat your Dad to some merchandise or perhaps a stadium tour, you can find detailed Guides produced in partnership with The Premier League to ensure all his needs are catered for.

By using the handy App on your mobile phone, you can be sure that a day out to either is everything your dad deserves.

So, there we have it! Some handy locations to visit if you feel like taking your dad out and about this Father’s Day. AccessAble - alongside our expert surveyors - is working hard to ensure that as many locations as possible have Detailed Access Guides across the UK. Why not download the App or visit to see what’s near you?

Everyone deserves to enjoy their local areas, and AccessAble is here to take the chance out of going out. With our handy App and Detailed Access Guides, you - and your dad - can #KnowMoreGoMore.

AccessAble Champion - North West