Accessible Days Out in Buckinghamshire for the Elderly

Accessible Days Out in Buckinghamshire for the Elderly

Across Buckinghamshire, there are plenty of attractions with accessibility measures in place for you and your family to enjoy. No matter where interests lie, albeit transport, history or animals, there is sure to be a day out that suits. This guide will help you plan for your family in Bucks with parking, accessibility, prices and contacts information.

You may also be interested in cultural activities for the elderly in Buckinghamshire and accessible afternoon teas in Buckinghamshire.

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway, Beaconsfield

Bekonscot model railway

Opening in 1929, Bekonscot Model Village & Railway is the oldest original model village in the world. There is 1.5 acres of well kept gardens and finely detailed 1930s model buildings to explore. Since its opening, Bekonscot has welcomed 15 million visitors who have enjoyed marvelling at the intricacy of the models.

In terms of planning your day, Bekonscot has a kids play area, tea room and education centre. All the facilities onsite are wheelchair accessible and there are disabled toilets next to the tea room.

Parking

There are two disabled parking spaces on Warwick Road, near the entrance.
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Guide dogs

Assistance dogs are allowed in the village.

Wheelchair and scooter hire

Three wheelchairs are available for free hire from the entrance. These can be pre-booked if preferred.

Prices

Adult: £11.30
Child: £7.20
Concession: £9.70
Carer: £5.30
(Ticket prices including gift aid slightly more expensive)
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Opening times

Opening times vary seasonally.

Contact

Address: Bekonscot Model Village, Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL
Telephone: 01494 672919
Email: info@bekonscot.co.uk
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Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes

Bletchley Park Milton Keynes

Bletchley Park is an English country house and estate in Milton Keynes that became the centre of the code-cracking effort during the Second World War. Around the site, Bletchley Park is now set up as a museum with huts and exhibitions commemorating different parts of the war effort.

Bletchley Park do their best to help all visitors get the full experience. Their full access statement gives details of how each part of the site is adapted to disability needs. There is a cafe, picnics are welcome and afternoon tea is available on weekends.

Parking

There are 24 disabled parking spaces at the back of the Porters’ Lodge at the entrance and another five in Block F car park. Friendly porters will let you know where to park when you arrive.

Guide dogs

Assistance dogs and guide dogs are welcome.

Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available to borrow for free from the Visitor Centre.

Visual and hearing aids

BSL interpreted guided tours are available throughout the year; book through the What’s on page. Free multimedia guides are on offer to all visitors to enhance the Bletchley Park experience. Sound enhancement systems are also available at certain times. Please speak to friendly tour guides for help with equipment.

Prices

Adult: £21.00
Child (12-17): £12.50
Under 12s: Free
Concession (over 60s with ID card): £18.50
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Opening times

Summer (March to October): 9am – 6pm
Winter (November to February): 9.30am – 4pm

Contact

Address: The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB
Telephone: 01908 640404
Email: enquiries@bletchleypark.org.uk
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Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern open air museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum was founded in Buckinghamshire by volunteers in 1976. The museum tells the story of the Chiltern people through a special landscape of rolling chalk hills, traditional crafts and time-honoured ways of life. Throughout the year, Chiltern puts on different exciting exhibitions, see What’s On.

Most of Chiltern is an outdoor museum with a collection of 37 historic buildings. Some of these buildings, due to their historic nature, are not completely accessible. However where possible, ramps are provided and all the outdoor exhibitions can be enjoyed.

Parking

There are designated parking spaces for blue badge holders close to the museum entrance. Electric scooters are welcome on site with a 5mph speed limit. The museum has a golf buggy to provide lifts for less mobile visitors.

Guide dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome around all areas of Chiltern.

Wheelchair and scooter hire

Chiltern has wheelchairs and electric mobility scooters available to borrow free of charge with a security deposit. These are available on a first come first serve basis so best to book ahead on 01494 871 117.

Hearing aids

Small portable loop systems are installed at the ticket office and cafe.

Prices

Adult: £10.00
Concession: £8.50
Children (4-16): £6.50
Children (under 4): Free
However, prices vary depending upon event and experience days. Grounds and gardens access is free.
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Opening times

Opening times vary seasonally.

Contact

Address: Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4AB
Telephone: 01494 871117
Email: enquiries@coam.org.uk
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Odds Farm Park, High Wycombe

Odds farm park high wycombe

With plenty of animals to see and exciting play areas, Odds Farm Park is a great destination for the elderly to enjoy with their grandchildren. Animals can be self fed and a mini golf course recently opened.

Odds Farm Park are committed to making the farm as accessible as possible; read their full access statement. All internal areas are located on the ground floor and the surface is even. In terms of food, there is a choice of cafes or picnics are welcomed.

Parking

All car parking is free at Odds Farm Park. There are 3 Blue Badge Holder spaces situated approximately 120 metres from the main entrance.

Guide dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome around Odds Farm Park.

Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire free of charge by pre-booking prior to your visit.

Prices

Adult: £10.95
Child (under 2): Free
Child (2-16): £10.95
Senior (60+): £9.95
Carer/disabled: £5.95
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Opening times

Everday, 10am – 5.30pm

Contact

Address: Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common, High Wycombe, HP10 0LX
Telephone: 01628 520188
Email: main@oddsfarm.co.uk
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The Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden

Roald dahl museum

A family museum based in the home town of the much loved author Roald Dahl. This attraction is a great one grandparents to enjoy with young grandchildren.

The Roald Dahl shop and museum is a fully step free site. For more detailed information on accessibility, you can download their access statement.

Parking

There are two local pay and display car parks in Great Missenden that are five minutes walk away. For other options, please read the museum’s page on transport.

Guide dogs

Assistance dogs welcome around site.

Wheelchair hire

There is a manual wheelchair available to hire. It is recommended to call in advance to ensure it is free.

Visual and hearing aids

The Roald Dahl museum has tactile maps, a hearing loop and audio transcripts of audio visual presentations. A British Sign Language interpretation is available through the museum’s Signly App.

Prices

Adult: £7.00 
Children (5 – 18): £4.70
Children (under 5): Free 
Concessions (students, over 60s or those with disabilities): £4.70
Family ticket: £22.60
Carers: Free
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Opening times

Tuesday to Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Contact

Address: 81 to 83 High Street, Great Missenden, HP16 0AL
Telephone: 01494 892192
Online enquiry form
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