Reviewed February 2021
There are a number of services and organisations that can help you choose and plan a holiday both in this country and abroad. The RNIB website contains advice on planning a holiday. Please note that the mention of any company does not constitute a recommendation by Sight Loss Shropshire.
These different organisations offer information on accessible travelling in the UK and abroad.
- Tourism for All UK is a national charity dedicated to making tourism welcoming to all.
- Visit Britain and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) can also provide information about booking a holiday from mainstream tour operators who have made efforts to make their information and holidays more accessible.
- DisabledHolidays.com can provide help and advice when booking a holiday if you are blind or partially sighted.
The Lyneal Trust is a registered charity that provides holidays and canal boat trips for people with disabilities with their families, friends or in groups from its base at Lyneal Wharf, in Shropshire.
Sense Adventures offers guided day activities and short breaks in mixed groups to blind and sighted people in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Activities take place in the Malvern Hills, and area of outstanding natural beauty nestling between the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
North Wales Accessible Holidays for Blind and Visually Impaired helps blind children and adults to access local holidays in beautiful North Wales by providing specially adapted caravan facilities.
The Calvert Trust Centres in Northumberland, Cumbria and Devon offer activities such as abseiling, archery, carriage driving, climbing and sailing.
You can find more specialist hotels or places to stay in the UK using the RNIB’s Sightline Directory.
Seable organises accessible tailored holidays for the visually impaired community. Its holidays are suitable for individuals, couples, families and small groups of friends. Destinations include: Sicily, Amsterdam, Cyprus, Lanzarote, Rome, Slovenia and Thailand. It offers a wide range of activities, including: relaxing, sport, culture, winter sun and food tasting.
Traveleyes specialises in providing holidays for blind and partially sighted people who want to explore worldwide destinations, with independence, flexibility and freedom. It offers a range of UK breaks, sun holidays, cruises and long-haul escorted tours.
Enable Holidays organise bespoke holiday packages and all accommodation in their brochure has been carefully assessed to ensure it is accessible and suitable for travellers with different mobility impairments.