Reading accessible travel guide to disabled friendly holidays

For a great holiday in Reading

Come for the three B’s: Beers, bulbs and biscuits. Pick up some plant bulbs/seeds to grow at home then try a sweet biscuit and wash it down with a famous Reading brew to experience what this district is best known for. Immerse yourself in this varied city when you book Accessible Reading Holiday Rentals with Handiscover. Allow us to help make this the comfortable, worry-free holiday you deserve!

Things to Do in Reading

Basildon Park
Address: Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR, UK
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Begin your day at this National Trust Property by taking in the impressive sight of this stunning Georgian mansion. Then, explore the garden which has something to see no matter the time of year. Afterward, step inside to view this fully-restored 18th-century marvel. Finally, enjoy a scone and spot of tea at the traditional English tea room. Cobblestones and gravel paths limit wheelchair accessibility in some areas, however there is disabled parking, bathroom facilities, a virtual tour and buggy service available up to the house. Read more about the mansions accessible areas here: Accessibility statement

Reading Museum
Address: Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH, United Kingdom
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Soak up some true local history at the Reading Museum. Housing objects from around the world, the Reading Museum focuses on the historic and natural history of the area. In addition to stunning permanent pieces like the full-sized (230-ft!) Bayeux Tapestry replica, Reading has rotation exhibitions to explore. Appropriate ramps and lifts make the entrance, gift shop and displays are all wheelchair friendly, however, the balcony section does involve climbing stairs. Alternative seating is available though for those who are unable to climb these. For a detailed access report click here.

Beale Wildlife Park and Gardens
Address: Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, United Kingdom
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Treat yourself to this family-friendly attraction which features immaculate gardens, exciting wildlife and more. Begin your exploration by taking the disabled-friendly, mini-train around the park to get an overview of the area. Then, continue your stay with the wide open deer park, vintage toy exhibition, gardens and other attractions. There are step free, ramped entrances to most buildings and paths within the park are smooth tarmac making them easy to walk or roll on. Wheelchairs are also available to borrow for those with partial disability or mobility issues.

Accessible Accommodations Reading

Choose from modern apartments overlooking the water, cozy cottages, hotels and vacation rentals. Pick from Handiscover’s levels of accessibility to find the perfect accommodations for you and your fellow travelers. With our guaranteed disabled-friendly holiday rentals, you’ll be able to relax in style and comfort. Many of our hotels, apartments and other rental types include features like roll in showers, hoists, lifts and more for your convenience.

How to Get Around Reading

Like much of England, Reading has bus, train and taxi travel options, many with accessible seating and entrances. Call ahead whenever possible to ensure your requirements can be met by any public or private transportation. However, skip car travel to avoid the frustration of crowded Reading roadways.