PLANNING A HOLIDAY
There are a lot of different holidays on offer whether you prefer a specially adapted hotel, group holiday or to go it alone. There are a variety of specialist tour companies who can offer advice. Here are some ideas to help you find a holiday to suit you:
This is Action for the Blind's group of four fully accessible hotels. Three of the hotels are near the sea, in Teignmouth in Devon, Aldwick in West Sussex, and Weston-Suiper-Mare. The fourth is in Windermere. They usually have some good offers if you are prepared to go out of season.
For more information call 0800 980 1466
or visit www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk/our-services/vision-hotels/
Creative Travel organise holidays for visually impaired groups and have been associated with Vision Hotels (Action for the Blind) for over 8 years. They also provide holidays to Eastbourne, Isle of Wight, Newquay, Scarborough and Scotland.
Some examples from the brochure are:
ST ANNES AND LAKELAND EXPLORER TOURS
Blackpool, Ambleside, Southport , and across the moors to Skipton
Price: Spring (5 nights/4 days) £276
DUNOON –THE GATEWAY TO THE HIGHLANDS TOURS
Inverary, Oban, Loch Lomond, Luss, Bute
Price: Spring (5days/4 nights) £269
For more information contact 01503 220422
or visit www.creative-travel.co.uk
This company provides holidays all over the UK, Europe and worldwide for groups of blind and partially sighted people. Holidays offered may be a singing workshop run by a professional coach, a Maltese tour, or “Cheshire’s Stately Homes and Gardens”
For more information contact 0800 980 1466
or visit www.vitalise.org.uk/vitalise_holidays/
This company provides holidays around the world for groups of people with a sight loss using sighted people as guides. You’ll spend each day with a different guide.
For more information call 0844 804 0221
or visit www.traveleyes-international.com/
This company is a specialist tour operator for wheelchair users, people with limited mobility and their families and friends. They can help find, plan and arrange an overseas holiday to suit individual needs.
For more information call 0871 222 4939
or visit www.enableholidays.com/
THE ROYAL BLIND SOCIETY
For more information call 01903 857023
or visit www.royalblindsociety.org/holidays.htm
THE CALVERT TRUST
The Calvert Trust runs adventure tours in Exmoor, Kielder and the Lake District, with particular emphasis on holidays for young disabled people and their families.
For more information call 01598 763221
or visit www.calvert-trust.org.uk/
If you require any further information regarding holidays please contact the Centre and ask for Amanda Graham.