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Adventure Holidays for the Disabled

by Georgina Evans

If you are disabled or struggle with movement of the body, holidays are often put to the back of peoples mind. Seen as a hassle, many people try and avoid adventurous holidays as they may think it is too much trouble. However, this is not the case as there are many places in which people can visit.  No matter what your disability is, it doesn't mean that you have to miss out on these once in a lifetime experiences. Even though these holiday suggestions may seem daring and intense, the instructors who take you through each event are qualified and trained in their specific field. Whether it is scuba diving or sky diving, we will have a look at all different options to hopefully suit your needs.

Snow sports

You may think that there is no way somebody in a wheelchair is able to go on a snow sports holiday, however, there are plenty of options that are available. From one to one tuition for the whole holiday, or maybe a group session, each way you will be able to develop your skills and try something different.


No matter what country you are in, sailing can be a great activity for both an individual and a family. It is something new to learn and it can transform into a regular hobby back at home. If you plan on carrying on sailing, it is a great way to meet new people and socialise.

Sky Diving

If you are feeling slightly more adventurous than most, this activity is for you. Many see sky diving as taking adventure slightly too far, however, if you enjoy the adrenaline rush, it will be ideal for you. Only a couple of days training is needed and you are able to jump out of a plane with an instructor who will be attached to you the whole way down. Many use this activity to raise awareness and money for a chosen charity. This is ideal as you will be able to not only have fun but also raise money for a charity that may to be close to the heart.

Scuba Diving

If you are curious about what is underneath the earth and the creatures that dominate the sea, then scuba diving is for you. You can explore the sea beds that surround you and come into close contact with creatures that you thought you may never get to see. Available at many holiday resorts, scuba diving involves slight training and is done with experienced divers. This activity can be done as a group or individually. Either way you will have an experience to remember and it is something you can do on every holiday you go on.

Horse Riding

Horse riding can be done in many countries across the world, each one having a different take on how they instruct and perform. Not only is horse riding good as a holiday activity, but it is also something which you can carry on back at home. Horse riding is not only fun and adventurous but it is also good for keeping fit and relaxing. Horse riding has been proven to keep people calm and relaxed and trained horses are perfect for calming both children and adults.

If you are disabled or care for somebody who is, there are plenty of places to visit, both in the UK and abroad. From scuba diving to horse riding there is something for everybody. No matter what disability you have, don’t let it put you off exploring the world.

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