Planning a family day out with children is always a challenge but Firefly families are well aware of the added stresses of special needs family days out. One of the biggest challenges faced by families with disabled children is poor toilet or changing facilities at tourist attractions across the country. So we’ve put together a list of 10 top UK Tourist Attractions that have a Changing Places toilet.
Cadbury World, Birmingham - Cadbury World boosts 15 zones, we like the sound of Chocolate Adventure the best! The Changing Places toilet is located on the ground floor within the main reception and can be accessed using a radar key. Check out the Cadbury World website for more information.
Heely City Farm, Sheffield - Heely City Farm describes itself as a friendly farm and environmental visitor centre. The Changing Places toilet at Heely City Farm is in the main block of toilets beside the Children’s Playground. Check out the Heely City Farm website for more information.
Chester Zoo, Chester - 1.4 million people visit Chester Zoo every year to see their 12,000 animals in 110 acres of zoological gardens. The Changing Places toilet at Chester Zoo is located in the Jubilee Toilet block next to the Jubilee Monorail station.The toilet is open at all times throughout the day. Find out what’s happening this summer at Chester Zoo by visiting the website.
The Eden Project, Cornwall - The Eden Project is an educational charity that connects us to the natural world. It’s world famous Biomes house the largest captive rainforest, it has an all year family events programme. The Eden Project Changing Places toilet is on the ground floor at the public entrance. Follow the link to visit The Eden Project website and find out what’s on when you visit.
Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim - The Giant’s Causeway is a National Trust World Heritage Site with an award winning visitor centre and packed full of activities for all ages. The Changing Places toilet is located in the main block of toilets in the Visitor Centre. It is locked, ask a member of staff for the key. Find out what’s happening at the Giant’s Causeway this summer by visiting the website.
Camperdown Country Park, Dundee - With 28 types of animals at Camperdown Country Park and lots of great activities for all ages this sounds like a fantastic day out. Camperdown Park is a public park, its Changing Places toilet is located on the ground floor within its suite of toilets. You can find the Camperdown Country Park website here.
Alice Holt Forest, Surrey - Walk, cycle or play in the woods at Alice Holt Forest in Surrey. It’s Changing Places toilet is located on the ground floor of the new visitor centre and can be accessed via radar key, which is available at reception. For more information visit the Alice Holt Forest website.
Marwell Wildlife, Hampshire - Marwell Wildlife is 140 acre park with 3 adventure playgrounds, a train and a wide variety of animals. The Marwell Wildlife Changing Places toilet is in the main block of toilets and can be opened by radar key. Check out the Marwell Zoo website here.
Blackpool Tower, Blackpool - Blackpool Tower is one of the UK’s most well known tourist venues and boosts 5 main attractions. Including Blackpool Tower Eye, Jungle Jim’s, Blackpool Tower Ballroom, Blackpool Tower Dungeon and Blackpool Tower Circus. The Blackpool Tower Changing Places toilet is located on the third floor of Blackpool Tower which is the Ballroom level. It can be accessed by lift and is kept locked. The radar key is available at the staff entrance or the Ballroom. You will need to pay an entrance fee to Blackpool Tower to use this Changing Places toilet. To find out more visit the Blackpool Tower website.
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Halifax - Eureka! is an interactive children’s museum which is fun for the whole family. It was recently named as the UK’s top Interactive Exhibition for Children by Mumsnet. The Changing Places toilet at Eureka! is located on the ground floor. Visit the Eureka! website for more information on opening hours. If you have visited any of these venues recently, we would love to hear your thoughts. Share your experiences here.
Radar Keys - The National Key Scheme (NKS) offers disabled people independent access to locked public toilets around the country. Toilets fitted with National Key Scheme (NKS) locks can now be found in shopping centres, pubs, cafés, department stores, bus and train stations and many other locations in most parts of the country. Costs: VAT Exempt - £4.50 With VAT - £5.40 European delivery - £5.40 Rest of world delivery - £6.50 You can purchase a Radar Key here and find out more about the scheme.
The mobility device changing people’s lives worldwideFind out more