Accessible York – Encouraging Inclusive Tourism in North Yorkshire

pippa in power-chair, pointing to outdoor sign reading 'speed limit within this yard 15MPH' and laughing

Back in September 2013 when I moved to York for university, it’s safe to say my new friends and I fully made the most of all the city had to offer. As a non-disabled student at the time, there were no barriers holding us back from exploring the tourist attractions and thriving indie businesses that York is increasingly becoming well-known for… besides the pesky student budgets and the occasional hangover, of course.

However, part-way through my degree, chronic illness inconveniently invited itself into my life. And as I’m sure you can imagine, things have never since been the same. Whilst my health has declined over the last 5 years and I’ve become an ambulatory wheelchair user, my eyes have been well and truly opened to the unrelenting and often invisible obstacles that disabled and chronically ill people face in day-to-day life. And the tourism industry here in Yorkshire, wonderful as it is, is no exception to this.

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How To Book Access Theatre Tickets – Seats For Disabled Patrons

izzy and pippa sat in seats in empty theatre auditorium, facing camera and smiling

Ever since I started theatre blogging and my chronic illness-friendly reviews, I’ve had messages asking about how I book my access tickets and ensure my needs are met. It’s one of those things that I’ve been doing for so long now that it’s become second nature, so these questions really made me take a step back and think about how the process could seem to somebody new to the theatre scene.

I’d hate to think of anybody missing out simply due to not knowing where to start, so today, let’s talk about access tickets, the booking process, and what adjustments could potentially be made for disabled and chronically ill patrons…

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Northwood Trail – York’s New Fairy Sanctuary, Buttercrambe Moor Woods

[GIFTED] Many thanks to Northwood Trail for inviting us to this press event. You can find out more about the experience and book tickets for yourself on their website.

path surrounded by trees and forest, with small fairy house nestled in the brances of the tree on the right

If you go down to the woods today… you’ll likely find some extremely excited bloggers gallivanting off to hunt for fairies. Situated in Buttercrambe Moor Woods, just outside of York, Northwood Trail offers a unique and immersive experience in which families can explore the fairy sanctuary and museum, grab a drink and some snacks, and enjoy a leisurely walk the woodland fairy trail.

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