This page details disabled and special facilities available in
We publish hire facilities by organisations and businesses such
as wheelchairs, bikes and pushchairs across the region:
Yorkshire County Council has purchased an All-Terrain Landeez
Wheelchair to enable disabled children and young people to enjoy
closer contact with the sand and sea. The large rubber wheels of
the Landeez are designed especially for outdoor use and can roll
over rocks and snow, as well as sand, enabling people with
disabilities to come into closer contact with nature.
The wheelchair is located at The Spa in
Scarborough’s South Bay, and anyone wishing to hire it should
contact Briercliffe Children’s Centre, Scarborough, on 01609
798700 or 01609 798701.
A small deposit is required but there is no
charge for hiring the chair.
Disabled toilets are available across the Borough. Radar toilet
keys can be obtained from one of our Tourist Information
Browse through a selection of disabled access 'things to do and
see' on the Yorkshire Coast.
The following attractions are accessible. They are, however,
only a selection of attractions with such facilities. A further
list can be found by searching the What to Do section of this
Being confined to a wheelchair or being a little unsteady on
your feet does not mean you can't enjoy Dalby Forest. Most of the
popular areas are accessible and there is a scenic route around
Staindale Lake providing easy access for the less able-bodied,
wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs.
The route is on compacted stone paths and boardwalk with the
maximum gradient being 10%. Manual wheelchair users may need
assistance. There are also wheelchair-adapted picnic tables in the
forest. For further information, please telephone 01751 460295.
Scarborough Castle and Whitby Abbey
Special audio tours are included in the admission price at
Scarborough Castle and Whitby Abbey. Please be aware that the
remains can be hazardous due to unfenced ditches, moat and
Shuttleworth Garden, Scarborough
This special garden - a sensory garden with aromatic plants in
raised beds - is situated opposite the Clock Tower on the
Stephen Joseph Theatre
The building is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has
ramped access from the street, three fully-adapted toilets and a
lift providing level access to both the theatres. An infra-red
audio system is available in both theatres and the McCarthy theatre
also has an induction loop.
Signed performances are organised for each production.
Audio-described performances are also organised for each production
with the on-stage action relayed through the headsets by a
professional audio describer. Touch tours take place before each
audio described performance. For further information please
telephone 01723 370541.
For information, and to obtain a Disabled Persons Railcard,
please pick up a copy of the booklet 'Rail Travel for Disabled
Passengers'. This booklet is available from Scarborough Railway
Station or you can ask for a copy by telephone, 01912 690303.