Wetwheels Yorkshire

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Wetwheels Yorkshire builds disabled people’s confidence by providing the opportunity to access the sea in a fun, safe, stimulating and rewarding way using specially modified, fully accessible powerboats.
Based in the historic town of Whitby, Wetwheels Yorkshire from Summer 2018.

Our adventurous trips afloat are staffed by specialists who ensure each person can share experiences, challenge their self-perceptions, extend their horizons, and discover new opportunities.

Beneficiaries are active participants, rather than simply passengers, with the opportunity to steer the vessel and learn seamanship, alongside their peers, friends, and families. The experience is truly inclusive helping to improve aspirations and increase confidence.


Our own research tells us more than 80% of Wetwheels’ participants have never previously been on the sea. When asked why, the reason given is that the opportunity had not existed before. Disabled people can face particular challenges developing confidence, self-belief, self-worth and independence and many do not reach their potential in life. Most are very able but are restricted by low aspiration and lack of opportunity, which often impacts on wellbeing, the ability to live a full life and make a valuable contribution to society.

Wetwheels is an inspiring organisation where perceived barriers are reassessed, new skills are learned and new-found independence is discovered. Participants are able to have a single experience or return over time to develop new skills.

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Facilities

Children

  • Children welcome

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Accessibility

  • Disabled access

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Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Children

  • Children welcome

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Wetwheels Yorkshire

Type:Sightseeing Attraction

Whitby Harbour, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1DN
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Tel01947 466566

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Membership SchemeDiscover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member Discover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member 2021

Opening Times

Wetwheels Yorkshire (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* To book a trip please contact Peter at bookings@wetwheelsyorkshire.com or call 01947 466566. He will be able to let you know what days/trips are available and send you all the booking information.

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