Welcoming our accessible guests to Wallops Wood is always a pleasure. The cottages were designed with accessibility in mind and our accessible guests love staying here, particularly as there’s a great choice of accessible attractions and places to visit in the area.
We’ve picked a selection of accessible attractions below but please check with them what their accessibility arrangements are before setting out. You will also need to book tickets in advance so please visit the relevant website for details.
Bluereef Aquarium – Well worth the visit, Bluereef allows you to get close to an array of marine life, including tropical fish, amphibians, turtles and otters. Their conservation efforts help educate future generations to care for the oceans and marine life that inhabit them.
Manor Farm – A historic working farm just outside Southampton where adults and children can get close up to the animals. Take part in the daily farm activities, explore the farmhouse and farm buildings and take part in a Victorian school lesson. Find out more about accessibility at Manor Farm here.
Marwell Zoo – Just a short drive from Wallops Wood, Marwell Zoo’s 140 acre park is home to hundreds of animals, from endangered Amur tigers, snow leopards and white rhinos to giraffes, gibbons and penguins. There’s plenty to entertain the whole family, and support Marwell in their conservation of global biodiversity.
Gilbert White’s House – Former home of the naturalist Gilbert White, you can explore the beautifully restored house and garden. The later extensions to the house host The Oates Collections, celebrating two very different explorers of the natural world. A fascinating day out in a beautiful setting.
Mottisfont – There’s plenty to see at Mottisfont to make it a great day out. Explore the extensive garden and grounds and if you’re lucky to visit in June, you’ll see their historic collection of roses in bloom. Find out more about visiting along with exhibitions at the house.
Beaulieu – Beaulieu’s National Motor Museum is always a good day out. Along with the main museum of historic motor cars, the grounds and wider museum include the historic Beaulieu Abbey and Palace House along with various exhibitions to visit.
Spinnaker Tower – Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower is quite a landmark on the south coast. It stands at 170 metres tall, offering 23 mile views over Portsmouth Harbour, the city, the Solent, the South Downs and the Isle of Wight. Experience the high speed lift and three sky-high viewing decks.
Paultons Park – A fantastic day out for the whole family, Paultons Park has over 70 rides and attractions, set within 140 acres of beautiful parkland on the edge of the New Forest. Paultons is also the home of Peppa Pig World with 9 Peppa-themed rides.
Watercress Line – Take a trip back in time with the thrill of a ride on a steam train through the spectacular Hampshire countryside on the historic Watercress Line.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – Experience our naval history with the many attractions to see at the dockyard including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose. A fascinating family day out.
Pubs & Cafes
If you fancy a stop off for lunch or refreshments, we have several good pubs and cafes in the area, but you will need to check how accessible they are before setting out and may need to book a table in advance. A list of local pubs can be found here, and local cafes here.