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The best attractions to visit for accessibility in Rotherham, South Yorkshire

I blogged recently about some of the better transport methods for people with disabilities and mobility restrictions. With the children off for Easter, and the summer holidays on the way. I have taken the time to research some of best places to go with good accessibility in Rotherham, perfect for all the family. I will follow up with attractions further afield shortly.

Clifton Park Museum. Located in the centre of Rotherham, Clifton Park museum features exhibitions including a children's range kitchen, Nelson the Lion, a huge real lion that guards the entrance to a secret tunnelled tree and other interesting historical interactive information. Upstairs there are displays of retro toys and different historical period clothing for children to dress up in. The museum is free of charge and I can confirm we have spent hours making imaginary meals dressed up as 18th century bakers! There is ramped and Sloped access, automatic door entry to the front of the property with flat car parking. There is disabled parking and easy access to the cafe through the gift shop and back entrance.

South Yorkshire Transport museum. Located in Rotherham. The display halls are accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooters. The mezzanine display area is also accessible by a stairlift. Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the museum and the carpark is free of charge to all. Adult: £5.00. Accompanied Children (under 16): FREE. Senior Citizen: £3.50. However if you join for the year the costs are as followed: Adult:  £17.00, Senior Citizen:  £12.00, Family:  £27.00. Worth thinking about if you love going, as 4 visits equates to more than the annual fee.

Magna Science Adventure Centre. Located on Magna Way, Rotherham, S60 1FD.

Pedestrian access is available from Sheffield Road. Magna is split into Air, Earth, Fire and Water. + Steel heritage section: The Big Melt, Steelos Gallery and the Face of Steel. Outside is a huge park with different areas set up for different age groups and an outdoor splash park which is a huge hit with toddlers and younger children in the summer months. 121 carers go free and children under 2. Magna’s entire building is fully wheelchair accessible and people who require additional support or help can call in advance to discuss requirements. 01709 723116

Wentworth garden Centre. One of my 94 year old Gran's favourite places for a day out, but also my sons. With so much to discover around every corner including a bear pit, statuary, maze, gardens, ponds, pools,  fountains, farms, play areas and outstanding gift shops there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. There are regular theme events on and the Father Christmas and winter wonderland has fast become one of the must see attractions in the Rotherham area, with people queuing for hours to see " The best Santa in South Yorkshire" The grounds and shopping areas are all easy to access on foot or by wheelchair. Walkers are also welcome. Wheel chair hire is available, They also provide a carry to car service, perfect for any heavy purchases. The cafe area is extensive and I can confirm the scones are very good! Wentworth Garden centre is easily accessed from Barsnley,Rotherham and Sheffield.


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