Kent strives to be accessible to every single one of our visitors and offers all the facilities to welcome visitors with impaired mobility, hearing, or eyesight. This page provides plenty of information and useful tips for disabled access in Kent. To ensure that everyone, with or without a disability, can enjoy the Garden of England, we continue to strive for improved accessibility for visitors across the county. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, or would like to know more about disabled facilities at a particular attraction/accommodation provider, please get in touch with them directly.
Visit Kent Website
There are several ways to find information on access when searching on this website:
- On the Customise Your Trip widget (available from the top right of homepage), if you select the ‘access required’ option, then the website will only show information on things to do and places to stay that have access facilities.
- In any searches that you conduct on the website, the search results will display a set of filters on the left hand side. If you select the Accessible filter, the search results will only show those products with further access information.
Places to Stay
You can search for accessible accommodation that meets your individual requirements, utilising the National Accessible Scheme (NAS) visual, hearing and mobility categories. You can also browse accommodation with accessibility facilities on our website using the filter buttons.
Things to Do
Attractions and restaurants in Kent are increasingly committing to accessibility. Many tourism venues provide information on the accessibility of their facilities and services in the form of an Access Statement.
All VisitEngland quality assured attractions are required to have an Access Statement and we advise visitors to ask to see their statement when researching their trip.
On the Beach
Details on access to beaches around Kent is provided on the DisabledGo website.
From city heritage trails to countryside walks, we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy Kent beautiful scenery, varied landscapes and rich history. Explore Kent has a huge list of walks and countryside trails that have no obstructions, are flat, surfaced routes and are ideal for those with pushchairs or wheelchair users.
Getting around Kent
Southeastern is Kent’s network rail provider, running services to and from over 90 railway stations in Kent. They have produced an Accessibility Guide which provides guidance on where you can get help and assistance with your journey requirements and the facilities you can expect to find on the trains and at the stations. They have also produced a Station Access Guide, detailing whether there are steps, toilets, staff etc. at all stations across the Southeastern network.
For information on accessible train access from outside of Kent, please visit National Rail.
Our bus companies are dedicated to providing the best service possible for disabled customers. Check out their individual policy statements here for more information:
- North and West Kent – Arriva
- South and East Kent – Stagecoach
There are several taxi companies throughout Kent with accessible vehicles. We advise visitors to contact each company to confirm they meet their accessible needs.
All of the major towns and cities have allocated Blue Badge parking areas. For a full map of where Blue Badge parking is available, click here.
Further Information on Accessibility in Kent
The Visitor Information Centre network across Kent can provide assistance and detailed information for specific areas for visitors with access needs.
Tourism For All is dedicated to supporting the government’s aim of making UK tourism ‘the most accessible in Europe’, by providing information on accommodation and tourism services around the UK.
DisabledGo is a brilliant guide to accessible shops, services and leisure venues for the disabled, giving detailed information on lighting, steps, handrails and other facilities.