Credits & Copyright


First published in 2011.
This second edition of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain – Family Days Out published October 2014 by Rough Guides Ltd, 80 Strand, London, WC2R 0RL in association with Motability Operations, City Gate House, 22 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HB.

© Rough Guides 2011, 2014

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With thanks to our reviewers and their accompanying families: Emma Bowler, Chris Cammiss, Karen Darke, Shanta Everington, Craig Grimes, Matthew Hancock, Andrew Healey, Carol Lawley, David Livermore, Lara Masters, Andy Macleod, Frank & Sue Napper, James Rawlings, Helen Dolphin, Rob Smith, Viv Watton.

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Picture researcher: Chloe Roberts

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Editor: Mandy Tomlin

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Picture research: Raffaella Morini

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Picture credits

The publisher would like to thank the following individuals, companies and picture libraries for their kind permission to reproduce their photographs:


Battersea Park © Juliet White/Getty;

Cutty Sark © National Maritime Museum;

Discover: Children’s Story Centre © Jeff Moore;

Greenwich to Westminster River Trip © Mickey Lee,;

London Fields Lido © Nick Hanna/Alamy;

Roundhouse: Bianco by No Fit State © David Levene

Sea Life London Aquarium © SEA LIFE London Aquarium;

The Fashion and Textile Museum © Fashion and Textile Museum;

The Geffrye Museum of the Home © Geffrye Museum of the Home/photography by Jayne Lloyd;

The Science Museum © The Science Museum;

V&A Museum of Childhood © Victoria and Albert Museum;

Westminster Abbey © Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis;

Northern Ireland

Armagh Planetarium © Armagh Planetarium;

Carnfunnock Family Fun Zone © Carnfunnock;

Navan Centre and Fort © Armagh City and District Council;

Oxford Island National Nature Reserve © David Taylor Photography/Alamy;

Portstewart Strand © Andrea Poole/Fotolia;

The Ulster Museum © Ulster Museum;

Titanic Belfast © Titanic Belfast;


Callanish Standing Stones and Stornoway © Jan Schouten/Calanais Visitor Centre;

Castle Semple Visitor Centre © Kenny Williamson/Alamy;

Fort George © CuboImages srl/Alamy;

Highland Wildlife Park © Alex Riddell;

Nevis Range Mountain Experience (Aonach Mor Gondola) © Andy Gray/Nevis Range;

Our Dynamic Earth © Yerbury Photography/Loop Images/Corbis;

Riverside Museum © Glasgow Life;

The David Livingstone Centre © Stephen Dorey/Alamy;

The Scottish Seabird Centre © Duncan Hale-Sutton/Alamy;

The Midlands & East Anglia

Banham Zoo © Michael Knowles/Alamy;

Brixworth Country Park © richardlyons/Alamy;

Heritage Motor Centre © Rob Smith;

IWM Duxford © IWM Duxford;

National Ice Centre © National Ice Centre;

Park Hall Countryside Experience © Rob Smith;

Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Caldecott Visitor Centre © Redwings Horse Sanctuary;

Symonds Yat Rock and aMazing Hedge Puzzle © Rob Smith;

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum © John Martin/Alamy;

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre © Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre;

Twycross Zoo © Andrew Fox/Alamy;

Welney Wetland Centre © Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust;

The North

Brockholes Nature Reserve © Bentham Imaging;

Castle Howard © Sandro Vannini/Corbis;

Chatsworth House and Gardens © age fotostock/SuperStock;

Chester Zoo © Chester Zoo;

Diggerland Yorkshire © Diggerland;

Grizedale Forest Park © Stan Pritchard/Alamy;

Killhope: The North of England Lead Mining Museum © Killhope Museum;

Life Science Centre © Malcolm Sewell/Alamy;

Museums Sheffield: Weston Park © Museums Sheffield;

National Railway Museum, York © Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis;

Roundhay Park and Tropical World © Charles Stirling/Alamy;

Seven Stories: The Centre for Children’s Books © Jeff Greenberg/Alamy;

Southport Pier © F1 ONLINE/SuperStock;

The Anderton Boat Lift © idp canal collection/Alamy;

Yorkshire Wildlife Park © susie73/;

The Southeast

Adventure Island, Southend © Gordon Scammell/Alamy;

Drusillas Zoo Park © Richard Baker/Alamy;

French Brothers Riverboat Trips © French Brothers Riverboat Trips;

Howlett’s Wild Animal Park © Viv Watton;

Legoland Windsor © Michael Kelly/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis;

Paradise Wildlife Park © Viv Watton;

Thomley Activity Centre © Viv Watton;

Thorpe Park © Paul Doyle / Alamy;

Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter: TM and © WBEI. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R. Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Southwest

At-Bristol ©;

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens © Bicton Park Botanical Gardens;

Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth Balloon ©;

Coate Water Country Park © Rob Smith;

Grand Pier Weston-super-Mare © Robert Read/Alamy;

Haldon Forest Park © Emma Bowler;

Longleat House and Safari Park © Adrian Sherratt/Alamy;

National Marine Aquarium © National Aquarium;

National Maritime Museum Cornwall © Peter Edwards;

South Devon Railway and Totnes Rare Breeds Farm © Sarah Anne Harvey/Totnes Rare Breeds Farm;

Swanage Railway © Alan Copson/JAI/Corbis;

The Eden Project © Tim Draper/Rough Guides;

The Tarka Trail & Tunnels Beaches © Will Gray/JAI/Corbis;

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre © Rob Smith;


Electric Mountain © Alan Novelli/Alamy;

Gigrin Farm © Steven Flaherty/Alamy;

Llangollen Wharf and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct © Skyscan/Corbis;

Millennium Coastal Park © Keith Morris/Alamy;

Millennium Stadium Tours, Cardiff © Franck Seguin/TempSport/Corbis;

Wales Millennium Centre © Diana Jarvis/Rough Guides