5 Wheelchair Friendly Historical places to visit in Charnwood   

5 Wheelchair Friendly Historical places to visit in Charnwood   

5 Wheelchair Friendly Historical places to visit in Charnwood  

Older people and their carers can enjoy some amazing walks out and about in Leicestershire. 

Exploring nature is an amazing activity that you can share with your carer, with so many wonderful walks and places of historical interest on our doorstep. At Home Instead our carers can accompany you on days out to the best country parks in Charnwood and the surrounding area. Many of these are wheelchair friendly and good for those with mobility issues. What’s more there are plenty of places to sit down and have a rest. Look at this guide to the best wheelchair-friendly historical places to visit in Charnwood.  

Bradgate Park

If you fancy getting out of the house, why not escape to the peace and tranquillity of a medieval deer park, the childhood home of Nine Day Queen Lady Jane Grey. The main entrance is in Newtown Linford, but you can also access the park from Cropston (Hallgates) and Old John (Hunts Hill). You and your carer can enjoy a pleasant stroll among this splendid historic park. Take along a picnic or buy a cup of tea or lunch at one of the two tearooms. It makes for the perfect day out and the paths are very good for wheelchairs.

Watermead Country Park, Syston

Watermead Country Park has plenty of trails for walking and cycling, as well as surfaced paths throughout the park ideal for carers to push a wheelchair. There are many seats along these trails to sit and enjoy the general peace and quiet or have a chat with your carer. You can also enjoy the animal sculptures or bring the grandchildren along to play. For those more steady on their feet you can take your carer on a stroll through woodland, grassland and wildflower meadows spotting nature along the way. 

Abbey Park, Leicester 

Take public transport along with your carer to Abbey Park in Leicester for a day out to remember. The River Soar divides this beautiful park into two areas, on the western side of the river you’ll find the remains of the twelfth century Leicester Abbey, and the ruins of Cavendish House, a seventeenth century mansion. Stop for a brew with your carer at Abbey Park Café and enjoy the marvelous pets corner which will bring a smile to the face of many of Home Instead’s elderly clients. To the east of the river is the Victorian-themed gardens with shrubberies, trees, a boating lake, miniature railway, and wonderful flower displays to admire as you stroll along with your carer. There’s also a sensory garden for you to relax

Queens Park, Loughborough

Not far from the Home Instead offices in central Loughborough is Queens Park which has a Victorian heritage. Take a stroll through the park and admire the Carillion Tower which has a wartime museum inside to reminisce about days gone by. Walking towards the pagoda and sit down for a chat with your carer. All around are beautiful floral displays and sculptures to admire. Further on there is a Victorian aviary which has wonderful

The Outwoods 

This ancient woodland location which is part of the National Forest is a wonderful place to admire the bluebells as you take a walk through the forest with your carer. You can even invite along your small grandchildren as there is a park for them to play in called the Dwelling Den, set within eco mulch surface to providing wheelchair access. A large stone dust picnic area providing an accessible route to the eco mulch area and picnic bench seating for you and your carer to enjoy your food on. 

Home Instead carers can accompany their clients to the finest country parks in the region. They are skilled carers who provide companionship when you want to get some fresh air and exercise. Call to find out how we can help you, or how you can enjoy the benefits of live in care on 0116 2165306.