Dad with physical disability gives his thumbs up to family day trip to the fylde coast

When you are a double amputee with two young children, where
do you go for a day trip?

Well, Stu Robinson and his family came to Blackpool for the day and spent the morning at Ascent Trampoline Park in Blackpool.

Stu a former RAF gunner, who lost both legs in Afghanistan,
and his family frequently head out on day trips, which Stu admits is “trial and
error”.

Stu, his wife and two children, from Morecambe, visited
Ascent in Blackpool – quite possibly not the first place you’d think of when you
can’t jump up and down yourself.

But, it’s really important that they can enjoy time out as a
family and so they came to the Fylde Coast to see just how accessible it is.

 

Stu and his family at Ascent Trampoline Park in Blackpool

“We like to holiday and day trip places frequently and one
thing we’ve had to do to ensure its an enjoyable one, is research prior to
going. We look for wheelchair friendly locations in regards to accommodation,
attractions and travel options.” says Stu.

“You have to do a lot more planning before you go out and
also have different options. If you have set your mind on a place and you get
there and suddenly find there’s a million steps to get up, its going to be
quite difficult to get in there – no matter what help you have got.

“You always remember the good places you can get into.”

Stu Robinson, from Morecambe, who visited the Fylde Coast.

Ascent in Blackpool was totally accessible for Stu and the trampoline park also has dedicated disability sessions each month.

Stu and his family were full of smiles and he praised the Access Fylde Coast project.

Living just under an hour away from Blackpool, Stu adds: “The access Fylde coast is a great initiative enabling the stress and worry to be taken out of holiday planning and as a family, enjoy the trip as you should.”

 

 

Stu with his pal and former RAF gunner Mike Goody

Access Fylde Coast is dedicated to helping businesses across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde, to enhance their welcome to disabled people through FREE, non-critical access guides and FREE online disability awareness training.

To find out more email hello@disabilityfirst.org

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