Here in the Boyne Valley we want everyone to enjoy our beautiful landscape, learn all about our heritage and discover all the great activities and attractions on offer. Many of our activity providers and sites are suitable for people of all ages and all abilities. We understand it takes time to research all the places you can go with walking aids, buggies and wheelchairs so we have compiled a list for you. Take a look at the list of attractions here that are fully accessible in the Boyne Valley below.
Get yourself out in the fresh air at Beewise Nature trail just outside Kilmessan. Bee Wise Nature Trail is a 5 acre woodland educational walk. The nature trail is approximately 1.2km meandering through woodland. There is a fine stone finish on the path making it suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.
Around the trail there are fun activities, a fairy village, a wildlife pond, a sensory area, a maze and an outdoor games area for all ages to enjoy.
Running 1.9km from Dominic's Park on the south bank of the River Boyne near the Bridge of Peace in Drogheda, the Boyne Greenway takes you along the river close to the Mary McAleese Cable Bridge and then along the Boyne Canal to the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre at Oldbridge. It is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs across pavement and boardwalk.
Established in 1989, Droichead Arts Centre is a multi-disciplinary centre in the heart of Drogheda Town, providing an extensive curated arts and cultural programme of theatre, music, film, visual arts, opera, dance, and more. Droichead Arts Centre Stockwell Street venue is a fully accessible venue, with lift access and with an adapted restroom facility. Be sure to inform the centre at the time of booking if you have any additional requirements or require wheelchair spaces in the theatre. This will allow staff to reserve these seats for your convenience. The historic Barlow House has also been adapted and is fully accessible.
Enfield Fairy Trail is located at the Harbour Area of the Royal Canal Leisure Park in Enfield. Take a stroll through this fully accessible, enchanting little Fairy Trail full of fairy doors, houses, ladybirds and even a couple of thrones! Discover Fiadh the Forest Fairy, Flash the Footballer Fairy and many more.
Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery is one of Ireland's most important visual art spaces. Serving the Northeast region, it presents a programme of national and international temporary exhibitions, as well as exhibitions drawn from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection, a fascinating collection dating from the mid-18th century. All public areas of the building are fully accesible by wheelchair.
Visit the Irish Military War Museum, Ireland’s largest private military collective housed in a 5,000 sq ft ‘hands on’ museum. This is a fantastic educational and historical resource for people of all ages and from right across the island of Ireland and beyond. The museum offers full disability access. The facility is wheelchair friendly throughout, and the outdoor area is both sloped and accessible.
Loughcrew Gardens are a breathtaking spectacle from 17th and 19th century landscape and pleasure gardens. Take a wander through centuries of garden and landscape fantasy. The central area of approximately six acres includes a lime avenue, extensive lawns and terraces, a magnificent herbaceous border and physic border. The gardens are fully wheelchair accessible, and the pathways are made of gravel.
A museum that was born out of the ever-popular Moynalty Steam Threshing festival. The necessity of providing space for their vast collection of artefacts and memorabilia turned into a spacious museum for all to enjoy by appointment. The entire building is wheelchair accessible with a lift accessing the upper floor.
A visit to Newbarn Farm is the perfect day out this summer for the entire family. Explore their farm shop with fresh local produce on offer all year around. Say hello to the resident sheep, cows, pigs and other animals around the farm. The shop and walk is fully accessible.
Newgrange Farm invite you to discover all the fun life on the farm has to offer. Bring your curiosity, a sense of adventure and get ready to make memories that will last for years to come. The farm is accessible to everyone including mobility aids and wheelchairs.
Another great trail to discover in the Boyne Valley is the Royal Canal Greenway which is fully accessible to wheelchairs and mobility aids. You will find access points at Enfield, Longwood and the Hill of Down also.
Solstice Arts Centre in Navan, County Meath, hosts a wide range of arts and cultural events throughout the year, symbolising the belief and pride that the people of the county take in nurturing its cultural life. The facilities at Solstice include a 320-seat theatre, cinema facilities with a state-of-the-art digital 4K Sony Projector & Dolby Surround Sound, three gallery spaces, studio space, foyer and café. The Solstice Box Office / Café / Bar is fully accessible. The auditorium, which is fully accessible from the foyer, can accommodate six wheelchairs without reconfiguration. An accessible lift provides access to specially adapted toilet facilities and their third-floor gallery spaces.
Tayto Park, Irelands only theme park and zoo is in South County Meath and welcomes visitors of all abilities through its doors. Tayto Park operate a fully up to date additional needs policy. They offer a separate additional needs entrance, wheelchair hire, mobility scooter hire, accessible toilets, accessible changing rooms and more.
We want all our visitors to explore and navigate our region as easily as possible. Our accommodation partners feature accessible facilities including bathrooms, parking, accessible bedrooms and more. Find out more about them here.
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