Blair Drummond Safari Park features in new accessible tourism guide.
Blair Drummond Safari Park has been listed as an ideal destination for disabled people, their friends and family in a new guide, published today by Visit Scotland.
The guide, compiled by disabled access charity Euan's Guide, features a collection of visitor attractions that are noted for their accessibility. The Safari Park, which has excellent access for wheelchairs and ample disabled parking, received a special mention for the Changing Places Toilet, which was built earlier this year.
Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs said:
“Inclusive tourism provides an equal opportunity for older people, families with young children and those with temporary or hidden disabilities to be part of the tourism experience, with no-one having to be left out. In Scotland, we are committed to making this vision a reality by promoting a fair, inclusive and equal society and by enabling everyone to access the same opportunities.”
Representatives from Euan's Guide, the disabled access review website where disabled people, their families and friends can review, share and discover new accessible places, visited the Safari Park earlier in the season and rated the park as a five-star attraction.
"What made our visit were the staff who were friendly, knowledgeable and very welcoming from start to end."
"You know things are going well when the first person you meet welcomes you with a smile and can offer information about the accessibility and what to expect. It's great day out with loads to see, easy to follow routes and goof wheelchair access. The icing on the cake being the knowledge that there's a Changing Places toilet as well!"
Gary Gilmour, Blair Drummond Safari Park Manager, said:
“Blair Drummond Safari Park is a family attraction and we are committed to ongoing improvements to the accessibility of the Park for our visitors. We’re delighted to receive a special mention in this new publication.”
The guide is available to download on the Euan's Guide website.