Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens will be joining hundreds of other venues across the UK on 12 March 2016 for Disabled Access Day.

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens will be joining hundreds of other venues across the UK on 12 March 2016 for Disabled Access Day to showcase their strides towards accessibility. The cottage and its gardens are a great destination for people of different ages and abilities. From the herb garden and lavender maze, to sculpture and woodland walks, there is something for everyone to explore.

The annual Disabled Access Day aims to encourage disabled people, their friends and families to visit somewhere new, whether that’s a coffee shop, cinema, museum, sports centre or elsewhere. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens will be joining over 100 venues that have already signed up to take part in the day.

Throughout the day, visitors to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens can get to grips with interactive games and memory boxes, which will be situated in the Activity tent at the garden and easily accessible to all. Other activities include brass-rubbing, object handling and Shakespeare and nature themed ‘make and take’.

Becky Cund, Director of HR & Administration at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust comments, “We are delighted to be taking part in this national celebration. One of our main aims of the day is to provide opportunities for vulnerable older people and those with disabilities, together with their families and carers, to find real enjoyment from their visit to the cottage and gardens. Working with iconic historic venues creates some challenges in terms of access, however the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is focussed on making sure Shakespeare can be available to and enjoyed by all.”

Euan MacDonald, co-founder of the disabled access reviews website EuansGuide.com, the main sponsor of Disabled Access Day, said: “There are around 12 million disabled people in the UK and an estimated 1 billion worldwide. It’s important that we raise awareness of the issue of disabled access and encourage venues to highlight their accessibility on Disabled Access Day. By hosting events and offering promotions to visitors on March 12, all of the partners involved can demonstrate just how important disabled access is to them.”

 

 

Image: © Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.