Accessibility at our Centres

Facilities and equipment for those with a disability

Our four centres have accessible buildings, facilities and accommodation as well as specialist activity equipment for those with disabilities.


  • Access to the main building for those with limited mobility is via a lift to the first floor disabled suite, dining area and lounge.
  • The accessible suite consists of a single bed and adapted shower/ toilet room.
  • There is a connecting door to a separate room for up to 2 carers.


  • Five of the cabins have fully accessible showers/wet room, with shower chairs and toilet support/brace bars.
  • The main toilet block has a unisex accessible shower/wet room, with shower chairs and toilet support/ brace bars. Separate male and female accessible toilets have support/brace bars.
  • The dining hall, conference room/classroom, toilets and shower blocks are fully accessible.


  • The building is wheelchair accessible and there is a lift to the first and third floors.
  • There are two unisex accessible changing areas/cubicles as well as separate male and female wheelchair accessible toilets.


  • All accommodation, the dining room, main hall and training suite are fully accessible.
  • The main toilet block has two unisex accessible changing/ shower rooms – one with a ceiling hoist, the other with a shower table – and two wheelchair accessible toilet/shower rooms.
  • The residential block has a unisex accessible toilet/shower.
  • The main building includes a unisex accessible toilet.

Equipment can be moved to the appropriate centre based on the needs of our clients. Please speak to the centre you are booking with prior to your visit so that arrangements can be made to ensure the equipment is available to you during your stay.


  • Our archery equipment includes a crossbow set up for those with limited physical ability
  • We also have lighter bows and wrist releases for those with grip impairments
  • Archery is available at all our centres

Climbing and High Ropes

  • Essex Outdoors has a range of climbing equipment to enable access to our climbing and high ropes activities including a kite harness and climbing bar with ascender


  • We have a range of bikes and trikes to enable participation in bike activities both on and off site – including a unique wheelchair bicycle.
  • Location: Danbury and Mersea

BOMA Chair

  • We have an All Terrain Electric wheelchair with a twist grip throttle and squeeze brake for hand control
  • The chair allow users to freely access our entire site with a battery life lasting about 6 hours.
  • Location: Mersea

Landeez Wheelchair

  • We have 3 Landeez chairs that have large inflatable tyres giving users access to pass over rough surfaces, including mud and sand, with ease.
  • These do have some straps, offering limited support
  • Location: Mersea, Danbury and Bradwell

Off Road Wheelchair

  • Our Off Road wheelchairs enable access to the climbing wall and around the centre.
  • Location: Mersea and Harlow

Changing Table

  • Our hydraulic changing tables are available in the toilet block or first aid rooms
  • The variable height descends low enough for wheelchair transfers
  • 183cm long and 80cm wide with side supports
  • Can be used with a portable hoist
  • Location: Danbury and Mersea

Shower Table

  • Our powered, height-adjustable shower trolley enables the user to be safely and easily washed or showered by their carer.
  • It offers a range of height adjustments to reduce the risk of back injury for the carer.
  • Location: Mersea

Ceiling Hoist

  • Situated in our toilet block this Voyager 420 hoist works on an overhead track that runs from a changing room into the shower room
  • Powered vertically and horizontally, the maximum user weight is 190 kg (30st/420 lbs).
  • Slings are available but users are requested to bring their own
  • Location: Mersea

Portable Hoists

  • Our portable hoists can be used at an activity or taken to your accommodation on the site
  • Slings are available but users are requested to bring their own
  • Location: Mersea and Danbury

Swimming Pool Hoist

  • The swimming pool hoist enables access to the 1m deep heated pool at our Mersea centre

What our customers say

“Had a great time. Fully inclusive. Thank you for being so understanding of his needs.”

“Fantastic instructors were very patient, friendly and did a brilliant job with the SEN Kids. My child absolutely loved it.”

Facilities and equipment image gallery

Some photos to give a flavour of what we have at Essex Outdoors to make our centres more accessible