Experience Days Designed By Those With Disabilities For Those With Disabilities.

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Accessible experience days are about providing activities that are thoughtfully tailored to accommodate a wide range of abilities, ensuring inclusivity and enjoyment for everyone. The essence of these days lies in their thoughtful design and execution, which prioritises accessibility in various aspects.

Firstly, the physical setup of these experiences is crucial. Venues and activities are adapted to be wheelchair-friendly, with features like ramps, accessible transportation, and modified equipment. This ensures that individuals with mobility challenges can participate comfortably.

Sensory considerations are also a key aspect. For those with sensory sensitivities, such as individuals on the autism spectrum, the environments are adjusted. This could mean creating a more sensory-friendly setting by moderating noise, adjusting lighting, or providing quiet, less stimulating areas.

The design of the activities themselves is inclusive. Rather than sticking to rigid formats, these experiences are crafted with simplicity and flexibility in mind. This approach allows people of various abilities to engage in the activities meaningfully, ensuring that no one feels left out or unable to participate.

Another important element is the staff and instructors who facilitate these experiences. They are often trained specifically to cater to and understand the needs of individuals with different abilities. Their expertise and supportive approach play a significant role in creating a safe and enjoyable environment.

WonderDays have a range of experience days that are suitable for everyone so take a look at what we offer and go and make some memories!

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Adapted Supercar Driving Experience & High Speed Ride

For those passionate about supercars and who have physical disabilities, this unique experience offers the thrill of driving high-performance sports cars. Participants can select up to five supercars to drive, choosing between 3-mile or 6-mile stints around a race track.

The lineup of cars includes exhilarating models like the Lamborghini LP560, Ferrari F430 Spider/California, Aston Martin DB9, Audi R8, Nissan GTR, and Porsche 911/997. Plus, there's an option to upgrade to the formidable McLaren 650s for an additional cost.

These cars are equipped with Universal removable hand controls and a steering wheel ball for accessibility. If hand controls aren't preferred, traditional foot pedals are also available. The semi-automatic gearboxes in these cars make the experience inclusive for people with limited arm and leg movement. Accompanied by a professional instructor, participants will learn the nuances of driving these exceptional supercars.

The experience doesn't just stop at driving; it also includes an exhilarating hot lap. Here, the instructor demonstrates the capabilities of a performance car around the circuit, usually in a BMW M3 V8 saloon car or Vauxhall VXV8, adding an extra thrill to the adventure.

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Supercar Blind Driving Experience & High Speed Ride

Supercar enthusiasts with visual impairments can now indulge in an exhilarating blind driving experience, designed to provide the rush and excitement of handling a high-performance sports car.

This unique experience caters to individuals with any level of visual impairment, offering the opportunity to drive a supercar in a safe and controlled environment. The experience features a selection of automatic supercars, ensuring ease of driving.

A highly skilled instructor will be by your side throughout, guiding you around the track. The instructor also has access to a footbrake, ensuring safety at all times. You'll learn the art of driving these magnificent machines under expert guidance.

Participants have the choice to drive up to five different supercars, for either 3 miles or 6 miles each, around a race track. The selection includes prestigious models such as the Lamborghini LP560, Ferrari F430 Spider/California, Aston Martin DB9, Audi R8, Nissan GTR, and Porsche 911/997. As before, there's an option to upgrade to the McLaren 650s for an extra fee.

The experience also features an exhilarating hot lap.

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Deaf Supercar Driving Experience & High Speed Ride

For supercar enthusiasts with hearing impairments, the deaf supercar driving experience offers an exhilarating opportunity to experience the speed and thrill of high-performance sports cars.

This experience is inclusive for all levels of hearing impairment, from those who are registered deaf to individuals with partial hearing loss. It's a chance to get behind the wheel of some of the world's fastest supercars for an unforgettable driving experience.

The cars provided for this experience are all automatic, ensuring ease of handling. Participants will be accompanied by a highly skilled instructor who will guide them around the track. The instructor also has access to a footbrake for added safety. You'll receive expert instruction on how to drive these incredible supercars.

As above, there are up to five different supercars, each for either 3 or 6 miles around a race track. The range of cars available includes the Lamborghini LP560, Ferrari F430 Spider/California, Aston Martin DB9, Audi R8, Nissan GTR, and Porsche 911/997.

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Accessible Skiing Lesson

The accessible skiing lesson offers a chance for everyone to experience skiing in a safe and encouraging setting, tailored to various disabilities.

For mono skiing, suitable for those with enough upper body strength, it involves a sit-ski with a single ski underneath. The technique involves fore and aft movements for steering. While it's possible to use lifts independently, initial assistance from an instructor is common. A variety of mono-skis are available, and the instructor will ensure you're matched with the right equipment for optimal slope performance.

Stand-up skiing caters to those who can ski standing but may require a specialised instructor's assistance, with or without additional equipment. The instructor's assessment determines the most effective approach and any necessary equipment to enhance learning and progression.

Bi skiing is another sit-ski option but with two skis for increased stability. It can be done using hand-held riggers or with the instructor's guidance. The aim is to progress towards as much independence as possible, starting with the instructor steering and advancing to more active skiing forms.

Three/Four track skiing is designed for varying levels of amputation and balance needs. Three-track skiing involves three contact points with the snow, often suitable for those with a below-knee amputation, potentially using a prosthetic. Four-track skiing uses both skis and outriggers for those needing balance support or with reduced mobility. The instructor's assessment is crucial in determining the appropriate equipment for effective skiing.

For visually impaired skiers, lessons accommodate various methods, including voice control with or without a headset, or following an instructor in a high-visibility jacket. Lessons focus on fostering independence, covering safety and equipment handling from the outset.

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Accessible Plane Flight Castle Experience

Embark on a remarkable aerial tour to explore the historical and scenic wonders of the Medway area with a trial flight castle experience. This journey presents a unique perspective of Kent's storied landmarks, showcasing everything from ancient Roman remains and Norman architectural marvels to majestic castles and significant naval sites. From above, enjoy the natural splendour of the Thames estuary and River Swale, where the serene sight of seals along the coast might greet you.

Your adventure begins at Rochester airport, where a friendly and knowledgeable instructor will guide your hour-long flight. Soar above Rochester to admire its iconic castle and cathedral, both 11th-century masterpieces attributed to Bishop Gundulf. The flight then follows the path of the River Medway towards Chatham, unveiling the historic Chatham docks, once a naval powerhouse and now a fascinating museum.

The aerial journey encompasses the captivating Leeds Castle, set amidst a picturesque moat and lush parklands. Discover Uppner Castle, a 16th-century fort built under Henry VIII's reign, and soar over the ruins of Cooling Castle, a 14th-century stronghold that inspired Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations."

This flight experience is a perfect gift for those who love history, nature, and thrilling experiences, blending breathtaking views with enriching historical narratives. Seize this exceptional chance to view Kent's beauty and heritage from a remarkable vantage point.

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Accessible Flying Lesson

Choose between a succinct 45-minute session or a more in-depth 75-minute flying lesson, each set against the backdrop of two spectacular locations, perfect for your aerial adventure. If you're concerned that a disability might limit your experience, rest easy. The experienced flight instructors are adept at accommodating the unique needs presented by disabilities, ensuring that almost everyone has the chance to pilot the aircraft themselves.

These flying lessons are fully accredited by the Civil Aviation Authority, upholding the highest standards in flight training. The process of navigating the aircraft is straightforward, thanks to user-friendly processes and advanced hoisting facilities that prioritise accessibility.

Each lesson unfolds in three phases: an initial briefing that sets out expectations and procedures, followed by an exhilarating 15 or 30 minutes in the air (depending on the lesson's duration), and concluding with a detailed debriefing. During this time, you'll grasp the essential checks and responsibilities of piloting.

In these lessons, you'll take to the skies in an Ikarus C42, a single-engined high-wing monoplane. This aircraft features side-by-side seating for two, offering a comfortable and intimate flying experience.

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