TESTIMONIALS

Kev Southgate

Kev Southgate

March 2022

Well organised ski trip adding to my help to be independant which I gained 100% from on this trip. Well done Access Adventures. Don't give up and take the advice from the trained instructors it really helps with confidence and skill. Waterskiing is my next one to try now. Well done all who took part in this trip you made it amazing and as easy as possible.

James Pearce

James Pearce

Feb 2022

A massive thank you to the Access Adventures team for giving me the opportunity to go on the snow ski camp. I really did have the time of my life, done things I never thought I would be able to do and I have made memories that will stay with me forever thank you so much. Jane, Clare and the whole Access adventures team are amazing thank you so much.

Suleyman Nuur

Suleyman Nuur

Sept 2021

The whole experience was so much fun and challenging. I really loved every minute of it and the staff were always there to help and give advice. It was a fantastic experience for me and I enjoyed it tremendously.

Ruth Earley

Ruth Earley

Aug 2021

It's been a brilliant way to get active and meet new people in an environment where I don't feel self conscious about having poor mobility. I think it could really help other people with confidence. Love you guys! Thanks for providing your services!!

Andy Trollope

Andy Trollope

Aug 2021

While learning canoeing on the Somerset camp a few years ago I managed to capsize mine within a minute. There was no panic the safety procedures were impeccable and I was fished out very quickly. That could have been the end of my day as I was soaked through. But the AA team came up with a great solution and put me in a double open canoe with an experienced partner. The AA team had me re seated and stable in my new tub very quickly, nothing was too much trouble and we still left on time and a great day was had by all. I guess the point of this story is that the whole AA team and the people they use to provide whatever outside services are needed all really know what they are doing, nothing is too much trouble and if you put your faith in them you will have a great time no matter what activity you are doing even if it may not start off in the best way!

Ben Davies

Ben Davies

July 2021

Everyone - organisers, volunteers & guests - were welcoming, friendly & approachable. Received great encouragement and support in a new activity & has introduced me to something I wouldn't have otherwise been able to try. Definitely want to go again.


I had been wanting to try some form of adaptive sport (preferably involving a bit of speed) for a long while, but didn't really know where to begin as a complete new starter, whether it was actually feasible, and I was a little hesitant to going alone.   Everyone at the Access Adventures event was more than welcoming, I tried something new that I really enjoyed and want to continue doing, it was great to meet a group of new people with similar interests. Plus, I just think it's really cool that the team/volunteers put so much effort into making it a possibility. Ultimately, it's given me the push to try other sports I've been interested in, but not yet given a go.

Angela Mace

Angela Mace

July 2021

My first event with AA opened my eyes to what I could achieve in adaptive sports and gave me a sense of belonging to a community, without being judged or feeling inadequate.  I felt safe and happy within a less abled environment and at ease with others who understood daily challenges without the need to explain or justify myself.

Sarah O'Mally-Richardson

Sarah O'Mally-Richardson

June 2021

The whole team are incredible; inspiring to say the least but also able to put us all at ease. My two boys, Oscar and Benji, had the most amazing time. I don’t think they left the water for more than 10 minutes during the whole day! They loved every minute of all the activities you had on offer. It was also a fantastic chance for them to meet other kids with a disabled parent and be ‘just kids’ for the day. As for the opportunity you gave me; I’m not sure I have the words to do it justice. For the last 18 months I haven't been in full water; not a bath, swimming pool or a lake! You all put me at ease and once I was in the water I felt I’d conquered something incredible. That feeling when we first started on the skis was just phenomenal! It was genuinely the freest and most able I’ve felt during all this time and I have you all to thank for that. Gavin, my husband, had a brilliant day too. He got to chat with other partners who are long-term carers which really helped him.

As a family we can’t thank you enough. Personally, I can’t wait to get back on the lake and try paddle-boarding (and maybe a sneaky go on the ski again too!).

Thank you again and we can’t wait for the next chance to come and visit.

Grant Stretch

Grant Stretch

June 2021

Thanks for the advise everyone is giving, you have a great bunch of people at the centre who are so friendly and chilled it makes it an awesome place to come, join in and learn.

Hannah Tomsett

Hannah Tomsett

Feb 2021

I just want to say a massive thank you for the yoga camp! It had a really positive impact on me. I loved the morning focus and setting good intentions for the day. Having done the yoga for almost a year, the workshop really enhanced my understanding of poses and allowed me the time to explore different options to find what worked best for me. Even though it was all done virtually it felt like a mini break away as you had a focus, structure and new activities into a day, but will time to enjoy the sunshine outside. It was a great group of people who supported each other, shared life experiences/information and had many giggles. Investing time and energy into yourself is so important, practising self-care isn't easy but I felt this weekend was the perfect opportunity to give myself some down time and focus 100% on me without distractions in a safe, supportive and guided way. Thank you!

Sarah Clements

Sarah Clements

Feb 2021

I joined the Access Adaptive Yoga Camp this weekend - it’s been FAB! Mindful Mornings, Yoga Workshops (choice of adapted chair or adapted mat based) and Mindful Movement & Guided Relaxation sessions. Plus a very thoughtful & gorgeous little box of treats in the post & booklet of lovely recipes. I’m a yoga novice and chair-user and did the mat-based yoga. I learnt SO much & gained a lot from all the sessions. Lovely, friendly & supportive group. Loved it, thank you.

Sophie Elwes

Sophie Elwes

Oct 2020

Over lockdown I struggled, especially during the heatwave, to not be able to get out on the water so was very pleased when Access Adventures put measures in place to enable independent skiers to come down when it was safe. It’s really shown me how much I rely on being active for my sanity. Big thanks as ever to the wonderful Access Adventures staff and volunteers for enabling us to get back at it.