A family blog focusing on days out and attractions in the North West and across the UK, with an emphasis on inclusivity and accessibility. 

ABOUT

Welcome to Walk or Wheel, our family blog of days out, experiences, and holidays with a particular emphasis on inclusivity and accessibility, as our eldest son Charlie has cerebral Palsy resulting in him being a full time wheelchair user.

We are a big family of 6 including Dad (Dan), Mum (Jo) our 3 boys aged 8, 8 and 3 (Charlie, George and Thomas) and our daughter Hettie who is very much a newborn!

The aim of our blog is to document our family days out, experiences and holidays including how accessible and inclusive it is for Charlie as well as our other children. We live in the North West so a lot of our blogs and guides will be based around here, however we do travel far and wide so will be reviewing many places in the UK and further afield.

We hope that you will both enjoy and find this blog of use for your family and that it will help you to plan your days out based on our experiences. The Maley’s x

LATEST BLOGS

The Calvert Trust – Exmoor

  So today is Harry’s 10 year Anniversary, but today feels different to the 9 other years we have experienced this day as we are on our way back from the most amazing weekend! Only a few weeks ago I was scrolling through Facebook when an alert came up from...

When secondary schools don’t want your child

I can’t really put into words how disheartened I am currently feeling while searching for a secondary school for Charlie and George. Both Charlie and George now have EHCPs in place, covering not only the fact that they both have Cerebral Palsy but also their social...

Running 100km in 30 Days Challenge

So throughout the month of June I have set myself the challenge of running 100km. Equivalent to a 10km race each three days, or 25km per week, it’s certainly going to be a challenge for me.

A week of good news!

Well what a crazy few weeks we have had, from unbelievable fundraising achievements to finally receiving some good news about our house adaptations!  As I have previously mentioned, with everything going on at the moment we had decided to put our...

Mental Health Week

So today marks the end of mental Health week and so I thought we would finish with a short blog. Mental health is so important and even more prevalent at the moment and yet a lot of us continue to brush our feelings under the carpet,...

Community Spirit

With everything going on at the moment we had decided to put our fundraising on hold as it was both difficult to arrange and complete challenges and we had to also consider that peoples finances may have been affected from being furloughed or struggling...

Our Story

It all started in 2011. My Wife Jo and I  found out that we were having naturally conceived triplets in the February of 2011. The chances of conceiving triplets naturally are 1 in 10,000, and naturally we were ecstatic! However, this is where it all started.  From day...

RDA Saddleworth – Riding School for the Disabled

A couple of the effects of Charlies Cerebral Palsy is that he suffers from tightening in his groin and also weakness of the core. Now whilst he has physio at least 5 days a week to help with this, amongst various other interventions, we are always on the...

Manual to Powered wheelchair

Charlie currently uses a Power Wheelchair, but this wasn’t always the case. From the age of 2 until 7 Charlie was using a Manual Wheel chair. Initially we started off with the standard NHS Self-Propelling wheel chair, which at the time was brilliant and...