A visit to Avon Tyrell in the New Forest: what’s the story? + The Best Wheelchair in the World

Recently I have been thinking alot about my restrictions, and the fact that I can’t run and play with my kids in the park, the woods or at the beach – things which we really used to enjoy.  After a brief spell of feeling sorry for myself, I got pro-active and asked around about some of the more accessible country areas round the south.  I have a few starter ideas, and some great websites.  I also have my first forest ‘walk’ in a long time planned out so am thrilled!  With all this to come – I couldn’t not share our last proper outdoors experience – with an appearance from what is perhaps the best wheelchair – in the world!!
Avon Tyrell is an outdoor activity centre in the heart of the New Forest and along the river Avon.  Before the rug was ripped out from under subsidised funding for such things for disabled parents and children in our area, we went for several weekends away there, and had a fantastic time!
The kids got a chance to climb and explore, and enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities
And mummy took lots of pictures, as she was very proud of her two adventurers
Cam and Jess did archery with Grandad
And climbed the ropes
They even made hot chocolate for mummy
And roasted marshmallows with Grandad and the lovely helpers there
They were very yummy!
As if Mummy hadn’t had enough fun pretending to be David Baily – she also had the use of an all terrain wheelchair worth £10,000!
She did take a break from taking and posing for pictures to whizz round the woods while Jess, Cam and Grandad warmed up in the Manor House where we were staying.  It was amazing and it shot across grass, tree roots , mud and sand with no problem at all.  A wonderful time was had by all – but Mum was a little sad that she couldn’t take the wheelchair home and whizz around with her little ones all year round, but her two rays of sunshine soon had her smiling again.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

45 thoughts on “A visit to Avon Tyrell in the New Forest: what’s the story? + The Best Wheelchair in the World

  1. It was more like a dune buggy – but I guess the big wheels were necessary to make it all-terrain. It was very cool! :-)
    Vicky – AaUD

  2. She would be not with the right gear I think. My little girl was only 7 here (I think) but both my kids are very tall.
    Vicky – AaUD

  3. I know – I couldn't believe it. I shudder to think what some of the specialist chairs for paralympians must cost. The few weekends we had there were super fun though!
    Vicky – AaUD

  4. That wheelchair rocks!! I'd be terrified of damaging it at that price though haha.
    Looks like you had an amazing time :) x

  5. That wheelchair looks soooo awesome Vicki.Getting out and about is such a great way to enjoy family time together and great that you were able to join them.

  6. Wow those outdoor adventures look awesome… and that wheelchair sounds absolutely amazing! I didn't even know such a thing existed but I am so pleased to see that it does, I know it's expensive but how amazing to be able to get outdoors into the heart of nature no matter what :)

  7. I went to Avon Tyrell for a wedding believe it or not – always forget its nearby so will have to visit as the kids would love it. The wheelchair looks amazing!!!

  8. What a great family time you all had, the children looked in their element taking part in the fun activities! What a fab wheelchair which enabled you to follow them and take great photos. Thanks for linking up and sharing your outdoor fun with Country Kids.

  9. Well done you for getting out and giving the kids such a fun time. That Wheelchair looks awesome. I wonder if it would clear the ford here on the farm without giving the occupant a wet bum? A great Country Kids post

  10. That's the coolest wheelchair ever!!!

    It must have been lovely being able to see the kids have such fun and being out there with them :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>