Around the world, about 650 million people are disabled.
With that many people needing additional support while getting around, there have been more improvements to make sure other things are accessible.
Have you wanted to go on a wheelchair accessible date? Here are several fun things to do with someone in a wheelchair for great date ideas.
Believe it or not, bowling is very accessible for people in a wheelchair.
There aren’t many sports a wheelchair user can partake in, but this is one that is doable. Plus, bowling is always a great date.
You will just need to get a small, inexpensive ramp for the wheelchair user to push the bowl on.
More and more bowling alleys are offering these ramps, so you probably won’t even have to bring your around. Make sure you call before you go to see if they offer this option.
2. Gambling at the Casino
Everyone loves a fun night at the casino, and if both of you are okay with gambling and spending a little bit of money, then this may be the perfect night out for a date.
The slot machines can be really fun, but you could also try your hands at poker or blackjack.
3. Concerts or Plays
If your favorite artist is coming to town, you may want to buy tickets to go see the performance.
Most concert venues are very handicap-friendly, so you or your partner will be able to easily get to see the show and enjoy it. You may even have great seats for the concert.
If there are no artists coming to town soon, you may also want to look up what plays are showing in your area.
4. Make Your Own Pizza Night
If you just want to spend a night in, you may be wondering how to make that a fun and memorable experience.
One great way is to cook something together, and pizza is one of the easiest things to make. Plus, who doesn’t like pizza?
You can get all kinds of toppings and make your own pizzas just the way that you like it. You don’t have to dress up or go out, and you can have just as much fun in your own kitchen as you could going out to a restaurant.
5. IMAX Movie Date
Everyone loves going to the movies on a date, but have you gone to see a movie in IMAX?
These moves were filmed with special, high-quality cameras and microphones to make sure that your movie theater experience is the absolute best. You can also see these in 3D to really offer a unique twist.
The giant screen can really help immerse you in the movie and suck you into a world where your disability doesn’t affect anything.
6. Billiards Hall
Another sport that many handicapped people can partake in is pool.
This game can easily be played while sitting down, and most billiard halls are wheelchair accessible. Some halls even have full bars, so you can get to know each other over a cocktail or two.
This date is also a great idea because it normally doesn’t cost much to rent a pool table.
7. Winery Tour
If you and your date both love wine, you may want to consider taking a winery tour. This can be a great date for people of all abilities. You just need to love drinking wine.
These restaurants provide a unique experience for its diners, and you may even get a chance to tour their winery. Most of the tours are guided, and you can always call ahead and ask if they are wheelchair friendly.
You may need a front wheel attachment for the wheelchair to navigate through the vineyard, but it is possible to do.
8. Sporting Event
If you both love a particular sport or team, you may want to consider going to some type of sporting event. This could be baseball, basketball, or even football.
Normally the stadiums or venues are wheelchair accessible, so you will be able to find seats for it.
You guys can sit down, talk, and get to know each other as you watch the sporting event.
The games can also be really fun as well. There is normally music, promotions, and great energy from the players and the fans.
The date will be even better if your team ends up winning as well!
9. Nature Reserve or Park
If the weather outside has been nice, you may want to go out and try and find an accessible trail system to explore. This can be a great way to connect with nature and your partner.
Check your local area to see if there are any state parks. Maybe you’re lucky enough to even live by a national state park.
Once you find a park, make sure you check to see if the trails are accessible by wheelchair before you go.
10. Art Museum
Maybe you and your partner aren’t into sports, but you are into art.
There may be some local art museums or galleries near you that are accessible for wheelchair users.
You can walk through the gallery, enjoying and discussing the different art that is featured there. To end the date, you could go out for a nice lunch or dinner as well.
Find Out More Fun Things to do With Someone in a Wheelchair
These are some of the fun things to do with someone in a wheelchair, but there are so many more.
For people in wheelchairs, it can be a challenging thing to try and go on dates. You may even feel frustrated that no one understands what you’re going through.
However, there is support out there. If you are interested in connecting with that support, make sure you contact us today!