Accessible Days Out From The New Mayfair Hotel Blackpool

Karen Dixon Operations Manager for Safehands Holidays & Kirsty McErlean have worked together organising short break holidays for the residents of Westbourne care home in Birmingham for the last 6 years and this year was no different. The residents Philip, John & Arthur were joined by carers Gary, Matt & Chelsea for an August midweek break. Gary has been supporting the gentlemen on their holidays to Blackpool for the last 4 years so knows a holiday would not be complete without there regular visit to Blackpool Zoo.

Karen arranged with Gary to join them on their visit to the Zoo to take some pictures and have some social time with them. The sun was out & all the animals were parading out and about enjoying the sunshine. We saw the Lions, Tigers, Gorillas and Giraffes, but the Sea lions were the stars of the show. Blackpool Zoo has a fully accessible outdoor arena that hosts a special Sea lion Show. Trainer Kalib and Sea lions Gina & Ania put on a fabulous show demonstrating various skills.

Regular guests Angie and support workers Bridie, Emma and Paul from Cheshire also joined the group on the Zoo trip. Bridie and Angie have visited the New Mayfair Hotel for many years and are also regular visitors to the Zoo. We all enjoyed front row seats to watch the show before going for lunch.

Bridie said “they had really enjoyed the entertainment particularly the show with Nicole, they had been up singing and dancing to a lot of Scottish songs, Angie loves the evening entertainment at the hotel, the entertainers always remember everyone by name which is really nice and makes it such a special holiday”.