Top tips for wheelchair users going to Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the fifth of November. Bonfire Night is around the corner, so we've asked wheelchair users for their top tips for the biggest fireworks display of the year. 

Stick to the paths

If you're going to a public display in a park, stick to the paths and avoid wheeling over the grass. It saves your chair from getting muddy and, if you're a manual chair user, it saves you from getting tired of pushing around. For people with spinal cord injury who are able to walk - avoid the mud! It's slippery!

Do some research and find an accessible place to watch the fireworks. If you're going to an organised event, check their website or give them a call. They will be happy to answer your questions.

Use a freewheel

Do you have a freewheel> Consider using it. If you're going to a muddy park or pushing over the grass, the freewheel will make your journey much easier. 

Keep your distance

Don't sit too close to the fireworks. It's not worth it. You can watch most displays from a distance and you will avoid the crowds. It's a win-win situation.

Be careful with bonfires

Bonfires are beautiful, make for great photos but the sparkles can burn your legs. Just be careful and enjoy the night!

Happy Bonfire Night!