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All Aboard for Accessible Adventure

Regatta for the Disabled offers a fun filled day on and by the River Thames for those with disabilities and their families/carers and offers accessible activities not always available to people of all ages and abilities.

The land based activities are interactive and include a petting zoo, circus skills, climbing wall, archery (soft), rowing machine, Punch and Judy and more.

Free trips on the river are also available with Rivertime being able to hold up to 5 wheelchairs and we have 2 x 12 seater motorboats which run trips all day.

Regatta for the Disabled is unique and exceptional for families and groups who support children and adults with physical disabilities and special educational needs. 


Activities and refreshments you can enjoy at the Regatta…

  • Boat trips including wheelchair access on Rivertime – book a time on arrival
  • Bell Boat Racing – watch the teams compete or enter a team by 1 August and have fun! Whether you’re a novice or have done it a bit before, there will be instruction and help on hand to get the most out of this!
  • Punch & Judy – by Professor Moon
  • Circus Skills – by Circus Scene
  • Roaming Entertainers
  • Climbing wall – wheelchair users can be hoisted in a harness. Plenty of help to reach that target!
  • Millers Ark Animals – meet friendly sheep, goats, rabbits and much more!
  • Soft Archery
  • Face Painting
  • Craft stall – have a go at jewellery making
  • Rowing machines – enter the competition on an adapted Ergo.
  • Live Musical Entertainment
  • Hot & cold food including vegetarian, ice-cream, soft drinks and beer

Fully accessible toilet with lift, hoist and height-adjustable changing table.


Join us on Saturday 31 August 2024

Venue: The Paddock, Phyllis Court Club, Marlow Road,
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2HT.

Gates open at 10 am. Entry is £5 per person.
Carers and children under 4 enter for free.
No charge for boat rides and attractions.

Purchase tickets at the gate on the day or in advance.