Conventions

Recreational opportunities in Hungary for people with disabilities



Water

The popular beaches of Lake Balaton have been designed with barrier-free access to the water. 

Lake Velence awaits visitors with sail and dragon boats redesigned for barrier-free access. The staff are experienced in welcoming groups with disabled persons and in organising water sports activities.

Barrier-free adventure park

The zipline of Holdfényliget Adventure Park, located in Gyöngyösfalu, is designed in such a way as to accommodate disabled visitors. The zipline track consists of two sections: one is equipped with obstacles accessible with wheelchairs and walking sticks, and the other can only be completed with walking sticks. Each of the tracks include ten obstacles that are mounted at heights of 3-5 metres on the trunks of the trees.

 

Visitors to the Park can use the tracks completely safely. In addition to human safety, the safety of the vehicle for visitors with reduced mobility and wheelchairs was also taken into account when designing the tracks. Visually impaired guests can follow the barefoot adventure path along a handrail with Braille inscription.

Programmes in nature

Barrier-free cars have been connected to most of the narrow-gauge forest railways running in scenic environments, such as the Lillafüred and a Vál Valley narrow-gauge railways.

The highly popular Jeli Arboretum educational trail can also be followed in a wheelchair without any problems.

Gyulaj Erdészeti és Vadászati Zrt. offers a unique hunting programme for people with reduced mobility, in the hunting area of the fallow deer reserve renowned throughout Europe.

Kaposvár and its surroundings

Of the cities outside the capital, Kaposvár is at the forefront of accommodating those living with disabilities. The entire city centre is barrier-free. There are no curbs in the city centre, and sound alerts help crossing at road intersections. In Budapest, tactile and walkable sculptures decorate Ady Endre utca, Fő utca, Kossuth tér, and the Szivárvány Cultural Palace. The famous Csiky Gergely Theater is also barrier-free.

 

People with limited visibility can use an embossed map, get help through Braille materials and an audio guide. It is also interesting that there are 30 barrier-free fishing sites in Zselic. Barrier-free accessibility is ensured to the deer petting zoo and the night tour of the Zselici Csillagpark.

Quiet hours in Félegyháza

‘Quiet hours’ have been introduced at the Félegyháza pool park, which make it more enjoyable for autistic persons to spend time there. During the Quiet Hours, no loudspeakers are used, no music is played, the life guards refrain from blowing the whistle, and visitors are asked to silence their phones; coffee grinding at the snack bar and noisy maintenance activities also cease during this period.

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