Days out for Paediatric Oxgyen patients

16th May 2024

As we enter Spring and approach summer, you may be looking to plan days out with your child. Planning days out with your child who is receiving oxygen therapy can sometimes require extra planning. Thankfully, there are plenty of affordable and accessible activities available to your child. In this article, we have compiled a list of fun days you could plan for the upcoming months.


Park Picnics and Playgrounds


Parks offer endless opportunities for outdoor fun at little to no cost. Pack a picnic lunch and head to your local park, which has accessible pathways and playgrounds. Let your child explore the playground equipment at their own pace or enjoy a stroll amongst nature’s beauty. With plenty of open space to walk and play, parks provide the perfect backdrop for a day of outdoor adventure.


If your child requires a park that is quieter or has accessibility offerings, most councils now offer accessible friendly parks. Search ‘accessible parks near me’ on Google for more information.


Nature Walks


Explore the great outdoors with a nature walk. Many nature reserves offer free admission and accessible paths suitable for oxygen patients. Take in the sights and sounds of nature with your child, and bring a camera to capture wildlife sightings and amazing views along the way.


The National Trust have information available on their website about accessible locations –


Beach Days


Plan a trip to the beach for a day of sun, sand and lots of fun. Look for public beaches with accessible facilities and lifeguard supervision. Build sandcastles, collect seashells, and dip your toes in the refreshing sea waves. Pack a cooler with snacks and beverages to stay hydrated as you enjoy the sun.


Community Events


Keep an eye out for free or low-cost community events and festivals happening in your area. Many towns and cities host outdoor concerts, movie nights, theatre shows (including quieter autism-friendly showings), and cultural festivals throughout the summer months. Check local event calendars and social media platforms for upcoming activities suitable for your child.


If you need information regarding local, accessible activities, there are guides online that can support you available here –


DIY Science Experiments and Crafts


Get creative at home with DIY science experiments and arts & crafts projects. Explore the intrigue of science with simple experiments using household items like baking soda, vinegar, and food colouring. Encourage your child to unleash their imagination through painting (using oil-free paints), drawing, and crafting activities using recycled materials. Not only are these activities budget-friendly, but they also provide endless learning opportunities.


Library visits and storytime sessions


Escape the outdoors by visiting your local library for free activities and programmes designed for children. Many libraries offer storytime sessions, sensory story time sessions, puppet shows, and craft workshops throughout the summer months. Check the library’s event calendar for upcoming programmes.