Of course your summer holiday is important - make it more enjoyable with these ideas for 2016!

The sheer range of equipment designed for those with limited or no mobility is astounding and thankfully companies around the world are continuing to invest in research and development.

This means that a welcome break does not necessarily need to be the same hardship as it once was.

Whatever your unique needs, there is probably something out there designed with you and your condition in mind.

Here are our most popular products so far in 2016 that help make travel easier - and help you enjoy yourself more once there!

Beach wheelchair

Buy Beach wheelchair in Ireland from John Preston Healthcare Belfast Tel 028 92 67 70 77

The Joy on the Beach (J.o.B.) is the original Beach Wheelchair.

Stylish, yet light and sturdy, the J.o.B. is equipped with innovative wheels that make it easy to roll from the beach into the open water for access to swimming.

Made of an aluminum alloy that won't corrode, the JoB will give years of enjoyment on the beach.

The JoB chair can easily be lowered into any swimming pool for lap swim or water leisure. Its air-filled balloon wheels make it easy to lift the swimmer out of the pool with minimal effort, eliminating the need for a wheelchair lift.

Portable Bidet with USB charger

Travel Bidet with USB port

A new era in convenience for handheld portable travel bidets.

The new travel bidet from Bio Bidet is the TP200 and this should definitely be your must-have travel accessory – keeping you fresh and clean on the go and offering an innovative USB charging port so you can charge it up on the go in your car or using a USB wall socket plug.

From public restrooms to your travels, stay clean and comfortable with the dual speed options (regular and soft) and easily refillable water reservoir.

The TP200 features: rechargeable battery with USB charger, 230ML reservoir, dual pressure control, and a convenient carrying case.

Folding lightweight travel mobility scooter

Buy folding travel mobility scooter tel 028 92 67 70 77

The new generation of folding, lightweight travel mobility scooters are absolutely terrific and so well designed.

Models such as the Yoga shown here fold in literally a few seconds and this one comes with the hard travel case free as standard.

These are ideal for navigating through the airport and then at your destination and these are all approved for airline travel so you have no worries about batteries like in the past.

Other lightweight, folding scooters include the Atto Folding scooter, the Minimo and the Mobie. 

Tough all terrain rollators

buy heavy duty rollator tel 028 92 67 70 77

If you have some mobility and still like to get out and about this range of heavy duty off road rollators might be for you.

They help you navigate forest paths and tracks and have been designed to be hard wearing and tough.

The handles provide support and the bigger wheels and metalwork ensure comfort.

Many users break about four other rollators before researching and finding these Swedish designed rollators.

There are options designed for hiking, for golf and even for shooting!

Travel First Aid Kits

Buy travel first aid kit tel 028 92 67 70 77

Often forgotten about but really an essential! A simple travel first aid kit is very cheap and ideal for the cuts and bumps and scrapes that inevitably happen.

The travel first aid kit shown above is just £9.28 and includes;

6 Cleansing Wipes
1 Conforming Bandage 7.5cm x 4m
1 Gloves (Pair)
1 Guidance Leaflet
1 Microporous Tape 1.25cm x 10m
1 No.8 Dressing
1 Non-adherent Dressing 7.5cm x 7.5cm
2 Non-adherent Dressings 5cm x 5cm
20 Plasters, Washproof Assorted
1 Scissors
1 Triangular Bandage

Travel hoist and rental option

Ardoo Hoist 1

The Ardoo 140 hoist is perfect for bringing on holiday when using your car. It can be used easily to move someone from a wheelchair into a car and then used within the hotel or accommodation when needed.

These are available to buy but there is also a rental option for these in Ireland - they can even be delivered to your hotel so that it is waiting there for you on arrival.

Freewheel wheelchair attachment

Buy freewheel attachment Tel 028 92 633 798
Put simply - this innovative product gives you freedom, independence and mobility.

The FreeWheel allows you to easily and safely traverse any rough terrain. Whether it's the urban jungle that is Glasgow, Dublin or London, going to your child's football game ... or a triathlon, the FreeWheel is the answer.

Weighing less than 5 lbs. it is easy to install ... and when you go inside, it easily stores on a "perch" on the back of your chair, which is included with the FreeWheel.

The Freewheel is a rugged, lightweight (under 2.5kg) add on wheel which quickly clamps simply and securely to the one-piece footrest of your rigid-framed (non folding) wheelchair, allowing you to push over surfaces that would otherwise be difficult or impossible.

The FreeWheel lifts the front castors off the ground, turning your wheelchair into a sturdy three-wheeler that can take you almost anywhere you want to go. Grass, kerbs, and rough roads can be easily navigated, resulting in vastly increased mobility and independence.

Special Needs trikes for young people

Special needs bikes Northern Ireland Tel 028 92 67 70 77
We are specialists for special needs trikes in Ireland and one of our most popular ranges is from industry leaders Tomcat.

Their Tomcat Trailer pictured above attaches to any standard adult bike and means that the whole family can enjoy a cycle together.

Other models available are suited to young people who have no use of their lower limbs and all come with an option of what is called ' rear steer ' - giving you control over the young person.

Turn your wheelchair into a powered trike

Our most popular powered attachment is the Firefly from Rio Mobility. This powered attachment turns your wheelchair into a trike allowing you to reach speeds of 12.5 mph and has a range of 15 miles.

We also offer the Quickie Attitude range which is suited for Quickie wheelchairs and comes in various models;

  • a fully powered model
  • a manual or hand powered model
  • a hybrid model which combines both manual and battery power

These can revolutionise your mobility and it is well worth researching right is right for your unique needs.

Visit our Mobility Showroom in Northern Ireland