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Big Fun Showtime

CBeebies Land, Alton Towers Resort, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB

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COVID-19 Information (Alton Towers Resort)

  • The information in this section was taken in March 2021.
  • There have been no changes to the Blue Badge parking.
  • There are external queuing systems at the main resort entrance and for the rides/attractions and buildings within the resort.
    The external queuing systems for the main resort entrance have been designated into numbered lanes which ensures social distancing.
  • Guest temperatures are checked before entering the resort. Any person who is displaying a high temperature associated with fever will not be permitted to enter. Please contact Guest Services should you have any concerns.
  • Members of staff are available for assistance at the main resort entrance and within the resort.
  • There are entrance and exit doors at the majority of shops/restaurants around the resort.
  • Hand sanitisers are available throughout the resort and inside buildings/toilets.
  • There is a limited capacity within the resort and all tickets must be pre-booked in advance.
  • Face masks are required on selected rides, indoor attractions and queue lines, shops and toilets, public areas in hotels and when queuing inside for food and drinks.
  • Guests are advised to keep left when using walkways and roaming the resort.
  • Floor markings are in place at the majority of ride/attraction queuing systems and throughout walkways, to allow for social distancing.
  • Signage has been installed throughout the resort informing guests of the safety measures and instructions to follow.
  • Clear screens have been installed at all guest facing counters/desks.
  • Toilets remain open as usual, however some cubicles/urinals will be closed off to allow for social distancing.
  • Additional hygiene and cleaning programmes have been introduced around the resort with all front facing staff wearing PPE.
  • The venue is certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.
  • For more information on the 'We're Good to Go' Industry Standard please click here.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Getting Help and Assistance

  • For the theme park map please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact a member of staff or Guest Services.
  • There is a designated place of safety which can be used by people who may feel scared or at risk.
  • The quiet/safe place is located in No.1 Towers Street.
  • Ear defenders and RADAR keys are available from Guest Services.
  • Portable hearing loops are available for use around the resort. These are available from Guest Services.
  • Free WiFi is available throughout the resort.
  • All staff undertake Disability Awareness and Equality Training.

Access Point (Main)

  • This ride/attraction access point is signed.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
  • Access Point View
    • This access point is an opening with no gate(s) or door(s).
    • The access point does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The access point opening width is 400cm.
    • All guests exit via this access point in reverse.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point, leading down to the show area.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Rear - COVID)

  • This ride/attraction access point is not signed.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
  • Access Point View
    • This access point is an opening with no gate(s) or door(s).
    • The access point opening width is 320cm.
    • All guests exit via this access point in reverse.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to and beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Area (Show Space)

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is ramped/sloped access throughout this area.
    • The surface throughout consists of artificial grass.
    • The floor surface may be uneven in places.
    • There is flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • During busy periods this area can become congested.
    • There are resting areas in this area.
    • Vending machines are not available in this area.
    • Freestyle drinks machines are not available in this area.
    • Big Fun Showtime is an oasis for entertainment seekers.
      It's the living, breathing heart of CBeebies Land with a full schedule of events where you can meet and interact with some of CBeebies biggest stars including Duggee, Bing and In The Night Garden.
    • The stage area is covered by a large canopy with the rest of the area being open to the elements.
    • There is limited seating available however due to COVID-19 regulations at the time of surveying all seating had been removed.
  • Signage and Audio View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
    • There is background music/noise in this area.

Eating and Drinking (Little Explorers Snack Box)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the food and drink kiosk.
    • The food and drink kiosk is located within the Big Fun Showtime area.
    • There is stepped access to the food and drink kiosk.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 130cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The flooring in this area is artificial grass.

Step(s) (Little Explorers Snack Box)

  • There is a/are step(s) located within the Big Fun Showtime area, leading to the counter.
  • There is/are 1-3 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Accessible Toilet(s) (CBeebies Land - Big Fun Showtime - Right Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the Big Fun Showtime area.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is poor.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 134cm x 204cm (4ft 5in x 6ft 8in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side (on top of the cistern).
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and nappy/incontinence items bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 118cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 72cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s) (CBeebies Land - Big Fun Showtime)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located in the Big Fun Showtime area.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • The ambulant toilet does not have vertical wall mounted grab rails.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 86cm.
    • The height of the lowered wash basin is 49cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Parent and Baby Room (CBeebies Land - Big Fun Showtime - Baby Change)

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located in the Big Fun Showtime area.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 80cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is/are not chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Parent and Baby Room (CBeebies Land - Big Fun Showtime - Adult and Baby Change)

  • The parent and baby room is located in the Big Fun Showtime area.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • There are not disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 80cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is/are not chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Parent and Baby Room (CBeebies Land - Big Fun Showtime - Baby Feeding)

  • The parent and baby room is located in the Big Fun Showtime area.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 80cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is a/are chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.