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The Windmill Restaurant

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

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • Accessibility Guide please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • Assistance/guide dogs are welcome in the accommodation but the hotel should be notified in advance so they can allocate the most appropriate room for customers.
  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available for hire and must be pre-booked from reception.
    A £20 refundable deposit is required and a rental charge of £10 applies to guests who cannot show documentation confirming their eligibility to guests who are not disabled or who cannot show proof of their disability.
    The hotel suggests that guests who need a wheelchair to travel around the accommodation bring their own for ease and certainty.
    The hotel is able to charge mobility scooters.
  • Portable induction loops which can be used around the accommodation to assist guests are available reception.
    Vibrating pagers are available from reception to guests who are deaf or hard of hearing.
    These will be activated in the event of fire alarm activation or other emergencies requiring guest evacuation of the hotel.
  • Upon arrival at the accommodation, please make reception aware of any additional assistance that you may require in the rare event of an emergency at any time throughout your stay.
    They will ensure that these needs are met in the event of an emergency.

Counter (Windmill Restaurant - Welcome Desk)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located just beyond the Windmill Restaurant entrance.
    • The counter is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Windmill Restaurant entrance.
    • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are moderate to good.
    • The height of the counter is 110cm.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
    • There is flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
  • Seating Area View
    • There is not a seating area close to the counter.

Eating and Drinking (Windmill Restaurant)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the restaurant.
    • The restaurant is located in the CBeebies Land Hotel, on the ground floor at the rear of the building.
    • There is step-free access to the restaurant.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables can be booked in advance.
    • There is full table service, a buffet counter, a self service counter and full table service available via an online app.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • Large print menus can be printed on request. Please speak to a member of staff for more information.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is only played at certain times.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is located at the rear of the restaurant.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 05/04/2022.
    • The hearing loop was working at the time of testing.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 85cm.
  • Self-Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 85cm.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 72cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl and laminate.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.