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Hotham Park

Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 8DG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Hotham Park Cafe, a minature railway, pond, nature area, scenic gardens and children's play areas.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bognor Regis.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located off High Street.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 430cm x 320cm (14ft 1in x 10ft 6in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on High Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 400cm (13ft 1in).

Outside Access (London Road Car Park Access Point)

  • This information is for the entrance located on London Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 240cm (7ft 10in).

Reception (Wildforest Adventure Golf Ticket Office)

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The ticket office is for the putting green, pedalos, crazy golf and the miniature train which has a carriage adapted to carry a wheelchair.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, tarmac and concrete surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Wildforest Falls Adventure Golf

  • This is an 18 hole adventure mini-golf course.
  • The course has a number of life-size props including bears, wolves, stags and wild boars all complete with information boards so both young and old can learn some fun and enlightening facts about each species as they play.
  • There are wheelchair accessible paths throughout the course with a clear width of at least 94cm.
  • There are slight slopes along the paths.

Children's Play Area

  • The entrances to the park are 96cm wide, light and open away from you (push). These are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
  • The children's play area contains a variety of climbing apparatus and swings. There is also a fully accessible wheelchair swing called the 'Ability Swing' with fitted wheelchair restraints (photographs 4, 5 and 6).
  • Instructions on how to use the swing can be found by scanning the QR code which is attached to the inside of the gate to access the swing area (photograph 7).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 150m (164yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the main building within the park.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the park office.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 180cm (5ft 11in x 5ft 11in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 55cm (1ft 10in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the main building within the park.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 150m (164yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the main building within the park.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 130m (142yd 6in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.