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South Pier

South Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1BB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include an amusement arcade with arcade games, slot machines and fairground rides.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include the Laughing Donkey Bar, fairground rides, food and drink stalls and fairground concession stalls.
  • Related link Laughing Donkey Family Bar.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/laughing-donkey-family-bar

COVID-19 Information

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Blackpool Pleasure Beach / Blackpool South.
  • There is a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The name of the nearest tram stop is South Pier.

Opening Times

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Access Point (Left Pier Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the left of the amusement arcade front entrance.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to the all areas of the pier avoiding the steps in the amusement arcade.

Access Point (Right Pier Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the right of the amusement arcade front entrance.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

South Pier Front Eateries

  • There are various food stalls at the front of the pier.
  • Some of these stalls have fixed bench seating and chairs with armrests.

Pirate Adventure

  • This ride is located outside to the right of the pier.
  • The entrance is 76cm wide.
  • There are 7 deep steps with handrails to both sides to access the ride.

Outside Access (Amusements Arcade Front Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the pier.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 164cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and beyond the the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located beyond the entrance.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are 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.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Outside Access (Amusements Arcade Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the pier, to the rear of the amusement arcade.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The door to the left is locked.

Amusement Arcade

  • This area is located immediately beyond the front amusement arcade entrance.
  • The change booth counter in the arcade is 114cm high (photograph 1).
  • The prize booth is 95cm high (photograph 2).
  • There are various arcade games, slot machines, interactive games and mini fairground rides available.
  • The entrance to the space orbiter (mini bumping cars) is 59cm wide and is accessed by 3 deep steps without handrails (photographs 9 and 10).

Family Bar, Amusements & Fun Fair

  • This area is located at the centre of the pier.
  • The front doors open towards you (pull) and are permanently held open.
  • The width of the doors is 170cm.
  • There are similar doors to the right.
  • There are concertina doors at the rear entrance which are permanently held open (photograph 3).
  • This entrance leads to the Laughing Donkey Bar (see linked access guide), and the fairground rides.
  • The width of this entrance is 307cm wide.
  • Within the tent there are a variety of amusement games and slot machines.
  • There is a slight slope immediately in front of this entrance (photograph 4).

Pier

  • The pier has a wooden surface that is uneven in places.
  • There is fixed bench seating located along the pier.
  • There are a variety of stalls located throughout the pier.
  • These stalls sell gifts, ice creams, fish and chips and confectionary.
  • There are also traditional fun fair games stalls.

Pier Shops

  • There are various shops on the pier as listed below.
  • Pandoras Box (photographs 1, 2 and 3).
  • The door to this shop is single, opens away from you (push) and is light.
  • There is a shallow step without handrails at the entrance.
  • There is a portable ramp available.
  • The height of the counter in this shop is 76cm.
  • Carmen Petulengro (photographs 4 and 5).
  • The door is single, opens away from you (push) and is light.
  • The door is 76cm wide.
  • There is a shallow step without handrails at the entrance.
  • Fudge /Pier Rock Shop (photographs 6, 7, 8 and 9).
  • There are no doors to this shop.
  • The opening is 200cm wide.
  • The is a threshold with rounded edges at the entrance.
  • The height of the counter in this shop is 90cm.
  • The Glass Shop (Photographs 10, 11, 12 and 13).
  • The door opens away from you (push) and is light.
  • The door is 76cm wide.
  • There is a shallow step without handrails at the entrance.
  • There is a similar door to the side of this shop with a shallow step.

Fairground Rides

  • There are a variety of fairground rides which are located at the end of the pier.
  • There are several tickets booths in this area.
  • The height of the counter of one if the booths is 105cm (photograph 1).
  • The rides are accessed by steps and slopes.
  • The slopes vary from slight to steep, with and without handrails.
  • The steps vary from shallow to deep, with and without handrails.
  • Some of these rides have height restrictions for children.
  • Restrictions are clearly displayed at the entrance to the rides (photograph 13).
  • There is a fast food stand in this area (photograph 14).
  • The height to the fast food counter is 110cm.
  • There is fixed bench seating and chairs with and without armrests in this area (photographs 15 and 16).

Accessible Toilet (Amusement Arcade)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the amusement arcade rear entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left as you enter via the amusement arcade rear entrance.
    • 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 a member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 198cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 6in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).
  • Comments View
    • There is a lowered hand dryer which is 77cm high.

Standard Toilet(s) (Amusement Arcade)

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.