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Waterlea Adventure Playground

Waterlea, Furnace Green, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6SP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Open Access Playroom with games area: Play Care Building with games room, kitchen and tuck shop.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include hard surface play area, playground for younger children, adventure play structures, grassed areas.
  • Related link Adventure Playground Party Bookings.
  • Http://www.crawley.gov.uk/pw/index.htm
  • Comments View
    • Open access play (where children are free to come and go as they please) is free to all Crawley children over six years and up to eighteen after their parents or carers complete a registration form. More details about the open access policy and the registration form are available on the centre website.
    • All four adventure playgrounds are also available for group / party bookings at the weekends. Please see the link for more details.
    • The Play Care Building is mainly used for holiday childcare schemes (chargeable).

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Furnace Green.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Three Bridges.

Opening Times (February - Mid November)

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 15:00 - 19:30.
  • Wednesday 15:00 - 19:30.
  • Thursday 15:00 - 19:30.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • Centre staff also provide outreach youth services at other local venues.

Opening Times (School Holidays)

  • Monday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Friday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is located at the end of a cul-de-sac. Visitors tend to park in the turning area or on-street, which is unrestricted.
    • If necessary, visitors can drive along the access road closer to the playground and, by arrangement, staff can unlock the gates for cars to drive in.
    • The access road has a height restriction barrier which is 2.1m (6ft 10in).

Outside Access (Open Access Play Building - Front Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 71cm (2ft 4in) wide.

Level Change (Open Access Play Building - Front Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the threshold.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Open Access Play Building - Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • These doors can only be opened from the inside. The outside security shutters were closed during our visit as the centre was not open to the public at the time. .

Level Change (Open Access Play Building - Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the right of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (Play Care Building)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Play Care Building)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The pictures show (left) the inside of the Open Access Play Building and (right) the kitchen of the Play Care Building.
    • Sweets and drinks are sold to the children from the Play Care building, generally using an open window as a kiosk.

Outside Play Areas

  • There is a large area of hard surface play area adjacent to the buildings. This is surrounded by extensive grassed areas on which are large wooden play structures.
  • There is also an enclosed playground for younger children next to the Play Care Building. .

Accessible Toilet (Open Access Play Building)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right of the play room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the Accessible Toilet.
    • The height of the baby change bench when extended is 98cm (3ft 2in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Open Access Play Building)

  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the left of the play room.
    • The female and male toilets are 4m (13ft 1in) from the front entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s) (Play Care Building)

  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the right of the play room.
    • The female and male toilets are 6m (19ft 8in) from the play care building entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the standard female toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level (unknown at time of research).