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Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park

Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5WP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include hand washing stations, 3 toilet blocks with baby change units and a changing place unit located to the right of the managers office, various children's activities and play areas, festival field, a restaurant and several ice cream kiosks located throughout the park.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Comments View
    • Please contact the farm for seasonal and additional event opening times.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 75m (82yd 1in) 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 loose chippings.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge bays are sign-posted but not marked out due to the car park surface.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Ticket Office)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm.

Outside Access (Farm Gift Shop)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located within the park.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm.
    • 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 the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 145cm (4ft 9in).

Inside Access (Farm Gift Shop)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Outside Access (Farm Gift Shop Exit)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the farm gift shop.
    • There is step-free 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 permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads from the farm gift shop to the car park.

Parks and Gardens (Farm Play Area)

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

Crazy Golf

  • There is a small step at each entrance to crazy golf.
  • The step is at a depth of 6cm.
  • The clubs and golf balls can be collected as you walk to hole 1.
  • The pathways around the course are block paving, tarmac or grass.
  • At each hole you have to step over the wooden frame, which varies in depth from 10 - 20cm.

Activities and Play Areas

  • There are various play areas for children of all ages.
  • The ground surface within the play areas varies from sand, tarmac, grass or wood chippings.

Managers Office

  • The managers office is located just beyond the crazy golf area on the left as you face the rear of the park.
  • All staff members wear purple tops if assistance is required.
  • The managers office is also the first aid point.

Outside Access (Play Barn and Restaurant)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Play Barn

  • The play area is located beyond the entrance to the right.
  • The area has several slides, ball pens, cargo nets and soft play areas.
  • The play area has several uneven sections and level changes.
  • There is a toddlers soft play area, with access via a gate that opens away from you and to a width of 90cm.

Eating and Drinking (Play Barn and Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located within the play barn.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Standard Toilet(s) (Play Barn and Restaurant)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located to the far right of the restaurant.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the shared toilets are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located beyond the entrance to the right.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 mobile baby change units within the standard toilets.

Changing Places

  • The facility is located to the right of the managers office.
  • The facility is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the managers office.
  • The facility is in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
  • The facility is located close to other managed facilities (e.g. reception or service counter).
  • There is level access to the facility.
  • The facility surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • You do not need a key for the facility.
  • There is not a sign at the entrance to the Changing Places facility indicating the location of the nearest toilets and baby changing facilities.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is easy to open.
  • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
  • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
  • The width of the door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the facility are 450cm x 380cm.
  • The ceiling height is at a minimum of 2.4m.
  • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
  • The facility has a non-slip floor.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The facility toilet is peninsular.
  • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 250cm (8ft 2in).
  • Dropdown rails are provided.
  • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
  • As you face the toilet there are vertical grab rails on both sides.
  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • There is a push button flush.
  • There is not a toilet roll holder.
  • The toilet has a backrest.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • There is an emergency alarm for the toilet.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
  • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
  • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • A privacy screen is available.
  • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
  • The wash basin tap type is twist/turn.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
  • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
  • The colour contrast between the wash basin grab rail(s) and wall is good.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
  • There is not a hand dryer.
  • There is a towel dispenser.
  • The towel dispenser is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is a/are general domestic waste disposal units.
  • There is an emergency alarm for the facility.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
  • There is a coat hook.
  • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 95cm and 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the managers office.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the far right of the managers office.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 205cm (5ft x 6ft 9in).
    • 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 no dropdown rail for the toilet.
    • There is a flush 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 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 the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the far right of the managers office.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the managers office.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are moderate to good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the female toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Level Change (Standard Female and Male Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Accessible Toilet (Toilet Block - Ticket Office)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located beyond the ticket office, to the left.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 250cm (4ft 7in x 8ft 2in).
    • 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 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste 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 a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser 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 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 moderate to good.
  • 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 74cm (2ft 5in).

Level Change (Accessible Toilet - Ticket Office)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Standard Toilet(s) (Toilet Block - Ticket Office)

Level Change (Standard Toilets - Ticket Office)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the female and male toilet entrances.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

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.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.

Outside Access (REMOVE)

  • This information is for the entrance located within the park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).