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Larry's Lanes Bowling Alley

14 The Front, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, TS25 1BS

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 2 amusement arcades, a café and a ten pin bowling alley.

Covid-19 Information

  • There are external queuing points.
  • The external queuing points are clearly marked/signed.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are hand held.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at tills/counters.
  • Customer toilets are available.
  • The venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Opening Hours

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Rocket House Car Park.
    • The car park is located on The Front.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on The Front.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The on-street parking in front of the building operates as a Disc Zone from April to October.
    • The on-street parking is not marked into individual bays.
    • The bay is 227cm wide.

Outside Access (Golden Sands Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building, leading into the Golden Sands arcade area.
    • 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 161cm.

Outside Access (Fizzy Izzy's Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the front centre of the building, leading into Fizzy Izzy's.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (Larry's Lanes Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the front centre of the building, leading into the bowling alley.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Outside Access (Talk of the Town Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building, leading into the Talk of the Town arcade area.
    • 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 176cm.

Counter (Larry's Lanes Counter)

  • The counter is 12m (13yd 4in) from the entrance.
  • There is not level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • The height of the counter is 111cm (3ft 8in).
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • The height of the counter is high (110cm+).
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the building.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Relaxed openings are available in Larry's Lanes by prior arrangement.
    • There are various slight ramps throughout the Golden Sands and Talk of the Town arcade areas.

Level Change (Access between Golden Sands and Larry's Lanes)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the rear right of Golden Sands arcade area leading into Larry's Lane.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).

Level Change (Access between Golden Sands and Fizzy Izzy's)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the front right of Golden Sands leading into Fizzy Izzy's.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 128cm (4ft 2in).

Level Change (Access between Larry's Lanes and Fizzy Izzy's)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the front left as you enter via the Larry's Lanes entrance, leading into Fizzy Izzy's.
  • 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.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).

Level Change (Larry's Lanes)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance to Larry's Lanes and the access points from Fizzy Izzy's and Talk of the Town.
  • 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 the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 132cm (4ft 4in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located beyond the entrance to Larry's Lanes and the access points from Fizzy Izzy's and Talk of the Town.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • 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).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Level Change (Bowling Lanes)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the counter and bar area to the bowling lanes.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is portable.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Please contact a member of staff.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading from the counter and bar area to the bowling lanes.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Eating and Drinking (Larry's Lanes)

  • The following information is for the café/bar.
  • The café/bar is located to the rear left of the building as you enter via the Larry's Lanes entrance, surrounding the bowling alley.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • 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.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Larry's Lanes entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • 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 pizzas, burgers, lite bites and crepes.

Eating and Drinking (Fizzy Izzy's)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to the front centre of the building, to the left as you enter via the Larry's Lanes entrance.
  • 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.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Larry's Lanes entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • 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 pizzas, burgers, lite bites and ice cream sundaes.

Level Change (Talk of the Town)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you enter via the Talk of the Town 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 not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the centre of the Talk of the Town arcade area.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre of the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are similar ramps in the Golden Sands arcade area leading to the rear and front right of the arcade area.
    • There is an additional single step leading to the rear of the Talk of the Town arcade without handrails which can be overcome by a slight, 100cm wide ramp without handrails (shown in photographs 5 and 6).

Accessible Toilet (Larry's Lanes)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the Larry's Lanes entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear left of the bowling alley.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 270cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 10in).
    • There is 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 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are non-infectious 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 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 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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 poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 83cm (2ft 9in).

Accessible Toilet (Golden Sands)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Golden Sands entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the front right of the Golden Sands arcade.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not 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 heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 156cm x 233cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 8in).
    • There is 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 71cm (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 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 female sanitary and non-infectious 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 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 86cm (2ft 10in).

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 to the rear left of the bowling alley.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the Larry's Lanes entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the rear left of the bowling alley.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the Larry's Lanes entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional standard female and male toilets in the Golden Sands arcade area.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Home visits / services are not available.