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Makerfield Stand - Second Floor- Park Suite

Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12 0HQ

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Haydock Park is located just one mile from junction 23 of the M6. On racedays, anyone travelling from the South on the M6 should exit at Junction 23 and turn right onto the A580 East, the main entrance is on your left after half a mile (please follow signs). From the North of the M6, visitors should exit at Junction 23 and turn left onto the A580 East, the main entrance is on your left after half a mile (please follow signs). From the West and East, please use the A580 and follow the signs to Haydock Park or use the postcode WA3 3QP on your Sat Nav. Racegoers with reserved car park passes and coach parties should enter the course from the A49. The main car park is accessed from the A580 East. For Sat Nav users, please enter the postcode WA3 3QP.
    • Visitors can travel to the racecourse by bus using the following services. The 620 (St Helens to Hindley Green via Ashton and Haydock) and the 320 (St Helens to Wigan via Ashton and Haydock). For journey times please call 0871 200 2233 or visit the website. • Liverpool Bus Service: A 'Peoplesbus' Bus Service (the 520) will be running from Liverpool City Centre to Haydock Park on every Saturday raceday from January 2018. The bus service will use the pick up stop on St Johns Lane (next to St Johns Gardens/St Georges Hall) and the bus stop opposite the Showcase Cinema on the East Lancashire Road in Croxteth - Haydock bound, near the petrol station. The bus is registered to leave Liverpool ninety minutes before the first race and Croxteth seventy minutes before. Fares: - Child Single - £4.30 - Child Return - £7.00 - Adult Single - £5.90 - Adult Return - £10.00 The bus will depart from the Racecourse back to Liverpool fifteen minutes after the final race. For more details of Peoplesbus service visitwww.peoplesbus.com or contact their customer service team on 0151 523 4010. Read more athttp://haydock.thejockeyclub.co.uk/plan-your-race-day/visitor-information/directions-parking#0SDyUoTgqJhRUsme.99.
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  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Newton-le-Willows.
    • The nearest train station to Haydock Park Racecourse is Newton-le-Willows, available on trains running from Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria and Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street. On the main London to Glasgow line the nearest stations are Warrington Bank Quay and Wigan North Western which are both approximately 8 miles from the racecourse. For detailed rail information please call 0845 000 0125.
    • For more information on Newton-le-Willows station please click here (opens new tab).

Getting Help and Assistance

Raceday Parking

Outside Access (Makerfield Stand - Park Suite Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, to the right.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Lift (Park Suite Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately beyond the Park Suite Entrance.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Park Suite Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 200cm (3ft 3in x 6ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Other Floors (Park Suite Entrance)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the left when entering the Park Suite Entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the Park Suite Entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail 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.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Counter (Cloakroom - First Floor)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located on the first floor lobby of the Makerfield Stand.
    • The counter is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Park Suite Lift.
    • The counter is clearly visible from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the counter.
    • Access to the waiting area is obstructed.
    • The seats have an armrest on one side only.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Accessible Toilet(s) (First Floor Cloakroom Area)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the cloakroom lobby area on the first floor.
    • There is step-free access to the 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 steward.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 180cm (4ft 9in x 5ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet does not have a backrest or a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps do not have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 92cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 93cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Toilet(s) (First Floor Cloakroom Area)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the cloakroom lobby area on the first floor.
    • There is step-free access to the female toilet(s).
    • There is Braille, tactile and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are vertical and horizontal grab rails on the left hand side only.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the cloakroom lobby area on the first floor.
    • There is step-free access to the male toilet(s).
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are vertical and horizontal grab rails on the left hand side only.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Eating and Drinking (Park Suite - Second Floor)

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The restaurant/bar is located on the second floor of the Makerfield Stand.
  • There is step-free access, via lift, to the restaurant/bar.
  • There is a/are double, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access, via lift, within the restaurant/bar.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Background music varies according to the function/event.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 6m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 63cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Access to the additional seating area is via three well marked steps, 15cm high with handrails both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The lowered section of the service counter is 68cm high.
    • The Park Suite can be divided in to two-three seperate rooms for certain racedays and events.

Counter (Betting Counter - Park Suite)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located in the Park Suite.
    • Clear signage for the counter is not visible from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • Comments View
    • The betting counter is portable. There are two similar counters within the Park Suite.

Lift (Additional Seating and Trackside Viewing Area)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the far right of the Park Suite, facing the racecourse.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the Park Suite lift.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 89cm x 140cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • Comments View
    • This platform lift is used to access the lowered seating area of the Park Suite.

Designated Seating Area(s) (Park Suite - Second Floor)

  • The name of the designated seating area is Park Suite - Designated Seating.
  • There is step-free access to the designated seating area.
  • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The view from the seating area is good.
  • There is/are 2 designated space(s) for wheelchair users in the seating area.
  • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • There is not a dedicated steward to provide assistance.
  • There is an accessible toilet close to the seating area.

Trackside Viewing Area - Park Suite Second Floor

  • There are 8 sets of single doors leading out to the Trackside viewing area.
  • The doors are heavy, 90cm wide and pull towards you.
  • There is level access out to the designated seating area.
  • There are 4 to 5 well marked steps leading down to standard Trackside viewing areas.

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