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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.
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Getting Help and Assistance

Raceday Parking

Outside Access (County Enclosure Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located next to the car park.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 160cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located just beyond the ticket counters.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Counter (County Enclosure)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located ahead after you enter.
    • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • 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 a lowered section of the counter.
    • The lowered section of the counter is at the recommended height of 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are provided near the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.

Access Point (Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off the main car park.
    • The access point is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 10cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The access point door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The 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 access point opening is 148cm.
    • To the right of the turnstliles is an access gate for wheelchairs, pushchairs and children. The width of the gate is 96cm. A steward is available for assistance on racedays.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • There is step-free access from the access point to the stand concourse.

Turnstile(s) (Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure)

  • Turnstile(s) View
    • This information is for the turnstile(s) located off the main car park.
    • The turnstile(s) used to access the stand is/are in the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure.
    • The turnstile(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The turnstiles are all similar.
    • There is step-free access to the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The turnstile(s) opening width is 48cm.
    • There is/are no ticket reader(s) at the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The turnstile(s) can be overcome by using the wheelchairs, pushchairs and children's access gate.
    • Tickets are hand read by the turnstile operator. The height of the counter is 104cm. A steward is available for assistance on racedays.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • There is step-free access from the turnstile(s), to the stand concourse.
  • Additional Information View
    • A fixed hearing loop is located at the last turnstile on the right.

Access Point (Be Friendly Enclosure)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off the main car park.
    • The access point is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp/slope.
    • The access point door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the access point opening is 140cm.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is 70m from the access point.
    • To the left of the turnstiles is an access gate for wheelchairs and prams. A steward is available to give assistance on racedays.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • There is step-free access from the access point to the stand concourse.

Turnstile(s) (Be Friendly Enclosure)

  • Turnstile(s) View
    • This information is for the turnstile(s) located off the main car park.
    • The turnstile(s) used to access the stand is/are the Be Friendly Enclosure turnstiles.
    • The turnstile(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The turnstiles are all similar.
    • There is step-free access to the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The turnstile(s) opening width is 47cm.
    • There is/are no ticket reader(s) at the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The turnstile(s) can be overcome by using the wheelchairs and prams access gate.
    • Tickets are hand read by the turnstile operator. The height of the counter is 100cm. A steward is available for assistance on racedays.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • There is step-free access from the turnstile(s), to the stand concourse.
  • Additional Information View
    • A fixed hearing loop is located at the last turnstile on the right.

Getting Around (County Enclosure)

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
    • The surface of the flooring in the County Enclosure is tarmac.
    • There is bench seating at regular intervals.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.

Getting Around (Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure)

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
    • The surface of the flooring around the enclosure is tarmac and block paving. The Grandstand and Paddock Enclosures are divided in two by the County Enclosure and Trackside. There is a path from the Grandstand and Paddock Trackside area to the Paddock part of the Enclosure. There is step free access along the path. There is bench seating and picnic tables available. There are programme stalls available.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.

Getting Around (Be Friendly Enclosure)

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
    • The surface of the flooring in the enclosure varies between tarmac and grass. There is covered area near to the Be Friendly Bar and Café. There is bench seating available. There are picnic tables available. There are tables and chairs available in the covered area.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Grandstand & Paddock and County Enclosure)

  • 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 opposite the Tommy Whittle Stand.
    • 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 member of staff.
    • There is pictorial 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 190cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 3in).
    • 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 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 not fully functional.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary 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 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 has a backrest and a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Grandstand & Paddock and County Enclosure)

  • 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 opposite the Tommy Whittle Stand.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Be Friendly Enclosure)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located next to the Be Friendly Cafe and Bar.
    • 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 member of staff.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 245cm (6ft 3in x 8ft).
    • The accessible toilet does 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 105cm (3ft 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 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 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 has a fixed horizontal rail without a padded backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • 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 110cm (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 poor.
    • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Be Friendly Enclosure)

  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the entrance lobby to the cafe.
    • There is step-free access to the female toilet(s).
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial 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 on the outside wall of the Be Friendly Stand.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the male toilet(s).
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial 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 right 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.

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