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Woodlands Farm Trust

331 Shooters Hill, Welling, Kent, DA16 3RP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include education centre, animal barn, farm shop.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include wildlife pond, garden, fields, paths and picnic areas.
  • Comments View
    • In addition to the standard opening hours, the centre is open on Bank Holiday Mondays.
    • The farm has a programme of special themed open days and training courses.
    • The education centre building are also available for hire.

Opening Times

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 16:30.
  • Friday 09:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday 09:30 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 09:30 - 16:30.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Welling/Shooters Hill.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Welling.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park is in front of the education building.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance Gate - Vehicles and Pedestrians)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Shooters Hill Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 light.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading from the road to the gate.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • The vehicle entrance gate is kept closed and must be opened by the vehicle driver or passenger.
    • The pavement after the pedestrian gate is narrow.
    • Wheelchair users not arriving by car may prefer to use the vehicle entrance gate.

Outside Access (Education Centre Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the detached building.
    • 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) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance opens into a large classroom space.
    • Furniture can be arranged as required.

Inside Access (Education Centre)

  • 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 bright.

Pathways and Seating Areas

  • Woodlands is a working farm.
  • Within the grounds there are a mix of concrete and tarmac areas and unmade paths that vary in width.
  • There are easy and steep slopes throughout the grounds.
  • There are picnic areas and benches outside the education centre, café, garden and at the wildlife pond.

Flower and Vegetable Garden

  • The garden is located to the right of the main entrance gate.
  • The garden has a direct entrance next to the main entrance gate.
  • This gate opens inwards, is heavy and 98cm wide.
  • There is a second entrance between the café and the office building.
  • This entrance is reached across grass and loose chippings.
  • The gate is 130cm wide and is heavy.
  • Within the garden there are easy and moderate slopes.
  • Paths are generally loose gravel.

Animal Barn

  • The animal barn is located to the left of the farmyard from the main entrance.
  • There is a step free wide entrance at the far end.
  • There is a moderate slope at the entrance.
  • The barn is used to house animals and give talks, particularly at lambing time and on open days.

Wildlife Pond

  • The wildlife pond is located after the farm buildings.
  • The gate is 135cm wide, opens inwards and is heavy.
  • After the gate the area is mainly grass with some paving around the pond.
  • There is a platform with a kerb edge for wheelchair users to take part in pond dipping.
  • Some of the picnic benches have spaces for wheelchair users.

Accessible Toilet (Education Centre)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the education centre entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the classroom.
    • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 220cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet is available to school users or hirers of the education centre.
    • It is not normally open to the public except on open days or special events.

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 within the education centre.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the education centre entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located in the porch of the farm office building, facing the car park.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the office building entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the standard unisex toilet in the office building.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 deep steps leading up to the entrance and 1 shallow step in front of the entrance for the shared unisex toilet in the office building all of which are not clearly marked.
    • There is an additional standard unisex toilet within the cafe building, 5m from the café entrance.
    • There are several outdoor hand washing points around the farm.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available 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 not normally on duty.