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Clifton Park

Clifton Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 2AA

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About this venue

Clifton Park has gardens to relax in, a Museum, play park, water splash, tennis, bowls, adventure golf, train, roller coaster, jumpin’ jack, sand pit and much more. There’s lots to do for a great family day out.

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • At the time of the survey the Mini Golf, Fairground and Water Splash were closed and could not be surveyed (November 2021).

Location

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Rotherham Central.

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located to the right of Clifton Museum on Clifton Lane.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 375cm x 504cm (12ft 4in x 16ft 6in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Clifton Museum right entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Clifton Museum right 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • 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
    • There are electric charging points in the car park.

Outside Access (Clifton Museum Right Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park at the right side of Clifton Museum.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 590cm (19ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is located at the front of the car park directly to the right of Clifton Museum on Clifton Lane.
    • There are bollards at this entrance.
    • The bollards reduce the entrance width to 153cm.

Level Change (Clifton Museum Right Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Outside Access (Car Park to Garden House Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park at the left side of Garden House.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 380cm (12ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is at the rear of the car park directly to the left of Garden House.
    • There are bollards at this entrance.
    • The bollards reduce the access width to 104cm.

Level Change (Car Park to Garden House Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Outside Access (Clifton Museum Left Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park to the left side of Clifton Museum.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 415cm (13ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is located directly to the left of Clifton Museum on Clifton Lane.
    • There are bollards at this entrance.
    • The bollards reduce the access width to153cm.

Level Change (Clifton Museum Left Entrance)

  • 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 is moderate.

Outside Access (Clifton Lane and Doncaster Road Corner Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the corner of Clifton Lane and Doncaster Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads directly to Clifton Park Cenotaph.
    • Please see the separate guide for The Cenotaph information.

Level Change (Clifton Lane and Doncaster Road Corner Entrance)

  • 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.

Outside Access (Doncaster Road Pedestrian Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Doncaster Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There are other similar pedestrian entrances surrounding the park.

Level Change (Doncaster Road Pedestrian Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac, concrete and gravel surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight, steep and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • All of the steep ramps can be avoided by taking moderate or easy ramp routes.
    • Some pathways have uneven surfaces caused by tree roots.
    • There are signposts throughout the park showing the direction of the amenities.

Children's Play Area

  • The Children's Play Area is located to the rear of the park near Doncaster Road.
  • There is a range of children's play equipment.
  • Some of the play equipment is surrounded by wood chippings.
  • Some of the children's play equipment is surrounded by sand.
  • There are gravel and mud paths surrounding the children's play equipment.
  • There is ample seating available.

Skateboard Park

  • The Skateboard Park is located to the rear of the park, close to Doncaster Road.
  • There is a range of obstacles including skate ramps and jumps.
  • The Skateboard Park surface is concrete.
  • There is ample seating available.

Changing Places (Peninsular Toilet)

  • The facility is located in the accessible toilet.
  • The facility is not in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
  • The facility is not 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 good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • You do need a key for the facility.
  • The key is a radar key.
  • The key can be obtained from park rangers around the park or the customer could bring their own.
  • 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 locking handle.
  • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • The width of the door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the facility are 295cm x 395cm.
  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 the vertical grab rail is on the left.
  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is a spatula flush.
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 85cm.
  • The toilet has a cistern.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • There is an emergency alarm for the toilet.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
  • The facility changing bench height is fixed.
  • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
  • The overhead hoist covers the changing bench and the toilet.
  • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • A privacy screen is not available.
  • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
  • The wash basin tap type is push.
  • 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 not a soap dispenser.
  • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
  • There is not a hand dryer.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is a/are sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
  • There is an emergency alarm for the facility.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
  • There is not a coat hook.
  • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are 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 at the bottom of the park.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • 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 in the female and male toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Level Change (Toilet area)

  • 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.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the path leading to the toilets.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not 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).

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the side of the toilet block.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water cannot be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located throughout the park.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.