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Parklands Equestrian Centre

Parklands, Worksop Rd, Aston, Sheffield, S26 2AD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include an equestrian shop and an indoor riding arena with viewing area.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include an outdoor riding arena with viewing area and stables.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 16:00.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Kiveton Park.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are no marked bays in the car park.
    • The area nearest to the driveway is tarmac.

Outside Access (Stable Yard Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Outside Access (Riding School Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the main stable block.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 116cm (3ft 10in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an uneven lip in the doorway.

Reception (Riding School Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the riding school reception entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is seating in the reception area.
    • The seating does not have armrests.
    • There are shelves for riding hats and boots at the front of the desk.

Inside Access (Stable Yard and Riding School)

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played during some dressage events.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Stable Yard)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the stable block to both the indoor and outdoor riding arenas.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The gradient is easy next to the standalone stable block in the centre of the yard (shown in photograph 1).
    • The gradient is moderate next to the stable block nearest to the outdoor arena (shown in photograph 2).

Outdoor Riding Arena

  • The arena is accessed by a gate.
  • The gate opens towards you (pull).
  • The clear opening width of the gate is 345cm.
  • There is level access to the arena, however the surface is uneven.
  • The arena is compacted earth.
  • The arena is standard size.
  • The arena is fenced.
  • There are jumps which can be used in the arena.
  • The arena can be used for jumping, training, and dressage.
  • There is a seating/viewing area next to the arena.
  • Some of the seats have armrests.

Outside Access (Indoor Riding Arena Viewing Area Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the portakabin attached to the indoor riding arena.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a small lip in front of the doors created by the paving slabs.

Level Change (Indoor Riding Arena Viewing Area Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • 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).
  • Comments View
    • A ramp is being built to provide wheelchair access to this building.

Indoor Riding Arena Viewing Area

  • The viewing area is in a large portakabin attached to the indoor riding area.
  • There are chairs in the viewing area.
  • Some of the chairs have armrests.
  • There are tables in the viewing area.
  • The clear height of the tables is 68cm.
  • The furniture in the viewing area may be changed to meet event requirements.
  • There is a large window in the viewing area overlooking the arena
  • The window sill creates a large shelf.
  • The height of the window sill is 95cm.
  • The lighting in the viewing area is medium.

Indoor Riding Arena

  • The indoor arena is accessed by a gate which opens away from you (push).
  • The clear opening width of the gate is 226cm.
  • There is a small lip in the entrance.
  • There is an easy ramp in front of the entrance.
  • There are not handrails at the ramp.
  • The ramp is over 150cm wide.
  • The surface of the arena is compacted earth.
  • The surface is uneven.
  • The lighting levels in the arena are medium.
  • The arena is standard size.
  • The arena can be used for jumping, training, and dressage.
  • There is a hoist.
  • The hoist is positioned next to the entrance.
  • The hoist is 3m from the entrance.
  • There is a mounting platform outside the arena.
  • The mounting platform is accessed by 4 deep steps with handrail on the left going up.

Outside Access (Shop Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the shop.
  • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

Level Change (Shop Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • 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 in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Counter (Shop)

  • The counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • There is 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 92cm (3ft).
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • The height of the counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Inside Access (Shop)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the shop.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the surrounding areas.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.