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RSPB Fairhaven Lake Visitor Centre and Shop

Inner Promenade, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1BD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the discovery centre and shop.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Fairhaven Lake and a nature trail.
  • Fairhaven Lake link (new tab) - click here.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Comments View
    • The venue closes at 16:00 on shorter winter days.
    • The venue is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. On New Year’s Eve the venue is open 10:00 - 15:00.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Fairhaven Bowling Green Car Park.
    • The car park is located on Inner Promenade.
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Inner Promenade.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a steep slope down to the venue from the road.
    • There is level access to the venue from the public parking at Fairhaven Bowling Green.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 176cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 25/07/2022.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilets are within the Fairhaven Lake area.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.