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Graves Park and Farm

Hemsworth Road, Sheffield, S8 8LJ

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About this venue

Graves park is Sheffield's biggest park located int he south west of the city. The park boasts lots of facilties for visitors including a café, 2 children's playgrounds, animal farm, sporting facilities: Bowling Green, Cricket, Football, Tennis, 9 Hole Pitch & Putt nature trails, fishing lake, woodland and plenty of open space. Graves Park Animal Farm provides a popular home to some of the rarest breeds of farm animals in the country. You can get up close and personal with Tamworth pigs; Highland cattle and Jacob sheep, plus goats, donkeys, waterfowl and many more.

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Graves Park Farm; animals including donkeys, chickens, deer, pigs and cattle. There are also a shop and toilet facilities. Graves Park; extensive open park with a cafe, play area and a small lake including wildfowl. There are also public toilets and an area used for outdoor events.
  • Related link Graves Park and Rose Cafe.

Location

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

Opening Times

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

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 side of the animal farm.
    • 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 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 390cm x 550cm (12ft 10in x 18ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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.

Animal Farm

  • The farm is free to all visitors.
  • There are wide paths of compacted gravel which are accessible to people using mobility aids.
  • There are a wide range of animals including pigs, sheep, donkeys, goats and waterfowl.
  • Most of the animals may be fed and handled.
  • There are accessible hand washing facilities available in a number of places around the site.

Shop

  • There is an easy ramp with handrails both sides to access the shop.
  • The door is kept open.
  • The shop/information kiosk is based in the centre of the farm site.
  • Animal food can be bought in small tubs.
  • There is a range of sweets, drinks, snacks, small souveniers, fresh eggs and some fresh vegetables available.
  • Hutches and bird boxes made by the WoodCraft project are available and some animals are also for sale.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 80m (87yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the site.
    • There is not level access to the 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 290cm (4ft 7in x 9ft 6in).
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in) high.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are low.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small threshold in the doorway to the facility.

Level Change (Toilets)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of research, it was not possible to photograph the ramp due to lots of visitors.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do 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.