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Millpond Adventure Playground

Collins Road, Bewbush, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 8FN

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a clubhouse with games area, kitchen, art room, quiet lounge, tuck shop.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include ball play area & go kart track, playground for younger children, adventure play structures, outside seating decked area.
  • Related link Adventure Playground Party Bookings.
  • Http://www.crawley.gov.uk/pw/index.htm
  • Comments View
    • Open access play (where children are free to come and go as they please) is free to all Crawley children over six years and up to eighteen after their parents or carers complete a registration form. More details about the open access policy and the registration form are available on the centre website.
    • All four adventure playgrounds are also available for group / party bookings at the weekends. Please see the link for more details.
    • Millpond Playground is also the base for a play club for children with disabilities and their families that takes place on Saturday mornings. Please contact the centre for more details. .
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Opening Times (Term Time - February to Mid-November)

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 15:00 - 19:30..
  • Wednesday 15:00 - 19:30..
  • Thursday 15:00 - 19:30..
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (School Holidays)

  • Monday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Friday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Bewbush.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Ifield.

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 to the left of the entrance gates.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 500cm (13ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 34m (37yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 44m (48yd) from the main 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 block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • By arrangement, staff can unlock the gates so that visitors can drive right up to the building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open both ways.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • There is tactile non-slip paving on the ramp and a handrail to one side.

Outside Access (Alternative Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This door can only be opened from the inside.
    • It opens towards the decked sitting area and toddler play area.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Tuck Shop)

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • The type of food served here is drinks, sweets and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The furniture layout can vary according to the activity programme.

Outside Play Areas

  • Outside the building is a hard-surfaced area that can be used for ball games. It is also marked out with a circuit for pedal go-karts.
  • There is a smooth tarmac path from the building to the large wooden adventure play castle. The ground floor level of the castle is accessible and there is a large wooden table where activities are sometimes held. The upper levels of the play structure are designed to be physically challenging.
  • There is other play equipment set in grassed areas, and a toddler play area at the rear of the building.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the left of the main room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 360cm (5ft 11in x 11ft 10in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • 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.
    • 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 is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can 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
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • The Accessible Toilet is also used as the Standard Female Toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • 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 on the grass verges outside the playground.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.