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Abbey Fields Park

Bridge Street, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1BP

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About this venue

Abbey Fields is a 68-acre park with origins from the twelfth century. Set in the dramatic valley of the Finham Brook and enjoying views of the historic town and Kenilworth castle. Grassy slopes, a lake, historic buildings and veteran trees recall Abbey Fields’ past as the farmland of St Mary’s Abbey which was dissolved in the middle of the sixteenth century whose ruins adjoin the park. Because of its important heritage, Abbey Fields is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

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Introduction

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Kenilworth.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

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.
    • For up to date parking charges please click here.
    • The car park is located off Bridge Street within Abbey Park.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 480cm (11ft 6in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the pedestrian and vehicle entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 75m (82yd 1in) from the pedestrian and vehicle entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The 4 Blue Badge bays are located in each corner of the car park.
    • For a 2 hour free concession, a ticket must be obtained from the machine and displayed within vehicle.
    • Charges apply for additional time required.

Access Point (Pedestrian and Vehicular Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Abbey Fields Car Park off Bridge Street.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.

Access Point (Pedestrian Entrance - Castle Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Castle Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is an open gap for access.
    • The width of the gap is 120cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Eating and Drinking (Splash Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to the side of the swimming pool.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The cafe is run by Abbey Fields Swimming Pool and was closed at the time of the survey (April 2018).

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, tarmac, gravel and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There are some steep slopes and rough grass in areas around the woods and lake.

Children's Play Area

  • The play area is located to the far end of the park, in front of Abbey Fields Swimming Pool.
  • The gate to enter the play area opens towards you (pull), is heavy and 80cm wide.
  • The play area is fenced off.
  • There is a level pathway around the play area.
  • The surface of the play area varies between grass, tarmac and soft rubber.
  • The grass areas can be muddy depending on the weather.
  • Bench seating and picnic tables are available throughout the play area.

Tennis Courts

  • The entrance to the tennis courts is located within the children's play area.
  • There is level access into the courts.
  • The gate open both ways.
  • The gate is light weight.
  • The gate is 90cms wide.
  • There is an artificial hard coat surface throughout.
  • There are 5 tennis courts available.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)