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Kingsbury Water Park

Bodymoor Heath Lane, Bodymoor Heath, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, B76 0DY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a visitors centre and gift shop.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include fishing and boating lakes, education centre, The Old Barn Coffee Shop, Tamworth Sailing Club, Echills Wood Railway, Lake View Play Area, Far Leys Adventure Play Area, Model Boat Club, Kingsbury Jet Bike Centre, Warwickshire Forestry Department.

Park and Visitor Centre Opening Times

Location

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

Outside Access (Kingsbury Water Park Access Point)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Bodymoor Heath Lane.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Car parking charges may vary at different times of the year.
    • The car park is located to the left as you enter the park.
    • 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 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 590cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 4in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the visitors centre.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 90m (98yd 1ft) from the visitors centre.
    • 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 tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the left before entering the site barriers.

Level Change (Car Park)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the visitors centre from the car park.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Outside Access (Visitor Centre and Gift Shop Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • 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 heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).

Level Change (Visitor Centre and Gift Shop Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception (Visitors Centre and Gift Shop)

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Visitor Centre and Gift Shop entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access (Visitor Centre and Gift Shop)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Mobility scooters are available to hire from the visitors centre.

Visitors Centre and Gift Shop External Area

  • This area has fixed bench seating designed to accommodate a wheelchair user.
  • There is a bicycle stand.
  • There is a drinking water tap.
  • Dog water bowls are distributed around this area.
  • There are dog ties to secure your pet whilst using the toilet facilities.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, tarmac and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There is some fitness trail equipment and climbing frames on some areas next to the paths.
    • There are cycles and go-karts available to hire.
    • There is fixed bench seating on some of the paths.
    • There are activities that are organised by the venue or by organisations using the venues facilities, including donkey rides, pedal boat hire, Echills Wood miniature railway rides and jet bike rides.
    • The availability and times of these activities vary.
    • Contact the venue for details on activities.

Lake View Children's Play Area

  • The main gate into Lake View is single and heavy.
  • The gate is 95cm in width and opens towards you (pull).
  • There are various pieces of equipment including climbing frames, swings, seesaws, a fort tunnel and a zip wire.
  • There is a further children’s play area at Far Leys.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the visitors centre.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the visitors centre.
    • There is not level access to this 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 144cm x 180cm (4ft 9in x 5ft 11in).
    • There is not 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 63cm (2ft 1in).
    • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the toilet.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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 not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional accessible toilet to the left of the education centre.
    • This toilet was not available to survey on the day of the visit (March 2018).

Level Change (Accessible Toilet and Standard Female Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 116cm (3ft 10in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the standard female toilets.
  • 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 not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Level Change (Standard Male Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 116cm (3ft 10in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of the visitors centre.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the visitors centre entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of the visitors centre.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the visitors centre entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are further standard toilets to the left of the education centre.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available 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 grassed areas around the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.

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