Blackpool Model Village

East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 9RB

01253 763 827

modelvillage@tiscali.co.uk

www.blackpoolmodelvillage.com

Guide Last Updated: 31/05/2021

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Access Guide

  • Monday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Sunday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Blackpool South.

  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located to the left as you face the building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • 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 uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is loose chippings.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on East Park Drive.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).

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  • 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 permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you enter the courtyard.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

  • The doors are held open in good weather.

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  • 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 permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the 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.

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  • The main entrance to the Model Village is a manual gate which is 90cm wide and open towards you (pull).

  • There is a steep slope leading up to the gate.

  • There is an alternative entrance located next to the gift shop which has step free access. The gate opens away from you (push) and is 86cm wide. This gate is also the exit gate.

  • There is step free access around the Model Village and the paths are all tarmac. There are some easy to moderate slopes in places around the village.

  • There is a mobility scooter and manual wheelchair available to borrow.

  • Concessions are available.

  • The majority of the paths are 128cm wide.

  • The paths narrow in places to 76cm.

  • There are some benches throughout the model village.

  • Some of the benches have armrests.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • Menus are hand held 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 tea, coffee and snacks.

  • The tables are situated outside the gift shop.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located in the standard female toilets.

  • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 151cm x 254cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 4in).

  • 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 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not an emergency alarm.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are general domestic waste and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a mirror.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a toilet roll holder.

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.

  • 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 fair.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located in the accesible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 99cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance to the female standard toilets.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 78cm (2ft 7in).

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter the village from the accessible gate.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter the village from the accessible gate.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance to the standard male toilets.

  • There is/are 2 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

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  • 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.

  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in Stanley Park.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.