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

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Blackpool South.

  • 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 at the front of the venue.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

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

  • The width of the door opening is 226cm.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the main entrance.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The door(s) is/are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 165cm.

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

  • During good weather the doors are held permanently held open.

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  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the admissions & 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 via a light 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 gated 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 steep 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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  • There is seating outside the gift shop.

  • Customers can purchase snacks and drinks from the gift shop to consume in this area.

  • This area can also be used to consume your own picnic food.

  • There are tables and fixed bench seating.

  • The tables are 70cm high.

  • There are no chairs with armrests.

  • There is a shallow step in this area leading to further seating.

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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 toilet area.

  • 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 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 255cm (5ft 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 75cm (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 for the toilet.

  • 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 poor.

  • 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 are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 103cm (3ft 5in).

  • The gate to the toilet block opens away from you (push).

  • The gate is 80cm wide and is light.

  • The door leading to the accessible toilet and standard female toilet is single and light.

  • The door is 71cm wide.

  • This door opens away from you (push).

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

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

  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.

  • 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 left of the gift shop.

  • 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 left of the gift shop.

  • 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 deep (18cm+).

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

  • There is a clearly marked step in front of the urinal and sink.

  • This step is medium with no handrails.

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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 the nearby Stanley Park.