Avonmeads Tenpin Bowling

Marsh Lane, Bristol BS2 0SP

0871 222 3675

www.tenpin.co.uk/our-locations/bristol/

Guide Last Updated: 21/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include tenpin bowling lanes, table tennis, pool tables, amusement arcades, cafe and a bar.

  • Monday 11:00 - 23:30.

  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:30.

  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:30.

  • Thursday 11:00 - 23:30.

  • Friday 11:00 - 00:00.

  • Saturday 10:00 - 00:00.

  • Sunday 10:00 - 23:30.

  • Opening hours may be extended during school holidays, please see the website for details. The only day the venue is closed is Christmas Day.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Bristol Temple Meads.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located at the front and side of the building.

  • 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 8 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 495cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 3in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 28m (30yd 1ft) 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 uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • 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 building.

  • 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 160cm (5ft 3in).

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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 easy.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are light.

  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.

  • There is/are 3 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 a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

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  • The desk/counter is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is not 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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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located two metres inside the main entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located to the left for the cafe area and at the rear of the arcade on the right for the bar and toilet area.

  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

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  • There is not level access to the service(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played throughout the building.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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  • Each lane end has a single step down from the main floor level and a single step up to the bowling area.

  • There are access ramps available, sufficient for 13 lanes if needed. It is preferred but not essential that the ramps are booked in advance. The ramps are of an easy gradient and have no handrails (photographs 5-9).

  • Seating at each lane is 44cm high and has no arm rests.

  • There are frames to assist with bowling which are available as required (Photograph 10)

  • The overhead score screens show ten scores as standard but the font size can be increased to show five games. If preferred scores can be printed off for visually impaired players.

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  • There are various arcade games available at a range of heights. There is level access from the main entrance and steps to the reception and toilet area which can be avoided using the central internal ramp.

  • The steps are 15cm high and have handrails on both sides (photographs 5 & 6).

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  • Other available activities are table tennis, pool and gaming machines.

  • Table tennis is available in the cafe area to the left of the main entrance. There is a single step to the area (photographs 1 & 2).

  • There are pool tables available next to the cafe and at the rear of the bar. There is level access to both areas (Photographs 3 & 4)

  • In the bar area there are a limited number of gaming machines which may not be used by children(Photographs 5 & 6).

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • The cafe is located to the left of the main entrance.

  • 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 not a lowered section at the counter.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

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

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 81cm (2ft 8in).

  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.

  • 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.

  • Food and drinks can be brought to the lanes if required.

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  • The following information is for the bar.

  • The bar is located to the right of the main entrance.

  • The bar does not serve food.

  • 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 not a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the bar entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 107cm (3ft 6in).

  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.

  • 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.

  • Alcoholic drinks can only be ordered from the bar and can be brought to the lanes if required.

  • There is a small raised area of bar seating with a single step at the front of the building.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • 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 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the venue to the right.

  • 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 210cm (5ft 9in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 right.

  • 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.

  • There is an emergency alarm.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary and clinical waste disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 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 44cm (1ft 5in).

  • 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).

  • 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 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 bright.

  • 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 83cm (2ft 9in).

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of the venue to the right.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 52m (56yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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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.

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