Disabled Access day
As one of the UK¹s foremost Accessible Visitor Attractions, Sandcastle Waterpark is delighted to be an official partner for Disabled Access Day 2019.With a wide range of accessible facilities and the support of our team during your visit, we are fully committed to providing a quality leisure experience for our Guests.
We look forward to working with Euan’s Guide, Barclays and our colleagues here in the UK’s favourite seaside resort to make DISABLED ACCESS DAY 2019 a huge success. We are delighted that many of our resort partners have joined us to celebrate Disabled Access Day and in the page below you’ll find events, discounts and offers for transport, attractions and accommodation across Blackpool.
Sandcastle Waterpark aims to make a measurable difference to our community and our team have a passion for providing the very best in Guest Service Excellence and Inclusion.
Have a great Disabled Access Day, we look forward to seeing you soon.
John Child, Managing Director, Sandcastle Waterpark.
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Enjoy Disabled Access Day 2019 at the UK’s largest Indoor Waterpark which features more than 18 fantastic slides and attractions. Sandcastle Waterpark is widely regarded as one of the UK’s most accessible Visitor Attractions. Featuring our award winning Changing Place Facility and a Quiet/Sensory room amongst a wide range of facilties for guests with disabilities and additional needs. Our website has a wide range of planning tools to help plan your visit and the team is on hand to help you enjoy a memorable visit.
Event details & offer
Sandcastle Waterpark will be hosting a family Accessible Day from 5.30pm – 7.30pm on Saturday March 16th to celebrate Disabled Access Day. This evening is open to families with disabled children, their parents and siblings. The evenings are designed to ensure comfortable and copeable surroundings for guests that wouldn’t be able to visit during operational hours. Disabled children and carers £3.50pp, additional parents and siblings £4.50 pp. ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY – 01253 343602
Visit our Access for All page:
Access Hotline: 01253 340721
Blackpool Football Club Hotel
Situated between Central and South Blackpool and with easy access from the M55 we offer full disabled access throughout the hotel, including the restaurant and convenient on site parking. A number of Accessible rooms are available at the Hotel.
DISABLED ACCESS DAY SPECIAL OFFER
For the weekend of Friday, Saturday and Sunday (15th, 16th and 17th March) we are delighted to offer a special discounted rate on our accessible rooms of £70 per person single rate, or £80 for two people sharing, bed and breakfast. Please call us on 01253 401953 for reservations and quote Disabled Access Day offer.
Please click on this link to take you to the Blackpool F C Hotel page on Booking.com:
Blackpool FC Hotel
Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way
Blackpool Model Village
Blackpool’s award winning attraction, established in 1972 we are ‘The Biggest Little Village in Lancashire’ with hundreds of models and figures depicting British life, culture and humour. Set into stunningly beautiful landscaped gardens we cater for family’s and people of all ages.
We are a private family owned and run business; you can expect us to go the extra mile to ensure you have an enjoyable visit
DISABLED ACCESS DAY EVENT/OFFER
Unfortunately Blackpool Model Village is not open on Disabled Access Day 2019 but will reopen for the 2019 season from Saturday 30th March. We would like to offer a free pass for carers of registered disabled guests for the full 2019 season. Proof of disability in the form of a Blue Badge, Disabled Bus Pass or disability award letter from DWP may be requested. Please call us with any enquiries or call into our Reception to obtain your free carers pass for the 2019 season (Terms and Conditions apply)
Visit the Blackpool Model Village Website:
BLACKPOOL MODEL VILLAGE
East Park Drive
Blackpool FY3 9RB
Hampton By Hilton Blackpool
Our accessible guest room features all the great amenities of our standard room with even more space. Enjoy a comfy bed, LCD flat-screen TV, coffee maker, iron with ironing board and free in-room movie channel. Enjoy free internet access, free hot breakfast, free coffee and tea in the lobby 24 hours a day and 24-hour front desk message and fax service. Friendly Service, clean rooms, comfortable surroundings, every time. If you’re not satisfied, we don’t expect you to pay. That’s our commitment & your guarantee. That’s 100% Hampton®.
DISABLED ACCESS DAY EVENT/OFFER
15% discount for guests booking Accessible Rooms. Please call reservations on 01253 922540 and quote Disabled Access Day offer. Please note that Hampton by Hilton are offering this discount until November 3rd 2019 and not just for Disabled Access Day.
Visit the Hampton by Hilton Blackpool website;
HAMPTON BY HILTON
595 – 601 New South Promenade
Here at Blackpool Zoo, we welcome all our visitors and try to make your day out the very best we can. We are aware that some of our visitors may have additional needs, but we want to make your visit just as memorable.
Dedicated car parking spaces. (£2.50 for the day)
Wheelchairs are available for free loan from Reception for a £10.00 refundable deposit.
Please telephone 01253 405457 to hire a mobility scooter. It will be delivered and collected to suit your needs.
We do ask for proof of disability on admission as we offer discounted prices. This could be evidence of PIPS, your blue badge or a letter from your GP. Please don’t be offended by our staff asking – some disabilities are not visible and we try to treat all our visitors the same.
Disabled toilet facilities are available throughout the site, and a room for more personal care with hoist (own sling required) is located in Reception in the main entrance building.
Unfortunately, we are unable to allow assistance dogs on site due to animal health restrictions, but our office staff are all dog lovers and happy to look after them
DISABLED ACCESS DAY SPECIAL OFFER
Admission for the 16th & 17th March is £5.38 for a disabled adult, £4.63 for a disabled child and £5.38 for a carer (please bring ID as requested above)
Visit the Blackpool Zoo website Accessibility page:
East Park Drive
Ascent Trampoline Park
Ascent provides a fun, safe and unique atmosphere for customers regardless of their age or ability. With 140 trampolines, Café Areas, Ascent offers a fresh take on what to expect from a trampoline park, offering great value for money and a wide variety of features and fun-filled activities. Our most innovative focus point is the way we try to provide a fun and memorable experience for all ages. We host many sessions and classes to give everyone a chance to partake in an experience like no other. We have tried to keep up with times and keeping it fresh and exciting for our customers. Since the business started up in 2016, we have made three significant investments by adding three brand new features to the park. First being a 3.6m Climbing Wall, a Total-Wipeout Style inflatable and most recently and certainly the most unique, the Indoor Caving System – The only one in Lancashire and surrounding areas.
Ascent will be running monthly events exclusively for children with learning difficulties, disabilities or special needs and also vulnerable adults. Trampolining has been shown to help with a wide range of sensory, developmental and physical disabilities. We will have a quiet room available, sensory toys and reduced sounds and lighting to fully accommodate the attendees. There will be level access and carers accompanying are welcome completely free of charge and Siblings are more than welcome to attend too! Ascent will have a Social Story that will be emailed out to the customers prior to the event to help assist them before they visit. There’s no need to watch the safety briefing video as members of staff will provide a spoken brief before they use the equipment. There are changing facilities on-site and a vibrant café offering refreshments throughout their visit.
DISABLED ACCESS DAY OFFER: Carers go free (Offer applies year round)
Contact the Ascent Trampoline Park on 01253 768768 for more details
Visit the Ascent Trampoline Park website:
ASCENT TRAMPOLINE PARK
Unit A Prestige House
Blackpool Transport operates a network of high frequency buses and trams across the Fylde coast with 140 buses, 18 modern, light rail trams and a fleet of heritage trams.
ACCESSIBLE OPEN DAY – Saturday 16th March 10am – 4pm
Blackpool Transport are holding an Accessible Open Day at their Starr Gate Tram Depot. On the day, the event will:
Provide an ‘all access’ opportunity for attendees to gain further understanding about Blackpool Transport’s commitment to ensure transport is accessible for all.
Importantly, the event will provide the opportunity to board both a tram and a bus in a safe, unpressured environment. This is a perfect opportunity for those who require additional support or assurance that they are able to travel by public transport.
You’ll be able to ask our Disability Awareness trained members of staff any questions you may have about travelling by bus or tram.
On the day you will also have the opportunity to see back of house areas and understand how a modern tram depot operates, as well as hourly trips through the tram wash! (Like a car wash, but for trams!).
Starr Gate Tram Depot (FY8 2SU). Attendees should present at the main entrance adjacent to the Starr Gate tram platform.
Plan to attend?
Those planning to attend can simply turn up on the day. You are however encouraged to contact email@example.com if you have any questions, concerns or particular requirements
Click below to visit the Accessibility page on the Blackpool Transport website
Enquiries: 01253 473001
Clip 'n Climb Blackpool
Our venue offers an all-weather safe space where adults and children can enjoy some healthy, action packed fun!
20 individual and multi climber wall challenges of varying design and difficulty, testing agility and courage in different ways. We also have 2 special attractions – the infamous Vertical Drop Slide and the Stairway to Heaven.
No Climbing experience is required, we provide the equipment and our staff clip climbers onto all the walls using our automatic belay devices. They are designed to gently lower you to the ground when you let go of the wall. Our trained staff can also adapt all our climbing walls to assist any climbers that may struggle climbing by themselves using our assisted climbing lines.
Wheelchair accessible arena floor
Specially adapted climbing lines to assist restricted climbers
Weekly Autism session
Downstairs viewing area
DISABLED ACCESS DAY OFFER – 20% off for Disabled Guests on March 16th.
Visit the website:
Clip ‘n Climb Blackpool
Unit 9 Apollo Court
Madame Tussauds Blackpool
Madame Tussauds Blackpool contains a whole host of famous faces for you to visit and pose for a selfie with.
We’ve got TV royalty with the likes of Sir Bruce Forsyth, Sir David Attenborough and Ant & Dec, alongside actual royalty in the form of Prince William, The Duchess of Cambridge and Her Majesty The Queen.
You will find music giants such as The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Susan Boyle and Michael Jackson and sports stars like Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Mo Farah, Lewis Hamilton and Tiger Woods.
Legendary comedians like Tommy Cooper, The Two Ronnies and Morecambe & Wise mingle with modern-day talent such as Graham Norton, John Bishop, Alan Carr and Russell Brand.
There is also a real treat for fans of Coronation Street, as Madame Tussauds Blackpool has created a replica of the iconic Rovers Return. Not only are all your favourite characters such as Ken & Deirdre Barlow, Jack & Vera Duckworth, Bet Lynch and Hilda Ogden found around the bar, it is also a licensed premises so you will be able to take the weight off your feet and enjoy a drink!
DISABLED ACCESS DAY EVENT
On the 16th and 17th March we will be holding a quiet hour (between 9am and 10am) before we open to give guests with additional or sensory needs time to come around and enjoy the attraction without the crowds. All noise will be turned off where possible.
Staff will be available to guide guests around if they require assistance.
We will also have a member of staff who can do sign language on that day .We have disabled toilets available and a lift which you can use to access most of the attraction
DISABLED ACCESS DAY OFFER: Guests with disabilities £9.95 per person, Carers admitted free of charge on March 16th and 17th
Click below to visit the Madame Tussauds accessibility website page
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
2019 is set to be another ICONIC year at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. With rides, attractions and spectacular shows,, there’s fun and adventure for the whole family and memories that will last a lifetime.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach really is the worlds most ride intensive Amusement Park with 10 amazing roller coasters and plenty to keep all ages amused on the 42 acre attraction. It is also home to the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land with 12 amazing rides and a whole host of Nickelodeon characters themed around the worlds number one children’s entertainment channel. With it’s colourful, fun filled atmosphere, Nickelodeon Land is the perfect place to hang out and meet popular Nick characters. You can also grab a bite to eat in the Big Pizza Kitchen or find your favourite Nick clothes and souvenirs in the Nick shop.
ACCESSIBILITY: Blackpool Pleasure Beach produces a comprehensive access guide containing details on access information to its rides, attractions, venues and facilities. This guide is available to download – click here, or copies can be obtained from Guest Services on arrival. TOP TIP – We recommend you consult our access guide prior to arrival. Please contact us on 0333 003 2212 if you have any questions or would like to discuss your planned visit to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
DISABLED ACCESS DAY OFFER:
Half price wristbands online (£19.50 per person) when booked in advance (must be booked at least the day before visit). If a guest requires the assistance of a carer then that person will need to purchase either a ride wristband (at the discounted online rate) or if the guest has purchased a Park Entry pass then the carer/helper will be issued with a Park Entry pass (maximum of one), free of charge. NB Park entry passes include park entry, the Cihinese Puzzle Maze, Pleasure Beach Express, Bradley and Bella’s Learning Garden and the spectacular Dancing Water Show
Click below to visit the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Accessibility page.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
525 Ocean Boulevard
0333 003 2212
Stanley Park and Visitor Centre
Stanley Park Blackpool is a Grade II listed park, designed by the accomplished Thomas Mawson and is packed with features and activities. From sporting arena’s to a High Ropes and Zip Wire park, Skatepark, Kids Go Wild and much more. Explore the beautiful Italian and Rose Gardens, take to a boat on the lake or enjoy a show on the Bandstand. Enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Art Deco Park Café and take a walk around the Visitor Centre with it’s variety of exhibitions (seasonal) With so much to see and do in this beautiful park it’s little surprise that it was voted the UK’s Best Park in 2017 and also received 2 awards at the Fields in Trust Awards.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the promenade, Stanley Park is the perfect place to explore, appreciate and enjoy and offers great levels of Accessibility
DISABLED ACCESS DAY – SPECIAL EVENT – WHEELCHAIR LED TOUR OF STANLEY PARK – PLEASE PRE REGISTER
Saturday 16th March. 10.45am meeting time for 11am start at Stanley Park Visitor Centre.
The friends of Stanley Park are delighted to be hosting a wheelchair led, Accessible tour of this award winning park. The tour will highlight the fantastic levels of Accessibility available throughout the park and will be led by Carol Neale. The tour is expected to last around 45 minutes – 1 hour and everyone is welcome. Attendees are asked to register in advance.
To register please call Carol on 01253 274263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click below to visit the Friends of Stanley Park website.
Stanley Park Visitor Centre
Stanley Park Close
Showcasing over 1,000 spectaular aquatic creatures across 50 dazzling displays, SEAlife Blackpool is sure to excite visitors of all ages. Experience the secrets of the deep and examine these spectaulr species up close.
SEAlife Blackpool is packed with fascinating creatures. Be sure to visit the huge ocean tank where a maze of tunnels allows you a unique view of a host of amazing aquatic animals including tropical sharks.
Feeding Time – for many visitors, the highlight of their visit is seeing our wonderful creatures at feeding time. Watching on as they interact with their keepers is an enthralling sight so be sure to take a note of each animals feeding times in order not to miss out. The Ocean Tank tends to be visited around 2.30pm
FORTHCOMING EVENTS AT SEALIFE BLACKPOOL:
On 28th April and 29th August SEAlife Blackpool will be holding a quiet hour (between 9am and 10am) before we open to give guests with additional or sensory needs the time to come and enjoy the attractions without the crowds. All noises/sounds will be turned off where possible. Staff will be available within the attraction to assist if needs be. 2 Disabled bathrooms, a changing room and a lift are available for guests to use.
Click below to visit SEAlife Blackpool Accessibility page on their website.
The Blackpool Tower is a true British Instiution. It is the Iconic feature of Blackpool’s famous seafront and continues to bring as much joy to visitors as it did when it was first constructed in 1894. Few attractions prove that Blackpool has it all quite like Blackpool Tower, with five stunning attractions for all the family to enjoy:
- The Blackpool Tower Eye
- The Blackpool Tower Circus
- The Blackpool Tower Dungeon
- Jungle Jims
- The Blackpool Tower Ballroom
DISABLED ACCESS DAY – March 16th and 17th
The Blackpool Tower Eye and Dino Golf have quiet/Autism friendly hours, check their calendar and Accessibility pages for more Information.
Click below to visit the Blackpool Tower Accessibility Page.