ACCESSIBILITY

Parking

Beaumanor Hall has dedicated parking for blue badge holders outside the Main Hall and outside a number of our cabins for our residential groups.

Entrance

The main entrance to Beaumanor Hall can be accessed by a lift that is built into the steps.  Ramp access is provided whenever the lift is unavailable for any reason.  There is a communication system so you can contact staff when you arrive to request assistance in using either the lift or the ramp. Entrance to all outdoor learning & residential buildings is at ground level.

Dining

Our dining facilities are on the ground floor of the main hall and accessed via a lift/ramp if required. For our residential groups with additional needs, we offer private dining on request.

Lavatories

We have disabled facilities in the Hall, on the ground floor. The Outdoor Learning Centre has facilities in the amenities building as well as in our specially adapted accommodation block – which also has showering facilities. We have a hoist available for our residential groups on request.

Groups

If you are organising a large group booking and members of your party need to use the lift system into the main Hall, we can put up a temporary ramp to speed up access. For our outdoor learning and residential groups our amenities block has ramp access and our ‘Gage Cabin’ is adapted for groups with additional needs. Groups using the standing camp will be directed to the amenities block for most of their needs.

Activities – Advanced booking required

Many of our activities are accessible for people with additional needs. We do not have a lift for our abseil and zip wire but may be able to accommodate people with severe physical impairments in other ways. Many of our activities are accessible and if not adaptable and we have many regular and returning groups with additional physical, sensory and learning needs. We have a small number of staff with experience of Makaton for our younger guests.

Gardens

The grounds at the back of the Hall can be accessed by a pathway from the side of the building.
Most of the gardens can be explored by wheelchair along a mixture of grass and gravel paths. We provide a series of ramps and graded slopes to provide access to the various levels in the gardens.  It may be difficult on the gravel, grass and ramps for some users depending on the weather conditions please be aware that the distances to get around the garden in a wheelchair are longer due to the location of the ramps.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome in the Hall and Gardens. We would be happy to discuss your requirements if you are staying with us.

The team at Beaumanor Hall & Park are always available to help you plan your visit. Please call us on 01509 890119 to ensure you have the access support you need.