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image for Outdoor Event item typePole lathe turning and pyrography

  • Green Flag Award
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Outdoor Event, from 18 Jun 2017

High Woods Visitor Centre

High Woods Visitor Centre

Details

Pole Lathe turning is an ancient craft, dating back to at least Viking times.You can also try Pyrography for £1 (drawing with a hot pen) and create your own wooden keyring or pendant to take away (£2). Suitable for children under supervision.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 18 Jun 2017 10:00 to 15:00
Sun 20 Aug 2017 10:00 to 15:00

Prices

From £1

Events at this Venue

Contact

Visitor Centre

01206 853588

Address

Visitor Centre,
Turner Road,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO4 5JR

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 997271  Lat: 51.90660 Long: 0.90476

By Road:
Come out of the train station and take the second exit on the roundabout, Bruff Close. Follow this road to the end where it meets Northern Approach Road (A134) Cross over the A134 and turn right into Turner Road. Continue along Turner Road and High Woods Country Park is the fifth turning on your right.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Colchester North station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system