ACCESSIBILITY FOR DISABLED VISITORS
So that all of our visitors can have an amazing day at Mrs Dowsons Farm Park we're working hard to be as accessible as possible.
We welcome visitors with disabilities and we have a wide range of facilities and arrangements in place to ensure all visitors can access and enjoy the farm.
We strive to ensure that the Farm Park is accessible to all Visitors. Our main visitor path is DDA compliant with a natural stone surface. Some areas have grass or stone surfaces and wheelchair users may require the help of a Personal Assistant to access these.
A word or pdf version of our access information is available on request. Please head to our contact page to request your copy.
Personal Assistant Tickets
Visitors with disabilities, who otherwise may visit unaccompanied (such as those 18 and over who wouldn't require a parent to accompany them) and due to their disability may not be able to attend the farm park unaccompanied, are entitled to one complimentary Personal Assistant ticket at no additional cost.
When booking online, simply book your desired group size excluding the carer ticket which will be granted on the day at admission.
Please note: A child is for a person aged over 12 months to 17 years old inclusive.
No child under the age of 14 years will be admitted to the Farm Park unless they are accompanied by an adult who is over the age of 18 years.
Please note that Personal Assistants must be physically able to undertake all access requirements on behalf of their companion. This includes helping their companion on the visitor path and with evacuation in case of an emergency. Please bring relevant proof of entitlement such as a blue badge, or a Personal Independence Payments letter (issued by the DWP benefit office). Our team will ask to see this when you enter the farm at our admission desk.
Blue Badge Parking
If you are a blue badge holder, you can park in any of our accessibility bays located nearest to the courtyard and entrance.
Registered Assistance Dogs
If you'd like to bring your Registered Assistance Dog, that is no problem at all, we are on hand to help!
Please make sure your dog is up to date on all his or her inoculations, on the lead and under control at all times and that he or she doesn't foul the pathways.
We understand Assistant Dogs are important and we have made all areas accessible to both you and your dog. If any of our animals' behaviour is affected by the presence of your dog, we may have to ask you to move away from the area. This is just to make sure everyone- visitors, dogs and the farm animals alike are safe and happy.
There is plenty of parking, a short walk from the Visitor Centre Entrance. The Visitor Centre is all located on the ground floor, meaning no stairs, lifts or ramps.
All paths around the park are solid dry loose stone and gravel paths and will require help and assistance from a carer to push.
On-site we are pleased to offer accessible toilet facilities, including a changing room for babies.