Accessibility at Brockhill Country Park
At Brockhill Country Park we have 2.5 kilometres of easy access pathway that provide access to our park's central areas, such as the café, playground and view point, where you can enjoy the beautiful sights of the surrounding countryside.
Our café is at ground level and can be accessed by a wheelchair through double-opening doors with a single door to the rear leading to a flat patio area. The interior is quite small with a number of tables and chairs.
Our Badger Room (meeting room) is fully accessible. It has a wheelchair-friendly ramp and doors sufficiently wide to accommodate a wheelchair. There are 2 unisex toilets, both of which are fully Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant.
There are 2 hard standing allocated disabled spaces in the main car park nearest to the café building. The building can be accessed down a slight slope approximately 20 metres from the car parking spaces.
In addition there are approximately 50 hard standing car parking spaces all within 50 metres of the café and main path.
If you are a Blue Badge holder, you can purchase an annual season ticket in advance of your visit for £8. The annual season ticket gives you access to all of our Country Park car parks for free of charge during the year.
To purchase your season ticket call 03000 41 72 72, and have your Blue Badge number and credit or debit card handy for reference.
The main path from the café to the play area is flat. After the play area it slopes quite steeply to the lake path. The path around the lake is about a metre wide at its narrowest point. It can be muddy in winter and will inevitably be slightly bumpy, with twigs, stones, and puddles at times. The valley area, due to the nature of the terrain, is not suitable for wheelchairs.
We are working with Playdale to bring exciting new improvements to the existing play area. With funding of £100,000 from a Public Health COVID-19 recovery fund, the end result will be a more inclusive and accessible space for all age groups and generations featuring:
- 2 new climbing structures
- a tube slide to go alongside the existing embankment slide
- sensory features providing texture
- sound and ability roundabout among many other features.
The play area will also be resurfaced with recycled, rubber ‘Wetpour’ safety surfacing. The all-weather, impact absorbing surfacing helps prevent injuries while children are playing.
All of the improvements have been designed to improve free access to health and wellbeing activities and to stimulate challenging, creative and sociable play. The work is due to be completed by mid-May 2022 and complements the existing circular walks, nature conservation areas, natural ponds and sculptures at Brockhill Country Park.
We have one unisex disabled toilet which is accessible during park opening times. It does not require the use of a Radar Key.