Accessibility at Manor Park Country Park

At Manor Park we offer a wide range of natural habitats for you to enjoy, from beautiful wildflower meadows, to woodland copses and a serene lake. With a café offering delicious local food, children’s play area and historical points of interest, Manor Park is a wonderful place to spend a family day out.

If you have other accessibility queries in advance of your visit, please call 03000 413500 or email kentcountryparks@kent.gov.uk.

Café

The café is on ground floor level and has a small covered seating area as well as external seating on decking that is accessible via surfaced pathways.

Find out more about our café.

Parking

There are 3 hard standing allocated disabled spaces which are located in the main car park nearest to the café and toilets.

The main facilities are approximately 10 metres away and can be accessed via a surfaced pathway. There are also a further 100 spaces on hard standing that are within 50 metres of the facilities and an overflow car park, which is Bodpaved (an uneven surface) that is only usable in peak season.

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 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.

Paths

There are 284 metres of surfaced path that form a circular route between the café, play area and lake, which have a loose stone fill surface but do involve some steep gradients. There are also 2 public footpaths that cross the park as well as unsurfaced routes throughout the park which have gates to access the different compartments.

View a map of Manor Park (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Play area

Our play area in the park can be reached by the surfaced pathway. The play area is on level ground and surrounded by a fence but can be accessed through a stepped gateway. It has a bark surface which can make the ground more uneven.

We are working with Playdale to bring exciting new improvements to the existing play area. With funding of £150,000 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:

  • swings
  • 2 new climbing frames
  • seesaw
  • ability roundabout
  • sensory features providing texture and sound
  • cradle swings
  • 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 the end of May 2022 and complements the existing the beautiful wildflower meadows, woodland copses and lake at Manor Country Park.

Toilets

We have one unisex accessible toilet within the main building which can be accessed via surfaced pathways and does not require a Radar Key to access.

Toilet facilities are available at all times when the park is open to visitors, even if the café and shop are closed.