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  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Outdoor Event, from 27 Dec 2016, free entry

VAQAS

RSPB Minsmere

RSPB Minsmere

Contact

Ian Barthorpe

01728 648281

07931 520303

Address

Westleton,
Saxmundham,
Suffolk,
IP17 3BY

Details

We're joined by local amateur astronomers to discover what can be seen in the beautiful dark Suffolk skies. The evening will start with an introductory talk about the night sky, followed with the opportunity to view planets, stars, galaxies and more from a variety of telescopes on show.
Please remember to bring a torch with you. The exact format of this event is subject to weather conditions.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Groups by advance booking. Full Disabled Access except no access along the beach to East Hide, and Bittern Hide and Canopy Hide are only accessible via steps.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 27 Dec 2016 11:00 to 12:30
Fri 27 - Sat 28 Jan 2017 19:00 to 21:30

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 10 Dec The Magic of Minsmere
Sun 11 Dec - Mon 11 Dec Birdwatching for beginners
Tue 13 Dec The Magic of Minsmere
Sun 18 Dec The Magic of Minsmere
Tue 20 Dec The Magic of Minsmere
Tue 27 Dec Health walks

Location

Directions

See location of RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 463673  Lat: 52.24893 Long: 1.60722

By Road:
Follow brown tourist signs from the A12 at Yoxford (from south) or Blythburgh (from north), via Westleton village. Visitor centre and car park are two miles from Westleton. Disabled parking available in main car park.

By Public Transport:
From Saxmundham station it is 6 miles to RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Groups by advance booking. Full Disabled Access except no access along the beach to East Hide, and Bittern Hide and Canopy Hide are only accessible via steps.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

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
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu