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ACCESSIBILITY

  • ACCESSIBILITY INTRODUCTION
  • PRE-ARRIVAL
  • ARRIVAL & CAR PARKING FACILITIES
  • MAIN ENTRANCE & RECEPTION
  • PUBLIC AREAS - GENERAL (INTERNAL)
  • PUBLIC AREAS - WC
  • CAFE
  • SHOP
  • OUTDOOR FACILITIES
  • ATTRACTIONS (DISPLAYS, EXHIBITS, RIDES ETC.)
  • GROUNDS AND GARDENS
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • CONTACT INFORMATION
  • DDA SUMMARY (DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT)
  • WEB ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

ACCESSIBILITY INTRODUCTION

ACCESSIBILITY INTRODUCTION

Acorn Farm is an award winning visitor attraction which provides an educational and leisure resource for people from the local community and further afield. We offer special support to enable individuals with disabilities to fully access our services and facilities.

Please see the links on the left to see how we can accommodate you.

Please see the links below to see how we can accommodate you.

If you have any questions please use our contact form or give us a call on 0151 931 5936 .

PRE-ARRIVAL

PRE-ARRIVAL

  • Phone and email contact
  • Website with clear, visible and expandable text
  • Images and links contain alt and title tags to allow for speech
  • Images are adjustable to produce larger version
  • Information regarding public transport is available on the website

ARRIVAL & CAR PARKING FACILITIES

ARRIVAL & CAR PARKING FACILITIES

  • Car parking for approximately 80 cars
  • Drop off point by main entrance doors to farm building
  • No kerbs,steps or barriers
  • Ramps to building entrance with hand rails
  • Rear access to vehicles
  • Contact phone number at entrance

MAIN ENTRANCE & RECEPTION

MAIN ENTRANCE & RECEPTION

  • Open 7 days per week. 10am to 4pm
  • Guided Tours available
  • Two side hung entrance doors to farm building. Double door entrance most accessible
  • Ramps with hand rails
  • Grab rail in accessible toilet
  • Floor level throughout

PUBLIC AREAS - GENERAL (INTERNAL)

PUBLIC AREAS - GENERAL (INTERNAL)

  • Flooring lino with no joins
  • Building on one level
  • Ample seating
  • Lighting uniform,minimal use of fluorescent tubes
  • No thresholds or steps
  • Doors side hung
  • Baby changing facilities available

PUBLIC AREAS - WC

PUBLIC AREAS - WC

  • Accessible unisex toilet easily accessible from entrance
  • Side hung door with sliding bolt, door width 760 mm .Newton’s measure less than 20
  • Floor is a slip resistant surface
  • Toilet seat height 475 mm
  • Cistern handle large spatula type
  • Basin with lever taps and thermostatic mixer
  • Accessible toilet paper,soap and paper towel dispensers
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Located outside pay boundary

CAFE

CAFE

  • Café situated by main entrance
  • Moveable tables accessible for wheelchair use
  • Serving counter 990mm ffl
  • Uniform lighting
  • Waitress service on request
  • No steps
  • Accessible WC by cafe
  • Several picnic areas with accessible benches

SHOP

SHOP

  • No steps
  • Located by main entrance
  • Assistance available on request
  • Counter height 860 mm ffl
  • Price list large print black on white
  • Uniform lighting

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

  • Farm Animals to feed and stroke
  • Wide ,smooth paths with different textured surfaces
  • Small animal petting area for “hands on ” contact
  • Horse riding arena .Mounting block with ramped access. Specially adapted equipment
  • Sensory garden
  • Children’s play areas
  • Animal housing with low level viewing windows
  • Fully accessible lambing shed
  • Ample seating

ATTRACTIONS (DISPLAYS, EXHIBITS, RIDES ETC.)

ATTRACTIONS (DISPLAYS, EXHIBITS, RIDES ETC.)

  • Open 10am to 4 pm seven days per week
  • No barriers or turnstiles
  • Animals easily accessible
  • No steps or kerbs
  • Small animal petting area offering “hands on” experience
  • Sensory garden with musical chimes
  • Horse riding
  • Ample seating

GROUNDS AND GARDENS

GROUNDS AND GARDENS

  • Even paths of tarmac and flagstones
  • Sensory garden with musical chimes
  • Ample seating and picnic tables
  • Horse riding and small animal handling activities available
  • No water features
  • No steps
  • Play areas with bark chipping safety surface

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Clear signed fire escape routes
  • Fire alarm system and staff trained in evacuation procedure
  • Staff trained in disability awareness
  • Staff have attended Welcome Host and Welcome All training courses
  • Service dogs welcome
  • No smoking in enclosed areas
  • No background music
  • Members of Riding for the Disabled Association
  • VAQAS accredited

CONTACT INFORMATION

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Address: Depot Road, Kirkby, Merseyside, L33 3AR
  • Telephone: 0151 548 1524
  • admin@acornfarm.co.uk
  • Emergency number: 0151 931 5936
  • Local public transport numbers: Merseytravel 0151 227 5181
  • Local accessible taxi numbers: Radcliffe Taxis 0151 547 2699

DDA SUMMARY (DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT)

DDA SUMMARY (DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT)

Acorn Farm commissioned a DDA Audit in 2006. We have implemented all the priority coded recommendations and written the less urgent issues into our development plans . Thus Acorn Farm meets the legislative requirements of the DDA.

Our access statement is available to download from our website by clicking here

WEB ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

WEB ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

Acorn Farm has developed this website to serve the largest possible audience by addressing the needs of people and systems with differing abilities. The site conforms to the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium. We are continually making improvements to meet these guidelines, and our website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • Our pages are designed so that they can be viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, but as our designs are fluid this site can be viewed in other resolutions.
  • Page structure is conveyed using header elements.
  • A stylesheet is used on our website and relative font sizes on all text with the exception of graphical text.
  • Text can be increased or decreased in size by using the “view” option in your browser. With almost all modern web browsers you can hold down the Ctrl key (Command key on a Macintosh) and press the + (plus) key to increase text size or – (minus) key to reduce text size.
  • Images that convey important information have alternative text.

Opening Times

10am – 4pm (7 days a week)

Sorry no dogs allowed [except for assistance dogs]

Oak Tree Cafe (cafe only!)

Weekends:

Mar – Sept:
10:30am-4pm
Hot food served until 3:45pm

Oct – Feb:
10:30am-3pm
Hot food served until 2:45pm

Weekdays:

Mar – Sep:
9am-4pm
Hot food served until 3:45pm

Oct – Feb:
9am-3pm
Hot food served until 2:45pm

Oct/Feb half term holidays:
9am-4pm

Hot food served until 3:45pm

Room Hire

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(When requested by us)




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Certificate of Excellence
2017
TripAdvisor
Certificate of Excellence
2016
TripAdvisor

Directions

Acorn Farm, Depot Road, Kirkby, Knowsley, L33 3AR

The X3 (stops on Woodward Road), 97A and 98A (stops on Acornfield Road) bus routes come closest to the farm; please go to www.merseytravel.gov.uk for details.

Admission Prices

Adults: £3.00
Children (1-16 years old):£2.00
Under 12 months: Free of charge

Groups of 15 people or more must prebook a guided tour for which there is an additional charge. Click here to contact us.