Disabled Access

The Attraction

The Attraction is situated in the centre of the hilly town of Bowness-on-Windermere. Working within the confines of our converted Old Laundry building we have made our facilities as accessible as possible.

The building has two entrances:

  • Main entrance- from Crag Brow via a steeply sloping ramp with handrail
  • Alternative entrance – from Rayrigg Road via steps (not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs).

Families with wheelchairs or pushchairs coming from Rayrigg Road car park can avoid the steps by taking the second entrance to the building – a passageway to the left straight after the steps up to the Attraction.  Please note this route is steep. Once inside the Attraction, all areas of the building (aside from a small section of the garden) are fully accessible for visitors. A lift gives access to the toilets and the Café.

Parking

We have two pre-bookable disabled car parking spaces at the Attraction in our courtyard, but there are many more Blue Badge spaces in nearby Rayrigg Road Car Park. Spaces must be booked in advance by calling 015394 40872. Please note that parking in our courtyard space involves a tight 3 point turn manoeuvre on a slope.

Touch tour of the Attraction

The Attraction’s displays are three-dimensional recreations of all 23 of Beatrix Potter’s Tales with different aromas and sounds to make the experience as evocative as possible.  If booked in advance (with at least 2 weeks notice) and subject to availability, a member of staff can offer a touch tour , making the Attraction a tactile experience for our blind and partially sighted visitors.  Please call 015394 88444 to request a tour.

Carers

Our policy is to offer a discount to carers in receipt of Carers Allowance. Please bring documentation as proof. Without this documentation, we are unable to offer a discount.  If you have any queries, please call us ahead of your visit on 015394 88444.

Access statement

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