Venue DescriptionThe Stowfield Day Centre is run by Orchard Trust as a place where anyone with additional needs can go for a few hours or a day out with their friends and family. It is a fully accessible site with a smallholding, activity park, Roundhouse, therapy centre with hydro pool and Rebound Trampoline and accessible paddock and woodland walks. It is home to friendly goats, sheep, rabbits and Millie the pig as well as chicken and ducks. Also on the site are a sensory room to hire and a sensory garden. The Centre has an accessible toilet and changing room with hoist as well as indoor and outdoor spaces where you can eat your picnic. It also has good car parking. We run regular 'Tea in the Afternoon' events at the site as well as Gentle Walks aimed at older people but open to anyone on a monthly basis. The site is fully open on weekdays and on the weekend and in the evening by prior arrangement.
The site and buildings have level access throughout with wide double doorways into the main barn building and a wide corridor through to the toilet. The outdoor buildings all have open access. All footpaths are a minimum 2m wide with all slopes within required safe and accessible limits, there are benches supplied at intervals around the site. The paths are all smooth tarmac with other areas being paved or concrete.
We do not offer performances, unless you count watching the goats gambol about their paddock as a performance! In which case yes it is accessible!
There is an accessible toilet with a rise and fall changing table and a ceiling hoist, it has a wide doorway and is accessed via a wide corridor from the main barn. The toilet is open during barn opening hours, 8-6 on weekdays. There are also 2 other standard toilets accessible from outside.
The site is manned by Phill the site manager who has extensive experience of working with disability and Ashley his assistant. During weekdays there are also Orchard Trust clients on site with their carers as well as volunteers. Our clients are people with learning disabilities who either live with us or who visit us on a day care basis.
Assistance dog facilities
Assistance dog exercise facilities
The site is home to farm animals, as such dogs must be kept on their leads. There is a large field along the River Wye at the bottom of our access road where dogs are walked off lead locally. This is around 2km from our site.
Other assistance dog facilities
We can offer water bowls for dogs and a woodland area for toileting.
The venue says it has...
- Accessible Format
- Dedicated Seating
- Disabled Access
- Disabled Parking
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