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Accessibility

General Access, Facilities and Attractions Information

The BIG Sheep is very easily accessed by wheelchairs with a number of parking spaces for registered disabled persons immediately adjacent to the main entrance. In the event that these spaces are full on arrival we recommend that where practicable, wheelchair users in particular exit their vehicles at the main entrance before their vehicle is parked in the main car park.

Tell us what you need to ensure you have a great day out!

We believe that accessibility is about taking care of our customer’s individual needs in a sensitive, empathetic way and accommodating those needs – We value all our customers irrespective of any disability they may have and we tailor our approach to meet each individual need.  If you have any special needs just let us know by contacting Anne at the BIG Sheep or contact her out of hours on 0797 1696192 and tell her what you need to make sure your day out with us is a great experience.

Facilities and equipment available:

  •      Buggy crèche to park your buggy
  •      Large print for maps/timetables
  •      Wheel chair (please book in advance)
  •      Car park and toilets for disabled and access throughout the park
  •      Restaurant and picnic tables to accommodate wheelchair users
  •      Catering ingredients are available and staff will make special preparations i.e. cut up / liquidise foods
  •      Carers admitted free of charge on a 1:1 basis
  •      Priority ride passes. 

Our facilities are distributed pleasingly throughout the site and are shown on the site layout plan. The floors are mainly concrete and at some points the areas are linked by gently sloping ramps to allow wheelchairs easy access between facilities.

Please see the information below for more information on access to individual areas:-

Shepherds Restaurant and Patio - Open Summer Only

Fully accessible with no steps or raised areas

Country Life Brewery Shop - Open Summer Only

Fully accessible

Sheepy Shop

There are two routes to the shop. The first is via a wide staircase from the Main Reception area and not suitable for wheelchair users. Access for wheelchair users is via the gently sloping ramp and through the Gallery which contains a fixed ramp over 3 stairs.

Indoor Show Arena - Open Summer Only

This is a tiered amphitheatre style building with bench seating. Fully accessible by wheelchair at ground level for viewing shows.

Patio Ice Cream Kiosk - Open Summer Only

Fully accessible with access over wooden footbridge. There is a small and gentle arc in the bridge construction.

Sheep Dog Arena - Open Summer Only

Approached via the gentle concrete slope with space for wheelchair users to view the demonstrations from ground level

Duck Trial Arena - Open Summer Only

Fully accessible at three of the four sides of the arena at ground level. The fourth side has a tiered viewing gallery. The approach to the arena  is by means of a gentle concrete slope to a level viewing area.

Pets Corner - Open Summer Only

Fully accessible with no steps or raised areas.  Shares the same gentle concrete approach slope as the Duck Arena.

Sheep Race - Open Summer Only

This area is fully accessible being on level ground.

Ewetopia Adventure Play Area and Cafe

There is full access to the building and the seated cafe area within. The slides and the play equipment are accessed by stairs from the ground floor area. Access to the 1st Floor area is by stairs. There is wheelchair access via a  part concreted, part unmade slope to doors at 1st floor level

Ride Access and Safety

Restrictions and guidelines are clearly displayed at the entrance to the Rides and Amusement areas. It is important and the responsibility of each guest or their carer that these are read and adhered to.

It is recommended that before deciding to go on any of our rides that you watch it in action before boarding. Our Ride Operators are always happy to assist wheelchair users as and where it is practicable to enter or leave a Ride.

Rampage Rollercoaster - Open Summer Only

Rampage can be accessed by wheelchair users if they are capable of getting on and off of the rollercoaster carriages on their own or with the help of their carer. The Rollercoaster station is fully accessible with a ramp leading to the coaster station. Wheelchair users are invited to access the Rollercoaster from the exit ramp and are asked to please wait by the top gate for a ride operator to assist you. Entering the attraction via the exit ramp will help wheelchair users to easily access the ride and exit the ride after use.

Eweston Train Ride

Fully accessible with wheelchair carriage and ramp. There is a ramp leading to the station platform.

Swan Lake Pedalos - Open Summer Only

Not suitable for wheelchair users as there is a footbridge with numerous steps on the approach way.

Farm Safari Tractor Ride - Open Summer Only

Guests in wheelchairs can access the carriage with the help of carers who are able to assist  them up into the raised carriage. This ride covers some uneven and bumpy terrain.

Piggy Pull Along

The boarding area for this ride is level and guests in wheelchairs can access the ride with carers who are able to assist them into the raised carriage. There is a seat belt system in operation on this ride. This ride covers some uneven and bumpy terrain.

Twister Ride

The approach pathway to The Twister is an upward slope and will necessitate assistance for guests in wheelchairs. The boarding area for The Twister is level and where practicable guests in wheelchairs can access the ride with carers who are able to assist them up onto the platform and onto the ride.

Vintage Pony Carousel

This juvenile ride is situated on level ground and where practicable guests in wheelchairs can access the ride with carers who are able to assist them onto the ride.

Pony Rides - Open Summer Only

The area is approached by a part concreted, part unmade upward sloping pathway. Viewing is from a level surround.

Tractor Drving School

This coin operated juvenile amusement is approached on a level pathway.

Battlefield Live

The approach pathway is upward sloping and will necessitate assistance for wheelchair users. The terrain within the “Battlefield” is unmade but can be accessible to guests in wheelchairs.

Splash Zone (Open Summer Only) and Jumping Pillows

The area is approached by  a part concreted, part unmade upward sloping pathway. Viewing is from level ground.

Go Karts, Trampolines, Football Game and Archery Tag - Open Summer Only

The area is approached by a part concreted, part unmade upward sloping pathway. Viewing is from level ground.

Further Advice

For further advice on access and restrictions or facilities for guests with disabilities please contact us or ask at Reception when you arrive and we will do EVERYTHING we can to assist to ensure you have a great experience with us.

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