Access

We are committed to improving the festival experience for our Deaf and disabled customers.

If you have any questions about access please email David access@festivalofthrift.co.uk or call 07721745635 or 07595833636

We endeavour to respond to all enquiries within 10 working days.

23rd September- 24th September 10am-5pm
Details of programme will be announced soon.  For a copy of the programme in word format please email access@festivalofthrift.co.uk or call 07595833636
The Site
Festival of Thrift takes place across outdoor and indoor spaces in Kirkleatham in Redcar. Most of the site has footpaths but some of the activities are on grass. The site does get busy so please ask a steward for help if you need it.

Kirkleatham Museum
Kirkleatham Museum is a local history museum situated in the ancient village of Kirkleatham, 3 miles from the seaside town of Redcar. The Museum is housed in a magnificent 1710 Queen Anne building that sits within a site covering 15 acres. The site is generally flat, with gentle ramps at the ends of pathways which make it ideal for wheelchair users. Access into museum is through a wide double door and an automatic door just inside the porch which requires a push on a button to open and gain access. Displays and exhibitions occupy the three floors of the Museum, all of which are accessible via the Ground Floor lift. Public toilets, including facilities for disabled visitors and baby changing, are located on the Ground Floor.

The Pavilion
The Pavilion is a modern building which consists of a large glass-roofed exhibition/ events hall, a suite of spaces used for schools visits, and a cafe. All public areas within the Pavilion are at ground level and are easily accessed through the automatic doors at the entry to the exhibition/ events hall. Public toilets, including facilities for disabled visitors and baby changing, are linked to the cafe.

External Grounds
The Museum grounds feature a play area for children (up to the age of twelve) which is fenced off from the picnic areas and large area of flat lawn. Clear signage and a wall-mounted site plan give directions to the other facilities on the site.

The Parking

The disabled car park is adjacent to the Festival and it is approximately 1km around the Festival. The main car park is a 300m walk on grass to the entrance to the Festival.  Accessible parking is Blue Badge and signposted on site arrival a Taxi drop point can also be found in the blue badge area.

We will make every effort to ensure that events are accessible to everyone who wants to attend; particularly disabled and older people. We will provide information on the main festival location and information on BSL, captioning and audio description below.

Download our 2017 access policy as a word document.

BSL, captions and audio description

To be confirmed.

Site by Site

Accessible toilets are available throughout the site
Assistance dogs are welcome at all locations

There is no strobe lighting at Festival of Thrift

At any location, if you have any queries or require any assistance please speak to any Festival volunteer or steward who will assist you to the best of their ability

 

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