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Until Autumn 2018, we will be piloting a new Mobility Shuttle to help our less mobile visitors get from the Welcome Building to the restaurant and main facilities quickly and easily.  

Our new volunteer led shuttle service will run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends, between 10:30am – 4pm, can seat up to five people, and will run from the Welcome Building up to the restaurant and main facilities.

The service is un-timetabled but will run around every 30 minutes or so from the Welcome Building. During peak times, if you are waiting for the shuttle please be patient, it will be there as soon as possible.

Whilst the shuttle is not just limited to blue badge holders only, it is designed for the use of our less mobile visitors, and not for general use. Carers are welcome on the shuttle when accompanying a visitor. Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to accommodate wheelchairs on the shuttle, however mobility scooters are available from the Welcome Building for those who require them.

Please note, as the shuttle is run by volunteers we cannot guarantee that it will run on the scheduled days, as it is dependent on volunteer availability. If the shuttle is essential to your visit you are strongly advised to ring ahead and check the service is running – you can do this by phoning our Welcome Building on 0300 067 4861.  

Have you been on our new mobility shuttle? Tell us what you think. Your feedback will help us develop the pilot scheme and deliver the best possible service for our visitors


What do other visitors say?

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I havent used your mobility shuttle yet , but if I know that you have this facility I am more likely to revisit . Please try to keep this very useful service.

David Melvin , 12/Apr/2018

I am planning a visit with my family at Easter, never having been before, and as I am of the older generation and find a long walk too much these days, I'm sorry to see that the mobility shuttle is ceasing operating in March, it would have been ideal to enable me to get to the restaurant.

I've never driven a mobility scooter so perhaps I'll have to give it a go!

Anonymous, 11/Mar/2018

Thanks for sending us your feedback. The mobility shuttle service has run as a pilot, and we have recently taken the decision to extent the pilot until autumn 2018, after which a final decision will be made as to whether it becomes a full time service.

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Last updated: 12th April 2018

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