Accessibility

We are committed to making The Wildchild Festival 2019 an enjoyable event for everyone, so if you have any questions about accessibility at the Festival please don’t hesitate to contact Alexis at wildchildfestival@staffs-wildlife.org.uk or call 01889 880100.

Before you come:

If you need any more information about the event that isn’t provided on our website, please contact us and we will do our best to answer your questions.

Pre-festival visit:

A visit to The Wolseley Centre makes a great day out; why not familiarise yourself with our site before the big day by coming for a relaxed look around. There is plenty of parking and lots of interesting things to see and do. See more information about The Wolseley Centre here

Event information:

If you require a Word document containing information about the event please get in touch. We will be updating our website with information regarding programmes and times as we get closer to the day. We will be producing a map of the Festival that will be displayed on the website before the event.

Booking tickets:

You must pre-book tickets for this event, please see our ticket page for all the information regarding tickets. There are limited tickets so selling out is a possibility. Ticket sales close on the 24th July 2019.

You must book parking for the event if you intend to bring your car. There is limited parking so this may also sell out.

Taxis will be able to drop you off at the entrance to the Festival.

If you require a personal assistant to help you on the day they can attend for free, but you must arrange this with us first by contacting Alexis on wildchildfestival@staffs-wildlife.org.uk or calling 01889 880100. Carers may also attend for free by contacting us in advance.

Information for visitors (not attending the Festival):

The Wolseley Centre’s buildings (including cafe) and nature reserve will be closed to any visitors other than ticket holders for the WildChild Festival on the 7th August 2019.

On the 5th and 6th August, the site will be open but as we will be installing the event, access to some areas may be limited.

On the 8th August, the site will be open but we will be taking down the event so access to some areas may again be limited.

The site will be fully open and back to normal by the 9th August.

If you are unsure, please contact 01889 880100 when planning your visit.

Site description:

The Wildchild Festival activities and displays will be located across the whole of The Wolseley Centre and grounds. There are a variety of different types of areas. The majority of the Festival will take place on Park Bank a grassy area near to the accessible parking. There is a large flat grass area which can sometimes be bumpy especially if the moles or rabbits have been to visit. Here, there will be large tents for shelter if it rains.

Moving away from the car park, Park Bank begins to incline quite steadily. At the top of the hill will be the Forest School area and obstacle course. You will also have to go up the hill to get to the top of the mudslide.

The Orchard Bar is in our orchard, a slightly gradient area of grass with lots of small trees, surrounded by hedges.

There will also be activities around the sensory garden and lakes. There is a footpath and boardwalk that is suitable for prams, wheelchairs and tiny feet.

The meadow and walk along the River Trent is a grassy area that can sometimes get a bit muddy when it rains, but is flat.

The visitor centre is accessible, there is an indoor cafe, gift shop and toilets (including accessible) inside the main building.

On the Day:

Please visit our Information Station to get your Festival programme and to ask any questions. If you would like to speak to Alexis, our accessibility contact, directly on the day please ask the information station to radio her.

Toilets:

There are accessible toilets in our visitor centre on site that will be available for the whole of the Festival.

Assistant Dogs:

Assistant dogs are welcome on site on the day, but please let us know by contacting Alexis on wildchildfestival@staffs-wildlife.org.uk There will be a dog drinking station at the Orchard Bar and please pick up after your pooch!

Quiet Space:

If you are looking for somewhere quiet on the day please ask at the Information Station and we can point you in the direction of our Quiet Space Tipi where there will be cushions, blankets, books and sounds of nature.

First Aid:

There will be a First Aid Station at the Festival that will be signposted.

Missing Children:

There will be a meeting point at the Information Station.