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Accessible Changing Places

Thorpe Park Resort opens changing places facility

In May, Thorpe Park Resort opened a brand new Changing Places facility to help improve the accessibility of the resort and ensure that every guest can enjoy their day out.

Supported by Merlin’s Magic Wand charity, the new facility includes a hoist, adult changing bed, height adjustable sink, fully accessible shower and plenty of floor space to allow room for two helpers.

Dominic Jones Divisional Director said: “Ensuring everyone can enjoy a day out with us at Thorpe Park is a huge priority and installing the Changing Places facilities is an important step in our continued commitment to accessibility. We are proud to support the Changing Places campaign and this is a great new facility which will allow us to welcome many more guests to the park.”

Samantha Buck who attended the opening with her 12-year-old son Alfie who has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy said: “We are really excited about the new Changing Places facilities at Thorpe Park as it means Alfie can be hoisted out of his chair and use a proper changing bench. It means we can now stay for the whole day instead of just a couple of hours then leaving. It is really exciting and an important move forward, there are a lot of other people too who will benefit.”

'Changing Places Changing Lives’ is a national campaign calling for toilets with a hoist, changing bench and plenty of space to be installed in big public places throughout the UK. For more information visit www.changing-places.org/

May 2018

Thorpe Park Changing Places Accessible Changing Room
Merlin Entertainment