image for Garden item typeMandela Gardens at The Civic

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Garden

Ben Eine

Ben Eine

Contact

Robert Holmes

01226 327008

Address

Hanson Street,
Barnsley,
S70 2HZ

Details

Mandela Gardens has undergone a complete transformation, giving it a whole new lease of life under the watchful eye of 'The Barnsley Clock', a unique combination of contemporary design with an unusual functioning timepiece. The design of the gardens makes reference to the beautiful countryside in and around Barnsley, combining rolling green landscape, trees offering shade and dark rocky outcrops, evocative of the Coal industry forming so much of our history. Water also features heavily, with a light-hearted interpretation of local rivers and canals dominating the new space. Reflecting both the changing seasons and notable calendar dates, the ever shifting colour palette of lights, illuminates the garden in the evening, making a visit never predictable. Mandela Gardens offer an urban haven intended to be a place to relax and enjoy, as well as a playful environment designed to support outdoor performances . Be sure to visit regularly, you never know what you might find!

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Directions

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Map reference: SE 345064  Lat: 53.55309 Long: -1.48071

By Road:
The Civic is situated in the heart of Barnsley Town centre, from junction 37 M1 follow signs for Town Centre.
Parking is available at the Courthouse Car Park, left towards the bottom of Regent Street, or on street parking on Regent Street after 6pm. Disabled parking is available on Hanson Street.


By Public Transport:
By Bus: All buses terminate at Barnsley Interchange. Leave by the main entrance and head up Regent Street South, The Civic is on your left after approximately 200 yards.

By Rail: Trains run frequently to Barnsley Interchange from Huddersfield, Leeds and Sheffield. Leave by the main entrance and head up Regent Street South, The Civic is on your left after approximately 200 yards.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Barnsley Interchange station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
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