Car Parking and Vehicle Use
Car Parking Car parking for blue badge holders is sited at the point in the car park closest to the barrier giving access onto the village, Map Grid Reference E13. Proportionate, limited numbers are available. These parking bays are surfaced with tarmac. These are available on a “first come first served” basis.
Roads throughout the car park have a tarmac surface. However, the car parking bays are made of compacted stone.
On Village Car Parking
Guest vehicles are only allowed access to the village on the day of arrival and departure for unloading and loading purposes.
In circumstances where the driver of a vehicle has a disability that renders him/her unable to transfer from the car park to the accommodation without a car, our Mobility Service will be on hand to help. If the party have booked wheelchair adapted accommodation, an accessible parking space is provided close to the accommodation. However, the vehicle may not be used to travel on site throughout the stay.
In circumstances where there is an absolute medical need to rely on a vehicle to be parked close to the accommodation throughout the course of the stay, which cannot be accommodated by the Center Parcs Mobility Vehicle, a permit for parking on Village will be provided. Wherever possible, such permits should be agreed in advance of the visit by our Medical Centre team. Please note these are only granted where necessary.
Center Parcs Mobility Vehicle
An accessible vehicle is available, on request from Security, to transport guests with disabilities which limit their ability to traverse the village on foot around site. It is also available for transport to booked activities off site, where the guest is unable to use the transport normally provided. Where the use of this is for a booked activity, please arrange at time of booking activity or arrival on site for pre-arrivals bookings. This service is offered on a first come first served basis.
Please note that the speed limit on the village is 10 mph and that many children play and use bicycles around the site.
Longleat Forest has a Land train. This is a vehicle which pulls two or three passenger carriages. The rear carriage is wheelchair accessible. The lift platform to allow wheelchair has a weight limit of 300kg which may preclude the transport of some electric wheelchairs. Due to size and weight mobility scooters cannot be transported on the Land Train. Land train timetables and routes are provided in literature in accommodation.
Village Roads, Paths & General Topography
Roads throughout the village have a tarmac surface, but do not have pavements alongside. There are many steep inclines and hills on site. The steepest are identified as “no cycling” zones on village maps. However there are other shorter severe inclines around site as well.
Main paths are brick paved, tarmac or “spray and chip”, all of which are solid surfaces, but due to the natural setting and extent of the pathways, many are crushed stone or wood chip, which can become weathered.
Bicycles are permitted on many paths and roads around the site but not all.
All external steps throughout the site are provided with corduroy paving top and bottom.
Lighting levels provided after dark have been designed not to compromise the rural environment and to minimise light pollution and are therefore substantially less than would be found in an urban setting.
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