Inclusive Information

Facilities

We are working in partnership with AccessAble to provide accessibility information about our council facilities and a range of venues across the borough.

These detailed guides provide factual information and photographs to assist those with a disability to know in real terms how accessible a place or venue is prior to their visit.

To search for a venue or facility visit AccessAble.

There are currently six Changing Places toilet within council facilities.

Changing Places toilets are larger accessible toilets for severely disabled people, with equipment such as hoists, curtains, adult-sized changing benches and space for carers.  The toilets give disabled people and their carers the space and equipment they need to have the confidence to leave their homes and go out.

The dry side changing room was recently upgraded at Banbridge Leisure Centre, thanks to funding from Department for Communities.  A portable hoist is available on request.

Brownlow Community Hub
Gilford Community Centre
Orchard Leisure Centre
Portadown People’s Park
South Lake Leisure Centre (Dry Side)
South Lake Leisure Centre (Pool Side)

JAM CardJAM Card allows people with a learning difficulty, autism or communication barrier tell others they need ‘Just A Minute’ discreetly and easily.

The JAM Card is a social innovation from the NOW Group, an organisation that supports people with learning difficulties and autism into employment.  It was their service users who said they would like a discreet way of telling people that sometimes they need a little extra time and patience.

Those with a communication barrier are often reluctant or unable to tell others about their condition. JAM Card allows this to happen in a simple, effective non-verbal manner.

The JAM Card was created first as a Credit Card sized card but has also been developed into an app for smartphones.

The card or app can be used to alert staff in leisure centres or community centres for example that the person needs a little bit of patience and understanding when interacting with you.

You can find out more about the JAM Card at www.jamcard.org and NOW Group at www.nowgroup.org

PoolpodA poolpod is a platform lift system transforming access to swimming pools for people with disabilities and restricted mobility.  It can be used by a wheelchair user or you can stand on the lift, so it is ideal if you find traditional pool steps difficult, e.g. if you are recovering from an injury or stroke, are pregnant or are older.

Poolpods are available in Banbridge Leisure Centre and in both the large pool and teaching pool in South Lake Leisure Centre.

We are a member national disability network Radar (The Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation).  This means, that if you are disabled and living within the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough, you can get a Radar key to use in any of our Public Toilets.  These keys also provide access to any public toilet in the UK that has been locked to protect it from vandalism or misuse.

To find out how to acquire a Radar Key click here.

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council
Inclusive Play Park Equipment

(P indicates parking, T indicates public toilets)

Armagh Area

Site Inclusive Play Park Equipment
Blackwater Town

P

Basket Swing, Spinning Bowl
Cathedral Road

P,T

Wheelchair Roundabout, Harness Swing, Play Panels, Basket Swing
Clady, Cladymore, Markethill

P

Spinning Bowl
Derrynoose Play Area

P

Basket Swing

 

Drumbeda Park Wheelchair Roundabout
Harness Swing
Play Panels
Basket Swing
Glen Road, Keady

P

Basket Swing
Double with Slide Panels
 Gosford Forest Park

P,T

Basket Swing, Wheelchair Swing & Sensory Play Panels

 

 Gosford Nature Trail

P,T

Basket Swing, Ramped Nest
Natural Free Play to child’s own ability
Ivy Park, Middletown

P

Basket Swing
Kilylea

P

Spinning Bowl
Kingston Memorial Playing Fields

P

Wheelchair Roundabout
Harness Swing
Play Panels
Basket Swing
Loughgall Country Park

P, T

Basket Swing, Spinning Bowl
 Markethill Primary School

P

Basket Swing, Panels, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout
Milford

 

Inclusive Roundabout
Mossfield Estate, Glenanne

P

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Panels, Wheelchair Roundabout
Navan Fort, Armagh

P,T

Sensory Play Equipment
 Palace Stables, Armagh

P,T

Harness Swing, Basket Swing, Roundabout
Poyntzpass

P

Harness Swing, Wheelchair Spin, Panels, Basket Swing
Richhill Community Centre

P,T

Inclusive Roundabout, Basket Swing
Tandragee Recreational Grounds

P,T

Basket Swing
The Pond, Laurevale

 

Inclusive Roundabout, Basket Swing

Panels

Tullysaran, Benburb

P

Basket Swing, Panels

 

Banbridge Area

Site Inclusive Play Park Equipment
Castleview

P

Basket Swing
Dromore Town Park

P, T

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Sensory Play Panels, Ramped Junior Unit
Ervine Place, Warringsford Swings & Dish Roundabout
Fairview Park Swings & Slides
Finnis Play Area Swings
Katesbridge Play Area

P

Swings & Basket Swing
Kinallen Play Park

P

Swings

 

Knock Terrace Swings
Lawrencetown Swings & Basket Swing
Lenaderg Play Area Swings
 Lissize Park Swings, Talk Tubes, Rocker
Loughbrickland Park

P,T

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Sensory Play Panels
Maglion Terrace   Spinning Dish
Millstone Close Moneyslane

P

Basket Swing
Harness Swing
Wheelchair Roundabout
Sensory Play Panels
Mount Charles

 

Roundabout
Rathfriland Play Area

P,T

Swings
 Solitude Park

P,T

Trampoline, Roundabout, Play Panels, Basket Swing, Play House & Swings

 

Craigavon Area

 

Site Inclusive Play Park Equipment
Avenue Road Community Centre

P

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Inclusive Panels, Wheelchair Roundabout, Panels
Brownlow Hub

P,T

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Panels
Brownstown Community Centre

P,T

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Panels
Donacloney

P

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Panels
Drumilly Green

P

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Panels
Edenvilla Park

P,T

 

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Panels
Killicomaine Community Centre

P,T

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Panels
Kinnego Marina

P,T

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Panels
Lord Lurgan Park

P

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Panels
Lurgan Park

P,T

 

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Trampoline, Sensory Play Panels, Ramped Junior Unit, Wheelchair Swing, Sand Pit
Maghery Country Park

P

   Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Sensory Play Panels, Sandpit
Malcomson Park Magheralin

P

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Sensory Play Panels
Oxford Island

P,T

 

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Trampoline, Sensory Play Panels, Accessible Tower Unit, Accessible Mounds
Peoples Park

P,T

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Inclusive Diggers in Sand, Wheelchair Swing, Inclusive Panels, Sand
Rectory Park

 

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Panels
Dollingstown

 

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Panels
Taghnevan Estate

P

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Panels
Tannaghmore Gardens

P,T

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Sensory Play Panels, Trampoline, Sand Pit, Spinning Bowl
Waringstown

P

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Panels
Bleary Play Park

P

Basket Swing, Harness Swing, Wheelchair Roundabout, Panels

Activities

Disability Lane Swimming applies while pools are restricted to lane swimming, depending on ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

Participants with a disability can swim for free at their own pace within a lane allocated solely for them for the entire session.  A carer is permitted free entry into the same lane, only if the person with a disability requires assistance.  Pre booking is essential.

Orchard Leisure Centre – Saturday & Sunday 2.45pm – 3.45pm

Details on other venues will be available when facilities have reopened, please contact your local centre for more information.

The Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme delivered in partnership with Live Active NI aims to provide inclusive physical activity opportunities for the least active people in our community and encourages people of all ages and abilities to become more active together.

For more information click here:

Individuals and groups can access a range of inclusive bikes for use around Craigavon Lakes, including trikes, hand cycles, tandems (inline and side-by-side) and a wheelchair transporter.  An induction will be provided and an instructor can be booked to lead the session.

Supported by Disability Sport NI, Department for Communities and Sport NI.

For more information click here.

An inclusive outdoor experience for people to access the walking and mountain bike trails at Gosford Forest Park using four wheeled, battery powered buggies.

For more information on All out trekking click here.

Event organisers must comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. The guide has information on how event organisers can make events accessible to visitors by making reasonable adjustments at venues.

Sit skiSit skis and a hoist are available to enable people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users to access the slope.

For more information, please contact the Craigavon Ski & Golf Centre on 028 3832 6606.  Funded by the Department for Communities.

Glamping pods at Gosford include a level access, widened door and large internal turning space, sleeping a maximum of four people. Facilities include a kettle, fridge, heater and picnic table. Visitors have access to the accessible toilet and shower room in the centre of the campsite.  Guests need to bring their own bedding/pillows.

Glamping pods are available to book online here: https://getactiveabc.com/facility/gosford-forest-park/#1609405029041-d2ec7887-c617

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