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image for Visitor Centre item typeSutton Bank National Park Centre

  • White Rose Award Finalist
  • Welcome To Yorkshire Member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Visitor Centre, free entry

WHITE ROSE AWARD FINALIST 2011, WTY MEMBER

Enjoying England's "finest view" at Sutton Bank

Enjoying England's "finest view" at Sutton Bank

Details

For a great free day out, head to Sutton Bank National Park Centre, less than 30 miles north of York. A fascinating hi-tech exhibition will take you on a journey through time to discover how this iconic landscape was created and the influence it’s had on people through the ages.

Outside, soak up England’s finest view on easy walking trails or head out on two wheels along the new spectacular Sutton Bank cliff edge family cycle route.

There's an Information Centre for inside info on the National Park, a gift shop, tearoom and free Wi-Fi.

A new cycle centre Sutton Bank Bikes, offers cycle hire, training and skills courses, a bike wash, repair and servicing as well as bikes and gear for sale.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Parking: £2.20 for two hours & £4 per day. Yearly and weekly car park passes available.

Opening details

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Prices

Free entry

Contact

National Park Centre

01845 597426

Address

Sutton Bank,
Nr Thirsk,
North Yorkshire,
YO7 2EH

Location

Directions

See location of Sutton Bank National Park Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 516830  Lat: 54.24011 Long: -1.20975

By Road:
Sutton Bank National Park Centre is on the left-hand side of the A170 between Thirsk (8 miles) and Helmsley (8 miles).

By Public Transport:
From Thirsk railway station, an 8 mile taxi ride, along the A170 up Sutton Bank Road, hill climb to the centre.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Thirsk station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Parking: £2.20 for two hours & £4 per day. Yearly and weekly car park passes available.

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
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • 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
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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