Littledown Centre has 16 accessible car parking spaces situated to side of the centre. There are automatic doors providing access from the accessible parking spaces into the Centre Gym.
The main front entrance can be accessed by wheelchairs via a ramp. The rear entrance to the Centre is via a flat entrance with power assisted door.
From the main foyer area there is access on a level route to the Terrace Café and Bar, Studio 1,2, The Gallery Room, Terrace Room and Crèche. An accessible lift provides access from the foyer area to the gym, main hall, changing, treatment and training rooms.
Accessible Toilets and Changing Rooms
The Centre has accessible toilets in the main foyer. Three accessible changing rooms with toilets are also available adjacent to the swimming pool and gym area.
Accessible toilets are fitted with an audible emergency alarm for use in the event of assistance being required.
Many of the doors within the centre are held in the open position by magnets. This enables people to move easily through many of the areas. In the event of the fire alarm being activated, these doors will be automatically released and return to the closed position until such time as the alarm is de-activated, when the doors may then be pushed back into the open position.
Hearing and Visual Assistance
The Centre has 8 hearing loops and the main desk has been lowered to be more accessible.
Guide & Assistance Dogs
Guide and Assistance Dogs are permitted into all areas of the Littledown Centre. They are to be kept on a lead at all times and under control. Water is provided on request.
The Littledown Centre has a hoist available for swimming and spa pool activities
In addition to the activities available at the Littledown Centre, we also work closely with the Sports Forum who organise dedicated swimming and badminton sessions for people with disabilities. For further information on accessible activities and opportunities in Dorset, visit Access Dorset or contact DOTS Disability at the Littledown Centre.