Changing Places award for Sandcastle Waterpark!
Happy Changing Places Awareness Day! Our partner Sandcastle Waterpark has announced that they’ve won the Changing Places People’s Choice Award for the most popular Changing Places Toilet Facilities in the UK. We’re big fans of the colourful, family-friendly Changing Places toilet at Sandcastle Waterpark and are delighted with this result!
The poolside loo was voted the most popular from over 1100 Changing Places around the country. The Changing Places campaign is going from strength to strength, and we’ve seen many new Changing Places loos appearing recently, including the sleek new toilet at The Hepworth Wakefield, and the lawn-green themed facility at Wimbledon.
John Child, Sandcastle Waterpark MD, said: “We are proud and delighted to receive this award which has been voted for by members of the public. We are a business that wholeheartedly supports Changing Places as they strive for every town in the UK to provide this facility. Since our initial investment in 2013 as part of our access for all programme, we are delighted that this facility has helped increase visits from our disabled guests by 330%. As a resort, Blackpool has more Changing Place facilities than any other in the UK and we are confident of more being introduced in the future.
Thousands of people need Changing Places facilities to enable them to get out and about and enjoy the day-to-day activities many of us take for granted. We want more and more visitors to Blackpool to know that our facility is here for them to use, not just guests of Sandcastle Waterpark, but anyone in and around the Blackpool area. Our facility includes a ceiling hoist, adult sized adjustable bench, peninsular toilet, adjustable wash basin and non-slip floor amongst others.”
Paul Ralph, Founder of Disabled Access Day said: “I’m delighted to see Sandcastle Waterpark receive this public recognition for their Changing Places facility. Having visited myself it is great to see access and inclusion for everyone; even when it seems to be quite a challenge with water, waves and water-shoots! In my mind, it’s a model of how things should be for everyone and a fabulous example to follow.”
Sandcastle Waterpark was announced as an official Disabled Access Day 2019 partner last year. We’re excited to work with them together with Euan’s Guide and Barclays as the countdown to #AccessDay continues!