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  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Food Standards Hygiene (Very Good)
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Children's Activity Event, from 10 Sep 2019

CATkins - Parent & Toddler Group

CATkins - Parent & Toddler Group

Details

This all weathers club is designed to connect children and their families with nature and the great outdoors while supporting early years’ wellbeing, nature connection and to become confident, independent learners.

Key Info:

Tuesday mornings, 10:00 – 11.30 – starting 10th September
Weekly
All weathers
For under 5s and the adult of their choice
Free CAT admission included
Block booking discount

What will you get up to?

Each week we meet in CATkins Corner, a dedicated area of CAT’s visitor centre for children to explore, play, make and create. Supporting early years’ continuous provision, there are a range of different activities for children to choose from that are both self-directed and adult led. The main focus of the activities is nature, wildlife, outdoor exploration and environmental change, encouraging children to take notice of the changing seasons and the world around them.

CATkins celebrates the great outdoors, whatever the weather, so appropriate clothing is essential. Messy / mud play is encouraged so wear something you don’t mind getting mucky.

The sessions are split into two parts with a snack break in the middle. Teas, coffees and juice will be provided. Please bring your own snacks or purchase something from CAT’s fully vegetarian restaurant.

How to book:

CATkins is £30 for 6 weeks or £6 per session (subject to availability). Adults accompany little ones for free and babies in arms can come for free too.

Entry to CAT is free with your membership.

To book please contact Holly Owen

Email: holly.owen@cat.org.uk

Telephone (mornings): 01654 705977

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityElectric car charging point

Children welcome

Assisted Access, Coach Access. Group Rates available. Dogs Welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 17 Sep 2019 10:00 to 11:30
Tue 24 Sep 2019 10:00 to 11:30
Tue 1 Oct 2019 10:00 to 11:30
Tue 8 Oct 2019 10:00 to 11:30
Tue 15 Oct 2019 10:00 to 11:30

Prices

£30 for 6 weeks or £6 per session

Address

Llwyngwern Quarry,
Pantperthog,
Machynlleth,
Powys,
SY20 9AZ

Location

Directions

Plan route to Centre For Alternative Technology using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 755044  Lat: 52.62305 Long: -3.84062

The Centre for Alternative technology is ideally situated right in the heart of Mid Wales, just two hours by train from Birmingham International Airport and Train Station.

CAT is located three miles north of Machynlleth on the A487, look out for the brown signs.

By Public Transport
Travel Planner - https://www.traveline.cymru/

Bus services run from Machynlleth and other major towns. The T2 runs regular routes from Aberystwyth to Bangor. The T2 also passes the centre as well. It's worth looking online if you're planning to travel by bus and ask the driver about the best place to alight for the centre.

National Cycle Network Route 8 passes via CAT's entrance and the road from Mach to CAT is quiet and safe (see map above).

Trains are frequent and it doesn't take long to get from the Midlands to Machynlleth

By Car:
Free car parking at Visitor Centre.
EV Car Charging point: Free to Cat Visitors - notify reception on arrival and they will assist you with the charging facilities.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Machynlleth station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Assisted Access, Coach Access. Group Rates available. Dogs Welcome

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 gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

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)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • 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

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 30
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • 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
    • YesAdditive 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

Notes

There is disabled parking at the top of both driveways. Please don't hesitate to call us on 01654 705989 for more information.