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image for Children's Activity Event item typeBEE WEEK - May half term at CAT at Centre For Alternative Technology

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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Children's Activity Event, Sat 26 May - Sun 3 Jun 2018, free entry

BEE WEEK

BEE WEEK

Details

During May half term, we will be exploring the wonderful world of the bee!

Bees are incredibly important in maintaining all the wonderful habitats and environments that we know and love. Come and learn all about how you can help bees and other insects in your own garden. The CAT team will be running a great variety of arts and crafts including solitary bee house making and solar powered bee crafting in the Straw Bale Theatre throughout the week. The bee discovery trail will take families stomping through the CAT gardens to find out about these vital little insects and how to care for them.

Join the Great British Bee Count and help us and Friends of the Earth in recording bee sightings all around our 24 acres of woodland trails, meadows and sustainability displays. This important data will go to scientists using it to learn more about how to help our bees thrive!

Guided tours are on offer daily – see the CAT site through the eyes of our expert guides. Learn about the history of CAT and how it was transformed from an old quarry, discover examples of renewable energy and sustainable building around site, and explore how CAT’s water systems are all naturally managed from a reservoir up in the hills. Best of all – come and check out what we have done to help our bees and to encourage a huge wealth of wildlife in the area.

With all this, an adventure playground and delicious food from our vegetarian café, you’ll find everything you need to keep the family happy this half term.

All activities are FREE with your entry ticket.

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 hospitality

Children welcome

Assisted Access, Coach Access. Group Rates available. Special offers for visitors arriving by train, bus, bike or foot.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 May - Sun 3 Jun 2018 10:00 to 17:00

Prices

Free entry

Free with your entry tickets

Contact

Centre for Alternative Technology

01654 705950

Address

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

Location

Directions

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

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

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.

We have free car parking at our reception and there are plenty of spaces.

EV Car Charging point free to Cat Visitors, please 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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Assisted Access, Coach Access. Group Rates available. Special offers for visitors arriving by train, bus, bike or foot.

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.