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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Craft Centre, free entry

Alby Crafts and Gardens

Alby Crafts and Gardens

Details

Imagine spending a day among some of Norfolk's finest craftspeople surrounded by four acres of carefully tended gardens and ponds. The attractive brick and flint Norfolk farm buildings also accommodate a gallery and gift shop, furniture showroom and tearooms.

Situated at the edge of the beautiful Norfolk Broads and a pebble's throw away from the idyllic North Norfok coast, Alby Crafts & Gardens has been established for over thirty years. During that time it has been home to around fifty resident craftpeople.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening details

The Centre:
Opened Tuesday-Sunday (10am-5pm) & Bank Holiday Mondays + Every Monday in August.
[Closed Christmas Eve - Mid January]

The Gardens:
All year round (Free from December to February)

Coach parties welcome by arrangement, Wheelchair Access, Dogs on Leads and Free WiFi available in the Upper Courtyard.

Prices

Free entry

Address

Cromer Road,
Erpingham,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR11 7QE

Location

Directions

See location of Alby Crafts and Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 207324  Lat: 52.84384 Long: 1.27576

By Road:
The centre is on the A140 between Aylsham and Cromer.

By Public Transport:
Alight at Cromer Railway Station, then take the 44/44A or X44 bus service from Cromer Cadogan Rd to Alby Horseshoes P.H, the centre is directly opposite.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Cromer 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
  • 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
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

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
  • 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)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • 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