Please book in advance for mobility scooter or wheelchair loan.
Audley End House and Gardens Access
Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance. Please note: Entry to the nursery suite and coal gallery will be by ticket only on Sunday 21 June. Tickets are free and will be available from the Visitor Centre on a first come first served basis, with entry times throughout the day.
Wheelchair LoanMobility Scooter LoanSite FoldersAccessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair AccessUnable to access the first floor in the house without negotiating stairs. Level access to toilets and shop. Restaurants have ramped access to tearooms.Entrance/Set DownSet down allowed at house for those with limited mobility. Please call to book in advance.Disabled ParkingThere are 5 disabled parking bays in car park.Onsite TransportNo Information AvailableStairsGround floor is level. Several bridges either have a step or steep slope. Three steps to self-service café in the Servant’s Hall.Lift AccessNoSeating and Rest PointsThere are a few seats and rest points dotted around the grounds.Pathways: Surface and GradientsAccess to house via loose gravel, tarmac, cobbles and smooth grass. Some gentle undulation. Gardens accessed via tarmac and gravel paths and very smooth grass.Dog Bowl and ToiletingYes.
Braille GuidesBraille SignageHandrailsAccessible ToiletsTorchesAssistance Dogs WelcomeSensory ExperiencesFountain, wildfowl and bird song in grounds; kitchen, flower and rose gardens.Audio ToursNoSite ToursVirtual tour of the house available in the visitor centreHandling ObjectsItems in the historic kitchen are available to look at and touch. There is also a children's dressing up box at the stables.Tactile ModelsTactile objects available in the historic kitchen.Areas of Low LightingNo Information AvailableColour ContrastsNo Information AvailableLarge PrintNo Information AvailableDog Bowl and ToiletingYes.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAssistance Dogs WelcomeInduction LoopsNo Information AvailableAudio Installation TranscriptsNoDog Bowl and ToiletingYes.
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutleryBasic language Audio ToursNo Information AvailableEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNo Information AvailableDyslexia Friendly MaterialNo.Sensory ExperiencesFountain, wildfowl and bird song in grounds; kitchen, flower and rose gardens.Handling ObjectsItems in the historic kitchen are available to look at and touch. There is also a children's dressing up box at the stables.
Easy-use CutleryBottle/Food WarmingChild Size PortionsHighchairsSpecial DietsVegetarian soups and salads available.
Health and Safety
Deep WaterDeep water river runs through the estate. This is well signed and has lifebelt. Fountain and pond located in the gardens.Trip HazardNo Information AvailableSheer DropNo Information AvailableSlip HazardGrass and stone walkways may be slippery when wet.Steep SlopeFlat landscaped area, although there is a 'ha-ha' surrounding house. A number of bridges either have a step or steep slope.Steep StairsNo Information AvailableBeware of TrafficIt is a traffic route from the ticket office to the front of the house as you access the car park. Please take care when entering and leaving the site.Uneven GroundNo Information Available