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  • Food Standards Hygiene (Good)
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information
Easter at CAT

Easter at CAT

Easter at CAT

Children's Activity Event, Sat 6 - Sun 28 Apr 2019, free entry

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

Details

There will be springtime activities on every day over the Easter break but check out the website or Facebook for the full events programme. Come and enjoy the interactive displays, adventure playground, gardens and woodlands or come for one of the special spring events.

- Weave a nature tapestry on a walk round the CAT site discovery the emergence of spring - 14th, 18th & 22nd April.

-Pull on your wellies and get stuck in with the gardens team at CAT this Easter Holidays! It’s that time of year again when CAT’s gardeners are busy preparing beds, planting seeds and tending to their poly-tunnels and you are invited to go along for the day and get involved.

Get the kids out and about in the spring air and get their hands dirty with potting and planting seedlings in the centre’s ‘container garden’.

A special family friendly tour will conjure up all sorts of ideas you can take home to your own gardens, including how to encourage wildlife, how to be chemical free and how to make the most of your space!

At the end of the day, children are invited to plant their own seeds to take home as a souvenir from a great day out.
The next gardening activities are taking place on Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 24th April.

- Harness the wild welsh weather in the Energy Inventor's workshop with CAT's green energy kits - 8th, 21st & 25th April.

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 hospitalityElectric car charging point

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

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

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 6 - Sun 28 Apr 2019 10:00 to 17:00

Prices

Free entry

Activities are free with entry ticket

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Contact

Centre for Alternative Technology

Address

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

Location and nearby places

Directions

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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
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

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.

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