Accessibility
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ADDITIONAL NEEDS

GETTING HERE

Getting Here

Find the best route to the Studio Tour from your location.

PLAN YOUR ROUTE

ENHANCE YOUR VISIT

Enhance Your Visit

Hire a Digital Guide, ride a broomstick and purchase your Souvenir Guidebook.

LEARN MORE

FOOD & DRINK

Butterbeer

Enjoy a delicious meal at our Studio Café, try Butterbeer at our Backlot Café or bring your own food and use our picnic area.

FIND OUT MORE

Throughout the Studio Tour, our helpful and friendly staff will be on hand to assist you, ensuring that you have the best possible experience.

 

 


BOOKING TICKETS

 

CARERS

One free carer ticket can be provided for each paying disabled visitor and these are booked or added to your booking through our Visitor Services Team. Please note that as children aged 4 and under are entitled to free entry, a carer ticket will not be added in this instance. Carers must provide assistance to the visitor and proof of entitlement will be required on entry to the Studio Tour. We currently accept the following:

 

• Letter/notice of entitlement for Disability Living Allowance
• Letter from your doctor
• Blue parking badge or Freedom Pass

 

If you have any questions regarding proof of entitlement please raise this with a member of our Visitor Services Team before your visit.

 

BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE (BSL) TOURS

In order to assist our visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing, we provide British Sign Language tours at no extra cost. The interpreter will remain onsite for the duration of your visit and will meet you in the entrance foyer.

 

BSL tours are available at any time, subject to availability and must be booked at least 14 days in advance. While they are easiest to book when purchasing your ticket, they can also be added afterwards when sufficient notice is given.

 

To add the BSL element to an existing booking or to enquire about purchasing tickets with a BSL guide please contact our Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900.

 

AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE TOURS

To assist visitors with a visual impairment, we can provide an Audio Descriptive Tour at no extra cost. A member of staff will accompany your party during your visit to provide some additional information about the sets, costumes and props on display.

 

These are available subject to staff availability, and must be booked at least 14 days in advance. Please note, we can accommodate a maximum of 8 people per tour and you may be asked to join with other visitors if there is limited availability. To organise this for your visit, please contact our Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900.


ACCESS

 

ASSISTANCE DOGS

We welcome all registered guide dogs, hearing dogs and medical alert dogs into the Studio Tour. If you wish to bring an assistance dog with you for your visit, please ensure you have formal identification for the dog with you such as any relevant documentation or a jacket.

 

If your dog requires a water bowl, please ask a member of staff who will be happy to provide one. We do not allow other dogs or pets to enter the attraction and they cannot be left in vehicles for safety reasons. The nature of the attraction means that visitors cannot return to the car park until the end of their visit.

 

WHEELCHAIRS

While manual and electric wheelchairs are welcome inside the Studio Tour, we do require advance notice if you are visiting as part of a large group due to seating restrictions within our cinema at the beginning of your visit. Due to the layout of the attraction, this also means that only a certain number of wheelchair users can enter the latter part of the tour at any given time. Our Visitor Services Team are happy to discuss this and other accessibility concerns with you prior to booking, so please do make them aware of your specific needs.

 

The majority of the Studio Tour is suitable for wheelchairs but some areas can be difficult to navigate, this includes Diagon Alley’s cobbled street and the Great Hall's slate floor. The Hogwarts bridge can only be accessed via a short staircase and alternative access cannot be provided because the bridge, as an original set piece, has an uneven surface which is unsuitable for wheelchair users. The Knight Bus also has a short boarding platform which cannot be accessed by wheelchairs.

 

Our green screen area provides visitors with two fully accessible photo opportunities, including the chance to fly a broomstick as members of the cast would have done during filming. Visitors must be able to transfer themselves on to a broomstick and seatbelts can be provided if required.

 

MOBILITY VEHICLES

For health and safety reasons, we cannot allow mobility vehicles or electric scooters wider than 86cm to enter the attraction. We have a number of free manual wheelchairs available to borrow for those who need to arrive using a large mobility vehicle or electric scooter.


GUIDES & ASSISTANCE

 

DIGITAL GUIDES

Our handheld Digital Guides provide extra content for the Studio Tour rather than acting as an audio descriptive guide for those who are blind or visually impaired.

 

Personal induction loops can be provided and are available on arrival in our lobby. They require hearing aids to be moved to the ‘T’ position and can be reserved in advance from our Visitor Services Team.

 

Our handheld audio-visual guides bring the Studio Tour to life with fascinating filmmaking facts, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and cast and crew interviews. Narrated in English, they are also available in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin , Brazilian Portuguese and Russian.

 

Some of the content on our Digital Guides can also be subtitled. For more details, please speak to a member of staff at the collection point at the beginning of your tour.

 

AUDIO ASSISTANCE

Induction loops are fitted throughout the tour and are compatible with most hearing aids provided with the “T-coil” (T switch) function. Personal induction loops can also be provided for our Digital Guides. These are available when you collect your Digital Guide from the lobby area of the Studio Tour.

 

Ear defenders are available to borrow for visitors who are sensitive to loud noises for the duration of the cinema. Please ask a member of staff when you arrive.

 

If you have any questions regarding induction loops or the use of hearing aids within the Studio Tour please contact a member of our team here or by phone on 0345 084 0900.

 

SUBTITLES

Please note, subtitles are not present on media throughout the attraction. However, we can provide a portable iPad which contains a subtitled version of the cinema film for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. These are subject to availability and must be booked in advance by calling our Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900. This device must be returned to a member of staff when you enter the guided part of your tour in the Great Hall.

 

Our Digital Guides, which contain additional facts and information for the Studio Tour, can also provide subtitled content. For more details regarding this, please speak to a member of staff at the beginning of your tour.


ON ARRIVAL

 

PARKING

Parking is provided free of charge in our car park directly outside the Studio Tour. A number of blue disability badge parking bays are available close to the main entrance for the convenience of our eligible visitors.

 

Please ensure that you bring your disabled parking badge on the day of your visit and display it in your window. For more information or for specific enquiries, speak to a member of our Car Parking Team on arrival.

 

TICKET COLLECTION

In order to collect your free carer ticket on arrival, you will need to present proof of eligibility in either a letter or notice form regarding entitlement for Personal Independence Payment. We will also accept a letter from your doctor, blue parking badges or Freedom Passes.

 

TOILETS

In addition to the accessible toilets located throughout the Studio Tour, visitors can also use our Accessible Plus facility. This fully accessible space provides a hoist, height adjustable changing bench, shower facilities, toilet and washbasin. The room is large enough to accommodate a wheelchair user and two carers. Please note, we kindly request that visitors bring their own slings to use with the hoist, as these are not provided.

 

If you require the use of this space during your visit, please speak to an available member of staff who will be able to assist you with accessing the area. Staff are available at the Information Desk on arrival in the lobby and throughout the Tour.

 

For more information regarding this or any of our other accessible facilities, please contact our Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900.

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