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Chessington World of Adventures becomes first theme park in England to install Changing Places toilet

chessingtonChessington World of Adventures Resort has partnered with The Changing Places Consortium to become the first theme park in England to install a Changing Places for customers with learning disabilities.

Visitors to the Resort in Surrey who have profound and multiple learning disabilities or an acquired brain injury will now have access to toilets with extra features, such as a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench and a non-slip floor, disabled toilet, disabled shower with room for a wheelchair and up to two carers.

Grant Worrall, health and safety manager at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, said: “We’re delighted to become the first theme park resort in England to support the Changing Places campaign and provide these specialist facilities for our visitors.

“We want to ensure that every guest at the Resort feels happy and comfortable during their stay with us and hope that this facility adds positivity to guests’ experiences.”

The Changing Places Consortium is a group of organisations working to support the rights of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities to access their community.

More than 500 Changing Places toilets have now been installed across the UK, including at: Marwell Zoo in Hampshire (click here to read about this installation), The Parliament Buildings in Stormont, Northern Ireland (click here to read more) and The Emirates Stadium, home of Premier League football club Arsenal FC (click here to read more).

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