Accessibility

We aim to make, Liverpool’s Dream as accessible to as many people as possible. We understand that every person’s needs are different, and that it is our job to ensure as many people enjoy the event as possible.

Due to the nature of the Giants, they can be seen from many different viewing points. We would suggest for those who are looking for less crowds to view the Giants parading, to view the event from the further out of the city centre.

We have put in some additional opportunities to assist those with specific requirements.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Learning Difficulties

Provision

We advise visitors to come down 2 hours+ before the Giants wake in the mornings, or 1 hour+ after the Giants are put to bed at night. These are generally quieter times.

ASD Sessions

We have timed ASD Sessions. These are quieter times to view the Giants up-close, please see below the available sessions – These sessions do not need to be booked.

  • Friday 5 October PM – Giant sleeping – 8pm until 9pm at Kings Dock
  • Saturday 6 October AM – Giant sleeping – 8am until 9am at Kings Dock
  • Saturday 6 October PM – Giant sleeping – 7pm until 8pm at Clarence Dock

Space

Barriered area at front of Accessible Viewing Platforms (AVP) to give space for approx 20 people with ASD + 1 carer per person.*
*This is on a first come first served basis

Please note there will be no onsite parking. Use Car Parks or Public Transport to make your way to the event. See our Travel Page for full details.

Blind or Visually Impaired

Provision

We advise visitors to come down 2 hours+ before the Giants wake in the mornings, or 1 hour+ after the Giants are put to bed at night. These are generally quieter times.

We will also host sessions at these times if people with visual impairments wish to come and touch the Giant. *Spaces are limited This is on a first come first served basis

Hearing Impaired or Deafness

Provision

This event doesn’t have any spoken word throughout. At some points there is music but no words. It isn’t deemed necessary to put in place any extra provision.

As part of the show, British Sign Language interpretation will be available during any story elements (please note that these locations vary during the live show and we are not able to provide exact locations at this time).

Epilepsy

Provision

This event does not have any strobe lighting.

Service / Assistance Dogs

Provision

All service and assistance dogs are welcomed at the event. There will be an area available at the AVP with water bowls. (Please note the event will be extremely busy).

Wheelchair Users and Mobility Issues

Provision

There will be Accessible Viewing Platforms on Friday 5 October and Saturday 6 October at the following locations:

Accessible Viewing Platforms

Friday 5 October

  • Fort Perch Rock for the awakening of the Giant.
  • New Brighton Dips for the lunch time siesta of the Giant.
  • Princes Park for the lunch time siesta of the Giant.
  • Kings Dock for the evening siesta of the Giant.

Saturday 6 October

  • Kings Dock for the awakening of the Giant.
  • Clarence Dock for the evening siesta of the Giant.

Access will be for people with accessibility needs and 1 accompanying person. There will be space for up to 15 wheelchair users and carers, and will be allocated on a first come first served basis (no pre-booking is available).

Accessible Viewing Platforms will be identifiable at the event by a blue flag and white wheelchair symbol.

There will also be a barriered space at the front of the AVP for people with mobility issues where chairs will be available to allow sitting in a safe environment – Please be advised these areas will be very limited to a first come, first served basis and we advise visitors arrive in advance before the Giants wake up.

 

Parking

All Liverpool City Council car parks have allocated spaces for blue badge holders.* See the full list on the Liverpool City Council website. For further information on travel and parking please visit our travel pages. 

*However please be aware access will be affected by road closures and crowd numbers therefore please plan sufficient time for your journey.

Toilets

Stewards will be advised to direct wheelchair users and other visitors with specific accessibility requirements access to viewing areas during the show where available and possible on a first come first served basis. Adapted toilets will be provided in all areas where event toilets are situated and at AVP.

Services – Food & Drink

Where possible we will try to locate a food and drink unit near the AVP.

Distances

The route in total is approximately 20.6 miles, however the show is designed that people can never see all of it and can dip in and out of the story at any location. Pick the locations you want to go to and get your space early.

Terrain

The event takes place across many different terrains. Due to weather, park and grass areas may become muddy in October. Parts of the route are on cobbled or graveled areas. The rest of the route utilises city centre pavements and roads. Please check the interactive map or find a printed version in one of the venues listed on our website here, across the Liverpool City Region and check where you would like to view the event.

Public Transport

For information on accessible public transport in Merseyside please download Merseytravel’s Easy Access Guide to public transport here.

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