Open for all

We’re always reviewing our accessibility provision and are committed to investing in updating our facilities and providing the best customer service.


A ramp at the entrance of our main building

Designated disabled toilets on the ground floor

A range of ground floor bedrooms

Lift access to all Barn bedrooms

Two DDA compliant en suite bedrooms

Ramp access to all ground floor event spaces

Designated disabled parking bays

All meeting room doors allow standard width wheelchairs

Hearing loop fitted in CIC Main Hall

Portable hearing loop available on request

Fire alarm in disabled bedrooms has flashing beacons for hearing impaired guests

Assistance dogs are also welcome


If you’d like to discuss our provision for disabled guests in person, please contact us on 0208 498 5300 or


Accessibility - Our commitment


Gilwell Park is dedicated to making your site as accessible as possible.


Keyboard navigation


You can use the keyboard to navigate through the site:


The arrow keys on the keyboard will scroll up, down, left and right.

The space bar, if pressed, can make the web page jump from top to bottom.

The tab button can help navigate to different links on the page. When you arrive on the required link, press the return button.

Text size


Our site has been built so that the user can change the size of the text if required.


To increase the text size, hold down CTRL and press + to the required size.

To decrease the text size, hold down CTRL and press - to the required size.

Mac users hold down the CTRL/Apple key and press + or - to adjust your text size.

If you use an older browser like Internet Explorer 6, go to File, Text Size, and select the size you need.

Magnifying the screen


If you use Windows XP you can magnify the size of the screen. Press the Start menu on the Taskbar, then click on All Programs, then Accessories, then Accessibility. Once opened, click on Magnifier and the top of the screen will appear much bigger.




You can adjust the colour in your browser. See the BBC's advice for all browser types.


PDF Documents


To open PDF documents you will need Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe website. Please contact the web team if you still have trouble opening any of our PDF documents.


Useful Links



The British Computer Association of the Blind

The Royal National Institute of the Blind

Microsoft accessibility website

BBC's My Web My Way

Web Content Accessibility