Information to help plan a visit for people with disabilities and users of British Sign Language

From the top of the garden look out over the city and countryside beyond

We're working with Heritage Ability, a Heritage Lottery-funded project, to improve visits for disabled people, and deaf people who use British Sign Language. We have a few new resources so far, and more will come in the next couple of years.

For users of British Sign Language (BSL)

Here is a short BSL introduction to the garden:

There is a tablet computer available to borrow from visitor reception that is loaded with a self-led BSL tour of the garden - 12 videos that tell you all about the features you will see in the garden. 

Topics covered include the Grotto, Serpentine Lake, Cabinet and Cascade, Summerhouse Glade, Lakes, Palladian Bridge and the Ice House.

To reserve the tablet send us an email at

For planning a visit if someone in your group has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): the visual story

The Visual Story is a tool to help people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) feel more at ease before their visit to the garden. It is an online guide that details anything at Prior Park that may come as an unwelcome surprise. It covers baseline information like entry prices, parking and so on, but its primary purpose is to highlight elements like sound levels, lighting levels, spaces and bespoke features that may cause distress.

Download the Prior Park visual story on the link below.

Prior Park visual story Dams Project (PDF / 3.3MB) download