Disabled access at the Allendale Centre, Wimborne

This information may be of use to customers and Centre users with a disability.

We have had to change entry/exit arrangements due to the Covid 19 situation - these changes are reflected below.

Please get in touch if you have further questions or requirements - call 01202 887247 or email info@theallendale.org


  • The Allendale Centre is entirely on the ground floor, except for the Minster Hall stage and lighting control area

  • The front entrance (for Reception, Minster Hall, Canford Room and Wobble Room) has automatic sliding doors and a very gentle incline

  • The side entrance (for Julian Room) has a slightly steeper ramped entrance, and hinged doors opening outwards

  • Entry to/exit from the Quarter Jack Hall now has steps but we're happy to facilitate access via one of the ramped entry/exit points - please ask at Reception on arrival, or contact us in advance to arrange


  • Cafe @ the Allendale has ramped access for entry/exit, and level access to/from toilets, Reception, Minster Hall, Canford Room and Wobble Room 

  • Minster Hall, Quarter Jack Hall, Wobble Room and Café @ the Allendale all have wide entrances

  • Julian Room, Canford Room and Quarter Jack kitchen have slightly narrower level entrances, wide enough for most manual wheelchair users

  • There is an accessible toilet, about halfway between the front and rear of the building, plus other toilets near the front and rear

  • There are four descending-ramped emergency exits:

       from the Minster Hall 

       from the Quarter Jack Hall corridor

       the main front entrance (close to the Minster Hall and Reception)

       the side exit, close to the accessible toilet 

  • Outside emergency assembly points are all on level ground

  • The Allen Valley milk machine is now located outside the front of the Centre, on level ground