Access Guide to Victoria Park Leisure Centre for people with disabilities

disabled chairWe are committed to making our facilities and services as easily accessible as possible.  Please contact us, we'll try our best to make life easier for you. 

Guide dogs can be accommodated on the ground floor.  We can look after your dog while you are swimming.


disabled car spaceVictoria Park Leisure Centre has three designated parking bays for people with disabilities.

It also has a designated mini bus parking space.

The route to the leisure centre is on one level and accessible by wheelchair.

The nearest bus stop is on Lord Haddon Road.  For information on local buses and the most up to date timetables, please have a look at the Trent Barton website.

Entrance and Reception Area

VPLC ReceptionThere is level access to the leisure centre.

The main doors to the building are automatic.

The Reception has a low level desk.

There is a hearing induction loop.

There is free internet access.

There is a lift to all floors.

We can provide leaflets in large print and other languages on request.

There are visual emergency alarms throughout the building.


VPLC disabled toilet

There are adapted toilets on the ground floor in the reception area and also in the first floor changing area.

The toilets are unisex and a key is not required.

There is a toilet, basin, handrails, hand dryer, sanitary disposal, emergency alarm.



Changing Rooms

VPLC disabled changing rooms

The swimming pool changing rooms have a designated changing area with an adapted toilet, mirror, basin, handrails, hand dryer and sanitary disposal unitt.

There is a flip down, baby changing unit.

There is an emergency alarm.

The adapted shower has handrails and a flip down seat.

There is a shower proof trolley bed.

There is an Arjo maxi sling hoist.  

Swimming Pools

VPLC disabled pool liftThere is an adapted shower with flip down seat located from the main pool area, immediately on your right as you access the changing area.

The moveable hoist allows easy access to both the main pool and the teaching pool. Our staff are trained to use the equipment and will be happy to help you - just ask.

There are also steps into both the main pool and teaching pool with handrails.

There are ladder type steps into the main pool too.

All the pools have tiles with contrasting edges.

The interactive, multi-sensory system

VPLC interactive semsory systemThe first of its kind in this area. The sensory system in the teaching pool provides extra enjoyment and positive therapy for children with disabilities.

As the children enjoy the warm water, the system will enable them to listen to therapeutic music and watch attention-grabbing moving colours and shapes around the room. 

The £35,000 system was funded through Derbyshire County Council’s Aiming High programme for projects which support children with disabilities.

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP 0115 907 2244