The Dare Skywalk Accessibility Guide

 

The Dare Skywalk opened to the public in August 2020 and is just one of the accessible experiences available at the stadium. If you have any access requirements and would like to participate in a climb, we would kindly ask you to contact us to discuss your requirements in the first instance. A member of the team will be happy to speak with you and assist with making a booking.

 

Please click below for further information about The Dare Skywalk Accessibility:

 

Please refer to the following FAQs for any additional queries you may have:

 

The Dare Skywalk Accessibility Information

The Dare Skywalk is accessible for most guests and we do our best to help everyone climb. As a general rule, if you can walk unaided, you should be able to complete the climb. Alternatively, if you require the use of a wheelchair, then we have bespoke wheelchair climbs available for you to book.

The safety of our guests is of utmost importance to us; therefore in certain circumstances we may have to stop someone taking part, rebook or modify a climb to keep guests safe. 

We will use reasonable endeavours to accommodate your requirements. On occasion, we may need you to provide a certificate of fitness from your GP, or another medical professional, to confirm that you are in a fit state of health to participate in Dare Skywalk.

 

Wheelchair Users

We run wheelchair accessible climbs for wheelchair users. You can learn more about these experiences by visiting our Wheelchair Climbs page. If you use a wheelchair and would like to book a climb, please register your details here and a member of the Skywalk team will get back to you.

 

Personal Assistants

Personal assistants climb for free, so please mention when contacting us if you would like to enquire about booking a PA ticket. Climbers who are BSL users can bring a guest with them to interpret the climb guide commentary by booking a free PA ticket.

If you are booking a wheelchair climb, please register your details hereIf you have an ambulant disability, please contact us via this form, making sure to select 'Access Needs' and then 'Ambulant Personal Assistant'. A member of the team will get back to you at the earliest opportunity to discuss your requirements and assist you with making a booking.

 

Walking Support

As a general rule, visitors who can walk unaided should be able to complete the climb. However, on the ascent visitors will find a handrail for support on the left-hand side.

Walking poles are also available to use and can be requested when booking online. (Once you have clicked 'Checkout', there is an 'Accessibility Requirements' and 'Other Requirements' field which you can complete.)

 

British Sign Language (BSL)

Our safety briefing video is subtitled and includes British Sign Language. If climbers would like to bring a BSL interpreter with them, they will be able to book a free Personal Assistant ticket.

 

Waiver Form and Covid-19 Medical Questionnaire

Links to these forms are sent to visitors in advance of their visit. The forms can be completed electronically and are compatible with screen reader technology. Alternatively, if you would like us to print a copy of these documents off for you so they are ready for you to complete upon arrival, please let us know.

 

Accessible Climb COVID-19 Information and Pre-Visit Checklist

To view our Accessible Climb COVID-19 information, please see here:

SkyWalk COVID-19_Accessible Climb.pdf

To view our Accessible Climb pre-visit checklist, please see here:

Accessible Climb Checklist_april2021.pdf

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to take part if I have a medical condition or pre-existing injury?

We do our best to help everyone climb and to accommodate access requirements. Should you have any queries, or if you would like to let us know about a medical condition or pre-existing injury, please register your details here and a member of the Skywalk team will get back to you.

We may request for you to provide a certificate of fitness from a medical practitioner to confirm that you are in a fit state of health to participate in Dare Skywalk and to provide such further details about your condition.

The safety of our guests is of utmost importance to us; therefore we reserve the right to stop someone taking part, rebook or modify a climb to keep guests safe.

Please note that we may not be able to accommodate some access requirements if we have not been made aware of them prior to the date of the visit. 

Furthermore, there are some medical conditions which would unfortunately mean that a visitor would be unable to climb.  Please find more information listed below:

 

Epilepsy: If you have epilepsy and have had an epileptic fit or episode within the past year, you are unable to climb. If you have epilepsy but have not had an epileptic fit or episode within the past year, you are able to climb if you know and understand your triggers and have medication that keeps the fits or episodes under control. Please let us know if this applies to you when booking.

Foot injury that requires the use of a medical walking boot: If you are currently wearing a medical walking boot to support a foot injury, you are unable to climb. We encourage you to enquire again about booking once you have fully recovered from your injury.

Conditions requiring oxygen therapy: If you require the use of an oxygen cylinder, you will unfortunately be unable to climb.

Mobility Issues: If you use a non-foldable walking aid, you will be unable to climb. However, walking poles are available to use and can be requested when you book online. There is an ‘accessibility requirements’ and ‘other requirements’ field which you can complete once you have clicked "Checkout.’ Alternatively, we offer wheelchair accessible climbs specifically designed for wheelchair users.  For more information on wheelchair accessible climbs, please click here.

 

 

Can I do The Dare Skywalk if I am pregnant?

Unfortunately, those who are pregnant are unable to take part in any Dare Skywalk experience. It is a physically demanding activity and requires you to wear a harness which fits tightly across the body. However, we have Stadium Tours available daily, which are completely accessible and suitable for those who are pregnant.

 

Can I take medication with me on the climb?

Visitors who need to carry medication with them at all times are still able to climb. However, this medication must be given to the Climb Guide to carry up. This includes visitors with potentially serious allergies who require the use of an adrenaline auto-injector such as EpiPens, or visitors who require an inhaler for an asthmatic condition.

You will need to notify us in advance if you or any person in your booking needs to take essential medication on the climb (e.g. asthma inhaler, diabetic medication or nourishment). You will also need to let your Climb Guide know on the day. We may ask you to produce a written note from your General Practitioner or such other medical practitioner as we may reasonably request to verify that it is necessary.

If you have any concerns, please let us know and a member of the Skywalk team will get back to you.

 

Can I wear my hearing aid or glasses?

Hearing aids and glasses can be worn as long as they are tightly fitted and secure.

 

How do I know if I can complete The Dare Skywalk?

You'll need to be physically and medically fit to take part - please ask your doctor if you're not sure. Unfortunately, those who are pregnant are unable to take part in any Dare Skywalk experience.

 

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