Cambridge Hen Party Access Statement
Our ‘accessibility’ page aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our visitors. It does not include a personal opinion as to the suitability of our activities for any individual. This accessibility statement covers our punting activities with associated add-ons of picnics and scavenger hunts. Any additional activities advertised on this site are conducted by a third party and their access statement should be obtained if required.
The punting departure point is at the end of the boardwalk at the La Mimosa Landing Stage, just on the corner of Jesus Green. The meeting point is opposite to La Mimosa Restaurant (CB5 8AG).
On the landing stage, there is a non-slip surface. From the wooden boardwalk, there are 5 wooden steps down to the landing stage.
Our location is 200m from the Quayside along the wooden boardwalk. In addition, there is a longer pavement route that you can be used if prefered.
Punting services are offered year-round where feasible within the constraints of our location. If you have any questions about accessibility, please phone us on 01223 778 558 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our check-in is opposite to La Mimosa Restaurant and our punts depart from Landing Stage, CB5 8AG.
There is access from the Quayside along a wooden boardwalk (200m) with non-slip covering and a handrail, and there is an alternative hard paved route via Thompsons Lane. You can also find us from Jesus Green along tarmac pathways.
Once at the Landing Stage, there are five steps with a handrail down to the non-slip fibreglass mesh. Whilst loading and unloading customers, we pin our boats to the landing stage at the front and the back.
You can use wheelchairs and mobility aids until you reach the top of the steps. Unfortunately, you can not take them onto the punts as we have no method with which to secure them, so you can store wheelchairs, mobility aids and pushchairs at our check-in desk (left at your own risk).
If you require any further assistance, please do let our team know and we will be happy to help.
Our punting tours
We offer chauffeured (guided) tours with up to 12 passengers per punt. Our Tour Guides are trained to safely man the punt whilst providing a tour. During the tour, all passengers should keep their hands and feet inside the boat at all times.
The standard tours last approximately 50 minutes, but longer tours are available on request.
Tours take place outside on the river during daylight hours, except for the May Week Fireworks tours, and prearranged tours.
There are foam-filled cushions and blankets on our punts. Extra blankets and umbrellas are available upon request.
Conditions permitting, we are open from 10 am daily from April until September. Last tours leave between 5 pm and 8 pm depending on sunlight hours and demand.
Between October and March, we operate from 10 am until 3 pm on weekends and selected weekdays, subject to weather and river conditions. Please check our website for further information at the time.
Our picnics are collected from the punting departure point and can be enjoyed onboard your punting tour or on Jesus Green before or after your tour.
Our scavenger hunts are designed to be completed throughout the city centre. Whilst you are walking around the city centre it is your responsibility to ensure you take adequate care in regards to traffic and road safety. Due to the historic nature of Cambridge’s City Centre there are uneven walkways and cobbled sections where it is advisable to take extra care.
There are public toilets on Quayside and on Jesus Green (next to the lock) open 8:30 am-8.00 pm. Both have disabled access for visitors in wheelchairs and are a part of the RADAR key scheme. Please see Cambirdge City COunciles website for further information on public facilities throughout the city.
There is no access to toilets whilst out on the river during your tour.
Assistance dogs are welcome and water is available for them on request. Carers are eligible for the concessionary rate.
Our website uses dark text on a white background for ease of reading, and pages can be navigated using the keyboard. Our links hold descriptive names and headings have been used to structure content.
We are planning additional training for staff on Disability Awareness.
Review our website – particularly the use of tables to ensure accessibility.