At Quingo Scooters, we bring you detailed guides of the most Accessible Attractions in the UK. You’re never a stone’s throw away from a great day out to be spent with family or friends! Keep reading for this week’s Accessible Attraction…
Today we’re taking you to the heart of Yorkshire – Leeds – where we’ve discovered a fantastic day out for soap lovers! How would you fancy spending the day visiting the set of your favourite countryside soap? Now you can! Experience the Emmerdale Studio Tour at the former ITV Studios, where you can get the full soap star experience!
The Emmerdale Tour enables visitors to discover how the most popular characters and storylines are brought to life. Visitors are also able to see how the production process brings everything together into one, to create the show you see on your TV! You’ll also have the opportunity to see full scale set reconstructions, preserved props and costumes as well as the secrets behind the stunts and special effects.
As part of the tour, visitors will be able to take home a souvenir to remember their soap experience – a photograph behind the bar at The Woolpack! You can also buy some exclusive Emmerdale merchandise if you fancy too. And, after a day of exploring the set, you can enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat in the Café.
An interesting fact is the character of Sandy Thomas had a Quingo Vitess scooter that he enjoyed for some time before it was stolen!
Tickets and Times
The Emmerdale Studio Experience lasts for approximately 80-minutes, and it is advised to your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment! The tours run regularly throughout the day from 10am Monday-Friday and 9.30am on Saturdays. The experience advises to arrive 10 minutes before the allocated time slot of your tour.
The prices for the tour are: £21 for adults, £19.50 for children (5-15), £20 for concessions, £68 for families (two adults and two children / one adult and three children) and under 5’s and carers are free. For more information on opening times and prices, visit the Emmerdale Experience opening times and prices page here.
If you have any specific accessibility requirements, simply make staff aware when booking your tickets. Mobility scooter users are able to access all areas of the Studio Experience. The tour allows for one wheelchair or scooter per tour to ensure the safe evacuation of all guests in the event of an emergency. For those visitors that may need assistance using the stairs, the Experience has an Evac+Chair. In the main entrance of the foyer you’ll find an accessible toilet.
Although there is no disabled parking available on site, drop off is permitted for visitors at the entrance. Also, immediately opposite the tour, there is a Leeds City Council car park with 8 accessible parking bays (free for blue badge holders). For more accessibility information visit the accessibility section of the website here.
Leeds train station is around 20-minutes away from the Emmerdale Studio Experience, and you can grab a taxi from outside the train station – this will take just 5-10-minutes. For more information on train services to Leeds visit the National Rail website here. There are two bus stops within close proximity of the Emmerdale Studio Experience; Burley Road which is three minutes away for the 19, 19A, 49, 50 and 50A services, and Kirkstall Road which is five minutes away for the 5, 33, 33A, 508, 670, 757 and 760 bus services. For more information on the bus services in Leeds visit the First Group website here.
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