Rushden Lakes is proud to be AccessAble audited

Going shopping is something many take for granted, it might be something you look forward to, or it can often be something you have to do.

But for persons with a disability, and all those with accessibility requirements, visiting somewhere for the first time can be a daunting prospect. We know that 98% of people with disabilities and carers look for accessibility information before visiting somewhere for the first time and 76% of people have not visited somewhere they wanted to because they couldn’t find the information they needed.

The Crown Estate, owners of Rushden Lakes have recognised the ‘If I don’t know, I don’t go’ barrier and have partnered with AccessAble to conduct detailed accessibility audits and produce guides for all of their retail parks and shopping centres.

AccessAble are the UK’s most trusted and popular source of accessibility information, and have produced hundreds of accessibility guides with all you need to know about accessible toilet facilities, parking, walking distances, door widths, colour contrast, seating, and public transport with all the relevant facts, figures, and photographs.

The guide are available for free, linked via at, and on the AccessAble App. For more information or to give feedback contact AccessAble at