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Legoland agrees to accessibility review following family’s campaign

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Legoland Windsor has agreed to review its ride accessibility policy following a campaign by a Gloucestershire family.

The move follows a campaign led by Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie on behalf of Joanne Brett whose seven-year-old son, Sebby, who has an undiagnosed gross motor delay, was forced to get out of his wheelchair to go on his favourite ride during a visit to the adventure playground.

A Legoland spokesperson told the BBC: “We are already in the process of reviewing our staff training and how we communicate ride restrictions and accessibility to guests before they arrive and on the day itself.

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“We have invited the Brett family to be a part of this review and I look forward to their valuable input.”

“We are proud of the changes we have already made but we know that we can always do more.”

Ms Baillie said: “I am delighted that Legoland have now agreed to change their ride policy to ensure that there is greater access to their rides.

“I can’t congratulate Joanna enough on her hard work to ensure no other family has to face the same experience her family did. 

“There is still more to be done to increase disabled access at leisure facilities and I am setting up meetings with Ministers to discuss how to end this discrimination.”

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