Darkes Forest Riding Ranch

Overview

Family owned and operated, Darkes Forest Riding Ranch is set in native bushland just over an hour south of Sydney, and 30 minutes north of Wollongong. It's a great place to enjoy a trail ride or a…

Family owned and operated, Darkes Forest Riding Ranch is set in native bushland just over an hour south of Sydney, and 30 minutes north of Wollongong. It's a great place to enjoy a trail ride or a lesson. Experienced ride leaders and instructors are keen to share their love of riding with people of all ages and experience levels - and safety is always the top priority.

Activities and classes are designed especially for children and lessons are available for beginners and advanced riders of all ages. Darkes Forest want to make your visit safe and fun! Helmets provided for all riders.

Enjoy the Lazy Haze Kiosk with a range of hot and cold food and specials each weekend. Purchase that special shirt, hat or other gift in the gift shop to take a bit of Darkes Forest home with you! There are barbecue, picnic facilities and ample parking.

A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Advise tour guides of the access needs of guests at the time of booking (includes pick up and drop off requirements)
Ask all visitors if there are any specific needs to be met

Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person

Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges
Train your staff in disability awareness
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

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