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Accessibility

CarFest are committed to making everyone’s experience an enjoyable one and provide the following for our disabled visitors to assist with ease of access throughout the festival. Please do consider that the festival is an outdoor event with grass fields and grounds with gradients/uneven surfaces, whilst we have made a great effort to provide facilities to accommodate for this there will inevitably be some areas that are hard to navigate.

Visitors should make extra provisions for any weather eventuality as although we’d love to have sunshine we cannot guarantee this due to the great British weather! CarFest advises bringing provisions from wellies to sun cream, blankets to waterproofs for sun, rain, wind and cold weather.

General Information

Getting onto the festival arena

There is a short journey from the campsite to the festival ground so please make time allowances for this to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the activity.

Free Access for Carers

All disabled visitors entering CarFest on a paid for adult ticket are entitled to bring one carer free of charge.  Please note if the disabled person is a child you will need to buy an adult ticket and claim a free child ticket as the carer.  These can be ordered via our ticket agent See Tickets.

Your carer ticket will be the same ticket type that you have purchased eg Camping, 3 day, Saturday, Sunday etc...

To claim your free carer ticket please send proof of disability as per the information on the See Tickets website here.

Electric scooter & Wheelchair hire

The team from Event Mobility Charitable Trust will be returning to provide electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors to the show. 

To reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair you can book on line at www.eventmobility.org.uk, print out an advance booking form from the website or contact the office on 01386 725391 to request a form to be posted to you (please be aware that advance bookings cannot be made by phone).

Scooters will be available to pick up next to the disabled car-park.

Please note, the number of electric scooters and manual wheelchairs are limited and must be booked in advance.

Mobility Bus

There will be a free wheelchair accessible shuttle bus service running from the disabled day car park and disabled campsite to the show site.

The bus supplied is only to the used by our disabled visitors plus one accompanying person.

If you require transport from the festival site to the campsite, this can be arranged via the Organisers Office.

Disabled toilets across site

Disabled visitors will have access to disabled toilets which are located in every field in the festival site. These facilities will be restricted for disabled visitors only. A map of these facilities will be available in the showguide or please ask a friendly member of festival staff.

We recommend that our disabled toilets can be used as a changing place facility.

Designated disabled area for view of the Track and Main Stage

Designated areas have been allocated for disabled visitors to view the track and main stage. These will be clearly marked in the show guides or ask our festival staff for directions.  Please note the positions in these areas are allocated on a first come first served basis. Although viewing provisions have been carefully selected by CarFest staff we cannot guarantee full viewing of all events especially during the racing on the main track as the full track cannot be seen from any area. As a general rule we allow one carer to accompany a disabled visitor in these areas – but if space allows we will try and allow for more, our stewards will advise on this at the time.

Assistance dogs are welcome

CarFest welcomes all Assistance dogs which include Hearing Dogs, Canine Partners, Dogs for the Disabled and Guide Dogs

Medical Tent

The medical tent is located next to the Organisers Office. 

If you have any medication that needs to be kept cool, there is a fridge available in the medical tent. We recommend you take your medication directly to the medical tent when you arrive on site and can be left their across the weekend at your own risk.

Quiet Zones

Specific areas which we recommend as quiet or chill out zones. will be marked out in the show-guide.

 

Day Ticket Holders

Blue badge holders with a Day ticket  will have access to the following: 

Disabled Parking

For access to the disabled car park please follow the direction to the main car park and from here our stewards will direct you to the designated disabled parking area.

Spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis and can’t be pre booked. Blue Badge Permits will be required before entry into the car park. Parking spaces are restricted to one badge per car, an additional car with other friends and family members not holding a blue badge will have to access the other festival car parks. Festival staff members will be on hand to guide you to the car parks and direct you onto your chosen campsite.

Disabled toilets across site

Disabled visitors will have access to disabled toilets across the festival site located in a variety of areas. These facilities will be restricted for disabled visitors only. A map of these facilities will be available in the showguide or please ask a friendly member of festival staff.

Designated disabled area for view of the Track and Main Stage

Designated areas have been allocated for disabled visitors to view the track and main stage. These will be clearly marked in the show guides or ask our festival staff for directions.  Please note the positions in these areas are allocated on a first come first served basis. Although viewing provisions have been carefully selected by CarFest staff we cannot guarantee full viewing of all events especially during the racing on the main track as the full track cannot be seen from any area. As a general rule we allow one carer to accompany a disabled visitor in these areas – but if space allows we will try and allow for more, our stewards will advise on this at the time.

Camping Tickets Holders

Camping tickets

Your weekend camping ticket covers the entire weekend and you can arrive to pitch your tent from 7:00am* on Friday.  The festival site opens at 12:00pm*.  Alternatively you can arrive on Saturday from 7:00am* and the festival site will be open from 10:00am*.  If leaving on Monday we would ask you to leave by 11am (unless you wish to help with the clear-up!).

The campsite is located close to the main festival area however, campers should be aware that the festival open and closes at the following times so there may be a disruption with noise during this time.

Friday Opening time 12:00pm*  Closing time: 10:30pm*
Saturday  Opening time: 10:00am* Closing time: 11:00pm*
Sunday Opening time: 10:00am* Closing time: 10:00pm*

*Times are subject to change

Camping pitches are not specified but we will offer disabled campers the opportunity to camp close to the campsite facilities (disabled access showers and toilets) our stewards will direct you to this location on arrival if you wish to camp in this location. We ask visitors to be considerate of others when planning the size of their tent. Please also note that cars will not be permitted onto the campsite, they will have to be parked in the car park and you will need to transport your equipment to the site. A trolley service is available to hire to help visitors take their camping equipment between the car park and campsite.

Disabled Parking for Campers

For access to the disabled car park please follow the direction to the main car park and from here our stewards will direct you to the designated disabled parking area.

Disabled Campervan/Caravan

To bring a campervan/caravan to Carfest you will need to bring your blue disability badge, you do not need to purchase a campervan permit. Please do not bring this kind of vehicle if you don’t have a blue badge, we do not have any extra space to put you and you will have to drive out of the festival and find alternative accommodation.

The pitches are 9m x 7m which allows enough room for an awning or a small 2 person tent in addition to your camping vehicle.  Please also note that cars will not be permitted to be parked next to your caravan or trailer tent, they will be parked in the main camping car park.

Disabled toilets and shower facilities

There will be access to disabled toilets and showers on the campsite which are restricted for disabled visitors only.

Power

If you''re a blue badge holder and are camping in the disabled campsite then there will  be access to a power source. 

If you have any other accessibility queries, please email info@carfest.org