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 bolesworth estate cheshire 

27th-29th July 2018

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laverstoke park farm hampshire

24th - 26th August

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Accessibility

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

Accessible Campsite 

The Accessible Campsite at CarFest is available to camping ticket holders who have been accepted to receive a permit (please read the 'how to apply' section below).

The Accessible Campsite is located a few minutes from the entrance to the main arena. There are accessible toilets and accessible showers. There is also a dedicated member of staff located in this field, so please approach them if you have any access requirements or questions.

Please note that a maximum of 4 people (including yourself and your Personal Assistant) may camp in one pitch.

Due to limited space in the Accessible Campsite field, we need to be strict on how much space each group is allocated. This is set at a 6 × 9m pitch per group/family.

All groups are asked to abide by this so that we can fit as many people in the campsite as possible. Please be considerate of others – if you exceed the pitch size, you are taking space away from others!

Disabled Campervan/Caravan

Once you have booked your pitch, we will be in contact to find out whether you will be bringing a tent or a caravan / campervan. If you plan to bring a caravan or campervan, you must be a blue disability badge holder and this must be displayed in the vehicle. 

Parking for campers in the Accessible Campsite

Please note that cars will not be permitted to park next to your caravan or tent, they should be parked in the main disabled car park. However, you will be able to drive your car down to a ‘drop off’ point next to the disabled campsite but will then need to park your car in the disabled car park.

How to apply

The Accessible Campsite is available to camping ticket holders who have been accepted to receive a permit. 

To apply for a permit for the Accessible Campsite, please send your Order Reference number (above) and proof of disability* to carfest@seetickets.com.

Please ensure you include your Surname, Postcode and Booking reference number (which you can find on your confirmation email).

*Customers requesting permits to the Accessible Campsite are required to provide an original copy of any of the following:
•    Confirmation of the middle or higher rate of disability living allowance
•    Confirmation of the middle or higher rate of mobility allowance
•    Confirmation of the middle or higher rate of attendance allowance
•    Confirmation of the middle or higher rate of severe disablement allowance
•    Confirmation that you are in receipt of the standard or advance rate of personal independence payment (PIP)
•    Certification of being registered blind or partially sighted
•    A personal letter of support from your hospital specialist (dated within the last two months)

Please note that spaces in the Accessible Campsite are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis and will fill at a fast rate. The application process will close as soon as the campsite reaches its maximum capacity thus recommend that you do not delay in applying.

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