What provision do you have for people with disabilities?

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We aim to make visiting Springtime Live a comfortable and enjoyable experience for people with disabilities and welcome any observations on further improvements. Please find details regarding accessibility for visitors:

Disabled parking

An area of car park near the main entrance is the designated car park for disabled visitors. Spaces are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Disabled permits must be clearly visible and access will only be granted to registered disabled drivers or their carers. Parking spaces cannot be reserved.

Inside the showground

The majority of walkways are of hard-standing and most public buildings and animal areas have ramps or are accessible by wheelchairs. Whilst we try to ensure that the grass avenues are flat, the Showground is on a sloping site which means that some degree of effort is required to push a wheelchair around.  Most of the areas used for Springtime Live are reasonably level.

Tickets for disabled visitors & carers

Disabled visitors may bring a carer free of charge.

As from 2023, carer tickets no longer need to be arranged in advance. However, all visiting guests except for the carer require a purchased entry ticket which are available online (subject to availability).

Carers can now gain free entry on the day, so that one carer will be able to enter Springtime Live when accompanying a disabled guest.

To gain free entry on the day of your visit to the event, you will need to present one of the following forms of documentation at the gate:

  • A valid Blue badge
  • Allowance Book or Letter confirming Entitlement to Disability Living Allowance (DLA), or Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance or Carer’s Allowance letter of award
  • Incapacity Benefit books or confirmation letter
  • Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI) or BD8

Disabled toilets

The majority of toilets on the Showground and within the halls have disabled facilities.