Disabled Information

VW Festival 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.

Disabled Parking

For access to the disabled car park please follow the directional signs to the main car park and from here our stewards will direct you to the designated disabled parking area. This will be close to the main entry gates however please expect there to be a short walk to the main festival site.

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 Festival staff members will be on hand to guide you to the car parks and direct you onto your chosen campsite.

Disabled toilets

Disabled visitors will have access to disabled toilets across the festival site located within both campsites and the main 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 regret we are unable to offer disabled shower facilities.

Assistance dogs are welcome

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

Camping

Camping pitches are not specified but we will offer disabled campers the opportunity to camp close to the campsite facilities and main entry points. our stewards will direct you to this location on arrival if you wish to camp in this location. It is advisable to arrive early to ensure we have sufficient space available.

 

Career Ticket information

All disabled customers entering the festival on a paid ticket are entitled to bring one carer free of charge, all carers require a ticket to the event.

To qualify for a free carer ticket please send proof of disability to [email protected] and we will issue you with a discount code in order to get one free ticket.

Please include your Surname and postcode when requesting a free carer ticket.

*Customers requesting free carer tickets 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)

If you have any particular questions or requirements please contact use the contact form on the website.

The Organisers reserve the right to check a person's eligibility under the Disablility Discrimination Act (DDA).

The Festival is situated within the grounds of Harewood House, for information on access please visit: http://harewood.org/visit/access/

Should you have any enquiries regarding the access and facilities at the event, please use the contact us page. 

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