We are committed to ensuring that disabled customers can enjoy our event and we hope that the following information provides all relevant information about accessibility at the event. Please read the information below.
For disabled customers who do not require special access to the event, please purchase standard tickets here.
If you need assistance while at the event, we offer personal assistants tickets at no extra cost. These tickets are available for people who would otherwise not be able to attend the event – as tickets for the event as a whole, are limited (and expected to sell out) please do not book this ticket unless you do really require it. To apply for a PA ticket, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to purchasing. You will be asked to supply information to confirm that you have a genuine requirement for a PA. We do maintain an access address book, so if you have previously supplied information to gain a PA ticket Field Day, then you only need to supply your name and date of birth.
Packs will include specific event information such as a map of the event showing key locations (i.e. toilets, lowered bars, viewing platforms, accessible entrance, welfare, location of hearing induction loops), key contacts and further relevant information. All customers who make access bookings prior to the event will be automatically sent an information pack via the email address used to buy the tickets. These packs will not be sent out until much closer to the event.
The pack is available to download HERE
There will be a viewing platform positioned at a number of stages at Field Day. The platform offers seating so that a friend or personal assistant can be accommodated. The platform at main stage is not undercover, the other platforms are. You require a pass to access the viewing platform. Customers who have a standard ticket should contact us (via email@example.com) prior to the event to be listed so that you can collect a pass on arrival. When contacting us, please state the day that you are attending, your name, DOB and reason for needing the pass, you may be asked to supply evidence (we maintain information from previous years so if you have supplied this in the past please supply your name and DOB only). Passes should be collected inside the event at the Welfare Tent (which will be clearly sign posted on site and on the accessibility map, which will be included in your pre event info pack). Customers who have a PA ticket will be automatically listed and should also collect their passes from Welfare. The accessibility map, which will be included in the pre event Information Pack will show all locations mentioned.
There will be at least one Disabled Toilet at each Toilet Block and one by the Stage 1 viewing platform. The accessibility map, which will be included in the pre-event Information Pack, will show each location.
There will be some provision for lowered bars on site. The accessibility map, which will be included in the pre-event Information Pack, will show each location.
There is some seating across the site – however this is limited and is within picnic areas only. As part of our entrance policy, customers are not allowed to bring seating to the event (with the exception of wheelchairs).
If seating is compulsory to your enjoyment of the event due to medical circumstances we are able to make exceptions. Please seek permission in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
HEARING INDUCTION LOOPS
The box office and welfare will both have hearing induction loops. The Access Map will show locations.
A Disabled Car Park is located close to the site. As the car park is within the park, an escort is necessary to guide you there. The parking is on grass – however the route from the park to the gate is tarmac. It is compulsory that you book disabled parking. On arrival to the park, your vehicle must clearly display your blue badge – unfortunately we cannot grant access if you do not show this. Please contact us (via email@example.com) stating which day you are attending, your name, vehicle registration, how many people are traveling in the vehicle and your contact details. Please note that at the end of the event, there are various Road Closures around the site. Our Access Manager will be able to advise you on best route of departure on the day (as due to the nature of the event it is difficult to confirm this beforehand). However, please be aware that it may take a while to get out of the site at the end of the event. The accessibility map, which will be included in the pre-event Information Pack, will provide more detailed information parking including maps and contacts.
MEDICAL SERVICES, WELFARE & ASSISTANCE AT THE EVENT
Your pre-event Information Pack will provide you with the contact details for our Access Manager who will be your contact, should you need one, whilst at the event. The Welfare Tent (which will be clearly signed posted on site and highlighted on your access map) is where our Access Manager will be based, will also be able to help with any enquiries whilst on site and will keep stock of Access Maps. A charging point will also be located at The Welfare Tent should you need it. St Johns Ambulance will be on site should you require any medical assistance.
Due to the nature of the event there will be flashing lights on all stages and strobe effects may also be used.
Customers are permitted to bring recognised Assistance Dogs onsite. Recognised Assistance Dogs are dogs which have been specifically trained to assist a disabled person and which are registered with a charity which is a member of AssistanceDogs UK. We ask that you contact us in advance to let us know that you are bringing an assistance dog by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENT SPACE & SITE
The event is on a green-field site – although there are some tarmac tracks, these do not run into the stages (which all stand on grass). Weather and ground conditions may be variable. The location of the event is an area of Victoria Park to the East of Grove Road. For a Google Map click here
This is a space that people can use when they need to get away from the crowd for a while. It is located in the Welfare Tent.
We understand that an invisible disability, or hidden disability, are not immediately apparent. If you would like support or advice inside Field Day our Access Manager will be the main point of contact and is based at the Welfare Tent. Or please contact us in advance with your questions email@example.com
A DOG SPENDING AREA FOR ASSISTANCE DOGS
If you require dog spending area on site please email your request within a reasonable time frame to firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER QUESTIONS AROUND ACCESSIBILITY
Please contact us in advance via email@example.com if you have high dependency needs or any other enquiries which are not answered on the website: we will do our best to support your visit.