We are constantly striving to make Beautiful Days more accessible for people with disabilities and are making further improvements in 2016. Please read the information below about the festival and if you have specific needs or concerns then please get in touch and we will do our best to help.
NEW FOR 2016
The Disabled Campsite will have a named supervisor and team who will be based in an office at the campsite. The office will be stewarded 24hrs and will have information about the event, access around site, contacts and be there to assist with any queries or concerns you have during the event. They will meet and site everyone in the camping area as they arrive.
We are adding increased walkways and trackways for vehicles and wheelchairs throughout the disabled campsite. And we will do our best to ensure, in the event of wet weather, that information about alternative routes and/or assistance are made available for those in wheelchairs or with severe mobility issues to get to certain areas of the site.
Beautiful Days takes place at Escot Park in Devon in an outdoor, rural location. Some areas are hilly and can be more difficult for those in wheelchairs or with mobility problems to access. There are some roads and pathways on site but the landscape can be difficult to traverse especially if the weather is bad.
Beautiful Days has a designated flat camping area for disabled patrons, disabled toilets, showers, disabled parking and viewing platforms in the Main Arena (Stage 1) and in The Big Top (Stage 2). There is also space for wheelchair users in The Theatre Tent. The disabled access facilities at Beautiful Days are for festival-goers with permanent disabilities. People with broken legs, recent injuries or pregnant women do not automatically qualify but will be allocated a place in the disabled camping area and/or other passes IF there is space available but it cannot be guaranteed.
DISABLED CAMPING & CAMPERVANS
There is a designated flat area of grassed land for camping and live-in vehicles for patrons with disabilities, which is adjacent to the main festival site and accessed from the RED gate via a concrete road which leads up to the entrance to the festival’s main arenas. The campsite has accessible toilets and showers. Space is strictly limited for those with disabilities and their immediate family/group and you must tell us in advance if you will be in a tent or a campervan.
TO APPLY: You are required to purchase your tickets or campervan tickets (subject to availability from the festival’s official ticket outlets) and then apply for space in the disabled campsite.
There are disabled parking spaces available for cars to park next to the disabled camping area. Disabled parking passes are issued at the discretion of the festival – you are required to buy a car routing/parking pass (subject to availability from the festival’s official ticket outlets) and then apply for disabled parking from the festival. A Blue Badge does not apply at the festival and does not, on its own, entitle you to disabled parking. Disabled parking must be agreed and accredited by the festival in advance.
2-4-1 TICKETS FOR CARER/PA
We offer free tickets for carers to those who are over 16 years of age AND in receipt of one of the following:
Middle or Higher rate DLA for care and/or mobility
Receipt of Enhanced Rate Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Registered Deaf or Blind
Evidence will be required in order for us to process and respond to your application. Priority will go to those people above but we do consider all applications individually. You may be asked to provide a letter from your doctor that supports your application. Free carer tickets are issued at the discretion of the festival and are subject to availability.
TO APPLY: Full price tickets (excluding any for persons you are applying for) must be purchased first and then you can apply for a 2-4-1 ticket direct from the festival. One carer ticket permitted per household and no refunds will be made for tickets purchased unnecessarily.
PLEASE NOTE: Anyone aged 16 or above can apply for a free ticket for their carer/PA. They are not allocated to parents/guardians of children under the age of 16. All children under 16 must be accompanied to the festival by an adult. Carer tickets are non-transferable and cannot be sold. There are no ‘disabled’ tickets. Your ticket is the same as everyone else’s and carer tickets will not be available after the festival sells out – you must apply whilst tickets are still available.
VIEWING PLATFORM PASSES
We have viewing platforms in the Main Arena and in The Big Top. Passes are allocated in advance and then collected at the event from the Information Point, next to the Children’s Area. Please note space on the viewing platforms is limited and will be restricted at busy periods, we cannot guarantee space will be available for you and your party at all times. There is space in the Theatre Tent for wheelchair users, stewards will advise on position and assist on the day.
HOW TO APPLY
To receive an application form to apply for disabled parking, camping or for any general access queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All passes must be agreed and issued in advance of the festival. All applications and requests are at the discretion of the festival and are subject to availability. Do not purchase tickets for a carer if you believe you are entitled to a 2-4-1 ticket before applying. No refunds will be issued. All disabled parking and campervan passes are valid from Thursday when gates open to the public. We are unable to accommodate caravans.