We are constantly striving to make Beautiful Days more accessible for people with disabilities.

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.

THE VENUE

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. We do our best to ensure, in the event of wet weather, that information about alternative routes and/or assistance is made available via the Disabled Campsite Office for those in wheelchairs or with severe mobility issues to get to certain areas of the site. 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. If you have not been to Beautiful Days before then we can show you on a map where Disabled Camping is and where they are potential alternatives that are central and accessible should we be unable to allocate you a pitch in the Disabled Camping area.

NEW FOR 2018

To ensure space is allocated fairly and efficiently in the DISABLED CAMPSITE we will be PRE-ALLOCATING PITCHES of a specific size for tents AND campervans

And in a change to previous years please apply FIRST for carer tickets, disabled parking and disabled campervan passes BEFORE you buy tickets. If your application for a DISABLED CAMPERVAN PITCH or DISABLED PARKING is successful you will be sent a SECURE BOOKING LINK to purchase DISABLED PARKING or DISABLED CAMPERVAN passes, with any other tickets you need. No separate purchases, or swapping of passes at a later date, are necessary.

HOW TO APPLY

To receive an Application Form to apply for disabled parking, camping or for any general access queries please email the Access Team on the NEW email accessbd@beautifuldays.org

DISABLED CAMPSITE 

The Disabled Campsite has a Campsite Manager and team based in an office at the campsite. They will meet and site everyone in the camping area as they arrive. The office is stewarded 24hrs a day and has information about the event, a fridge for medicine, charging points for wheelchairs and medical equipment, and can assist with any queries or concerns you have during the event. To ensure space is allocated fairly and efficiently we will be allocating pitches, successful applicants will have marked pitches when they arrive. Sizes are:

MAXIMUM PITCH SIZES

3m x 4m for TENTS

8m x 5m for CAMPERVANS (including small awnings)

Entrance/exit must be 1m clear of your neighbour within this limit.

The Disabled Campsite 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. There are walkways and trackways for vehicles and wheelchairs throughout the disabled campsite. The campsite also has accessible toilets and showers. Access is from 2pm on the Thursday when the site opens via Red Gate. Space is strictly limited for those with disabilities and their immediate family/group and pitches must be agreed IN ADVANCE.

DISABLED PARKING

There are some disabled parking spaces available to park next to the Disabled Campsite but not for friends or family arriving in separate vehicles. Disabled parking passes are issued at the discretion of the festival. A Blue Badge does not apply at the festival and does not, on its own, entitle you to disabled parking. If you are able to drop-off and park in the main car parks we can let you know how to do that.

Disabled parking must be agreed in advance and NEW FOR 2018 can be purchased via a SECURE BOOKING LINK once your application has been approved.

There are also a limited number of Priority Parking spaces in the Yellow Car Park for those who wish to camp in Redwoods Camping, please email us for further information and exact location.

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 PersonalIndependence Payment (PIP)

Registered Deaf or Blind

Free carer tickets are issued at the discretion of the festival and are subject to availability. They will be sent separately to your other festival tickets and disabled vehicle passes.

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 are not available after the festival sells out.

VIEWING PLATFORM PASSES

We have viewing platforms in the Main Arena and in The Big Top. Passes are allocated in advance and then collected from the DISABLED CAMPSITE OFFICE. 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 accessbd@beautifuldays.org

PLEASE NOTE
All applications and requests are at the discretion of the festival and are subject to availability.