We are constantly striving to make Beautiful Days more accessible for people with disabilities.
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. Please get in touch if you have specific needs or concerns and we will do our best to help you. Email email@example.com for queries and applications.
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 to the entrance to the festival arenas. The area 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. If you need to stay in a vehicle then you are required to purchase a campervan ticket and then apply for disabled camping. More details will be available once tickets are on sale for 2016 and applications for access requirements are open.
A limited number of disabled parking spaces are 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
More details will be available once tickets are on sale for 2016 and applications for access requirements are open.
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. 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 – please note these tickets are now no longer available as the festival has sold out. One carer ticket permitted per household and no refunds will be made for tickets purchased unnecessarily.
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 are 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 for to apply for disabled parking, camping or for any general access queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org - after tickets for 2016 have gone on sale. Applications are not open yet but please feel free to email us with general queries about the event.
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.