Beautiful Days provides facilities and support for those wishing to attend who have accessibility requirements. If you are thinking of returning to Beautiful Days then, thank you for your continued support, I hope we can help with your needs and we look forward to welcoming you back. If you have not been to Beautiful Days before then please don’t hesitate to ask for practical advice and we look forward to welcoming you to the festival.
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.
THE FACILITIES WE PROVIDE INCLUDE:
• The Accessible Campsite with allocated pitches for tents, campervans and caravans. The Campsite has wide-access toilets, shower facilities, walkways and trackways for vehicles and wheelchairs throughout.
• A 24hr staffed marquee in The Accessible Campsite with a fridge for medicine and charging points for wheelchairs and medical equipment. The Campsite Manager and team are on hand to site you on arrival and answer queries and help throughout the weekend
• A limited number of Accessible Parking spaces adjacent to The Accessible Campsite
• Priority Parking in the Yellow Car Parks for those who are camping in Redwoods or Barleyfields
• Free Carer/Personal Assistant tickets (please do not buy a ticket for your PA as this will not be refunded – Carer/PA tickets are sent separately to other festival tickets)
• Viewing platforms in the Main Arena and in The Big Top (Stage 2)
• Wheelchair spaces in The Theatre Tent
• Accessible toilets around site
• Access Guide coming soon with a site map specifically showing the accessible facilities, medical centre and other useful information
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply and enquire first before you buy weekend tickets if you require space in The Accessible Campsite or a free Carer/PA Ticket. If your application is successful then you can then purchase tickets from either of our two official ticket outlets but you will be sent a separate link to buy ACCESSIBLE VEHICLE PASSES – for cars, campervans or caravans. This is to ensure you are sent the correct vehicle passes in the post nearer the date.
Please email Justine at [email protected] to receive an Application Form to apply for space in The Accessible Campsite, Carer/Personal Assistant Tickets or for any general enquiries about Access. In your initial email please include a brief summary of what you would like to apply for. We will do our best to accommodate you and offer advice. All applications and requests are at the discretion of the festival and are subject to availability. The Accessible Campsite is not for people with broken legs, recent injuries or pregnant women but all applications will be considered.
ACCESSIBLE CAMPSITE PITCHES
The Accessible Campsite 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. Space is strictly limited and must be agreed in advance. To ensure space is allocated fairly and efficiently we will be allocating pitches – by doing this we can make sure we comfortably accommodate everyone who successfully applies for space.
• 3m x 4m for TENTS
• 8m x 5m for CAMPERVANS (including small awnings)
• 8m x 8m for CARAVANS (to include space for car parked next to caravan)
Entrance/exits should be 1m clear of your neighbour within these limits.
FAMILY / LARGER PITCHES
We appreciate families have larger tents, may have more than one and so may require two pitches. The sizes/guides are not to restrict anyone attending, they are to ensure we can make the best use of the space we have. If you have specific requirements please let us know and we will do our best to help.
ACCESSIBLE CAMPERVAN & CARAVAN PASSES
As well as Campervans we are now able to offer a limited number of Caravan pitches with space for your Car next to them.
To apply for either, please send your completed application form to Justine [email protected]. If approved you will be sent a separate link to buy ACCESSIBLE VEHICLE PASSES in addition to your festival tickets. These will be sited in The Accessible Campsite.
ACCESSIBLE CAR PARKING
There are a limited number of Accessible Parking spaces available next to the Accessible Campsite which can be applied for in advance. There are also a limited number of Priority Parking spaces in the Yellow Car Park for those who wish to camp in Redwoods or Barleyfields Campsites.
To apply for either, please send your completed application form to Justine [email protected]. If approved you will be sent a separate link to buy ACCESSIBLE VEHICLE PASSES in addition to your festival tickets. Accessible Parking passes are issued at the discretion of the festival. A Blue Badge does not apply at the festival.
CARER/PERSONAL ASSISTANT TICKETS
We recognise that some festival-goers require access for a carer or personal assistant. We offer free Carer/Personal Assistant tickets 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)
Or Registered Deaf or Blind
Any other requests are discretionary.
To apply please send supporting documents with your completed application form to Justine at [email protected]. Please do not buy a ticket for your PA as this will not be refunded. Free Carer/PA tickets are approved and sent separately to your other festival tickets. The PA ticket is provided on the expectation that your PA is willing and able to assist you throughout your visit. Free Carer/PA tickets 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/PA tickets are non-transferable and cannot be sold. One carer ticket permitted per household.
We have viewing platforms in the Main Arena and in The Big Top. Please apply in advance for passes – these are wristbands which are collected onsite from The Accessible Campsite team. 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.
We hope the information above will go some way towards assisting you in coming to Beautiful Days. If there is anything that we have not covered; or you have any queries or feedback, please don’t hesitate to email Justine at [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you at Beautiful Days 2019!