Beautiful Days provide facilities and support for those wishing to attend who have accessibility requirements. If you are planning to return Beautiful Days then, thank you for your continued support. If you have not been before then please don’t hesitate to ask for practical advice. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the key information which should help give you an understanding of what to expect when you get 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.
NEW FOR 2024 – we are increasing the size of the viewing platform at The Big Top and we are providing a free shuttle bus between the Accessible Campsite and the Medical Centre which will run throughout the weekend.
For enquiries & application forms please email: [email protected]
The email is monitored part-time, we endeavour to respond to all emails within 14 days.
Submit application to [email protected]
Following approval, purchase your festival tickets & vehicle passes including any approved accessible vehicle passes. Please do not buy a ticket for your Carer/PA
Forward booking confirmation to [email protected] to complete your application
Successful applicants will also be sent information closer to the event and carer/pa ticket where applicable – at the same time as the main bulk of tickets are posted out in July 2024.
* An Accessible Campsite with a specific number of allocated pitches for tents, campervans and caravans which are subject to availability. The Campsite has wide-access toilets, shower facilities, walkways and trackways for vehicles and wheelchairs throughout. Once spaces have been allocated then applications for that area will close.
* 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
* A free shuttle bus which will run through the weekend between the Campsite and Medical Centre (Arena 2)
* 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
* Charging point for wheelchairs in The Safe Space (Safeguarding & Lost Kids Tent) in Arena 2
* Accessible toilets around site
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 limited and must be agreed in advance. To ensure space is allocated fairly and efficiently we are allocating pitches – by doing this we can make sure we comfortably accommodate everyone who successfully applies for space.
• 3m x 4m for TENTS
• 9m x 5m for CAMPERVANS (including small awnings and a 1 metre gap)
• 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 offered a limited number of Caravan pitches with space for your Car next to them in The Accessible Campsite.
ACCESSIBLE CAR PARKING
There are a limited number of Accessible Parking spaces available next to the Accessible Campsite . 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. Accessible Parking passes are issued at the discretion of the festival. A Blue Badge does not apply at the festival.
ACCESSIBLE SHUTTLE BUS
A shuttle will help transport customers, including those in wheelechairs, between the Accessible Campsite and the Medical Centre. The bus will run throughout the weekend at these times:
Thursday 10am – 10pm
Friday 10am – midnight
Saturday 10am – midnight
Sunday 10am – midnight
Monday 10am – 12noon
CARER/PERSONAL ASSISTANT TICKETS (subject to availability)
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
Free Carer/PA tickets must be pre-approved and will be sent separately to 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 person.
We have viewing platforms in the Main Arena and in The Big Top. The one for The Big Top will be expanded in 2024. 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.
Service dogs are welcome to join us and Assistance Dogs subject to application
An assistance dog is legally permitted to accompany its client, owner, or partner, at all times and in all places, within the United Kingdom. A therapy dog/emotional support dog is not legally recognised in the UK. Emotional support dogs in the UK are not considered to be assistance dogs – this is because an assistance dog is trained to perform specific tasks (such as a Guide Dog or Hearing Dog) to help a disabled person and are usually qualified by one of the charitable organisations registered as members of Assistance Dogs UK.
These dogs are trained to be in an environments that are busy and loud. An emotional support dog does not have this training and as such is considered a pet under UK law. We do not allow any animals other than registered assistance dogs and therefore do not accept applications for Therapy Dogs/Emotional Support Dogs.
Please email [email protected] for an Assistance Dog Request Form
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 [email protected] or [email protected]
We very much hope to welcome you to Beautiful Days 2024