Sainsbury’s car park, off Wetherby Road, is the designated disabled visitors’ car park with easy access to both Yellow and Green entrances. Access to the show is via the Orange entrance with the availability of a drop off/pick up point from Sainsbury’s car park.
Local Authority Permits (Blue Badges) or Great Yorkshire Show Disabled Parking Labels should be clearly displayed. Blue badge holders do not require a GYS label.
Parking spaces cannot be reserved in advance and are available on a first come, first served basis. If the car park is full additional parking will be available in alternative areas.
Most walkways around the Showground are hard standing with ramps that are accessible by wheelchairs. Grass avenues are also rolled to help with access around the Show.
The Showground is however on a slope which can mean a degree of effort to push a wheelchair around.
Tickets for Disabled Visitors & Carers
Disabled visitors may bring a carer free of charge. We just ask for proof of care requirement such as Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance, Carers Allowance, Blue Badge Registration number and this must be arranged in advance by calling 01423 541222 (open until 8 July 2020, booking fee applies). Please also bring this with you on the day.
After 8 July 2020, we advise that visitors can only request carer tickets on the gate. Advance tickets (e-tickets) are available to purchase until midnight on Saturday 11 July 2020. To obtain a carer ticket on the gate, please bring proof of care requirement with you.
Advanced Mobility offer a wheelchair and electric scooter hire service at the 2020 Great Yorkshire Show. They are situated on Third Avenue near the Orange Entrance.
Prices for 2020 are: £30 large/medium electric scooter, £10 manual wheelchair
To hire a scooter or wheelchair click here to visit the Advanced Mobility website or call 01274 568131.
Most toilets on the Showground have disabled facilities. These are clearly shown on maps located around the Showground or in the Souvenir Programme.
Changing Places Facility
A changing facility for disabled children and adults is now available in the Home & Gift Hall (Hall 2). This has more space and includes a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench and a hoist.
Wheelchair viewing platforms are available for disabled visitors and their carers at either end of the Grandstand. These are free and allocated on a first come, first served basis.
There is a £5 booking charge for the remainder of the Grandstand. These should be booked in advance will be available from April 2020.