Accessibility

Disabled Parking

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

Carer tickets no longer need to be arranged in advance. However, all visiting guests except for the carer require a purchased entry ticket which are available online or via the ticket line (subject to availability).

Carers can now gain free entry on the day, so that one carer will be able to enter the Great Yorkshire Show when accompanying a guest who cannot cope without their support.

To gain free entry for the carer on the day of your visit to the Show, you will need to present one of the following forms of documentation at the gate:

  • A valid Blue badge
  • An Access Card with the +1 symbol allocated (you can apply for an access card at https://www.accesscard.online/apply-or-renew/)
  • Allowance Book or Letter confirming Entitlement to Disability Living Allowance (DLA), or Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance or Carer’s Allowance letter of award
  • Incapacity Benefit books or confirmation letter
  • Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI) or BD8
Scooter hire at the Great Yorkshire Show

Advanced Mobility

Advanced Mobility offer a wheelchair and electric scooter hire service at the 2024 Great Yorkshire Show. They are situated on Third Avenue near the Orange Entrance.

Prices for 2024 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 297777.

Disabled Toilets

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 available in Hall 2. This has more space and includes a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench and hoist.

Please visit our colleagues at the information point in Hall 1 and they will be able to arrange access.

Grandstand Access

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 £7 booking charge for the remainder of the Grandstand and tickets can be booked here.

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