Wincanton offers a range of facilities to enable all racegoers to get the most of their day with us.
If you need to contact the Racecourse, please call 01963 435 840.
We aim to be fully accessible and user-friendly for accessible visitors and offer a range of facilities to enable everyone to get the most from their day.
We aim to provide an accessible environment for all racegoers, including the elderly, those with young children or people with disabilities.
Where possible, we are happy to make special arrangements and assist with any requirements, but these may need to be arranged in advance of a raceday.
If you would like to find out more about the facilities and access at our racecourse, a Detailed Accessibility Guide has been created by our partner AccessAble and can be viewed by clicking here.
There are allocated accessible parking spaces in the Members Car Park, the Main Car Park and the Course Enclosure.
All of the designated parking is close to the entrance gates.
There is a specially designated external elevated viewing platform in the Premier Enclosure overlooking the winning post. All restaurants and hospitality boxes have lift access.
There is an area reserved for wheelchairs in our Hatherleigh Viewing Area in the Premier Enclosure.
Raised external viewing area in the Grandstand Enclosure.
Toilets accessible by wheelchair users are available in all enclosures.
Toilets fitted with ambulant fittings are available throughout site.
Provided that you purchase a valid admission ticket for yourself, you are entitled to apply for one complimentary admission ticket for the same event for the person who is accompanying you to assist you as a personal assistant or companion. The personal assistant or companion must be able to provide you with appropriate assistance which might include:
- assisting you in moving around the racecourse;
- helping you evacuate the racecourse in the event of an emergency;
- accompanying and / or assisting you in using the racecourse’s toilets;
- assisting you in purchasing refreshments and food or using other services.
Please note that the personal assistant/companion admission policy does not apply to disabled persons 17 and under as it is racecourse policy that all persons under the age of 17 must be accompanied at all times in any event by a responsible adult who must purchase their own ticket.
PERSONAL ASSISTANCE TICKET CONDITIONS
The free admission ticket provided to your personal assistant will carry the same conditions as the admission ticket that you hold.
The eligibility criteria for complimentary personal assistant admission are regularly reviewed and the racecourse reserves the right to update them from time to time. Currently, those who receive one of the following benefits are eligible to apply for a free personal assistant ticket:
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA);
- Attendance Allowance (AA);
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP); and
- Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP).
Additionally, people who are Registered Blind are also eligible.
Please note that, in all cases, the racecourse reserves the right to nevertheless decline to accept an application or to request additional evidence if, in the racecourse's view and discretion, there is reasonable doubt that the applicant would be at a substantial disadvantage in attending without a personal assistant given the accessibility facilities and services available at the racecourse.
WHAT PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY NEEDS TO BE PROVIDED?
To prove eligibility you will need to provide the following in respect of one of the benefits referred to above:
- A copy of the awarding letter from DWP or statement confirming receipt of the allowance; and
- Photo ID which matches the details of the recipient of the above.
Alternatively, if you are a Registered Blind Person then a photocopy of certification and matching photo ID is required.
Please note that a Blue Badge is not accepted as evidence of eligibility.
HOW DO I APPLY?
All bars and catering facilities are accessible to wheel chair users.
BritBet facilities are available in all enclosures.
The BritBet is happy to help anyone with difficulties placing a bet.
Please feel free to ask for assistance from the team at the BritBet Windows.
Induction Loops will be available shortly at racecourse entrances and BritBet betting kiosks on request.
|Facility||Premier Enclosure||Grandstand Enclosure||Course Enclosure|
|Entrance accessible for wheelchair users||✓||✓||✓|
|Lift accessible to wheelchair users||✓|
|Refreshment areas accessible to wheelchair users||✓||✓||✓|
|Racecard/admission hits accessible to wheelchair users||✓||✓||✓|
|Designated viewing areas||✓||✓||✓|
|Guide dogs, hearing dogs and dogs for accessible visitors||✓||✓||✓|
Companions entry scheme
|Baby changing and feeding rooms||✓||✓||✓|