Provision for anyone who may have a disability
Questions/Further Information – Facilities@mirfieldshow.com
Mirfield Show Committee members are aware of our responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010. We want our event to be accessible and enjoyable for people with disabilities.
You are able to purchase tickets in advance which also enables you to use the fast track gate at the main pedestrian entrance. You will also be able to purchase these on the day.
There is no parking for the public on the showground. Parking for blue badge holders is located at Castle Hall School, off Richard Thorpe Avenue. You must have your blue badge with you and display it in your car whilst it is parked. There will be wheelchair-accessible minibuses running between Castle Hall and the showground, from 9am. Alternatively, if you prefer to make your own way to the show from the car park, the route is all along hard paths with two roads to cross.
General parking is located on the fields behind Mirfield Parish Church, off Church Lane. This is an agricultural site accessed by a rough track. A park and ride bus, with wheelchair access, will be operating from Church Lane. There is a paved footpath running from Church Lane to Parker Road, however this is quite narrow, includes a couple of small steps and has stone bollards at the Parker Road exit.
If you are a stall holder with a blue badge or any mobility issues, please talk to Site and Facilities on arrival at the showground and arrangements will be made. There is no vehicle movement on or off the showground from 10am until 5pm, other than horseboxes exiting from the parking area under controlled conditions. Please note that this time may be subject to change.
If you wish to travel to the show via public transport, there are excellent bus routes, most of which have suitable low floor provision for the disabled. The 203 and 263 services stop outside the showground on the main road; check for times and other services on the West Yorkshire metro website. Some trains on the Transpennine line stop at Mirfield Station, however disabled provision at the station is not good, especially from platforms 1 & 2 where the only access is via steps.
On the field
Most of the show is an outdoor event in a field on grass with little hard standing except within Crowlees school grounds. Adverse weather can seriously affect access to parts of the showground. We do provide some cover and seating for the comfort of all visitors; however, this is very popular and you may struggle to find a seat at certain times of day. We have reserved a small area by the main ring for visitors using mobility aids. Use of this is subject to availability and limited to one person plus carer. Stewards identified by yellow jackets are available to assist whenever required. People using mobility vehicles must observe the 5mph rule when driving around the showground.
There is little if any restriction in the form of stairs or steep ramps to all the activities. Stallholders and food vendors have been informed that they must make adequate provision for disabled access to their provision.
Accessible toilets will be provided on site. Look out for the signs and showground map for the location of these.
Visitors with sensory issues
The show starts to get very busy from about 11.30am, so visitors with sensory issues are advised to attend in the morning when it is quieter. We do not have the capacity to provide any calm spaces, however you may find things a little less stimulating on the top part of the Crowlees school field.