Making a rural green-field event accessible to all can be quite a challenge, but we are doing our best to make the event accessible to as many people as possible.
We have special access routes to all main venues and essential services, but the areas around these are predominantly grass. Electric wheelchairs can tackle most areas without too much hindrance but if it rains it may get muddy and access around the site (other than on the paths) may be very difficult. Once you’re at the event, if you have any concerns please speak to one of our stewards who can advise the best route for you.
The ground can be quite uneven in places.
Accessible lavatories will be positioned around the event. They are clearly marked on the site map and all our stewards will be happy to direct you to the nearest one.
There is a raised viewing platform in the Main Stage arena. Charging points for electric wheelchairs are available here – please note these are outdoors so can be affected by damp conditions - chargers are left at users risk.
Emergency medical support is available from the on site medical team, but please ensure you bring all your own medication with you, and a carer trained in administering it. Regrettably it is not possible for Big Church Day Out to safely and securely store medicines at the event, and we recommend that any guests needing to refrigerate or store medicines seek advice from your GP for alternative methods to store medication.
QUICK ACCESS LANE
There will be a quick access lane for those who have booked a carer ticket. You will need to enter this lane with your carer and present your event e-ticket and the carer e-ticket in order to receive your wristband. Please note this lane is for the guest and carers only, unless you have a young dependant family member with you. Additional family or friends must go into the general admittance queue.
If you don’t have a carer ticket but are unable to queue due to a disability or illness then please talk to a steward on the gate who can assist you.
We are unable to supply motability vehicles or wheelchairs, so you will need to bring your own if needed.
We provide a disabled Camping area that is on flat ground and has accessible toilet facilities, as well as close proximity to a wheelchair charging point. This area is located as close as possible to the entrance to the event field.
If the full price ticket buyer can prove by supplying documentation, that they are gaining support through one of the follow benefits, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Blue Badge or relevant medical documentation to support an injury such as a doctor’s note, then they are entitled to book one carer ticket along with their own ticket. Carer tickets need to be booked via the website.
How do I purchase my carer ticket?
1. Select the amount of tickets needed in your order (please note that you will need to purchase the carer ticket along with the full price ticket)
2. Once you have entered your payment details you will be charged for your order. You will then have 14 days to email your documents into email@example.com
Note: If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder.
3. Once we have received your documents and accepted them, we will issue you with your e-tickets.
Note: If we are unable to accept your evidence due to us not receiving any of the documents stated, or if we do not receive your documents within 14 days we will cancel your carer ticket order and refund you.
4. You will need to bring proof of ID along with your e-ticket to the festival, only then can we issue you and your carer with a wristband for the event.
How do I purchase my carer ticket on Group Plus?
1. Please place the amount of tickets needed in your order through your Group Plus group (please note that you will need to book the carer ticket along with the full price ticket).
2. Once you have entered in all your payment details you will then be charged a £10 deposit per event ticket and the full amount for the carer event ticket and carer camping ticket.You will then have 14 days to provide us with the documentation. You will need to email the documents into firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: If we are unable to accept your evidence due to us not receiving any of the documents stated, or if we do not receive your documents within 14 days we will cancel your carer ticket order, your carer ticket is non refundable.
3. You will need to bring proof of ID along with your e-ticket to the festival, only then can we issue you and your carer with a wristband for the event.
We recognise that some people may need to find a space to step away from large crowds and noise. As we are on a parkland site there is space to get away, but if you are noise sensitive please be aware that the area around the main stage can be louder than other areas on site.
If you have any specific needs or questions please contact us on email@example.com and we’ll do our very best to help or advise!