Information for disabled visitors
Harrogate Flower Shows welcomes all visitors and offers a range of facilities to enable everyone to enjoy their day.
For those requiring the additional assistance of a carer to visit the event, a complimentary carer ticket is available. These must be booked in advance online when purchasing admission tickets.
Please note that one example of the following supporting documentation will be required on entry to the show to validate the carer ticket: Personal Independence Payments (PIP’s), Severe Disablement Allowance, Attendance Allowance, War Pensioners’ Mobility Allowance or War or Service Disablement Pension, Blind or partially sighted registration certificate (BD8 or CVI Certificate), or confirmation from Social Services or GP that the person has long term disability (including learning) and requires a full time carer.
If this documentation is not provided at the entrance, the full ticket price will be charged.
Support dogs, including those for medical alert, autism and hearing are welcome at the event.
We have Blue Badge parking for cars. This is allocated on a first-come first-served basis for registered disabled badge-holders only. Please follow the yellow signs approaching the show and display your blue badge. Blue badges only give access to the car park and not to the show.
Please note that due to the location of the event, all show parking is on grass.
Wheelchairs and mobility scooters
Advanced Mobility Solutions are now supplying both wheelchairs and mobility scooters to our shows.
Scooters cost £30 per day and wheelchairs are £10 per day.
Please go to www.advanced-mobility.co.uk/events-summary to book or call 01274 297777. These are limited in number, so please book your requirements prior to show tickets.
Site access to the show
Whilst the event is located on grass, key routeways use existing roads and hard surface provisions. The show area is level and offers straightforward access to all main feature areas.
The gardens at Newby
Most of the paths within the gardens are shallow pea gravel, with surfaces are easily negotiated by pushchairs, wheelchairs, rollators and walking sticks. A wheelchair map, available in the Information Point, highlights the steps in the gardens and indicates alternative routes. There are a large number of benches throughout most areas of the gardens. Paths in the Woodland Walk are rough gravel or grassy woodland tracks. While they are generally flat and broad, they may become muddy from time to time. An accessible route is marked, which avoids a steep and uneven flight of steps.
There are disabled toilet facilites available in both the show and gardens.