Policy for Visitors with Disabilities at VegfestUK Bristol 2018

2nd April 2018

The following policy aims to assist visitors with disabilities to this year’s VegfestUK Bristol event on May 26-27 at Ashton Gate stadium, to ensure that they have a pleasant experience and do not miss out on some of the essential features:

  1. Visitors with disabilities are welcome to purchase a concessions ticket and request a free ticket for a carer at [email protected]
  2. A limited number of car park spaces will be available for blue badge holders free of charge in the Ashton Road end car park – these are available on a first come first served basis. (Please note: form is now closed as all parking spaces are fully booked up).
  3. Visitors with disabilities are encouraged to come to the front of the queue whilst waiting before the event opens. Sheltered seating areas are available if required.
  4. Visitors in wheelchair and mobility scooters are advised to arrive early (10:45am) on Sunday morning for priority access – the first hour of Sunday is generally the quietest time and provides the best access for people with mobility scooters and wheelchairs.
  5. Visitors with invisible illnesses are welcome to request priority entrance or assistance.
  6. In each talks room with rows of seating, seats will be made available for visitors with disabilities in the front row of the talks rooms, and spaces for wheelchairs/mobility scooters made available. Anyone who is hard of hearing, or has a disability, and requires front-row seating, should make themselves known to stewards manning the talks room in question, and priority seating will be arranged.
  7. Accessible toilets are clearly marked at the venue.
  8. Elevators are readily available at the venue for visitors with disabilities to go from one floor to another.
  9. Seating for visitors with disabilities is available in the South Stand.
  10. For full info on accessibility at the venue, please refer to the link here.

If you have any requests, concerns, or questions please email [email protected] in advance of the event, thanks.

Features at the event

Daytime and evening (Saturday 11am – 11pm, Sunday 11am – 9pm)

  • In-house restaurant with 3-course vegan meals (need to be pre-booked with venue, details to follow)
  • Pizzeria / Bar
  • Ujima Live Acts Stage
  • Dance Stage
  • 12 outdoor caterers
  • Around 30 outdoor traders in gazebos

Daytime only (before 6pm each day)

  • Around 220 stalls indoors
  • 8 indoor caterers
  • The Vegan Academy talks room
  • Plant-Based Diets: Optimum Performance talks room
  • Plant-Based Diets: Optimum Health talks room
  • Cookery Demos
  • Kids Area
  • Helter Skelter

Evening only (after 6pm each day)

  • Comedy
  • Magician
  • Blues Lounge
  • Electro Swing Lounge (Saturday only)
  • Deep Chill zone (Sunday only)