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DISABLED FACILITIES / ACCESSIBILITY AT THE AIR TATTOO

What we offer:

  • Admission tickets (free ticket for carer with a paying adult)
  • Disabled enclosure 
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair/electric scooter hire

To book admission tickets, places in the Disabled Enclosure and to order your RIAT Disabled Parking Permit please call our Customer Services Department on 01285 713 456 (Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm).

If you have one, please ensure you have your Blue Badge details to hand when calling.

You may be asked to provide:

  • DLA/PIP or equivalent
  • Medical professional's letter
  • D/deaf or blind registration
  • The Access card or equivalent

Please be aware that the Royal International Air Tattoo Showground covers a large area and is approximately 2 miles in length. We have tried to minimise distances where possible but please be aware that the event may not be suitable for everyone. 

There is a large amount of hardstanding along the Showground where the static aircraft are parked however there is also a grassed area from the hardstanding to the crowdline which can be uneven in places and not always practical for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Personal Assistant/Carer Ticket

All disabled visitors attending the Air Tattoo on a paid for adult admission ticket on Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July are entitled to bring one PA/Carer free of charge. The PA/Carer concessionary ticket must be requested when placing your order.

A child (or children) with a disability must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Please note there are no PA/Carer concessions available for Park & View or for any of the public enclosures on the showground.

Disabled Enclosure

The Disabled Enclosure is located on the crowdline in the Blue Zone, next to the FRIAT Enclosure and is approximately;

  • 30 minutes by foot from the Yellow Customer Entry Point
  • 20 minutes by foot from the Red Customer Entry Point
  • 5 minutes from the Blue Customer Entry Point
  • 10 minutes from the Green Customer Entry Point.

The Customer Entry Point is where tickets are checked and access is gained to the showground from the car parks.

Features include:

  • An outside enclosure (no shelter) on hardstanding
  • Crowdline position in the centre of the showground
  • Disabled/Accessible Toilets
  • High Dependency Unit (HDU)
  • Tables and chairs
  • Enclosure wristband to enable access throughout the day
  • Team of volunteers to answer questions and help you enjoy your day

The Disabled Enclosure costs £8.00 each for the disabled person and their PA/Carer. If extra tickets are required for the Enclosure there is a cost of £20.00 per person (aged 5 years and over) up to a maximum of four tickets.

There is a Showground Shuttle Bus Stop (Bus Stop 3) within a 5 minute (approx) walk from the Enclosure. There will also be golf buggies available to transfer people with mobility difficulties from the Bus Stop to the Disabled Enclosure.

We recommend that you park in the Green Car Park if you are booking tickets for the Disabled Enclosure.

Disabled Parking Permit / Designated Disabled Car Parks

Disabled visitors with a Blue Badge/mobility impairment can apply for a RIAT Disabled Parking Permit which will allow them to park in the designated disabled car parks.

Disabled visitors arriving by car and displaying a Blue Badge but NO RIAT Disabled Parking Permit will be directed to the front of each public car park where a designated parking space will be available, however this could be on rough terrain (grass) and some distance from the entry points to the showground.

Disabled/Accessible Toilets and High Dependency Unit (HDU)

There are disabled/accessible toilets in each toilet block on the showground. There are also disabled/accessible toilets and a High Dependency Unit (HDU) in the Disabled Enclosure. If you have not booked into the Enclosure but need to use the HDU at any time during your visit to the Air Tattoo please speak to the staff in the Disabled Enclosure. If you have your own RADAR key please bring it with you.

Electric Scooter/Manual Wheelchair Hire 

Through Event Mobility Charitable Trust we will be providing electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors to the Air Tattoo. The pick-up/drop-off points will be located in the Red and Green Car Parks close to the Customer Entry Points. 
To book visit  eventmobility.org.uk, email ku/gro/ytilibomtneve//ofni or contact the office on 01386 725391 to request an advance booking form. 
Mobility Scooters: £25
Manual Wheelchairs: £10

 

Air Tattoo Showground Shuttle Bus

The free Showground Bus runs at regular intervals throughout the day along the length of the showground. If you have booked into the Disabled Enclosure please get off the Showground Bus at Bus Stop 3.

For further information on any of the above facilities please contact Sarah Turner on 01285 713300 ext 5380 (please note bookings cannot be taken on this telephone number) or email: moc/etcfar//2gnitekram

To book tickets, places in the Disabled Enclosure and to order your RIAT Disabled Parking Permit please call our Customer Services Department on 01285 713 456 (Mon - Fri 8.30am- 5.30pm). If lines are busy and you get put through to the answerphone please leave your name and telephone number and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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