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Both, it depends on which traffic route you come in on - Red and Green Car Parks are on both hardstanding and grass and Blue Car Park is all grass.
Both Red and Green Car Parks have hard standing. We would not recommend using Blue Car Parks as these are grass car parks with uneven ground which could be unsuitable for motorbikes.
You can leave crash helmets/leathers etc. in our free of charge Drop Zone (left luggage) which is situated in the Blue Service Station next to the Information Point.
GL7 4EG will get you close to the event but once you pick up the colour coded AA road signs you should follow the signs and not the Sat Nav.
You can have re-admittance to the showground up until the showground closes. Please check with the gate team before leaving the showground and they will give you more information and a hand stamp for re-entry.
Bicycles or scooters are not allowed on the showground, however there will be a bespoke bicycle rack at each of the main customer entry points (Blue, Red, Green but not Yellow) for you to securely lock your bicycle/scooter. However, we don't mind if you lock your bicycle to the external fencing.
The car parks are open from 6am on Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2024
Yes we do, however we recommend that you avoid the Blue Car Park due to it being on grass.
We do not at the moment as our car parks are temporary, but it is something we are looking into for the future.
If your ticket permits parking at the event you can bring your campervan. However, parking will be off base and on grass. Your gas bottle will need to be disconnected whilst you are parked at the show as cooking is not permitted in the car parks. All car parks will be emptied at the end of each day, you cannot stay overnight in an official RIAT car park.
Please note, pet dogs and any other animals are not permitted entry to official RIAT car parks. Police patrol the car parks and will take action if an animal has been left in a vehicle.
If you have purchased a general admission ticket you can also add into the basket with this a car pass for your time here. However, if you have purchased an admission ticket with either the Swindon Shuttle Bus or Cheltenham Park & Ride you will not be able to park at the showground. For these tickets, you will need to park either in Swindon or at Cheltenham racecourse. These bus tickets are only valid for the pedestrian entrance which is not accessible from the car parks.
The majority of parking at the Airshow is off base and on grass. Parking is within walking distance of the entrance gates with the furthest you are likely to walk approx 3/4 of a mile.
We have a limited number of designated disabled parking spaces on hard standing for blue badge holders, visitors in receipt of mobility DLA/PIP or those who have hired a mobility scooter from Event Mobility. These parking spaces need to be booked in advance by calling Customer Services on 01285 713456
There are no buses running from the off base car parks to the showground.
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