Access Request Form
Access requests forms for for this year have now closed. Please contact us if you have any questions and one of the team will get back to you.
Contact details for all access enquiries
If you would like to discuss a specific requirement, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
We aim to respond to emails within 5 working days.
Please let us know if you require a call back. We’d be happy to schedule one in for you.
Access in and around Brockwell Park
The show takes place in Brockwell Park, which recently retained its Green Flag Award. Tarmac pathways and road systems run throughout that makes it easily accessible for wheelchair users to get around. However, all road systems leading to the centre of the park from entrances run up a slight gradient.
All activities and stages are situated on the grass fields of the park. Such terrain can become muddy in wet weather that can limit access across fields and mobility can become difficult. Access across these fields is not an issue when the sun is shining and ground conditions are dry.
Accessible parking is available on both days and is free of charge for Blue Badge holders only.
This car park is located approximately 100 metres from our Accessible Entrance along a tarmac roadway with very little grandient.
Access to the car park can be made through GREEN GATE (Gate 2), which is located on Brockwell Park Gardens, SE24 9BJ.
There is no public car park, so friends and/or family arriving in separate vehicles will not be able to use this car park.
Passes are limited and issued on a first come, first served basis.
Underground – Brixton
Brockwell Park is approximately 1 mile (20 minute walk) away from Brixton Underground Station. Visitors can travel by train from the nearby Brixton Rail Station to Herne Hill, which is a 2 minute train journey. The distance between Brixton Underground Station and Brixton Rail Station is approximately 130 metres (3 minute walk) by roadside pavement and involves crossing a road once.
There are also several bus routes from the underground station to outside of the park.
There is step-free access at Brixton Underground station.
National Rail – Herne Hill, North Dulwich & Tulse Hill
Herne Hill is the closest station situated to the north-east of Brockwell Park. The station is approximately 200 metres (3 minute walk) away from the nearest park gate on Norwood Road. Staff help is available at this station with ramps for train access and step free access coverage.
North Dulwich is situated to the east of the park. this station is approximately 700 metres (15 minute walk) away from the nearest park gate on Norwood Road. Staff help is available at this station, but there are no ramps for train access. There is no step free access to platforms.
Tulse Hill is also very close and situated to the south side of the park. This station is approximately 500 metres (10 minute walk) away from the nearest park gate on Norwood Road. Staff help is available at this station with ramps for train access. Step free access coverage is not available.
The following routes all serve the area: 2, 3, 37, 68, 196, 322, 432, 468, 690 and all have accessible access.
The closest bus stops located outside of the show site are on Dulwich Road and Norwood Road. Both bus stops are located approximately 130 metres (2 minute walk) away from a main entrance to the show.
Entry into the show
Show opening times are 1pm to 9pm with a last entry time of 8:30pm on both days.
All park gates will be open to the public as usual. Upon entering Brockwell Park, there will be four show entrances; one at Herne Hill, one close to the Brockwell Lido, one alongside Norwood Road and another on the Tulse Hill side of the park. Please follow signage and instructions from security staff as you enter lanes who will perform the searches before you can enter the event.
For visitors with access requirements ( including pushchairs, prams, wheelchairs and young children) there will be a dedicated express lanes at all entrances to minimise queuing time for you, where possible.
For visitors requiring wheelchair accessible loos or access to baby changing facilities, there are a many provisions available.
We have 16 of wheelchair accessible toilets located evenly across the show site with one located at each medical point, as well as the Main Stage viewing platform.
Stewards and/or medical staff are on hand at each point to assist you with number-coded locks at each of these toilets. Please speak to a steward on arrival if you require the code.
The door width of each toilet is suitable for wheelchair access (2ft 9″ x 6ft 7″ / 0.84m x 1.9m) and each toilet comes with a handrail plus an easy locking rotary door latch indicator system.
There is also a Mobiloo / Changing Places facility on site. See below for more information.
Mobiloo / Changing Places Toilet
Our fully attended onsite Mobiloo has all of the equipment you’d find in a Changing Places toilet; a height adjustable adult sized changing bench, an electronic hoist, as well as a toilet with grab rails either side and a sink.
Our attendant will be on hand to instruct you if you are unsure how the equipment works. It also means that the facility is used by those who need the space or equipment provided inside.
You can find Mobiloo at the main medical point in the centre of the show site close to Brockwell Hall.
All assistance dogs are very much welcome at the show including Hearing dogs, Canine Partners, Dogs for the Disabled and Guide Dogs.
We do ask you to keep them on a lead at all times. Please consider the crowds and loud noises as this can have a negative impact on animals.
Lowered Counter Bars
There are 8 bars located across the show site.
6 of these bars will have lowered counter bars for ease of access, as well as PDQ machines that can be passed down to customers if required.
The following bars feature lowered counter access:
- Main Stage Bar (Main Stage field)
- Lido Bar (Main Stage field)
- Craft Bar (Village Green)
- Cocktail Bar (Village Green)
- Pimm’s Bar (Village Green)
- Discovery Bar (Discovery)
Medical and Welfare Facilities
There will be 5 first aid points located on site; a main medical centre by the Main Arena, one by the Main Stage, one located in the Arts & Culture Village, one in Activate (our sports area) and another located in our Discovery area. Mobile first aiders will also patrol the site at various points throughout the day.
- All medical points are clearly marked on our show map and signposted throughout the show site
- An accessible toilet will be available at each medical point
- Free water and sun cream will be available at each medical point
- A fridge will be available at the main medical centre to store medication should anyone need.
The show is an outdoor event, so be prepared for all conditions – not just the sunshine, but cold weather & rain too!
Power points are available at the Welfare Tent and at our Main Stage Viewing Platform.
Vehicle Drop Off Points
All vehicles dropping off customers with accessible requirements, such as taxis, are permitted to drop off at our Accessible Car Park.
Access to the car park can be made through Gate 2, which is located on Brockwell Park Gardens, SE24 9BJ.
This car park is located approximately 70 metres from our Accessible Entrance up a tarmac roadway with a slight gradient.
There is an accessible viewing platform situated in our Main Stage field with prime site and sound of the stage to enjoy the wealth of entertainment on offer throughout the weekend. We also have 16 wheelchair accessible toilets located evenly across the show site with one of these located within the compound of the Main Stage viewing platform. There is also an accessible toilet situated at each of the 4 medical points across site.
Please note that the Main Stage viewing platform is uncovered, so please prepare for all weather conditions.
Access to the platform throughout both days is done so on a first come, first served basis and at times may become full. It is solely for the use of our disabled customers plus one other. Wristbands are available on entry and upon request to gain access to viewing platforms.
Customers are advised that strobe and other lighting effects may be in use during performances.
There will be an access steward to assist you should you require help at any point.
This is a space that people can use when they need to get away from the crowd for a while. It is located in the Welfare Tent.
We understand that a hidden disability is not immediately apparent. If you would like support or advice once inside the show, our Access Manager will be the main point of contact and will be based at the Welfare tent.
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