Access Statement for Redcar Racecourse

Redcar Racecourse is committed to providing an accessible environment for all racegoers. 

We have a Personal Assistant/ Companion Scheme in place if a racegoers requires assistance when attending a race meeting - please see beneath for further details.

This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests / visitors.

Car Parking & Arrival

For full details and maps of how to reach us please see the "Find Us" section on the website.  

Redcar Racecourse is in the centre of Redcar and is readily accessible by road with links via the A1, A66, A19 and A174 Parkway.

Once on the outskirts of Redcar follow the yellow directional signage to the most appropriate car park. 


SatNav postcode 

What 3 Words

Granstand Enclosure

TS10 2FD


Course Enclosure

TS10 1HT


Grandstand Enclosure

  • via Main Entrance off Redcar Lane - Satnav postcode TS10 2FD
  • via Course Enclosure - access for pre-paid tickets & annual badge holders
  • no access via Lumley Road. Exit only after 6th race.

Course Enclosure

  • via West Dyke Road - Satnav postcode TS10 1HT
  • no access via Grandstand Enclosure



We have free public car parking and reserved Blue Badge parking in both enclosures.

Please remember to leave plenty of time when planning your journey as the routes around the racecourse can become very busy in the lead up to gates opening and the first race.  It is always better to come early and have time to enjoy the atmosphere of a day at the races than be stuck in the traffic missing the first race!

The on-site car park surface is tarmac or grass, and are all at ground level.

There is a drop off point for both enclosures directly opposite the main big red admission gates.


Guide to Facilities

Many of the buildings at Redcar Racecourse date back to the 1960s and some areas of which were designed and built without considering the needs of visitors with accessibility needs.

Redcar Racecourse is easily accessible and provides facilities for wheelchair users in all areas, as well as a very clear and well utilised public-address system. 

We have a number of bars and catering outlets located on the ground floor, and those that are not on the ground floor have access via passenger lifts.

There is also a CCTV production showing the racing on an external big screen and TV screens situated in both enclosures. 

A portable hearing loop system is available on request.






  Disabled Parking

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  Entrance Accessible for Wheelchair Users

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  Accessible Toilet

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  Lift Accessible to Wheelchair Users

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  Refreshment Areas Accessible to Wheelchair Users

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Racecard / Entry Points Accessible to Wheelchairs Users

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  Designated Assessible Viewing Areas

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  Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Dogs for the Disabled Welcome

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  Personal Assistant / Companion Scheme

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  First Aid

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  Baby Changing 

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In the Grandstand Enclosure there is a great deal of tarmac and paths aiding movement around the racecourse.  There is more grass in the Course Enclosure and the key areas are accessible, however we would suggest that the Grandstand Enclosure is more accessible to wheelchair users.  In the Grandstand Enclosure there is an accessible viewing ramp alongside the track, just past the finishing post.  There is also an accessible viewing ramp alongside the Parade Ring, located at the Pre-Parade Ring end and overlooking the Parade Ring and horsewalk to / from the track.

There is plenty of free packing on site.  For those coming racing in the Grandstand Enclosure car parking can be reserved in the forward trackside Grandstand parking area. This option is available to book via the individual raceday, subject to availability - FIXTURES

Personal Assistant Scheme

At Redcar Racecourse, we are committed to providing all customers with the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful experience with each visit. Our access officer is Amy Fair (General Manager) who can be reached on 01642 484 068 / and is available to answer any questions you may have in advance about your raceday.

As such, should you require a personal assistant in order to visit the racecourse, you are entitled to apply for one complimentary admission ticket for a nominated individual. This needs to be for the same event as you have purchased and is only valid once you have purchased a valid admission ticket for yourself. 

The personal assistant must be able to provide you with appropriate assistance which might include:

  • assisting you in moving around the racecourse;
  • helping you evacuate the racecourse in the event of an emergency;
  • accompanying and/or assist you in using the racecourse’s toilets;
  • assisting you in purchasing refreshments and food or using other services.

Please note that the personal assistant admission policy does not apply to disabled persons 17 and under as it is racecourse policy that all persons under the age of 17 must be accompanied at all times in any event by a responsible adult who must purchase their own ticket.

The complimentary admission ticket provided to your personal assistant will carry the same conditions as the admission ticket that you hold.

We are supporters of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme  - find out more here.

How to apply

Complimentary personal assistant tickets must be booked in advance by contacting the Racecourse Office on 01642 484 068 or by emailing

Please note, you must provide your supporting documentation to validate the complimentary personal assistant ticket - please see T&Cs beneath.

We do offer a familiarisation visit on a non-racing day to personal assistant / companions organising a day racing at Redcar for the first time.  Please contact us in advance if you would like to organise a visit - 01642 484 068.

Download Personal Assistant Ticket Information

Personal Assistant Ticket Terms & Conditions

The eligibility criteria for complimentary personal assistant admission are regularly reviewed and the racecourse reserves the right to update them from time to time. Currently, those who receive one of the following benefits are eligible to apply for a free personal assistant ticket:

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Attendance Allowance (AA)
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

Additionally, people who are Registered Blind are also eligible.

Please note that, in all cases, the racecourse reserves the right to nevertheless decline to accept an application or to request additional supporting documentation if, in the racecourse's view and discretion, there is reasonable doubt that the applicant would be at a substantial disadvantage in attending without a personal assistant given the accessible facilities and services available at the racecourse.

Required Supporting Documentation
When applying for your complimentary personal assistant ticket the following supporting documentation will be required in respect of one of the benefits referred to above:

  • A copy of the awarding letter from DWP or statement confirming receipt of the allowance;
  • Photo ID which matches the details of the recipient of the above.

Alternatively, if you are a Registered Blind Person then a photocopy of certification and matching photo ID is required.

Please note that a Blue Badge is not accepted as evidence of eligibility.

Download Personal Assistant Ticket Information


Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

Redcar Racecourse participate in the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme, a nationwide initiative for those with accessibility needs that may not be visible. A sunflower lanyard discretely signals to staff that the person wearing the lanyard may need additional support or a little more time when attending racedays. 

We do offer a familiarisation visit on a non-racing day to personal assistant / companions organising a day racing at Redcar for the first time.  Please contact us in advance if you would like to organise a visit - 01642 484 068.

Download Personal Assistant Ticket Information

What our visitors say

Our aim is to make Redcar Racecourse accessible to all but don't take our word for it:

Just a quick note to say on behalf of the group that came to the race meeting on Monday a big thankyou. The people with disabilities really enjoyed the experience, and the staff said how helpful the racecourse staff were in welcoming them, pointing them in the right direction and assisting  etc.  Many thanks also for your help in arranging the visit.

Richard Smith, Co-ordinator, Community Inclusion Service,
 Middlesbrough Borough Council

Enclosure Plan

Click on the Enclosure Plan image beneath to view a larger version.


Redcar Racecourse Enclosure Plan



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