Accessibility
Accessibility

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

Disabled access is generally good with access to facilities, good views of the racing from both enclosures, and a raised viewing ramp overlooks the track and the parade ring in the Grandstand Enclosure.

 

Grandstand

Enclosure

Course

Enclosure

Disabled Parking  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon  
Entrance Accessible for Wheelchair Users  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon
Disabled/Wheelchair User Toilet  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon
Lift Accessible to Wheelchair Users  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon  
Refreshment Areas Accessible to Wheelchair Users  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon
Racecard/Admission Huts Accessible to Wheelchairs Users  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon
Designated Viewing Areas  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon  
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Dogs for the Disabled Welcome  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon
Carer's Entry Scheme  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon
First Aid  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon
Baby Changing   Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon  Redcar Racecourse: Tick Icon

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 accesible, however we would suggest that the Grandstand Enclosure is more accessible to wheelchair users. 

There is a forward blue badge parking area in the Grandstand Enclosure where a limited number of spaces are availble on a first come first served basis.

Free Carer's Admission

Whilst the standard admission price applies to disabled racegoers, those require assistance from a qualified carer (not immediate family) are able to request a FREE admission pass.  Official identification must be shown at the entrance.

It is not possible to pre-book your free carerer's place.

We do offer a familiarisation visit on a non-racing day to careres 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.

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.

 

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