Accessibility 2020

Accessibility Map & Guide

Ascot Racecourse is proud to provide an accessible environment for all racegoers.

Read our accessibility FAQs.

Sunflower Lanyard/Pin

For those customers whose needs are not immediately obvious, we are proud to be able to offer a green sunflower lanyard to wear to discreetly show you or someone you care for has a 'hidden disability'.

When you approach a staff member they will ask "how may I help you?" This is your opportunity to ask for any additional support that you may need. If you don't need any help with this particular aspect of your day then proceed as usual. 

For staff members with additional training, please look for the sunflower pin badge - these staff are empowered to help you in whatever way they can. The lanyard is yours to keep and wear on future race meetings at the racecourse. 

Sunflower Lawn

For guests looking for a dedicated quiet, alcohol-free space, please follow the signs to The Sunflower Lawn, located on the Grundy & Bustino Lawn in front of the Owners & Trainers Restaurant to the west of the racecourse. 

Please note that this area facilitates outside viewing of the horses in the Pre-Parade Ring only. 

Accessible Parking

Blue Badge holders are given forward parking in the car parks, free of charge. These limited parking areas are subject to capacity on the day and provide closer proximity to the racecourse entrances. 

To avoid disappointment, forward parking can be booked in advance. Please email [email protected] to request your space and provide the following details:

  • Your full name
  • Your Blue Badge number
  • Your booking reference number

Entry To The Racecourse

All entrances can accommodate guests requiring accessibility access. Once inside the racecourse, access to the different areas are available via ramps and/or lifts. 

Free Carer Tickets

Should you have access requirements and need to bring a carer, your carer will be admitted free of charge. 

Booking In Advance

Tickets for carers are available by emailing [email protected] with one of the following forms of documentation prior to making your booking:

  • Proof of Disabled Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independent Payment (PIP)
  • A Blue Badge or Freedom Pass
  • A signed letter from a doctor or GP (Photo ID required)

Once the sales team have updated your customer account, please phone the ticketing team on 0344 346 3000 to book your tickets.

On The Day

Tickets for your carer are also available on the day from Ticket Office East, but must be supported by one of the above forms of documentation. 

Please note you will need to be present to collect your complimentary carer ticket. You will also be required to show your admission ticket as proof of purchase.

Wheelchair Hire

A number of manual wheelchairs are available for hire on the day, subject to availability. 

Wheelchair hire is free of charge with a fully refundable deposit of £30 cash on the day. 

Wheelchair hire is available from Ticket Office East. 

Getting Around

All internal pathways within the course are suitable for wheelchair users, however, can be steep in some sections and guests may require additional assistance.

Auditory Assistance

Individual induction loops are available for hire in the main reception at The Queen Anne Building, for use within and around the main Grandstand only. Induction loop hire is free of charge, with a fully refundable deposit of £50 cash on the day. 

Toilet Facilities

Within the Grandstand, there are a number of accessible toilets on each level. The toilets by each main core along the concourse can be accessed using a radar key. The nearest steward will have a radar key, should it be required. Other locations include the Pavilion and the Old Paddock.

Accessible Viewing Areas

There are dedicated accessible viewing areas in each of the enclosures. We would ask that just one person or carer accompanies a disabled guest using these viewing areas to maximise the number of people that can benefit from them. 

King Edward VII Enclosure

There are viewing areas on the balcony on Level 4 through the following doors:

First Aid Points

Should you need assistance from on-site medical personnel, including paramedics, a member of staff will be able to direct you to your nearest first aid point. 

Service Animals

Service animals (registered guide dogs, hearing dogs and medical alert animals are welcome at Royal Ascot.  

Dietary Requirements

Many of the food locations can accommodate dietary requirements. Please ask a manager or a member of the catering staff for further details. 

Allergen Awareness

Guests requiring information on food allergies and special dietary requirements should speak directly to the restaurant servers, who will assist with further options and advice. 

Seating Areas

We offer a wide range of seating around the racecourse. For guests who have difficulty standing and wish to bring a fold-able chair, please email [email protected] who will be able to provide further details