Accessibility And Inclusion

Photo of a guide dog.

Companion Tickets?

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show takes pride in welcoming people of all abilities. Everyone deserves the chance to enjoy all that The Show has to offer, and we are here to support you in any way we can.

In Advance

To apply for an Essential Companion Ticket, first a ticket for the disabled visitor(s) must be purchased.

Then, please email [email protected] with the ticket reference number together with one of the following.

  • Middle or Higher Rate DLA for care and/or mobility
  • Receipt of a current and valid Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Evidence of being severely sight impaired
  • Recognised assistance dog ID card
  • Current and valid evidence of receiving Attendance Allowance

Once received, we will email a complimentary Essential Companion ticket.

On The Gate:

Essential Companion tickets will also be available on-the-gate during Show days. Once again, a ticket for the Show visitor(s) must be purchased first, then the relevant documentation presented to qualify for the Companion Ticket:

  • Middle or Higher Rate DLA for care and/or mobility
  • Receipt of a current and valid Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Evidence of being severely sight impaired
  • Recognised assistance dog ID card
  • Current and valid evidence of receiving Attendance Allowance
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Accessible Parking

As you enter the park, please ensure you have your Blue Badge parking permit visible on your windscreen so that parking wardens can direct you to the accessible car park.

Cars parked at The New Forest Show.

WRISTBANDS

Wristbands are available at the Main Entrances. Simply write your contact details, medical conditions and/or allergies on the inside of the wristband. If separated, staff members can use the wristbands to bring you back together.

An elderly person wearing an accessibility wristband.

Scooter Hire & Getting Around

Mobility Scooters can be hired direct with the Wheels for Freedom company and need to be reserved before the Show.

Bookings can be made online at www.wheelsforfreedom.org.uk at a cost of £30.00 per day.

Telephone Bookings on 01202 670450 can also be made at a cost of £30.00 per day.

Once booked, they will be available from 8.00am with flexible return on Tuesday and Wednesday. And available from 8.00am to 6.30pm Thursday.

If you need to hire a mobility scooter on the day, they will be available for £33.

The Showground is accessed from the Accessible Car Park along a grass walkway to the Pedestrian Entrance opposite.

The site is mainly grass, with hardcore internal pedestrian avenues.

Photo of an elderly man at The New Forest Show.

Assistance Dogs

The Show is dog friendly and many of our visitors bring their canine companions along. This of course extends to Assistance dogs, who are very welcome on site.

Photo of a guide dog.

Accessible Toilet Facilities

Each toilet block on the showground has a dedicated accessible toilet.

We also have a specialised Mobiloo facility on site for changing.

Accessibility toilets at The New Forest Show.

Quiet Place & Picnic Area

Off to the side of the Showground is the Woodland picnic site. The Show can be very lively, so this provides a quiet place to relax if you find yourself getting overwhelmed.

Photo of the picnic area at The New Forest Show.

Freedom Childcare

Suitable for babies and children up to age 5, hosted by Freedom Childcare in the Family Fun Zone is the ‘Play, Splash, Feed’ tent. Featuring a breastfeeding area, baby changing facilities, and a baby play zone, the service is entirely free with no booking required.

Plan Your Day

Now you know how easy it is to get to The Show, whether by train, car walking or cycling! Please head to the pages below if you need any more information.

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