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Gateways is committed to ensuring that all of our attendees have an equal and inclusive experience where possible.

Gateways Festival is held on ‘greenfield’ parkland and as such there are sections of the park that have undulating surfaces and gradients. However, our aim is to create an event that’s truly accessible for all, which is why Gateways is dedicated to ensuring that our site is as accessible as possible.

Contact details for all access requirements

Access around the venue, both approach and inside

There are two routes into Aireville Park that are relatively unhindered with good tarmac pathways leading to the event entrance gates.

From the north west off Gargrave Road:
Pavement access is available from Gargrave Road to Aireville Park and Craven Leisure Centre. From Gargrave Road to the Leisure Centre (250m) it is a slight downhill gradient (uphill on exit).

Where the road ends at the Leisure centre car park there is a wide level tarmac surfaced path that leads to the event entrance gates. From the Leisure Centre car park to the event entrance gates (230m). The distance from Gargrave Road to the entrance gates is 480m. There are no steps to encounter.

From the south east off Broughton Road:
From Broughton Road, and directly opposite Skipton Railway Station, there is a short section of road (50m), medium gradient, to the canal swing bridge. The entrance to Aireville Park is directly at the other side of the canal bridge where there is wide tarmac surfaced path that leads to the event entrance gates. This path has a slight incline. The distance from Broughton Road to the event entrance gates is 480m.

Parking and Drop off

There are Disabled parking spaces for Blue Badge visitors at Craven Leisure Centre car park. Please bear in mind that the Leisure Centre will be open and car parking will be limited. Parking is not pre-bookable and is only available on a first come/first served basis. The postcode for this parking site is BD23 1QR.

A Drop Off point is located at Craven Leisure Centre Car Park BD23 1QR. The distance from the car park and Drop Off location to the event entry gates is 230m.

Local Public Transport

The nearest transport hub to Aireville Park is Skipton Railway Station. It is 560m (8 min walk) from the station entrance to the event entrance gates.

Moovit helps you find the best way to get to Aireville Park with step-by-step directions from the nearest public transit station. View schedules, routes, timetables, and find out how long it takes to get to Aireville Park in real time.

Looking for the nearest stop or station to Aireville Park? Check out this list of stops closest to your destination: Outside Rail Station; Fire Station; Raikeswood; Girls High School; Woodlands Drive.

Skipton Taxis have wheelchair accessible vehicles available. We recommend you book in advance by contacting them direct:
Tel: 01756 701122 – 797707
Freephone: 0800 7310 413
Email: skiptonandcraven_taxis@yahoo.co.uk

Personal Assistant Tickets at no additional cost

If you require full time 1:1 support from a personal assistant you can apply for an extra ticket, free of charge. You will need to fill in the PA application form and provide proof of eligibility.

Please note that the ticket for the person who requires 1:1 support should be purchased in advance of completing this form as you will need to provide details of the individual’s ticket number/booking reference.

Eligibility
The following forms of evidence make the individual automatically eligible:-

  • Front page of DLA / PIP
  • Front page of Attendance Allowance letter
  • Evidence that registered severely sight impaired
  • Recognised Assistance Dog ID card
  • Credability’s (Access Card)

If you are eligible for a free personal assistant ticket, please complete the application form and email it together with your form of evidence to access@gatewaysfestival.co.uk

You will only be contacted by Gateways if your application does not meet the criteria.

If you meet the criteria and your application is successful you will not hear from us. To collect your free carer ticket please go to the on-site ticket office located just before the entrance gates. Please bring some form of ID with you and a copy of your application.
Please remember that the person who needs 1:1 support from a personal assistant should have purchased their ticket prior to the event. The free ticket is only for the personal assistant/carer.

The deadline for applications is 5pm 23rd July 2021.

Download application: Personal Assistant Free Ticket Application Form

Box Office

The Box office is located just before the event entrance gates. A hearing loop is installed at the Box Office.

Assistance Dogs

Guide dogs i.e. assistance dogs trained to lead blind and visually impaired people around obstacles are allowed.

Strobe Lighting

Please be aware certain performances may use strobe lighting/lasers without announcement which may affect people with photo sensitive epilepsy.

Viewing Platform

A wheelchair accessible viewing platform will be located adjacent to the front of house mixing tower. This will be approximately 50m from the front of stage with good sight lines.

Please note the platform has limited capacity (+1 PA only). Seating is not available.

Accessible Toilets

Wheelchair-accessible toilet units will be available at the following locations and will be clearly marked:

  • Viewing platform
  • Integrated within general toilet provision

Medical and Welfare Facilities

There is full medical provision available during the event.

If you would like to speak with someone regarding accessibility at Gateways please email access@gatewaysfestival.co.uk with your contact details to request a telephone call.

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