Easy Access for all at the 2018 Leicestershire County Show

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This year’s Leicestershire County Show is designed to be accessible to all, from disabled visitors to families to dog owners. Not only does the space available at the purpose-built site allow for a vast number of visitors to attend, it also means that show organisers can ensure that the ground and the events are fully accessible to everyone.

A stress-free experience for all

There will be a disabled car park located closest to the showground and a designated gate for those with disabilities to access the event easily. People can also hire mobility scooters or manual wheelchairs from Shopmobility in return for a donation of £25 or £10 for the day by booking in advance. Not only that, carers will be given free access to the event.  Leicestershire County Show Director David Young says, “We are passionate about making the Leicestershire County Show an event everyone can attend and enjoy. Not only does our large site with its ample parking facilities allow everyone to get into the showground in a stress-free manner, our facilities also make it possible for us to achieve our aim of offering an enjoyable day out to those with disabilities or health issues that limit their mobility.”

Family fun

In addition, all the family, including well-behaved dogs are welcome at the event. “We are lucky that our generous amount of space means that unlike some other county shows in the UK, we are able to accommodate pet dogs at the showground. After all, without them, we wouldn’t be able to have our highly popular dog show!” adds David. “The Leicestershire County Show is a celebration of country life and as pet dogs are an integral part of that, we feel it’s important to include them in our event. All we ask is that owners keep their dogs on leads at all times and clear up after them. We also encourage families with children to some along a fabulous day out by offering free entry to accompanied children under 14.”

Planning the perfect day

Tickets for the Leicestershire County Show on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August are available for £8 in advance or £10 at the gate per adult, per day. Accompanied children under 14 and dogs are free. To pre-book a mobility scooter or manual wheelchair (subject to availability), call Shopmobility on 0116 305 2343 during office hours (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30-3.00 p.m.) or email info@harboroughshopmobility.org before Friday 10th August.