Accessibility at Wetherby Racecourse

Wetherby Steeplechase Committee Ltd Inclusivity Policy 


We are committed to equality of opportunity and access for all irrespective of age, class, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, nationality, religion or sexual orientation. 

We will strive to ensure that no employee, customer, visitor, racing participant or any other person connected to our venue experiences unlawful or unfair discrimination or harassment. 


Physical Access 

Wetherby Racecourse is located just minutes from Junction 46 on the A1(M), and with close proximity to the M1 and M62.   

Full details of how to find us, and how to access the Racecourse via car and public transport can be found via clicking this link to our website. 


Disability Access 

Our car parks have designated parking areas for blue badge holders and it is always possible to drop passengers close to the main entrance. 

The Racecourse enclosures are 90% accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility difficulties.  Lifts are available to all levels of the grandstands and function suites, and there are designated raceday viewing areas for wheelchair users. 

On racedays, seating is limited and cannot be reserved unless in hospitality areas , so we advise those with limited mobility who feel unable to stand for long periods of time, contact us in advance of the day to discuss their visit with a member of our staff. 

If a customer’s disability requires them to be accompanied to and at the races by a Personal Assistants, then the Personal Assistant will be admitted free of charge, subject to compliance with our Personal Assistants terms and conditions which can be found on our website via this link


Accessible Toilets 

There are accessible toilets within every enclosure of the Racecourse and on every floor of our three Grandstands.  The majority of these toilets are part of the main toilet blocks.  Our staff will be happy to guide you. 


Dietary Requirements 

Our permanent cafes, restaurants and hospitality areas on racedays accommodate for those with special dietary requirements and we offer a la carte vegetarian and gluten free options.   

Conference and event menus can also accommodate dietary requirements however we do ask for notification in advance.  If you are visiting and want to discuss your needs in more detail please telephone us in advance of the event. 


 Assistance Dogs 

Assistance dogs are welcome, but please let us know about your attendance in advance in order that we can ensure the best possible environment for your dog’s comfort on the day. 


Acclimatisation Visits 

If you have not been to our venue before, we would be happy to arrange for you to have a show-around when the site is less busy.  Just contact us to arrange this. 


If you have any questions or concerns, you can visit our FAQ page HERE

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