Getting Help and Assistance
- For the racecourse map please click here (new tab).
- There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
- Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
- Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
- From the south, leave M6 at J21A and join M62 west. Leave M62 at J6 to join M57, follow signs for races. From North Leave M6 at J26 and join M58, follow signs for races. From Mersey Tunnels follow signs for Preston, then for A59, then signs for races. The main entrance to the racecourse via Grand National Avenue is just off Ormskirk Road (A59). Please use this entrance for conference and events. For Sat Nav users, please enter the postcode L9 5AS.
- There is parking for up to 1,800 cars. Car parking is available for free at Aintree on non Grand National meetings. For the Randox Health Grand National Festival car parking is limited and must be purchased in advance. To enquire or make a booking, call the Booking Line on 0344 579 3001. Parking needs to be pre-booked and is not available for purchase on the day.
- There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
- Aintree can be reached by bus on services: 300, 310 and 345 both to and from Liverpool.
- For more information on Arriva Bus please click here (opens new tab).
- The nearest Railway Station is Aintree.
- The easiest way to reach Aintree is by train. The nearest mainline station to Aintree is Liverpool Lime Street. Liverpool Central Station is just a short walk from Lime Street, where you can catch a train to Aintree. Aintree Station is directly opposite the racecourse, where regular trains run every 15 minutes on racedays (more frequently during The Randox Health Grand National Festival).
- For more information on National Rail please click here (opens new tab).
Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure
- The Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure are located near to the Earl of Derby Stand.
- There is step free access to the Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure.
- There is a tarmac path around the edge of the Parade Ring.
- There are stools located around the edge of the Parade Ring.
- There are steppings located next to the Winners Enclosure.
- There are 1 to 15+ steps from the front of the steppings to the rear.
- There are stanchions available.
- There is a slight slope or 15+ steps with handrails on both sides to access the upper Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure viewing area.
Designated Seating Area(s) (Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure)
- The name of the designated seating area is Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure.
- There is ramped/sloped access to the designated seating area.
- The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
- The ramp/slope is permanent.
- There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
- The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly signed.
- The view from the seating area is good.
- The number of spaces for wheelchair users varies (dependent on match/event).
- There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest.
- There is an accessible toilet close to the seating area.
Approach (Pre-parade Ring)
- The surface of the approach is tarmac.
- There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
- The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient.
- There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
- There is/are 10+ unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides.
- Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
- Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
- Handrails are easy to grip.
- Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
- The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
- The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
- The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
- The Pre-parade Ring is located next to the upper Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure viewing area.
- There is step free access to the Pre-parade Ring.
- The surface of the flooring is tarmac.
- For the Grand National and some race meetings there is temporary seating in place.
- There is 1 step onto the seating and the 1 to 6 steps from the front to rear rows of seating.
- The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on the outside of the Earl of Derby Stand and Lord Sefton Stand.
- The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located on the outside of the Earl of Derby Stand and Lord Sefton Stand.
Related Access Guides
- To view other AccessAble access guides that are related to this one please use the links below.
- Getting Around Aintree Racecourse link (new tab) - click here.
- Betting Counters around the Racecourse link (new tab) - click here.