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Main Entrance and Raceday Parking

Exeter Racecourse, A38 Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XS

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Exeter Racecourse is located just off the A38 (Exeter to Plymouth), five miles from the end of the M5 southbound. Although clearly signposted from all directions, please note that access is via a sharp turn situated shortly after the brow of Haldon Hill. If you are using a Sat Nav, please use EX6 7XS as the postcode.
    • On racedays there is disabled parking available next to the main racecourse entrance for annual Blue Badge holders. Additional parking is also available on the other side of the racecourse. There is a coach and taxi drop-off area at the racecourse.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • There is a bus (Bus 39) which goes from Exeter Bus Station to Newton Abbot via Exeter Racecourse. The Exeter Racecourse stop is between the ‘Countess Wear Roundabout’ and ‘Chudleigh Memorial’ and is just opposite the Route 5 restaurant on the A38 duel carriage way.
    • For more information on Stagecoach Buses please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Train View

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.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Parking (Hospitality, Blue Badge Bays and Drop-Off Point)

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located to the right as you enter the racecourse.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 12 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 460cm x 500cm (15ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • There is an additional car park for visitors.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is a/are clearly marked drop-off point(s).
    • The drop-off points(s) is/are located near to the main entrance.
    • The route from the drop-off point(s) to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
  • Comments View
    • There are two electric car charging points at the front of the car park.

Parking (Standard Raceday Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located on the opposite side of the racecourse.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is grass.
    • There is not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is loose chippings and grass.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

Coach Parking and Taxi Pick Up/Drop-Off

  • The coach parking and taxi pick up/drop-off area are located to the left as you enter the racecourse.
  • The surface of this area is loose chippings and grass.
  • There is step free access from the coach parking and taxi pick up/drop-off area to the main entrance.
  • The route to the main entrance crosses the racecourse access road.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the racecourse.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.

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