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Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9AJ

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • For a map of the racecourse please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located on the Summer Lawn.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • From London, take the A3 and follow the brown venue signs to Sandown Park. Exit A3 on to the A307 and continue to follow the brown venue signs. Alternatively, from the M25, exit at Junction 10 and follow the A3 towards London then exit onto the A307 and follow the brown venue signs. 
      If using a Sat Nav, please enter 'Portsmouth Road' rather than the Sandown Park postcode - this will bring you to the main car park which is just off the A307 (Esher High Street) and is directly in front of the Main Entrance.
    • Parking is free in the centre of the racecourse, which you can reach from the More Lane entrance. Please note that the course will be shut for approximately 10 minutes before and after each race as there will be horses on the course. The entrance/exit will otherwise be open/re-opened. Alternatively, for £5 you can park in the main car park off the Portsmouth Road.
      Coach parking is free - just follow the Sandown Park signposts on all approach routes and park in the area off the Portsmouth Road.
      There are allocated Blue Badge parking spaces in the main Portsmouth Road car park, which is free of charge to all Blue Badge holders. The parking is very close to the Main Entrance and the Grandstand.
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  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • There are a number of bus stops located along Portsmouth Road.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Esher Station.
    • Esher station is just a 10 minute flat walk from the Main Entrance and can be reached by crossing the centre of the course on racedays (please note that the course will be shut for approximately 10 minutes before and after each race as there will be horses on the course) or by the complimentary raceday minibus service.
      On a non-raceday, visitors should turn left out of the station onto Station Road and then right at the T- junction to join the A307 Portsmouth Road. The entrance to Sandown Park is on the right hand side.
    • For more information on National Rail please click here (opens new tab).

Raceday Parking

Main Grandstand Entrance and Foyer

Turnstile(s) (Trackside Turnstiles)

  • Turnstile(s) View
    • This information is for the turnstile(s) located to the right of the Main Grandstand.
    • The turnstile(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The turnstiles are all similar.
    • There is step-free access to the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The turnstile(s) opening width is 40cm.
    • There is a/are fixed ticket reader(s) at the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The height of the ticket reader(s) is/are 100cm.
    • There is a steward available for assistance.
    • The turnstile(s) can be overcome by using the Main Grandstand Entrance.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • There is stepped access from the turnstile(s), to the stand concourse.
    • There is/are 8 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Turnstile(s) (Paddock)

  • Turnstile(s) View
    • This information is for the turnstile(s) located to the left of the Main Grandstand.
    • The turnstile(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The turnstiles are all similar.
    • There is step-free access to the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The turnstile(s) opening width is 50cm.
    • There is a/are fixed ticket reader(s) at the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The height of the ticket reader(s) is/are 120cm.
    • The turnstile(s) can be overcome by using the Main Grandstand Entrance.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • There is stepped access from the turnstile(s), to the stand concourse.
    • There is/are 12 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre going up.
    • Handrails are not 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.

Access Point (Grandstand and Paddock Entrance - More Lane)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off More Lane.
    • The access point is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp/slope.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The access point door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the access point opening is 165cm.
    • 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 permanently held open.
    • The width of the opening is 165cm.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • Access to the Main Grandstand is via a racecourse crossing. There is step free access on the crossing. The surface of the crossing is grass. The grass is long and may be difficult for wheelchair users.

Counter (Grandstand and Paddock)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located between the entrance to the Grandstand and Paddock, first and second set of doors.
    • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The lowered section of the counter is at the recommended height of 76cm.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.

Access Point (Premier Enclosure and Annual Members - More Lane)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off More Lane.
    • The access point is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • The access point door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the access point opening is 180cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the opening is 180cm.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • Access to the Main Grandstand and Eclipse Pavilion is via a racecourse crossing. There is step free access on the crossing. The surface of the crossing is grass, the grass is long and may be difficult for wheelchair users.

Counter (Premier Enclosure and Annual Members)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located between the first and second set of doors of the Premier Enclosure and Annual Members access point.
    • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.

Getting Around (Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure)

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
    • The paths around the Parade Ring have a tarmac surface. There is a very slight/slopes in places along the path. There is a lawn area at the rear of the Parade Ring. There is bench seating in places.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.

Getting Around (Premier Enclosure)

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
    • The surface of the paths around the Premier Enclosure is tarmac and block paving. There is a steep slope leading to the rear of the Parade Ring from the Moet and Chandon Champagne Bar. There is a slight slope leading from the Winners Enclosure. The Sandown Clock and Honours Board are located at the rear of the Parade Ring. There is bench seating in places.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located within the Main Grandstand and Eclipse Pavilion.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located within the Main Grandstand and Eclipse Pavilion.

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