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Grandstand and Paddock - Trackside

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

Trackside

  • There is step free access around the trackside area.
  • The surface of the flooring is tarmac.
  • There is a grass area the front of the trackside.
  • There is a slope leading from the rear to the front of trackside area.
  • There is bench seating available.
  • There are picnic tables available.
  • There are food vans located to the right of the trackside areas.
  • At the front of the trackside area is the picnic enclosure.
  • During some race meetings there are temporary toilet facilities within the picnic enclosure, there is not step free access into the toilets.

Designated Seating Area(s) (Trackside)

  • The name of the designated seating area is Trackside.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
  • The designated seating area(s) is/are not clearly marked/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 a dedicated steward to provide assistance.
  • There is an accessible toilet close to the seating area.

Steppings

  • There is a step leading from the trackside to the front of the steppings.
  • There are 1 to 15+ steps from the front of the steppings to the rear.
  • The height of the steppings is 17cm.
  • There are handrails and clearly marked steps at some of the steppings.
  • There are stanchions available.

Seating Area

  • The seating area is accessed via 5 steps from the rear of the steppings or via double doors from the first floor bars/suites.
  • There are 1 to 15+ steps from the front row of the seating to the back row of the seating.
  • The steps are clearly marked.

Designated Seating Area(s) (1875 Lounge)

  • Seating Area 1 View
    • This information is for the designated seating area located in the middle tier.
    • The name of the designated seating area is 1875 Lounge Designated Viewing.
    • There is step-free access to the designated seating area.
    • 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 a dedicated steward to provide assistance.
    • There is an accessible toilet close to the seating area.
    • The height of the shelves are 76cm.

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.

Standard Toilet(s)

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

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