Disabled Visitors

There are a number of parking spaces available in all City Council surface car parks for visitors displaying a valid blue badge (disabled parking).

Disabled AccessFor people with disabilities there is parking around the city centre and close to the main Show ground entrance. Look out for the road signs for directions as you get closer to the Show.

Southampton has a Shopmobility service which operates from Castle Way, which can provide electric and manual operated wheelchairs and scooters. There is a small charge for this service, however with every customer there will be a free car parking space available at there offices which is in close proximity to the Show.

For further information call +44 (0) 23 80631263 or email city.shopmobility@southamptonvs.org.uk. Alternatively hire a wheelchair at the Show; just ask a cashier at the main entrance for details. The wheelchairs must be returned to the cashiers at the main entrance upon exiting the Showground.

There is some limited parking for disabled visitors at West Quays Shopping Centre Car Park

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Wheelchair Access

Our bridge avoidance wristbands will help you avoid the temporary bridges that expand over the two main roads and divide the Show into different areas. Please request the bridge avoidance wristband from security staff at each relevant Gate, i.e. Gate A to access Gate C, Gate H to access Gate E and vice versa for your return journey.