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  • Is there parking?
    Yes, there is plenty of free parking at Newton Abbot racecourse with level access to the show entrance. There are designated parking spaces for disabled drivers with a ‘blue badge’ located close to the venue. There will be marshals to direct you to parking spaces and the show entrance will be signposted, or just follow the pink bunting!
  • Can I get to the show by public transport?
    Can I get to the show by public transport? Yes, there are frequent buses past the racecourse from Newton Abbot and from Exeter, Teignmouth and Torquay. Have a look at our show info page If you are coming from further afield, there are good train lines is to Newton Abbot, the station is on the main line, and about a 20min walk to the racecourse, or catch a bus. Train details are on the train timetable .
  • What is accessibility like for visitors with limited mobility?
    The racecourse show venue has level access to the main show areas, with lifts and stairs to the café and the 3 workshop spaces. There is a disabled toilets located on the ground floor and another on the first floor at the end of the restaurant. Manual wheelchair users may need assistance in some areas.
  • Where are the toilets?
    There are toilets on the ground floor of the show, at both ends of the long halls B & C and in the corner of Hall A. There are more upstairs near the café and also on the workshops floor.
  • How can I pay for my ticket, purchases, coffee etc ?
    You can buy tickets in advance via the website HERE, and on the day at the door by cash or card. Most exhibitors can take card payments, but take a bit of cash just in case. The café can take either method of payment too.
  • Are food, drinks and refreshments available at the show?
    There is a cafe serving hot and cold drinks along with delicious cakes, meals and light snacks all day. If you have a food allergy or intolerance, please let the café staff know.
  • What are the workshops like?
    There are a wide variety of workshops on both days that you can book to do. Follow the link HERE. Each year we offer a different range of topics and tutors so there’s something for everyone. Previous workshop attendees have said that the workshops are interesting, informative and fun. Jane from Plymouth said the Crochet for Beginners workshop was well run and she feels able to continue with her crochet learning. Nicki and Heidi said the Natural Dye workshop was really inspiring and they both wanted to try natural dyeing at home. Hannah from Bristol joined a felt making class and said she was ‘delighted’ with her finished project. John from Truro was already an experienced knitter when he joined a workshop on Professional Finishing Techniques. He said that although he had been knitting for over 20 years, he learned a lot and thinks the workshops are great value for money.
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