Accessibility

Visitor information

Plan Your Visit

The Balmoral Show is renowned as a great day out for families and we want to make everyone feel welcome. Below are details on the facilities available to help you plan your visit ahead of time.

  • Viewing Platform

    There is a viewing platform for wheelchair users (with ramp access) located beside the Member's Pavilion overlooking the Main Arena. This platform is uncovered so we recommend dressing appropriately for the weather. 

  • Carer's Pass

    Balmoral Show operates a free carers policy, whereby we offer a free Carer's Pass to any paying customer requiring a carer to accompany them on their visit*. You can view our Carers Admission Policy here.

    *Please note proof of carer status will be required. Carer's Pass requirements can be viewed here. 

  • Disabled Toilets

    There are accessible toilets located throughout the showgrounds:

    • Public Entrance 1
    • Behind the Makers' Market (beside the bar)
    • The Eikon Exhibition Centre
    • The Logan Hall
    • Between the Sheep and Solarfix NI Pig & Goat Ring 
    • Beside the Kidz Farm
    • Behind the Central Food Court
    • Behind the Warm Up Arena
  • High Dependency Unit

    The high dependency changing unit at the Show includes a fully automatic tracking hoist, height-adjustable changing couch, support hand rails for ease of movement, and emergency call alarm.  There is  space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two carers. A centrally placed toilet with room either side for carers, and a curtain to allow privacy.  This will be located adjacent to the rear of the Eikon building

  • Baby Feeding & Changing Facilities

    There are baby feeding and changing facilities across the Showgrounds:

    • Public Entrance 1
    • The Eikon Exhibition Centre
    • The Logan Hall
    • Between the Sheep and Solarfix NI Pig & Goat Ring 
    • Beside the Kidz Farm
    • Behind the Central Food Court
  • Accessible Parking

    Accessible parking is available for people in possession of a blue badge, this is on a first come, first served basis. Please make a parking attendant aware that you wish to use this facility upon your entry to the site. A car parking charge of £10 is applicable to all public car parking at the event.

  • Wheelchair and Mobility Scooter Hire

    Shop Mobility* will have a variety of services available at Public Entrance 1. Please contact them in advance of the Show to find out more and book according to your requirements.

    Phone: 07548 478306

    Email: helen@gobility.info

    *Service provided by Gobility in partnership with Shopmobility Mid Ulster & Shopmobility Lisburn.

  • Quiet and Busy Times

    The Show welcomes thousands of visitors every year but there are quieter and busier times across the four days.

    Traditionally, Wednesday is usually the quietest day of the Show with Saturday being the busiest. Please bare in mind, as the Show is largely held outdoors the weather often makes a difference to which days people plan to visit.

    Crowds can be at their highest during the middle of each day:

  • Sensory Sessions at the Funfair

    This year we are delighted to offer sensory sessions at our on-site funfair for children and adults with additional/sensory needs on:

    Wednesday 15th May, 9:30am - 11:00am

    Saturday 18th May, 9:30am - 11:00am

    During this time, music and noise levels will be reduced, sensory lighting effects such as strobes and smoke machines will not be in use and rides where possible will be slowed down.

  • Assistance Dogs

    Assistance dogs are welcome at the Show for visitors who require their support. Pet dogs are not permitted in the showgrounds and should not be left in the car parks. 

  • Further Accessibility or Welfare Help

    If you require further accessibility or welfare help during the Show please visit the Welfare Unit between the Eikon Exhibition Centre and Sustainability Village.

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have the expertise to help make the Show a great day out for everyone? You can volunteer as an event ambassador at this year's Show via the Volunteer Now website. From meeting and greeting to helping ensure all visitors have an excellent and informed event experience, there are roles for every skillset.