Accessibility

SO Festival is committed to being an accessible and inclusive festival for all.

Our work with Attitude is Everything helps to make this possible and we are proud to have been awarded Bronze on their Charter of Best Practice.

We are also thrilled to have been awarded East Lindsey’s T.E.D Age Friendly Business Award, for being recognised to provide an excellent service and environment for our older audiences.

The SO Festival team work hard to make adjustments and give you as much information as possible prior to the festival, to make your experience enjoyable. If there is anything that we can do to improve your experience or if you have any questions about accessibility at the festival please contact Joely on joely.mackenzie@mvtlc.org or 01507 681802.

Before the festival

 Information in an alternative format

All information about SO Festival is available as a word document or in large print. Please email Joely Mackenzie for any requests joely.mackenzie@mvtlc.org

At the festival

Accessible car parking

Car parks with accessible spaces are available in each location.

Planned closures will be detailed in the run up to the event.

East Lindsey District Council Interactive Parking Map

East Lindsey District Council Parking Information

Drop off points

  • Sherwood Fields, Mablethorpe
  • Tower Gardens, Skegness

Information points

  • Sherwood Fields, Mablethorpe
  • Tower Gardens, Skegness

Keep an eye out for our festival assistants who will be in red SO Festival t-shirts and will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Accessible Toilets

All performance locations have public toilets nearby – check the map or ask a festival assistant for directions.

Unisex disabled toilets are accessible via a RADAR key.

There is a 20p charge for toilets both cash and cashless payments will be accepted. Cashless payment can be made using the following; Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, Android (i.e. Google) Pay.

East Lindsey District Council Interactive Toilet Map

East Lindsey District Council Toilet Information

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome in all festival areas, fresh water is available at the information points.

Blue Zone

Our age friendly Blue Zone will provide a calm, quiet, shaded area specifically for visitors with disabilities, life altering conditions or special educational needs, as well as their family and carers, to relax and refresh between exploring the festival. Find out more.

First aid

First aid will be provided – location to be confirmed.

In the event of a medical emergency please alert a member of staff so the first response team can get to you as soon as possible.

Strobe and flash lighting

Performances using strobe and flash lighting are to be confirmed.

Site description

Tower Gardens, Skegness

Public park with grass, pathways and street furniture. Performance locations are on grass within 50 metres of the pathways. Access to the park from Grand Parade, Rutland Road and Lumley Road.

Tower Esplanade, Skegness

Roadway with pathways and street furniture. This is a roaming performance location on the pathways. Access via Grand Parade, Lumley Road and South Parade.

Compass Gardens, Skegness

These gardens are situated next to Tower Esplanade. This is a grassed and paved area with flower beds and street furniture including a bandstand. Performance locations are on grass within 20 metres of the pathways.

Grand Parade, Skegness

Roadway with pathways and street furniture. This is a roaming performance location on the pathways. Access via Lumley Road, South Parade and Tower Esplanade.

Sherwood Fields, Mablethorpe

These fields are situated off of Sherwood Road, 8 minutes walk from Mablethorpe High Street. This is a public field, with grass and no internal pathways. Access via Wellington Road, Sherwood Road and Quebec Road.

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