At York Pride we want everyone to celebrate with us so we're committed to accessibility. Here are some of the facilities we have in place to ensure we all have a great day...
Our Pride Parade is one of the longest in the country at 2.4 miles, and takes around 60-90 minutes to complete. It follows the public highway and so is relatively flat, however we do go over a few cobbled streets but this is unavoidable on our route.
We have a number of places for wheelchair users on the buses within the parade. If you would like one of these please contact our Parade team in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival Site Description
The main Festival event is held on the Knavesmire, which is a large area of open grassland. The site is level but can be uneven in places. There will be a ramp from the main gateway on Knavesmire Road into the site. If you need any help or support, please speak to one of our Marshals who will be wearing yellow high visibility vests.
There are no doors or gates to open to enter the site, or around the festival apart from the portable toilets. There are two fully-accessible Mobiloos, which will be staffed.
We have limited parking for those with a blue badge. If you have a blue badge there is no need to book this, just turn up on the day with your blue badge.
We are proud to offer over 200m of trackway providing to access key points of our site. These have been planned to ensure patrons are able to access the viewing platform from our accessible parking, our Mobiloo unit and other key must see points of the site.
There will be a 'quiet hour' on the festival site between 11.30am and 12.30pm to enable people to enjoy the festival and visit the stalls without loud music and crowds. The Parade is expected to reach the Festival between 1pm and 1.30pm, when the site will become much busier and acts will take to the stages.
Although we are not planning to have strobe lighting, there will be some lighting effects including some programmed flashing light and moving head lights on the Main Stage.
There may also be some lighting effects on the YO1 & Queer Arts stages.
We are providing a raised platform viewing area facing the Main Stage, accessed by a ramp, for wheelchair users or those with restricted mobility.
There will be a large screen next to the Main Stage for increased visibility of the performances.
The Main Stage will have BSL interpreters on throughout the day.
This year there are two Mobiloos on site located on the trackway route close to the accessible viewing platform and our Pride HQ. A Mobiloo is a mobile fully-accessible toilet with an adult-sized changing bench, a hoist and a friendly attendant.
Both toilet blocks on the site also have accessible toilets.
The accessible toilets also have baby-changing facilities.
There are medical teams on site, as well as an ambulance.
Service animals are welcome at York Pride! They must be kept on a lead at all times and please pick up after them and bring along any food they need and water bowl for them too.
Please note that shade is limited on the site and it can get very hot and crowded.
Please speak to one of our Marshals on the day who will be wearing yellow high visibility vests for further help and advice. If you do have any special requirements email us at email@example.com and we will do our best to assist.