Southport Air Show takes place this weekend and there are various facilities available for visitors with accessible requirements.
Designated accessible hard-standing parking facilities are available, located at the Esplanade and Marine Drive car parks.
Accessible parking is also available in Princes Park and on the beach but please be aware that these spaces are on grass and sand.
The Esplanade Car Park has accessible toilet facilities and ramped access to the seafront.
The accessible parking spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis on presentation of an official blue disability badge. These spaces will be available at the normal car parking rate.
Official designated viewing areas are available, one is located on the seawall (close to the fish wind display) and the other one is on the seawall close to the Pier. These areas will be fenced, have dedicated accessible toilet facilities and, are on a hard-standing surface with an unimpeded view.
It will be the responsibility for anybody with accessibility requirements to make their own way to these enclosures.
Stewards will be present to ensure that viewing is accessible at all times.
Upon arrival to Southport, you need to make event staff aware that you would like an accessible parking facility so they can direct you to the correct car park
There’s lots to enjoy when the 2023 Southport Air Show takes place this weekend – both in the air and on the ground.
In the skies, you can enjoy an impressive line-up that includes: the RAF Red Arrows, Typhoon, RAF Tutor, Chinook, Tigers Army Parachute Display Team, Team Raven, Strikemaster Display Team, Hurricane, Firefly, Spitfire, Mustang, Great War Display Team, Royal Navy Black Cats, deHavilland Vampire and Bronco.
There is plenty to enjoy on the ground too, which is why it’s well worth arriving early, seeing everything there and beating the traffic. There’s the Military Village, loads of vehicles from the Mid Lancs Military Vehicle Trust, Lytham St Annes Spitfire Ground Display Team, The Veterans Living History Museum, the 69th Field Artillery Guns and more.
Southport Air Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday (9th and 10th September 2023).
Tickets are £10 and under 16s are free, which you can book here: www.visitsouthport.com