Information for visitors with disabilities coming to the Eisteddfod. You can read the Accessibility Guide here.
As a festival the Eisteddfod visits different areas and communities each year, and every year visitors come to us from different areas and communities.
If you have a disability, we hope that the advice below will be of assistance for you to have a pleasant visit, please feel free to contact us prior to your visit if you have any specific queries.
The Eisteddfod is a touring festival, and is often held on agricultural land. We do our upmost to ensure level paths around the Maes, but we are very dependent on the land itself when planning and preparing the Maes. **It should be noted that the Eisteddfod is an open-air field event and as a result the terrain in some parts of the site may be difficult for wheelchair users to navigate.**
The Eisteddfod is committed to providing an accessible facilities and Maes for all, and to make every effort to make a visit to the Eisteddfod Maes as enjoyable as possible.
Getting to the Eisteddfod
Hiring a scooter or wheelchair
We work in partnership with Living Life (Byw Bywyd) to enable visitors with mobility issues to enjoy their visit to the festival. The Byw Bywyd stand is always as close as possible to the main entrance to the Maes, and you can hire wheelchairs and scooters for your visit here.
We do advise visitors who require this service to book ahead and this can be done by ringing 01286 830 101.
There will be dedicated charging points on the Maes for scooters. Refer to the Maes map for locations or ask on of the stewarding team.
Within the Pavilion, a designated area is provided for wheelchairs, with nearby seats for carers. You are advised to book in advance in order to ensure your place, and this can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by ringing the ticketline - 0845 4090 800.
You can also use the Pavilion’s simultaneous translation service (provided by Cymen) as an audio-description service. The translation equipment is available free of charge from the Translation Centre close to the Pavilion, or do ask a member of staff or a volunteer in the Visitors’ Centre for advice. This service is provided in English.
General Accessibility around the Maes
Assistance dogs are permitted everywhere on the Maes including the Pavilion itself, but do please inform the stewards on the doors, so they can guide you to a suitable seat with room for your dog beside you.
Llecyn Llonydd (Chill Out Area)
This is facility for visitors with disabilities requiring a quiet space from the busy Maes to relax. Llecyn Llonydd is located adjacent the First Aid Unit between the Dance and Pagoda buildings on the site Map.
There may be use of strobe lighting in some buildings and on the stages during some performances / shows.
In each block of toilets there is one which especially adapted for people with disabilities, with a ramp for ease of access. The toilet block next to the First Aid Unit / Pavilion has (low independency) toilet. There is a lock on this toilet which is operated with a ‘RADAR’ key. Anyone needing to use this facility without the required key should go to the Stewards Office or the Information Desk in the Visitors’ Centre or the First Aid Unit which is nearby.
Toilets and showers for disabled visitors are available on the Family Caravan and Camping Site. The location of all services and provisions will be indicated on a site map available on arrival.
Eisteddfod stewards are posted in each of our buildings and are there to help visitors with any queries or requests you may have. They are instantly recognisable in the hi-vis jackets and they will be able to help or advise you on all issues.
We will take every reasonable step to make everyone’s visit to the Maes a pleasurable one. However, if you experience any difficulties while on the field, go to the Eisteddfod Office, which is behind the Pavilion, or to the Visitors’ Centre.