Here you'll find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive. However, if you can't find the answer you're looking for please get in touch.

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You can show your ticket on your phone but we ask that you print your e-ticket off and have it ready to be scanned to reduce queue lengths and in the event of intermittent wifi due to the rural location you aren't kept waiting.

Music Festival only tickets will need to be shown on your phone but we recommend printing off due to the rural location and the possibility of some intermittent wifi.

Within the Festival please be aware that if you are fortunate enough to look under 25 you may be asked to provide an acceptable form of ID. (PASS hologram, Driver's Licence, Passport).

What are the opening times?

These are the key opening times for Festival goers

  • 9.00 am Friday and Saturday Hill climb parade
  • 9.30 am official practice
  • 2.00 pm timed runs, Friday and Saturday 
  • 9.00 am Sunday timed runs.

Special events and demonstrations

  • 12 noon and 3.00 pm - Spitfire engine start up
  • Michelle’s dancing girls - Saturday and Sunday 11.00 am,1.00 pm and 3.30 pm 
Where can I park? And what’s the cost?

There’s ample, FREE, parking on the main Festival site, so there’s no need to park on the side roads.  

We’re very keen not to upset our neighbours over the 3 days of this event, so please follow the signs and ensure that your car is parked off road on the Festival site.

There is special parking for disabled drivers, trade and VIPs – so please follow the signs to each of these areas.

Our stewards will be on hand to direct you to the right area.

General Disabled Trade Stand and VIP Car Parking…HD9 4EB 

Competition Paddock HD9 4EB 

No public parking is available in this area.

Trade Stand set up Entrance HD9 4EB 

Do you take cash?

The Yorkshire Motorsport Festival takes contactless and cash payments.   

Please note that there is no ATM on-site and we are in a rural location. Most stalls/bars/food outlets are cashless.  However, it is always good to bring some cash just in case!

Is there a minimum age limit?

Definitely not. Everyone is welcome, from 1 to 101 and beyond. We have baby changing facilities on the main field, but please note that all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

What are the camping arrangements?

Want to do the full Festival camping experience?  You can stay for a minimum of 2 nights, or up to five.

We’ve a number of camping slots available and our designated campsite area has showers, fresh running water, Elson points and toilets.

You can book ‘arrive and stay in a caravan’ slots.  Please book directly at www.caravanhire.online.co.uk

2, 4, 5 and 6 berth caravans are available. All come with essential facilities such as pans, cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, bottle opener, corkscrew, kettle, fridge with freezer shelf, gas oven & hob.

Please note that Gas canisters & BBQs are NOT permitted under any circumstances.  This will be strictly enforced by campsite officials and security.

What not to bring

Prohibited Items

Illegal Substances

Gas canisters & BBQs

Glass/Sharp object/Weapons

Pyrotechnics / Flares / Aerosols / Fireworks

Food & Alcohol

Large Bags – are only permitted at the organiser's discretion all baggage may be searched.


Lasers / Laser pens

Professional cameras or video recording equipment (including SLRs and anything with a detachable lens) unless authorised by our Official Photograpgher who can be contacted at photos@ymsf.net

Drug Policy

We operate a Prevent, Pursue, Protect policy. This means, Prevent illegal drugs from getting onto the site, Pursue anyone suspected of supplying illegal drugs, Protect the festival-goers.

YMSF has a zero-tolerance drug policy. Any illegal drugs will be confiscated and the police may decide to prosecute. New psychoactive substances, Poppers, and Nitrous Oxide are also strictly prohibited and may result in ejection from the event. Searches are a condition of entry to the festival.

We really want all our festival-goers to stay safe at this year’s festival. Please don’t take any risks. You can find out all the latest information on legal highs at www.whynotfindout.org

For more information about how to stay safe and for advice on drugs and alcohol head to festivalsafe.com and www.talktofrank.com.

If you or any of your friends are feeling unwell you can visit our on-site welfare team who will be able to help you.


As of Monday 3rd of April 2017, changes in legislation under the policing and crime act 2017 mean that anyone found guilty of possessing pyrotechnics (flares, fireworks, smoke bombs etc) at a music festival could face up to 3 months in prison. Please do not bring them to the festival under any circumstances.

 Bag Restrictions

All bags may be subject to search on entry. To avoid queues we strongly advise that you do not bring large bags. Please allow time for entry procedures, ticket checks and searches.

Small bags are preferred with the dimensions 210 x 297 x 200mm, subject to search. 

Babycare/childcare bags are permitted subject to search.


Although these are not prohibited, please don’t bring anything you can’t afford to lose. YMSF will not take responsibility for any personal possessions.

What should I do if I’ve lost my child?

Cheshire Creches will be manning our ‘Lost Child Zone’ located in the Event Field.

Our professional, DBS checked team all have experience of working with children to provide a high quality lost child service, and have provided this service at events and festivals such as Carfest, which we have worked with for over ten years now. 

Your child’s safety and well-being is paramount. The ‘Lost Child Zone’ service is dedicated to ensuring the safety of children at events who may have been separated from their loved ones.

Although public events are awesome, fun packed places, they can also be a very scary place for children (and parents!) if they get lost.

Following clear guidelines, policies and working closely with the event organisers, stewards and event security, we aim to reunite lost families as swiftly and calmly as possible. 

Are there baby changing facilities at the Festival?

Yes, we’re delighted to have Cheshire Creches onboard who will be providing ‘TheTiny Tots Pitstop’ located in the Event Field.

This will be a safe, calm and family friendly space where families with young children, or those who may have sensory difficulties, can relax and be able to chill.

We also offer nappy changing facilities with free nappies, nappy creams and wipes, alongside baby / toddlers feeding facilities with microwaves, fridges, high chairs etc.

There will be a quiet area for mums that may want to breastfeed in privacy and play activities and colouring for older children. 

What’s the dress code?

It may be early summer, but we’re in Yorkshire in the middle of farmland – so dress for the worst that British weather can throw at us, and anything else is a bonus. Hopefully, the sun will be shining but we advise wearing comfortable clothing, and walking boots or wellingtons. The dress code for the private Members Enclosure and hospitality marquees is smart casual.

Can I bring my dog?

Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome. However, this is a motorsport event, a busy Festival and the noise levels may be unsettling to dogs not used to loud noise. Also, there are areas where dogs will be completely out of bounds including the spectator areas and competition paddocks. If you do bring your dog, it must be on a 2m lead at all times.

Please remember to clean up after your dog.

Can I get a refund if I can’t attend the event, or change my mind?

The purchase of a ticket or tickets is a final transaction and cannot be cancelled, exchanged or refunded once you have made your booking.

In the unlikely event of the Festival being cancelled due to any world issues, ticket purchases are covered and all tickets will be rolled over to the following year free of charge.  Please note that the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival does not endorse the resale of tickets to the event.

What are the nearest hotels?

Hotels  are at a premium in the area so we strongly recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.  

The closest hotels are;

  • Cedar Court hotel at Ainley Top
  • Bridge Inn, Holmfirth
  • The Nook, Holmfirth
  • Premier Inn, Huddersfield
  • The Pickled Pheasant, near Meltham
  • The Olive Branch, near Meltham
  • Pennine Manor Hotel, near Meltham

Please do remember this Festival will get busy, so allow yourself plenty of time both in entry and exit to avoid disappointment and frustration.