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.

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 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 

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.

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.

Once again we will also be providing ‘arrive and stay in a caravan’ slots.  Further details will be available on the website soon.

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.

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.

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.