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FAQs

Opening / Closing Times

When is the rally?

This year’s Rally – our 56th year – is being held on the weekend of the 13th and 14th July 2019.

What time do the car parks open?

The car park will open at approximately 9am on both Saturday and Sunday. The car park gates will be locked each night at midnight.

There is plenty of free parking at the Rally.

What time do the gates open?

Gates open to the Public at 10 am on both Saturday and Sunday.

What time does the rally start each day?

Start times for each event in the different areas are detailed on the Discover page.

The programme of events are subject to amendment without notice, and may be amended in the light of prevailing weather conditions. Times of events are approximate.

What time does the rally end each day?

The Rally ends at 11 pm on Saturday and 6 pm on Sunday.

Tickets

Where can I buy tickets from?

You can buy tickets for Woodcote Rally in advance at a discounted rate from our online shop. These will be available up until the end of June. Alternatively, just turn up and buy them on the gate.

What ticket types are available?

Admission to the Woodcote Rally is by ticket only.

  • A child ticket (£4.00 online, £5.00 on the gate) gives entry to 1 child aged 5 to 16. Children 4 and under enter free of charge.
  • A family ticket (£20.00 online, £25.00 on the gate) gives entry to 2 adults and up to 3 children.
  • A senior citizen ticket (£6.00 online, £8.00 on the gate) gives entry to 1 senior citizen aged 60 or over.
  • An adult ticket (£8.00 online, £10.00 on the gate) gives entry to 1 adult.

Any person attempting to gain admission without a valid ticket may be ejected.

How much are tickets?

  • A child ticket costs £4.00 online or £5.00 on the gate, and gives entry to 1 child aged 5 to 16. Children 4 and under enter free of charge.
  • A family ticket costs £20.00 online or £25.00 on the gate, and gives entry to 2 adults and up to 3 children.
  • A senior citizen ticket costs £6.00 online or £8.00 on the gate, and gives entry to 1 senior citizen aged 60 or over.
  • An adult ticket costs £8.00 online or £10.00 on the gate, and gives entry to 1 adult.

Tickets for Woodcote Rally in advance at a discounted rate from our our online shop. These will be available up until the end of June. Alternatively, just turn up and buy them on the gate.

Any person attempting to gain admission without a valid ticket may be ejected.

Are tickets restricted to a particular day?

Online tickets for the Woodcote Rally are not tied to a particular day. You don’t buy a Saturday or a Sunday ticket. Tickets can be used on either of the Rally days so you can buy tickets online safe in the knowledge that you can attend either day of the Rally.

Getting Here

What Postcode Can I Put into my Satnav?

If you put RG8 0PH into your Satnavs it will direct you onto Tidmore Lane where the Rally and parking will be clearly sign-posted.

There will be a one-way system in place for the car park, the entrance to which will be from the Reading Road end of Tidmore Lane.

You can find out more about getting to the Woodcote Rally on our Getting Here page.

There is plenty of free parking at the Rally.

Is there any local public transport to the show field?

Yes, buses run regularly to Woodcote.

Thames Travel operate the X40 bus service between Oxford and Reading, that stops in Woodcote.

The War Memorial stop is the best one to get off at, then it is a short walk (approximately 450 metres) to the public entrance. The bus service runs hourly.

You can find out more about getting to the Woodcote Rally on our Getting Here page.

The Rally Site

What will the weather be like at the rally?

Is camping available onsite?

Camping is only for pre-booked exhibitors. There is a campsite in Wallingford which is only a few miles away

Is the ground uneven?

Yes, the Rally takes place on open farmland so sensible footwear is advised.

Is the Rally suitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs?

Many pushchair and wheelchair users attend our rally and return year on year!

Wheelchair/mobility scooter users are reminded that the Rally takes place on open farmland – the field is relatively level however the ground is uneven and subject to weather conditions may be difficult in places.

If any disabled visitor needs advance information or assistance please contact us and we’ll do our best to help or advise.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a lead and remain under control. Owners are also responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. Do not leave your dog in your vehicle during your visit to the Rally as we reserve the right to force entry into a car in which a dog appears to be in distress.

Additionally dog owners must be aware that during the Rally there are often loud noises and music, sharp bangs and crowds of people, which can distress dogs.

Is there an obvious meeting point?

An obvious meeting point would either be by the beer tent or by the Secretary’s Tent alongside the main ring.

Is there diabled parking?

Yes, there is designated disabled parking.

Disabled parking is adjacent to the pedestrian gate and in the car parking area. This is reserved for blue badge holders only.

Payment Facilities

Can I get cash on site?

Unfortunately, as we are on open farmland there are no cash facilities onsite. There is a local Co-op in the village where cash back facility is available.

Are credit card facilities available?

We can accept credit or debit card payments at the entrance gates to a limited extent but cash on the day is preferred. You can purchase your tickets via credit or debit card in advance through this website. Also, credit or debit card payments are accepted by many of the exhibitors.

Programme of Events

Will you be posting programme times in advance?

Yes. The programme of events will be posted on the Discover page before the rally. The programme of events will also be available in the rally Souvenir Programme, available to buy upon entrance to the rally site.

Is there a Show Guide/programme?

Yes, there is a full colour Souvenir Programme that contains a site map, information about all of the exhibits, the timetable of events as well as details on the craft stalls and a list and description of all the drinks being served in the CAMRA Festival of Ale tent. These can be purchased upon entrance to the site.

Food & Drink

Are barbeques allowed?

Visitors To The Woodcote Rally

Barbeques are NOT permitted on the Rally field. This rule applies equally to full barbeques and disposable foil trays.

Exhibitors Who Are Camping

If you are an exhibitor who is camping over the Rally weekend, you may use gas barbeques on stands only. No charcoal barbeques on the ground or on stands are allowed.

Is there somewhere to eat & drink?

Numerous mobile catering units on site provide a wide choice of Hot & Cold Snacks, Ice Cream and Drinks. We also have a Tea Tent providing Teas & Coffees as well as a selection of cakes and sweet treats. This is in addition to the Beer Tent, which houses the Woodcote Festival of Ale, run by CAMRA South Oxfordshire Branch and a Pimm’s & Proseco bar. The list of drinks being served in the CAMRA tent is made available on this website approximately 2 weeks before the Rally weekend.

Taking Part

How do I become a vendor or exhibitor?

Please visit our Entry Forms page and select the relevant entry class or trade you are interested in.

Can I volunteer to help?

The Rally can’t operate without the help of our volunteers. Read more about how you can volunteer.

General

Where do the Rally proceeds go?

ALL profit made from the Rally is donated to charity and local community projects. Read more about why you should go to the Rally.

What are the dates for future Woodcote Rallies?

July 13/14 2019
July 11/12 2020
July 10/11 2021
July 09/10 2022

Rally Donations

How do I apply for a Rally donation?

Please visit our Rally Donations page to find out how donations are decided, the timeline for donations, and also who to contact to apply for a donation.

Other Questions?

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