Fantastic day out at Perth racecourse!
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Mobility Scooter
I had a great day out with some Euans guide ambassadors at Perth racecourse! The racecourse itself is extremely wheelchair friendly. I had never been to or even thought about going to horse racing as I live in Elgin and the Perth racecourse is Scotland's most northerly racecourse and it is about 3 hours on a train from Elgin but it was totally worth the journey! It is a whole day worth of entertainment with a band going on the stage and preforming for the crowd at the end of the day! It is a bunch of lovely folk who organise it and it is totally worth it!
Transport & Parking
I spent ages thinking of a wee fault that I could include and honestly, there wasn't many.. it was a fantastic day! But if I was going to be a critic then I would say that the disabled car park was about 2 minutes away from gate C which is where we needed to go but we needed to cross a road that cars use and then go down another road which cars also used but that is being very critical, I didn't have major problem!
The access was terrific just like everything else! I forgot to mention that the weather was fantastic so the grass was dry and easy to move on, I presume that if it was raining then it would of been harder to move on the grass. There was a lift from ground level to the restaurant. They have a number of raised wheelchair platforms around the track and Parade Ring for easy viewing.
The toilets are easy enough to find and not just staff, but in general the people who attend house racing are so nice! Two men showed me where the toilet was and waited outside until I was finished!
The staff are superb!
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I would definitely recommend this day out for anyone who needs a day out! Speaking about people who go to horse racing being really nice, one bald guy in a kilt encouraged my pal (Ryan) to push himself up a really steep ramp, "COME ONNNNNNN, SON!!"