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A free inclusive arts festival for families

We are committed to making sure our IncludFEST events are as accessible as possible.

If you have any questions about accessibility please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 0300 124 0448 or emailing


Alternative Format Information

All information about IncludFEST events is available as a word document upon request.

Programme / Activity Descriptions

We have bespoke descriptions about all of our activities grouped by key words: WATCH IT, DO IT, MAKE IT. You can find these descriptions here 

Accessible Parking

At Hardwick Park there are accessible parking bays. Please ensure to bring your Blue Badge and be aware that parking charges apply - click here for more information.



At all of our events we have an IncludFEST HUB which is always staffed where you can come with any query or question. The IncludFEST Hub is marked by a tall 4metre flag with the word IncludFEST on.


There is always an accessible toilet available for use on site. At Hardwick Park (IncludFEST 2019) we will also have a Mobiloo on site - the mobile toilet with hoist and changing table. Please bring your own sling if you wish to use the hoist.

Quiet Space

Depending on the location there are lots of options if a moment of quiet time is required. 

Medical services

North East Medical Services are in attendance all day and their location is marked on our event maps handed out on the day.

In the event of a medical emergency please alert our staff so that the on site first response team can get to you as soon as possible. If an emergency services vehicle needs to come on site, medical services and security teams will work together to get a crew to the right part of site by the best route.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are welcome on site.

Hearing impairments

We provide a BSL interpreter who is available to help throughout the day. 

Any questions, problems or concerns

You can contact us ahead of our events regarding any questions or concerns.

Email or call 0300 124 0448 and ask to speak with Martin Wilson (Event Director).