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One Big Day, Aintree Racecourse

Thursday, 8 August, 2013, 9am-4pm

Aintree Racecourse, Merseyside
Aintree Racecourse, Merseyside

One Big Day at Aintree Racecourse in Merseyside provides the perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with Motability. It's a fun day out for all the family and what's more, admission is free!


What's at One Big Day, Aintree Racecourse?

A huge display of Motability vehicles, including:

You can also:

Plus, there's also:

  • One free hot or cold drink for every visitor
  • Children's entertainment including Billy the Bear!

Download the Aintree Racecourse event guide for more information Will download a resource(PDF 2MB)

Test drives at One Big Day, Aintree Racecourse

You can test drive adapted and non-adapted cars, both as a driver or passenger to see which ones best suit your needs.

The adapted cars are fitted with a wide range of different adaptations – hand controls, steering wheel balls, electronic brakes, left foot accelerators. Full details of what’s fitted to individual cars will be available soon.

We have professional driving instructors that will accompany you on your test drive to help make you feel as safe as possible.

Unfortunately it is not possible to test drive Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, however, there will be lots to see, experts on hand to answer your questions and you can arrange a home demonstration for a later date.

To avoid disappointment please ensure you bring your full driving licence (including the paper counterpart) if you want to test drive any cars. You will also be unable to take a test drive if you have more than three penalty points on your licence.

Download the Aintree Racecourse event guide for more information Will download a resource(PDF 2MB)
Test drive terms and conditions Will download a resource(PDF 217KB)

More information about One Big Day, Aintree Racecourse

Event layout

Download the Aintree map Will download a resource(PDF 2MB) for more details of what's on display.


On arrival you’ll be given a token that you can exchange for a free tea, coffee or soft drink and there will be a range of light refreshments available to purchase at the event.

Venue accessibility and parking

There will be plenty of free parking which is on concrete. The earlier you arrive the closer you will be to the main entrance, but none of the parking is too far away. There will be a courtesy shuttle service between the car park and the entrance. If you need to use this please wait next to your car to be collected.

Mobility scooter and wheelchair hire

We have mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs available to hire free of charge. To book a scooter or powered wheelchair for the day, follow these instructions on the booking formOpens in new window . You will be asked for a refundable deposit.

What's at the event for kids?

There will be a children’s entertainment area available with free face painting, free balloon modelling and much more. Plus, get the chance to meet Billy the Motability Bear!


You will only be able to bring an assistance dog to the event. We're sorry, no other pets are allowed.

Directions to One Big Day, Aintree Racecourse

Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool L9 5AS.

By car

Aintree Racecourse is located on the A59, just one mile from the M57 and M58, which link the M62 and M6. Follow the A59 to Liverpool and the AA signs as you approach the racecourse for routes to the car parks.

By train

The nearest mainline station to Aintree is Liverpool Lime Street. Liverpool Central Station is just a short walk from Lime Street, and from here you can catch a train to Aintree which is only a 2 minute walk away from the racecourse. You can find more train information at National Rail EnquiriesOpens in new window .

By bus

Aintree can be reached by bus on services: 300, 311, 345, 350 and 351 both to and from Liverpool. From Bootle New Strand take route 61A. For further information on bus routes, contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit MerseytravelOpens in new window website.

Need more information?

If you have any questions about the One Big Day at Aintree Racecourse then please call our friendly event support team on 0800 953 7000.