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One Big Day, Bath & West Showground

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One Big Day at the Bath & West Showground in Somerset 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, Bath & West Showground?

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 Bath & West event guide for more information Will download a resource(PDF 2MB)

Test drives at One Big Day, Bath & West Showground

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 our Bath & West event guide for more information on test drives Will download a resource(PDF 2MB)
Test drive terms and conditions Will download a resource(PDF 217KB)

More information about One Big Day, Bath & West Showground

Event layout

Download the Bath & West map Will download a resource(PDF 682KB) 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, Bath & West Showground

The Royal Bath & West of England Society, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN.

By car

The showground is easily accessible from the M5 and is situated along the A371 Castle Cary - Shepton Mallet road. It is located approximately 25 miles from Bristol and 20 miles from Bath. 

  • Coming from the Bristol area - turn off at M32 and take the A37
  • Coming from Devon or Cornwall - turn off at junction 23 off M5
  • Coming from the East - take the M3, A303, A371

By train

The nearest stations are at Bristol, Castle Cary or Temple Combe, For more information visit National Rail EnquiriesOpens in new window or call them on 08547 484950.

By bus

For further information on bus schedules and costs please contact First on 08456 064446 or the TravelLine on 08706 082608 for details of services.

Need further information?

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